Past WIMSIG Supported Events

2017 - WIMSIG ENDORSED EVENTS


61st Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society


Australian Mathematical Sciences Student Conference 2017

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Student Conference is returning this year, and we would like to extend a warm invitation to any and all interested honours and postgraduate level students in the areas of Mathematics and Statistics.   The AMSSC is an annual conference run by students, for students. It aims to offer a friendly and relaxed environment in which to build and maintain connections, encourage collaboration, and present research.   This event will be held from the 6th to the 8th of December 2017, at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales. Attending students are encouraged to present a short talk, with cash prizes being awarded to the best in each of several categories. Travel support will be available through AMSI and AustMS. 

Please note that registration for the event closed on the 6th of November, and applications for financial support closed on the 22nd of September.   For more information, please visit the following webpages, which will be updated frequently as more details are confirmed:  


MAGIC 2017

  • November 13-17, 2017
  • University House, Canberra

The inaugural Mentoring and Guidance in Careers Workshop (MAGIC Workshop) will present an opportunity to explore the many facets of forging a career, in academic, government or industry settings, and to discuss how to create building blocks for success and resilience in careers.

Participation is limited to a maximum of 35 early career researchers (0-7 years post PhD) who are female or of diverse gender identity, who have a PhD in mathematical or physical sciences and are based in Australia. Interested researchers should submit an application, which is available at the MAGIC workshop website at http://wp.maths.usyd.edu.au/MAGIC.

The application is simple — the applicants need to answer three questions and supply a two-page CV. Successful applicants will receive financial support for basic round-trip travel (economy) from their home institution to the workshop and will be provided accommodation from 12-16 November 2017 at University House, Australian National University, Canberra. A preliminary program is available on the website.

The workshop is organised by Professors Mahananda Dasgupta (ANU) and Nalini Joshi (The University of Sydney) and is supported through the Australian Research Council’s Georgina Sweet Award as part of their Australian Laureate Fellowships. The organising committee members include Dr Merryn McKinnon from the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science, ANU.

Please send any direct questions to maths.joshiera@sydney.edu.au.


PhD Open Days at The University of Adelaide

  • September 18-20, 2017

The School of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Adelaide is holding an event for students interested in studying a PhD in the Mathematical Sciences starting in 2018. The purpose of this event is to give potential students the opportunity to see our facilities, experience our research environment/culture, and meet our students and staff. A limited number of travel support packages are available on a competitive basis.

For further details, see the documents below.

School of Mathematical Sciences 2017 PhD Open Days
Higher Degree Prospectus

Please pass this information on to any potentially interested persons and others that may know of such. It is a great opportunity for a funded exploratory trip to Adelaide.

Note that the closing date for applications is Friday 18 August.


SAGE Symposium 2017

The 2017 SAGE Symposium will be held on September 5-6 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Maths Craft event: looking for volunteers

Here at Maths Craft Australia we believe that there is maths in craft and craft in maths. We are always on the lookout for new examples of the intersection between the disciplines, be that in knitting, crochet, origami, needlework, drawing or sculpture.

On the afternoon of Saturday 26 August, we will hold an event at La Trobe University city campus (360 Collins St) focusing on crochet, knitting and origami.    

We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable talking about the mathematics or can show basic knitting/crochet/origami techniques. We will hold a training session in the morning.  

If you can help out, please RSVP to julia.collins@amsi.org.au.

More info will be available at https://www.mathscraftaus.org/events/.


Colloquium and Morning Tea at Macquarie University

  • Friday 28 July
  • Colloquium: 9:00-10:00am
    Room E7B 263 (a.k.a. 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Ave, Room 263)
  • Morning Tea: 10:00-11:00am
    Room E7A 801 (also called 16 Wally's Walk, Room 801)

Speaker: Dr Emily Riehl (John Hopkins University)
Title: On women in topology and abelian functor calculus
Abstract: Over the past several years, a cohort of senior algebraic topologists have organized "women in topology" workshops to foster vertically-integrated research collaborations between women in algebraic topology and homotopy theory from around the work. In the first part of this talk, I’ll report on the structure and composition of these workshops, which just since 2013 have lead to around a dozen publications involving over 40 women. In the second part of this talk, I’ll describe a few of the theorems proven at the 2016 workshop, which develop a calculus of directional derivatives and higher order chain rules in the setting of homological algebra. This is joint work with Kristine Bauer, Brenda Johnson, Christina Osborne, and Amelia Tebbe.

Contact: Carolyn Kennett

 

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.


ACE Forum on Women in Research and Higher Degrees in the Mathematical Sciences

Female participation in the mathematical sciences has always been low, but in the last decade the number and proportion of female honours students has declined even further. Even though the number and proportion of female PhD students is holding up, this is only because of increased participation by female international PhD students. So what is causing this decline in interest from Australian female students in pursuing research and higher degrees in mathematics and statistics? This forum aims to start a discussion in the mathematical community about addressing this issue.

Discussion leader: Associate Professor Yvonne Stokes (Chair, Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group, The University of Adelaide)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Peter Bouwknegt (Director Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University)
  • Associate Professor Inge Koch (AMSI CHOOSEMATHS Executive Director, The University of Adelaide)
  • Ms Courtney Darville (Honours student in Pure Mathematics, The University of Sydney)
  • Professor Cheryl Praeger (Professor of Mathematics, The University of Western Australia)


Meeting of the Statistical Society of Australia (Vic branch)

Tuesday 23 May at The University of Melbourne

Women in statistics and mathematics: repairing the leaky pipeline

The way in which girls and women disappear from the fields of STEM disciplines - Science, technology, engineering and mathematics - of which statistics is part - has been likened to a "leaky pipeline". Many studies have shown that girls and women discontinue the study of these disciplines at greater rates than their male peers, and the problem becomes more pronounced the higher up the career ladder women progress. In this seminar we will hear from people engaged in initiatives for the improvement of the representation of women in STEM fields, from the CHOOSE MATHS initiative to encourage girls an young women to study mathematics, to the Athena SWAN charter to create gender inclusive workplaces in universities. Why are such initiatives necessary? How will they help improve gender equity in statistics and mathematics?

