Invitation: Women in Science – Empowering Women in Research

  • DATE

    28 August

  • TIME

    8:30 - 16:00

  • VENUE

    Merensky Library Auditorium (UP)

Thank you for your interest in the Women in Science event. Please note that this event is now fully booked.

The Department of Research and Innovation invites you to join us in celebrating women at the University of Pretoria who have made significant contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Programme Director: Dr Rakeshnie Ramoutar-Prieschl, University of Pretoria

08:30-09:00

Welcome

Professor SG Burton

Vice-Principal: Research & Postgraduate Education

09:00-09:45

Keynote Presentation:

The journey of becoming an established WiS

Professor Cheryl McCrindle

Emeritus Professor: University of Pretoria

09:45-10:15

Discussion

All

Group Photo and Tea Break

10:45-11:05

Interventions in support of WiS: A policy perspective

Mr Bheki Hadebe

Director: Department of Science and Technology

11:10-11:30

The role of ASSAf in advancing WiS in South Africa

Ms Elzarie Swanepoel

Liaison Officer for Gender - Science, Technology and Innovation, ASSAf

11:30-11:50

Celebrating Quality Research and Innovation by WiS in developing countries

Ms Dorothy Ngila

Chair: OWSD South Africa

11:50-12:15

Discussion

All

Lunch Break

13:00-13:30

Celebrating WiS

Professor Kuku Voyi

Chairperson: The School of Public Health Systems and Public Health

13:30-14:00

Celebrating WiS

Professor Lise Korsten

Co-Director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security

14:00-14:30

A narrative of African feminism

Professor Vasu Reddy

Dean: Humanities

14:30-15:00

Discussion

All

15:00-15:10

Vote of Thanks

Dr Nthabiseng Taole

Director: Department of Research and Innovation

Tea and Departure

 

SPEAKERS
 
 
 
 
 

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