GS2 Programme & Presentations

Plenary Sessions: 29 - 30 Nov 2013

Where available we have collected the presentations. Not all talks are available.  You can downlaod the full programme with descritpions of the talks here 2012 Summit Event Information.

Day 1: Thursday 29 Nov

   Welcome message. Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), Summit Partner.

    Introducing Gender Indicator into EU Innovation Union Scoreboard. Dr Hans M. Borchgrevink, Chair, Working Group Monitoring of the ERA Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility (EU-SGHRM).

   Promoting Diversity and Public Problem-Solving Together. Prof. Nancy Cantor, President and Chancellor of Syracuse University.

Day 2: Friday 30 Nov

    Making Progress in Promoting European Research Area. Dr. Anneli Pauli, Deputy Director-General on Innovation and ERA (European Research Area), DG Research and Innovation, European Commission.

   [Available soon] Are women and men equally susceptible to environmental pollutants? Prof. Marie Vahter, Karolinska Institute, Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), Sweden.

    Addressing gender issues in impact assessmennt. Dr. Inger Jonsson, University of Uppsala, and Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS), Sweden.

    Strategies for gender balanced higher education. Prof. Veerle Draulans, Associate Professor of gender studies and Prof. Dr. Tine Baelmans, Vice-Rector for diversity and gender programmes, University of Leuven, Belgium.

    Gender expertise as knowledge transfer for better project design. Dr. Brigitte Ratzer, Technical University Vienna, Austria.

Cafes Scientifiques: Friday 30 Nov 2012

Cafe 1 - The leaky pipeline and age discrimination

   Chair's introuduction. Lead Chair: Prof. Kelly Mack, CEO of the Association of American Colleges (AAC&U) and Universities and Prof of Biology at University of Maryland, USA. 

    Chair's introuduction. Dr. Kate White, Adjunct Research Fellow, University of Ballarat, Australia and Director, Women in Higher Education Management Network. 

   AWIS Work-Life Integration Toolkit for Women in Science. Janet Bandows Koster, Executive Director & CEO, Association for Women in Science USA. 

   Research Funders role in shaping scientific careers. Rosie Beales, Research Careers and Diversity, Research Council UK.

   Strengthening Canada’s Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension. Dr. Zena Sharman, Assistant Director, Directrice adjointe Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Cafe 2 - Gender as a "Big Ticket" item in R&D&I

   Chair's introduction. Betty Shanahan, CAE, F.SWE Executive Director & CEO, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), USA.

   The Scottish business case. Bristow Muldoon, Head of Policy Advice, Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Cafe 3 - From manifesto to Gender Equality Standard for projects and institutions

   Chair's introduction. Prof. Marja Makarow, Vice-President, Academy of Finland. 

    Sex and Gender consideration in Science, Role of editors. Dr. Shirin Heidari, Chair of the European Association of Science Editors' (EASE) Gender Policy Committee and Executive Editor of Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS).

    Transforming recommendations into standards: structured and measurable actions, the EFQM model. Benita Lipps, Executive Director, Davinci Institute.

   Gender Equality in the Knowledge Society: National Assessments in STI. Dr. Sophia Huyer, Executive Director, Women in Global Science and Technology.

   Best practice in integrating gender in health research. Dr. Joy Johnson, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).