Monday, 19 February 2024

Date/Time Venue Event Monday 4th March 11.00-12.30 Aula Maxima, Quadrangle In Conversation with Katriona O’Sullivan, author of Poor  Office of the Vice-President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion    Tuesday 5th March 12:00 - 1:00 G011, Hardiman Research Building A Conversation About Caring  College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies Tuesday 5th March     Roundtable on the experience of women living in occupied Territories  Centre for Global Women’s Studies Tuesday 5th March 11:00 - 12.00 Data Science Institute Coffee morning – all welcome Wednesday 6th March 1:00 – 2:00   The history of the American popular music genre 'Women's Music'  LGBT+ Staff Network Thursday 7th March   Gender-Based Violence and Migration project  Ionad Léann Domhanda na mBan Thursday 7th March 12:00 – 1:00   Áras Moyola MY127, Seomra Léachta   Work-Life Balance Discussion over Coffee  College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Register here   Friday 8th March Hybrid:  in-person @ CA239e, Áras Cairnes; online on Teams Women in Leadership: Honest Reflections from Business School Academics   Register here Friday 8th March 6:30pm Druid Theatre, Galway International Womens' Day: Belonging with IdeasLab Speakers: Emer O’Neill, Áine Gallagher and Dr Helen MaherRegister here   Saturday 9th March 12:00 Alice Perry Engineering Building Open Day Women in Engineering Panel  College of Science and Engineering

Tuesday, 9 January 2024

Dr Laura Loftus (Chair),  Dr. Katarzyna Whysall (School of Medicine), Dr Maeve Duffy (School of Engineering), Dr Gerard Molloy (School of Psychology), Dr Edel Doherty (School of Business & Economics) and Dr Ananya Gupta (School of Medicine) The first event of 2024 in the office of the VP for EDI took place on Jan 9th, with a round table discussion (chaired by Dr Laura Loftus) held to celebrate the Athena Swan work currently being carried out across the University of Galway. The event focused on Athena Swan actions being carried out at School level and their impact. Representatives from the schools shared their stories regarding improvements since their last application while also highlighting some of the stumbling blocks encountered and how they hope to overcome these challenges. Kasia Whysall, Vice Dean for EDI, CMNHS Focus: Creating a targeted approach to implementing CMNHS’ Athena Swan actions Ananya Gupta, School of Medicine Self Assessment Team Chair Focus: Impact of SoM’s Athena Swan actions/applying for a Silver Athena Swan award Gerard Molloy, School of Psychology Self Assessment Team Chair Focus: How the SoP’s Athena Swan actions have helped to improve the culture in their School Edel Doherty, School of Business and Economics Self Assessment Team Chair Focus: Impact of SBE’s Athena Swan actions/applying for a Silver Athena Swan award Maeve Duffy, School of Engineering Self Assessment Team Chair Focus: Impact of SoE’s Athena Swan actions/achieving a Silver Athena Swan award Dr Laura Loftus (Chair),  Dr. Katarzyna Whysall (School of Medicine), Dr Maeve Duffy (School of Engineering), Dr Gerard Molloy (School of Psychology), Dr Edel Doherty (School of Business & Economics) and Dr Helen Maher (VP for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion)  

Video Recording: Athena Swan Actions and Impact 

Tuesday, 14 November 2023

L:R Dr Helen Maher, Dr Manuela Heinz, Mark McGuinness, Dr Natalie Walsh, Dr Oonagh Meade & Prof Ciara Meehan The Aurora women’s leadership programme celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. To mark this momentous occasion, and the fact that over 100 women from University of Galway have now completed the Aurora programme, we launched the University of Galway’s Aurora Alumni Network. This network will enable University of Galway Aurorans to reconnect with their previous Aurora cohorts and expand their networks to other female leaders who have completed their programme. The network launch was held on Tuesday, 14 November in the Aula Maxima, Quadrangle. The event comprised of a roundtable discussion with past Aurorans focusing on their experiences of the programme and how it has impacted them, followed by an opportunity to network and connect with Aurora Alumni. The round table discussion was, Chaired by Helen Maher, VP for EDI along with: Dr Natalie Walsh, Director of Entrepreneurial Development Prof Ciara Meehan, Dean of Students Mark McGuinness Manager of University of Galway's mentorship programme Dr Oonagh Meade, Lecturer in Transdisciplinary Research with the Designing Futures team and former postdoctoral researcher Dr Manuela Heinz, Associate Professor, Head of Discipline of Education

Wednesday, 21 June 2023

L-R: D‌r Laura Loftus, Dr Caroline Murphy, Sarah Fink, Dr Maeve Duffy & Dr Helen Maher A seminar on Silver Athena Swan Silver accreditation, organised by the OVPEDI, was held on Wednesday the 21st of June, the Aula, 10.00-12.00. In 2025, University of Galway will be applying for a Silver Athena Swan. A number of Schools will also be submitting Silver applications over the coming years. The event was chaired by Dr Laura Loftus, Programme Manager for Athena Swan, with Guest speakers; Sarah Fink, Athena Swan Ireland (The new Athena Swan framework vs the previous iteration, and the criteria that need to be addressed to achieve a Silver Athena Swan award) and Dr Caroline Murphy, Kemmy Business School, UL (Achieving Silver Athena Swan accreditation and the transition from Bronze to Silver). Our own  Dr Maeve Duffy, School of Engineering, University of Galway, talked us through the school's journey in achieving the School of Engineering Silver award status in 2022 status. 

Video Recording: Silver Swan Application

Monday, 6 March 2023

"Fixing the Women”? Supports for Female Staff in Higher Education L-R: Prof Margaret Hodgins, University of Galway; Niamh O’Donoghue, Chair of 2nd HEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions, Dr Monica O’Mullane, UCC and Dr. Helen Maher VP for EDI University of Galway. ‌ L-R: D‌r. Helen Maher and Fariba Foolad ‌ L-R: Rebecca Connolly, Dr. Laura Loftus, Aoife Cooke, Niamh Gallagher, Margaret Forde and Dr. Helen Maher International Women's Week took place throughout the week of March 6th to 10th March 2023.  There were excellent discussions throughout the week, see the detailed International Women's Week - March 2023 Programme of events that took place during the week. ‌

Sunday, 19 February 2023

International Women's Week - March 2023 Programme