International Day of Women and Girls in Science


International Day of Women and Girls in Science
After the Facebook competition, My TOP Female Scientist, organised last year in February at occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CHANGE team prepared this year a series of events. [Click here to read more...]
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The CHANGE-approach fully explained


Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins, Sandra Karner and Anita Thaler wrote a paper, which explains the CHANGE-approach of co-producing gender equality knowledge in great detail. Fancy a read? It's open access (of course!), so just download it here!
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Brown bag session (UAVR)


On the 6th of January — the Kings Day — the Portuguese CHANGE team organised another brown bag session of the project. The session took place at the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences (DCSPT) of the University of Aveiro and involved the staff of the Department. It was a moment to celebrate this day and of conviviality where besides tasting the delicacies of this holidays season, it was also possible to present and discuss the developments of the CHANGE project in UA.
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Making a change with the CHANGE approach


On November 21 - after an excellent key note by Yvonne Benschop (about the challenges of postfeminism) - Anita Thaler and Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins presented (at a conference at IHS Vienna) how with an intersectional approach social gender justice in academia and research can be improved.
They especially pointed out how the very concept of co-producing gender equality knowledge can help overcoming resistances and support the implementation of gender equality plans in science and research organisations.
In a panel discussion afterwards Anita Thaler talked about strategies and experiences on the interface of research and policy (with Birgit Buchinger (Solution, Salzburg), Eva Czernohorszky (Wirtschaftsagentur Wien), Roberta Schaller-Steidl (Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung), Moderation: Angela Wroblewski (IHS)).
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Workshop on Unconscious Bias


The Portuguese CHANGE team (UAVR, Portugal) has promoted the workshop "Unconscious Bias and Diversity in Research and Innovation Activities" on November 29th. The event, which took place at the University of Aveiro, was presented by Dr. Tony McMahon, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Trinity College Dublin. The activity aimed to outline the nature of unconscious bias, to create awareness on how it may affect our judgement and decision making, and to explore how unconscious bias might impact on our research and institutions. The participants had the opportunity to reflect on their own actions in order to mitigate the effects of unconscious biases, not only in their work and research, but also in the institution.
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