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Early Career Academics are hardworking individuals striving to position themselves in a highly competitive niche.

NECTAR is the ANU Network of Early Career Academics. It includes a collective of these individuals who come together in a forum to advocate the needs of Early Career Academics.

NECTAR aims to:

  • empower Early Career Academics to better achieve their vision / realise their niche.
  • facilitate ECA to better shape the future of ANU
  • foster open communication, connectivity and collaboration across and beyond the campus.

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Invitation to ANU Gender Institute Members’ meeting and lunch

The ANU Gender Institute is presently preparing for a 5 year review of its achievements and impact with a view to building on the success of the Institute and ensuring its continuation. The formal review process will begin soon, and the Gender Institute would like to solicit member feedback and ideas for future directions.

Gender Institute members are invited to attend a general meeting with the Convener, Fiona Jenkins, and members of the Gender Institute Management Committee (Kim Rubenstein, Margaret Jolly, Hilary Charlesworth, Celine D’Orgeville and Helen Keane) where you can provide your feedback and ideas on the future of the Institute.

When: Wednesday 19 August, 12:30-1:30pm (followed by a light lunch 1:30-2:00pm)
Where: Conference Room 1.02, Sir Roland Wilson Building (120 McCoy Circuit).

by Friday 14 August for catering purposes (please specify any dietary requirements e.g., vegetarian, gluten free etc.).

The purpose of the review is to assess the Institute on the following aspects:
–          Gender research, education and outreach
–          Gender equity at ANU and beyond
–          National and international outlook and engagement
–          Influence in policy and practice
–          Furthering the strategic goals of ANU
–          Attracting visitors and students
–          Grants, prizes and fellowships
–          Management and governance structure

The Gender Institute understands that many members will have teaching commitments so if you are unable to attend, please feel free to email your feedback and ideas to

The League of Remarkable Women in Australian Science: Public Forum, Exhibition, Interactive Display

Public discussion forum presented by The League of Remarkable Women in Australian Science, generously hosted by CSIRO Discovery

Wednesday 19 August, CSIRO Discovery Lecture Theatre
Doors open at 5:45pm, forum starts at 6:30

What does it mean to be a woman in science in 2015? What do we need to do to help the next generation of female scientists? A public discussion forum will be held on the 19th of August at the CSIRO Discovery Lecture theatre, to talk about what it means to be a woman in science in 2015 and what we can do to help the next generation of remarkable women in science. To find out, join our remarkable panel:
The Hon. Karen Andrews, MP and Prof Brian Schmidt (ANU) (chairs)
Prof John Evans (ANU)
Dr Megan Hemming (CSIRO)
Prof Elanor Huntington (ANU)
Dr Sophie Lewis (ANU)
Dr Craig Wood (CSIRO)

This exhibition, called “The League of Remarkable Women in Australian Science”, registered as an event for the National Science Week, is made possible by the generous support of the ANU Gender Institute and the National Science Week – Inspiring Australia Program.

As part of this project 40 female scientists working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) have been interviewed about what it means to be a woman in science in 2015. There will be three events exploring the findings of this project.

Quotes from the interviews, together with photos, will be showcased at the CSIRO Discovery Gallery room from the 5th to 31st August, 9am-5pm. Objects from the National Museum of Australia’s collections will also be displayed, linking women in Australian science from the present and from the past.

Interactive display
This display will be held at Science in ACTion on the 14th and 15th of AugustOld Bus Depot Markets from 9:30am-4:30pm. School kids and adults will have the opportunity to test their knowledge regarding women in science and will be invited to visit the exhibition.

For more information please contact Anne-Sophie Dielen