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University celebrates International Women’s Day

Published 13 Mar 2018

The University of Tasmania community celebrated International Women’s Day with a number of events this year.

Staff and students from across all disciplines attended a networking lunch in Hobart on Monday, while the 2018 International Women’s Day Address was given by dental surgeon, Dr Jessica Manuela, on Tuesday.

Dr Manuela is the 2018 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year and has worked towards improving oral health in Tasmanian Indigenous communities.

Together with the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania and the South East Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation, Dr Manuela has established a culturally-appropriate program that helps Indigenous Tasmanians access dental care to improve their health and wellbeing.