Gender Equality Initiatives in Irish Universities: Prospects and Possibilities

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 13:00 to 17:00
Renehan Hall, South Campus, Maynooth University

Knowledge Exchange Seminar 

Hosted by: Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute 
Emailmussi@nuim.ie https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/social-sciences-institute

Programme:
Registration and coffee/tea, Renehan Hall: 1pm
(lunch can be purchased in the Pugin Hall restaurant, next door to the venue, prior to the event)

1.30pm Session I:
-       Welcome:Professor Phillip Nolan, President Maynooth University
-       Setting the context: why did gender become a policy issue in Irish Universities?Professor Linda Connolly

2pm-4pm Session II:
-       The HEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions 2016 Report: what do the recommendations mean for Irish Universities?Professor Pat O’Connor
-       Athena Swan: how does an academic department achieve an Athena Swan Gold Star Award?Professor Rob de Bruin, University College London
-       GENOVATE: Towards organisational change for gender equalityDr Caitríona Ní Laoire, Dr. Sarah Field and Nicola Maxwell, University College Cork

4pm Coffee

4.15pm Session III:
-       Roundtable: Seminar speakers with Dr. Gemma Irvine, HEA,  Professor Sharon Todd, Department of Education, Maynooth University and Dr. Fergus Ryan, Department of
        Law, Maynooth University

See here for more information and tickets.