WIMSIG NEWSLETTER — March 2018
The ANZIAM Conference 2018 was held in February in Hobart.
As has been the tradition, a Women in Mathematics Lunch was held to highlight the female speakers. Prof Nalini Joshi (USyd) instigated this tradition. She wrote about it via her Twitter account.
ANZIAM awards annual prizes. This year, three of the prizes were awarded to female mathematicians.
- T.M. Cherry Prize — Eloise Trendenick (QUT)
(joint with Nabil Fadai, Oxford)
- J.H. Michell Medal — A/Prof Claire Postlethwaite (Auckland)
(citation will appear here in due course)
- E.O. Tuck Medal — Prof Yvonne Stokes (Adelaide)
We congratulate each of these prize winers on their achievements in mathematics, and look forward to seeing more wonderful mathematics from these women in the future.
Employer of Choice for Gender Equality
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has released the 2017/2018 citations for Employer of Choice for Gender Equality. There are 16 research organisations listed, as follows.
Australian Catholic University, Curtin University, Deakin University, Edith Cowan University, Griffith University, La Trobe University, Monash University, Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology, University Of Canberra, The University of Newcastle, University of Southern Queensland, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong, and Western Sydney University
Congratulations to these organisations for their work towards gender equality in the workplace.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was marked by the Superstars of STEM meeting with Minister for Innovation and Jobs, Senator Michaelia Cash, and Assistant Minister for Science, Senator Zed Seselja.
Personal Safety in the Workplace
Recently, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute was made aware of investigations by another organisation concerning one of their staff. This investigation has not concluded.
In the era of #metoo, more and more people are speaking up about their experiences of workplace harassment.
If you would like to discuss your concerns, comments or experience about personal safety in your workplace you may contact the Health and Safety unit of your workplace.
If you would like support from outside of your organisation, then you may contact:
- AustMS Secretary, Peter Stacey: email@example.com
- AustMS President, Kate Smith-Miles: firstname.lastname@example.org
- AMSI Director, Geoff Prince: email@example.com
2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology
- July 8-12, 2018
- The University of Sydney, Camperdown campus
The Society for Mathematical Biology has set up a Twitter account specifically to discuss information for parents at the conference.
World Meeting for Women in Mathematics — (WM)²
- July 31, 2018 (prior to ICM: August 1-9, 2018)
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The (WM)² is a satellite event of the ICM 2018, organised by the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics. It will bring together mathematicians from all over the world to think about and discuss the gender issue in mathematics and its challenges, initiatives, and perspectives for the future, with a strong focus on Latin America.
Registration is now open.
- College’s ‘Women In Math’ Panel Features Only Male Speakers, Huffington Post — Feb 22, 2018
- Women in gender equal countries less likely to pursue STEM degrees, Times Higher Education — Feb 23, 2018
- Infamous Google memo author shot down by federal labor board,
Ars Technica — Feb 17, 2018
- Female professors get more grief from students, study finds,
CBC News — Jan 4, 2018
- Bibliometrics: Global gender disparities in science, V. Larivière et al., Nature — Dec 11, 2013
- The great citation hoax: Proof that women are worse researchers than men, Curt Rice — Oct 19, 2013
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