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Women in Environmental Science Workshop

Dr. Cecilia Medupin of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is organising a Women in Environmental Science event at the University of Manchester.

Throughout history, women have always faced the challenge of gender discrimination, arising from cultural/religious barriers, child birth and rearing and inequality in pay cheques! However, in Stem areas, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), these problems are more systemic.

The challenges facing the environment, for land air and water, require women to take stronger initiatives in the future to create a sustainable world. Women, most especially in deprived and international communities, feel the impact of environmental damage and pollution greatly. Therefore, the role of women in environmental science is crucial at local, regional, national and international levels. It is linked to family units, urban and rural communities, education systems, industry and regulatory institutions. This Women in Environmental Science workshop, is a vehicle created to foster and support new groups of women interested in environmental science and to promote such activities in their local communities.

Women in Environmental Science Workshop

Why not come along on Wednesday 13 June at the Roscoe Building – Theatre B, University of Manchester, Oxford Road 10-2.00pm. Here you will share your experience of what the environment means to you. You can listen to the experiences of other women who have successfully faced these challenges, reflect on the opportunities for careers in environmental sciences, with presentations, break-out sessions, networking and interactive exhibitions.

This event is open to women, members of the public, schools and colleges within and outside Manchester.

Register at Eventbrite.

The University of Manchester to host a second Falling Walls Lab – 25 July 2017

The University of Manchester will be hosting another Falling Walls Lab on Tuesday 25 July following on from last years’ success, giving the chance for students to reach out to the general public with their ideas for solving important world problems.

Inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the aim of the Falling Walls Foundation is to provide a platform by which innovations in a wide field of research, addressing real world problems, can be presented and discussed with a wider audience. It is supported by many high profile individuals, companies and universities and has seen labs held around the world so far this year including in Ghana, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Australia, Hawaii and Malaysia.

Last year, as part of the EuroScience Open Forum 2016, Manchester Enterprise Centre (MEC) hosted the Manchester Falling Walls Lab in the spectacular setting of Manchester Town Hall and the twelve presentations ranged from cleaning up oil waste and antimicrobial resistance to reducing economic equality and reducing social polarisation. Winner Daniel Laing has already begun to help businesses make the most of autistic workers unique skills based on his winning presentation.

Presenters are asked to give a three minute presentation on a solution to an important world issue they have identified from their research or business idea. The winner of each individual lab then has the opportunity to present at the Falling Walls annual conference in Berlin with all travel and accommodation provided.

The Falling Walls labs are free for members of the public to attend.

To apply or for more information visit: www.falling-walls.com or email Dr Robert Phillips (Robert.phillips@manchester.ac.uk) who will be hosting the event on the day on behalf of Manchester Enterprise Centre.

Understanding Ebola, 6 November – public event

Understanding Ebola – Thursday 6 November 2014, 5.30pm, Samuel Alexander Theatre

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) is pleased to invite you to the annual public Tri-Institute lecture, in conjunction with the Institute for Development and Policy Management (IDPM) and the Brookes World Poverty Institute.

This year’s event features speakers working at the forefront of the current Ebola Response in West Africa. It brings together anthropologists, medical doctors and humanitarian workers to critically reflect on progress to date and what more can be done.

You can find the full event details at the University of Manchester events webpage.

Please register your attendance for the event here: http://understandingebolahcri.eventbrite.co.uk

Livestreaming & Twitter:
The event will be livestreamed and we will be encouraging Twitter engagement throughout the event.


Posted on behalf of  Betty-Ann Bristow, HCRI Communications and Events Officer, The Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute,  The University of Manchester