Vice-Chancellor’s Lecture 4: Being an ally – male champions of change Event as iCalendar

16 October 2018

6 - 7pm

Location: Fale Pasifika, 22 Wynyard Street, Auckland

Host: Faculty of Science and Te Pūnaha Matatini

Cost: Admission free, all welcome

Contact: Professor Virginia Braun (Psychology) or Kate Hannah (Te Pūnaha Matatini)

The final in a four lecture series with the overarching theme: Beyond discrimination, towards inclusion

The lecture starts at 6pm, and will be preceded by light refreshments at 5.30pm.


Professor Schmidt will talk about what male champions of change can do to promote inclusivity, drawing upon his vast experience in academic leadership, and his specific leadership of the SAGE programme in its pilot phase.

Professor Brian Schmidt
, AC, FAA, FRS, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2011 for his work providing empirical evidence for the expansion of the universe. Professor Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University, has distinguished himself in both astrophysics research and academic leadership, particularly his advocacy of gender equity in science. From 2014 to 2015, he was the Founding Co-Chair, with Professor Nalini Joshi, of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) programme, and remains a vocal supporter of the necessity of increasing diversity in science and academia.

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