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Expiry: 26 Aug 2019
Calendar1: 26 Aug 2019 1800-2000
CalLoc1: Auditorium 1(level 1) F23
Women in Mathematics in Australia Panel Discussion and Round Table
You are cordially invited to participate in the following event:
- Women in Mathematics in Australia Panel Discussion and Round Table
- 6:00 pm for 6:30-7:30 pm, Monday 26 August 2019
- Auditorium 1 (level 1) of the Administrative Building (F23), University of Sydney
The convenor for the event will be Professor Jacqui Ramagge (University of Sydney) and the panelists include
- Dr Sophie Calabretto (Macquarie University)
- Professor Nalini Joshi (University of Sydney)
Dr Anita Liebenau (University of New South Wales)
Dr Giang Nguyen (University of Adelaide)
Professor Sylvie Paycha (University of Potsdam)
Professor Natalie Thamwattana (University of Newcastle)
The event is free. However, audience places are limited by the size of the auditorium. Please register for this event by emailing David Easdown (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 19 August,
with your name and affiliation,
and also indicating any dietary
requirements. Refreshments will be served from 6:00 to 6:30 pm and canapes from 7:30 to 8:00 pm in the foyer of Auditorium 1.
If you have any particular questions (with notice) that you would like to be prioritised for the Panel, please include them in your email to David Easdown (email@example.com)
at the time of your registration, or any time up until the event. There will be opportunities to ask questions (without notice) during the event. Particularly
stimulating questions will be posted on the
So far we have the following questions:
- How does one measure success in academic life and what should be one's priorities in building a successful career or planning to build a successful career?
- Is the present typical career trajectory or structure in tertiary institutions compatible with having a family or caring for a family, and, if not, how can it be made
compatible or more compatible?
- Are the stumbling blocks, towards building greater equality of opportunity and recognition, structural, cultural or sociological, or some mixture of these (and if so,
in what parts)?
- (from Emma Carberry) (a) If you could have everyone on board to make one change in order to improve the experience of women in mathematics, what would it be? (b) What is one change that we could all implement that would advance this cause?
- (from John Henstridge) Why are there fewer women in mathematics than in some other research fields, particularly the life sciences?
David Easdown (firstname.lastname@example.org),
on behalf of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee,
School of Mathematics and Statistics