Gender Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop

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G.69 Reception Room, Armstrong Building

Newcastle University

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

NE1 8QB

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We are pleased to invite researchers to attend the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Workshop on the 26th March 2019, which is organised together by the MCAA-UK Chapter and MCAA Gender Equality and diversity for Mobile researchers in Science (GEMS) working group and hosted by Newcastle University.

Overview:

High-profile professionals from across academia and industry will gather together to share their ideas on the positive and negative aspects of mobility towards achieving inclusive workplaces. We aim to make the early career stage researchers aware of mobility under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions as an example of a successful career path, mobility and opportunities in industry, as well as mobility related challenges in their personal lives. As a long-term goal, the MCAA Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion workshop aims to contribute towards increasing diversity and development in environments for studying and working in science that are open to all. Additionally, the workshop will be the ideal opportunity to find out more about the MCAA-UK Chapter and MCAA-GEMS Working Group, their activities, share ideas, and make new connections.


Agenda:

13:00 - 13:20 Coffee, Tea and Biscuits

13:20 Welcome address by Laura Heels, Newcastle University;

13:25 MCAA & MCAA-UK Chapter introduction by Dr. Yana Wade (MCAA-UK Gender Equality and Diversity Officer) and Dr. Maria Magdalena Razalan (MCAA-UK Members Engagement Officer);

13:35 MCAA-GEMS working group introduction by Dr. Magdalini Theodoridou (MCAA-GEMS Chair);

13:40 - 15:00 Panel discussions on the Diversity and Mobility in the Research Environment:

Chair - Dr. Yana Wade, MCAA-GEMS Board member, MCAA-UK Chapter gender equality and diversity officer.

  • Mobility as an aspect of a successful career in academia - Prof. Martin Embley, Newcastle University.

  • Mobility and work-life imbalance - Dr. Olga Efremova, the University of Hull.

  • Mobility in the EU and International Research Funding Landscape and Newcastle University Support - Hilary Noone, Newcastle University.

15:00 - 15:20 Coffee break

15:20 - 16:20 Keynote address:

How can we help Refugee Scholars to continue their careers? A screening of the documentary film “Science in Exile” - Dr. Brian Cahill, the University of Edinburgh.

16:20 - 17:00 Networking.


The workshop is open to all and free of charge to participate. However, the registration is essential and the deadline is on the 15th March 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you in Newcastle-upon-Tyne!

The event will be filmed and the recordings as well as photography will be available at the MCAA website and other social media platforms, and maybe used to promote the MCAA in the future. If you would not like to be filmed or photographed please speak to the organisers prior the event.


Please contact Dr. Yana Wade at wade.yana@gmail.com if you have any queries.

The MCAA-UK & MCAA GEMS Committee

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G.69 Reception Room, Armstrong Building

Newcastle University

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

NE1 8QB

United Kingdom

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