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United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, image competition


Honouring the second year of this International Day, we invite you to contribute in raising awareness about the work of women scientists, by participating in the image competition “Women Scientists We Admire”.

Through 4,000 years of recorded scientific discoveries, there have been countless women scientists in all fields. Unfortunately, they have too often been relegated to footnotes in history. On 15 December 2015, the United Nations decided to proclaim 11 February of each year the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGS), to raise awareness about the need to inspire and provide equal opportunities for women’s participation and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

To participate in this image competition, simply choose a woman scientist (past or present) or group of women you would like to honour, and send us a picture along with a short (up to 100 words) description on her scientific endeavours. We will choose one description among all participants, and the winner will be rewarded with an iPod Nano!

The competition will be open from 11 - 24 February.

Only one entry will be accepted per participant.

The winner will be announced on the International Women's Day, Wednesday 8 March 2017,  through the gender equity webpage, and through the staff newsletter, and the Universtity's social media channels.

Published on: 07 Feb 2017 4:44pm