Lab Coat Challenge

Staff and students are invited to don a white lab coat and join the flock of ambassadors and advocates for gender equity in the Plaza on March 8 2019, in support of International Women’s Day.

Commencing at 12 midday, the Lab Coat Challenge aims to break Flinders’ own record and assemble as many staff and students as possible into the Plaza at Bedford Park for celebrations, cake, a crowd photo on the steps and much more.

Put together by Flinders University’s STEM Women Branching Out group, participants from any gender are welcome to come along and ‘strike a pose’ in support of #BalanceforBetter – this year’s International Women’s Day theme. The group image will be taken at 12:25pm.

Flinders will be joining institutions across the world coming together on this day to mark a commitment to achieving gender balance in senior levels – across all disciplines, but particularly in STEM.

A celebratory cutting of the White Lab Coat Cake by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) Clare Pollock, will take place at 12:30, so be sure to witness this event and perhaps sample a slice of the special concoction designed and baked with care by Flinders’ female PhD STEM students.

A BYO picnic ‘en blanc style’ themed and games in the Plaza are also on the agenda.

Students can apply for a free lab coat to keep when they register for the event. Limited numbers are available.

Registration is required to assist with planning, via the Flinders events page.

Find out more about International Women’s Day, including this year’s theme.


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