WIMSIG Supported Events

Advice Sheet for Event Organisers (PDF, 63KB)



Cheryl Praeger Retirement Mini-symposium - April 13, 2017

Cheryl began her career at The University of Western Australia in 1976, and has recently retired after 40 years of service. To celebrate her amazing and influential career, there will be a mini-symposium hosted by The University of Western Australia on April 13. There will be four plenary lectures devoted to Cheryl’s legacy given by some of her closest colleagues:

The programme and the venue will be advised. There is no registration fee, but you should let the organisers (below) know if you are attending.

A/Prof John Bamberg
A/Prof Michael Giudici

Colloquium by Prof Cheryl Praeger at Monash University

  • Date: Friday 28 April at 3:00pm AEST
  • Title: Breaking down barriers in Mathematics

On the occasion of opening the exhibition "Women in mathematics throughout Europe" at Monash University. The colloquium will be followed by refreshments.


AMSI Winter School 2017

The AMSI Winter School 2017 on Computational Foundations of Data Science is run in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology and is designed for PhD students and researchers in the mathematical sciences and related disciplines.

Female ECRs may be eligible for a Choose Maths travel grant.

ICM 2018: World Meeting for Women in Mathematics

The World Meeting for Women in Mathematics - (WM)2 - will take place in Riocentro, the same venue as the ICM 2018, on the day preceding the Congress. The (WM)2 is a satellite event of the ICM 2018, organised by the IMU Committee for Women in Mathematics. It will bring together mathematicians from all over the world to think about and discuss the gender issue in mathematics and its challenges, initiatives, and perspectives for the future, with a strong focus on Latin America.


WIMSIG Conference: Celebration of Women in Australian Mathematical Sciences

This conference is designed to be a celebration of women in Australian mathematical sciences. It will be the first such conference in Australia. “Mathematical sciences” will be broadly interpreted to include pure mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, applied statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematics in industry, etc.

WIMSIG believes that this conference will play an important role in advancing gender equity in Australian mathematical sciences. Female researchers in the mathematical sciences, as well as leaders (of any gender), will be inspired by being in a majority-female research environment such as this. In addition, we expect the conference to help develop research collaborations and networking, as well as to provide exposure to senior department staff of potential candidates for hiring. We are very enthusiastic about the conference and we expect it to be productive, inspiring and enjoyable.

PAST EVENTS (prior to 2017)

A list of past events (held prior to 2017) can be found at http://www.austms.org.au/WIMSIG-Past-Events.



AWM Research Symposium 2017

The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is hosting its fourth research symposium at UCLA on April 8-9, 2017.

ChooseMaths screenings of the film Hidden Figures in March

AMSI is excited to invite talented and passionate female maths students and their teachers to attend a private screening of the new release blockbuster ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’. Be inspired by the incredible story of the women who crossed all gender and race lines to serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history.

As our special guests there will be an opportunity to hear about the CHOOSEMATHS Program, listen to inspiring women working in maths careers and learn why studying maths can open doors for the future.

The movie is suitable for Year 10–12 female maths students and their teachers.

For screening times in Vic, NSW, QLD, and SA, see http://teachers.choosemaths.org.au/hiddenfigures/ where you can also book tickets.

International Day of Women & Girls in Science - February 11

From Marie-Francoise Roy, Chair of the Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU):

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science.

According to a study conducted in 14 countries, the probabilities for female students of graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree in a science-related field are 18%, 8%, and 2% respectively, while the percentages of male students are 37%, 18%, and 6%.

In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 (draft A/70/474/Add.2) declaring February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.


ANZIAM 2017 Women in Mathematical Sciences Lunch

The Women in Mathematical Sciences Lunch is held at national ANZIAM conferences to promote and celebrate the contribution of women to the mathematical sciences.

In 2017 the event will feature the female invited speakers at ANZIAM 2017: Dr Claire Postlethwaite, Associate Professor Maria Vlasiou, and Dr Martine Woolf. For information on (and some advice from) these speakers, please see the question-and-answer interviews on the AustMS website.

Conference delegates of any gender are welcome to attend the Lunch, which will be chaired by Associate Professor Lesley Ward.

The Lunch will be held in parallel to the main conference lunch on Tuesday 7 February. Tickets are free but must be booked through the conference registration system.

The 2017 Lunch has been organised by Gobert Lee, Giang Nguyen, and Yvonne Stokes on behalf of the AustMS Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG). Information on WIMSIG is available from the WIMSIG website. The Lunch is supported by ANZIAM, WIMSIG, and the Australian Research Council through Professor Nalini Joshi's Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship.

Updated: 03 Apr 2017