Flinders staff and students are invited to rally on 8 March 2018 to celebrate International Women’s Day and help progress gender parity and gender inclusiveness in all fields of human endeavour.
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress and Bedford Park campus is hosting several events to promote this important campaign message.
White Coat Challenge
Can Flinders University smash last year’s record of 128 ‘Australian lab coats in one place’?
All staff and students are encouraged to don a white lab coat and join Dr Maria Parappilly and the ‘STEM: Women Branching Out’ group in the Student Plaza from 12.00pm-12.40pm to promote women in science.
Dr Kathy Ehrig, Principal Geometallurgist at BHP Billiton, will be addressing attendees.
Blackboards will be set up around the Plaza for participants to record the name of their favourite female scientist.
International Women’s Day celebration in the Student Hub
Flinders University Sport and Fitness is celebrating women of all ages, ethnicities, beliefs and abilities in the Student Hub from 11.00am-2.00pm.
The RSPCA will be bringing kittens in to cuddle and adopt and there will be massages and showbags on offer as well as advice from Health, Counselling and Disability Services and Flinders dieticians.
In Conversation: women scientists and engineers of BHP Billiton
The ‘STEM: Women Branching Out’ group is hosting the opportunity for Flinders staff and students to connect with 14 scientists and engineers from BHP Billiton and find out about their careers, lessons learned and greatest successes.
The opening presentation will be delivered by Dr Kathy Ehrig, Principal Geometallurgist at BHP Billiton.
This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and the opportunity for staff and students to participate in formal and unstructured networking activities.
The event will take place from 5.00pm-6.00 pm in the Alere Function Centre.
Read more and register attendance at CareerHub