Institute third anniversary 2014

Presenter/s: ANU Gender Institute

Event type: Signature event

Event date: Friday, 21 March 2014 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Event venue: Hedley Bull Theatre 1, Building #130, Garran Rd, ANU

The Gender Institute marked its 3rd anniversary on Friday 21 March 2014 with an inspirational lecture and discussion with Sex Discrimination Commissioner Ms Elizabeth Broderick from the Australian Human Rights Commission, who spoke on;

"Progressing gender equity and the role of male champions of change"

Commissioner Broderick was introduced by ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young, AO who lauded her committed advocacy and confirmed ANU support for her goals:

  • preventing violence against women and sexual harassment,
  • improving lifetime economic security for women,
  • balancing paid work and unpaid caring responsibilities,
  • promoting women’s representation in leadership, and
  • strengthening gender equality laws, monitoring and agencies.

Over 100 people attended the event and enjoyed a light lunch in the Hedley Bull reception area prior to proceedings. The 2013 student prizes for excellence in gender research were awarded by the Vice-Chancellor. The Gender Institute extends congratulations to all this years recipients and their supervisors for their excellent work.

Catchup via the podcast (mp3 18.66MB) below.

2013 awards recipients for excellence in gender research

Honours thesis (2 recipients):

  • Amir Pasha Peyrovi; Supervisor, Dr. Wayne Morgan

  • Harriet Mercer; Supervisor, Professor Angela Woollacott

Journal article:

  • David Gilbert; Supervisor, Professor Andrew Walker

Masters thesis:

  • Shane Harrison; Supervisor, Dr. Wayne Morgan

PhD thesis:

  • Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi; Supervisor, Professor Kathryn Robinson

Post event media:

Dr Fiona Jenkins, ANU Gender Institute Convenor - gave the opening welcome and recapped some of the Gender Institute highlights of 2013.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO

 

Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Ms Elizabeth Broderick, spoke about the importance of male champions of change to progressing gender equity.

Honours prize recipient, Harriet Mercer (centre) recieves her prize from Professor Margaret Jolly and ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO

Honours prize recipient, Amir Pasha Peyrovi (centre) recieves his prize from Professor Margaret Jolly and ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO

PhD Prize recipient Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi recieves her prize from Professor Angela Woollacott and ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO

Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young AO and Sex Discrimination Commissioner Ms Elizabeth Broderick

 

 

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