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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Technology education for all genders


On November 5th 2019 CHANGE coordinator Anita Thaler (IFZ Graz), has been invited to a panel discussion to Technisches Museum (technology museum) in Vienna.
The technology museum actively deals with the subject of technology, education and gender. In the museum a "women's gallery", breaks up the male dominant tale of technology history und the newest publication of the series "Blätter für Technikgeschichte" about gender and technology are main activities. In the mentioned publication, Anita Thaler and her colleague Birgit Hofstätter wrote a chapter ("Gelebte Utopie — Mit Transdisziplinarität zu einer Technikbildung für alle?" — "Living utopia — technology education for everybody with a transdisciplinary approach"), looking back to over a decade of....

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Presentation of the CHANGE project at the University of Aveiro


The CHANGE project was presented by the Portuguese team on 30 October. The presentation took place at the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences of the University of Aveiro as part of a seminar of GOVCOPP (Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies). About 20 people attended the CHANGE presentation, made by Sara Diogo and Zélia Breda.
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