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Institute second anniversary 2013

Presenter/s: Gender Institute

Event type: Signature event

Event date: Friday, 15 March 2013 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The ANU Gender Institute celebrated its second anniversary on Friday 15 March 2013 in the Sir Roland Wilson Building at the ANU with 120 guests attending.  A panel of speakers discussed ‘ANU by 2020 - Women and the Measures of Success’. We congratulated the winners of the 2012 Gender Institute prizes and celebrated our second anniversary with the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Young’s launch of the book ANU Inspiring Women. A free light lunch was served at the event and a recording of the event is now available below.

The chair for the lunch time event, convenor of the Institute Dr Fiona Jenkins, launched our new website and described the growth of the Gender Institute since its inaugural launch in 2011. Fiona suggested we view the ANU Gender Institute journey on our digital Gender Institute Report 2011-2012.
We were treated to five excellent speakers who provided a diverse range of thoughts and inspiration about ‘ANU by 2020 - Women and the Measures of Success’: How will the ANU meet its 2020 target of raising the percentage of female academics, especially at senior levels? The speakers, Professor Ian Young, Vice Chancellor; Professor Carola Vinuesa, Head of the Pathogens and Immunity Department at ANU John Curtin School of Medical Research; Professor Marian Sawer, Emeritus and Adjunct Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences; Professor Michael Coper, former Dean of ANU College of Law (up to 2012) and Ms Kelly Johnson, Senior Equity Consultant ANU Diversity & Workforce Planning Branch, provided a lively debate with questions from the audience.
 
The Gender Institute awarded our 2012 prizes for excellence in gender research:
  • Jonathon Zapasnik (CASS, supervisor Dr Rosanne Kennedy) and Mollie Boland-Anderson (Law, supervisor Dr Wayne Morgan), joint winners, each awarded a $500 prize for their undergraduate honours theses

  • Dr Catherine Bishop (CASS, supervisor Prof Angela Woolacot) won $1,000 for her PhD thesis

  • Dr Rebecca Monson (Law, supervisor Dr Daniel Fitzpatrick) won $500 for second commendation of her PhD thesis

  • Anne Rees (CASS, supervisor Prof Angela Woolacot) won $500 prize for a 2012 journal article

The ANU Inspiring Women book, launched by the Vice Chancellor, Ian Young, is a celebration of some of the many inspirational women at ANU, the culmination of a year-long project that highlights women's contribution to all facets of campus life. The book proudly showcases a side of ANU that depends on the vivacity, warmth, intellectual power and personal courage that women bring to it. 
It will become available for purchase soon and details will be posted HERE. The project was funded by a grant from Chancelry with support from the ANU Division of Human Resources. It was originally conceived by Veronica Taylor, Director of the School of Regulation, Justice and Diplomacy (RegNet) and the process was managed by Dr Karen Downing.
 

Post event media:

 

Dr Fiona Jenkins with 2011-2012 Gender Institute Report.

Panel members including Professor Ian Young, Vice Chancellor.

Dr Fiona Jenkins and Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Young launching the new Gender Institute website.

Panel member Professor Carola Vinuesa, Head of the Pathogens and Immunity Department at ANU John Curtin School of Medical Research.

Panel member Professor Marian Sawer, Emeritus and Adjunct Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences.

Panel member Ms Kelly Johnson, Senior Equity Consultant ANU Diversity & Workforce Planning Branch.

Panel member Professor Michael Coper, former Dean of ANU College of Law (up to 2012).

Audience question time.

Audience question time.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Young launching ANU Inspiring Women publication.

Congratulations to our ANU Inspiring Women.

Congratulations to our ANU Inspiring Women.

                                           

                                      Dr Karen Downing, project manager of ANU Inspiring Women.

 

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Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute