As part of our enhanced range of member benefits for the 2019/20 academic year, we are running a series of webinars which cover the themes of ‘facing the future’ and ‘global perspectives’, and will focus on creating and sharing new knowledge as well as an opportunity to engage in discussion with colleagues from Advance HE member institutions globally.
The ‘Global Perspectives’ webinars are timed for a worldwide audience and therefore usually fall outside core hours in the UK and will be recorded to allow access within the individuals normal working pattern.
The second webinar of the Global Perspectives webinars is entitled Building better together: frameworks advancing gender and race equality globally.’ All those joining the webinar will be invited to take part in the discussion.
Advance HE’s Athena SWAN and Race Equality Charter frameworks are used in four different countries to advance gender and race equality in higher education and STEMM (science technology, engineering, maths and medicine). This session will explore how partnership working is creating global standards of good practice, what is being done in different countries to advance gender and race equality and how we can learn from one another to continue to affect change.
During the webinar, we will be drawing on the expertise of:
- Professor Tim Wess, PFHEA, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of the Sunshine Coast
- Dr Gemma Irvine, Vice-President for Equality and Diversity, Maynooth University
- Dr Wafa El-Adhami, Executive Director, SAGE (Science in Australia Gender Equality)
- Dr Shirley M. Malcom, Director, SEA Change, Senior Advisor, AAAS
Our speakers will offer their thoughts and ideas on working collaboratively in order to progress gender and race equality. Participants will be able to join the discussion as well as continue the conversation following the end of the webinar in the Advance HE Connect 'Connect Event Series' group.