We will start the evening with some short talks from people engaged in these initiatives, before moving to a panel discussion.

Contributors to the evening (more to be announced) include:

Inge Koch is Associate Professor in Statistics at Adelaide University and the Executive Director of CHOOSEMATHS, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). CHOOSEMATHS aims to increase the participation of girls and young women in mathematics and STEM disciplines throughout their school and university education and in the workforce, and to change behaviour and perception of women in mathematics.

Marilys Guillemin is the Project Lead for the University of Melbourne pilot of the SAGE Athena SWAN gender equity initiative. She is also Associate Dean Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS), and Professor in the Centre for Health Equity, School of Population and Global Health.

Leon di Stefano is a Research Assistant in bioinformatics in the Papenfuss laboratory at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), and has an MSc in statistics from the University of Melbourne. He will speak a little about WEHI's gender equality initiatives, including its Athena SWAN implementation.

Getting to and from the venue:

Parking near the University of Melbourne is limited, so travel by public transport is advised. Lost on Campus is a great tool for finding your way around.


WEBINAR: Gender Bias in Academic Publishing

  • Thursday 11 May, 2017 at 2-3pm BST, 3-4pm CEST, 9-10am EDT (USA)
  • More details

Unconscious gender bias in academia can have a real impact on women’s careers. Whether it’s obtaining a job or publishing a paper, quick judgments made subconsciously by reviewers can have very tangible consequences. In this webinar, you’ll learn the ins and outs of identifying and avoiding the pitfalls of gender bias. You’ll come away with clear evidence of the influence of unconscious bias in peer review, and hear about some of the recent efforts by publishers to reduce it, making the publishing process fairer and more equitable for all.


First Biennial Conference of Nigerian Women in Mathematics (NWM)

  • Date: May 8-9, 2017
  • Venue: Department of Mathematics,  Federal University of Agriculture, Markurdi., Benue State, Nigeria
  • Flyer (JPG, 236 KB)

The conference will be followed by the Nigerian Mathematical Society (NMS) conference on May 9 -12, 2017.


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.

  

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.

Organisers
A/Prof John Bamberg
A/Prof Michael Giudici


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.


WIMSIG Presentation at the Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences Meeting - Feb 21, 2017

Yvonne Stokes (Chair of the WIMSIG Executive Committee) presented a talk "WIMSIG Report" at the Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences Meeting on February 21, 2017.

The slides for Yvonne's presentation can be downloaded here (PDF, 6.8 MB).


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.

2017 - WIMSIG ORGANISED EVENTS

WIMSIG General Meeting

At the 2017 AustMS meeting in Sydney, WIMSIG will have a general business meeting.

  • Time: 5-6pm, Monday 11 December 2017
  • Venue: E7B 263, Macquarie University (a short walk from the dinner)

This meeting is a chance for members and friends of WIMSIG to meet the Executive Committee and discuss things of interest. If there is an item you would like put on the agenda, please contact the WIMSIG Secretary.

Agenda

  • Presentations from nominees for the Incoming Chair position
  • Presentation from Birgit Loch (La Trobe) on the peer-support promotion scheme
  • Presentation on our plans for the WIMSIG Mentoring Scheme, with results from the survey
  • Discussion about introducing a Student Representative to the WIMSIG Executive Committee

The General Meeting will be followed by the Women in Mathematical Sciences Dinner.


Women in Mathematical Sciences Dinner

  • Time: 6:45pm-9:00pm, Monday 11 December 2017
  • Place: MGSM Macquarie Room, Macquarie University

The dinner will feature speeches and Q&A from some prominent women, including plenary speakers.

Please note that registrations for the dinner have now closed.


Women in Mathematics Get-Togethers

The following get-togethers are confirmed for October and November (with some details yet to be finalised).


SYDNEY

The University of Sydney

  • Wednesday 11 October at 1:00pm (AEDT)
  • Meet on 2nd floor of Carslaw building and walk from there down to the grandstand for lunch
  • Host: Emma Carberry

The discussion topic for this lunch is advice and questions around applying for jobs/promotions. For example, how to choose referees, points to keep in mind when explaining one's research to someone outside the field and things that it's good to have thought of well before the application process. Just for practice (and to get to know better what we all do) let's all come prepared with a one-minute research spiel that is easily digestible by a non-expert.


MELBOURNE

RMIT University

  • Thursday 9 November at 10:30-11:30am (AEDT)
  • RMIT CBD campus, room B008-04-011-Megaflex 
  • Host: Joanne Hall

Please bring along an object or picture related to yourresearch. This may include:

  • beautifully drawn graphs
  • visual data representations
  • 3D models
  • images that demonstrate the impact of your research
  • crafty creations

Download poster (PDF, 461 KB).


ADELAIDE

University of South Australia (UniSA)

  • Thursday 9 November at 3:30pm (ACDT)
  • UniSA Mawson Lakes campus, room MC1-21 
  • Host: Elizabeth Bradford

If you're interested in hosting a Women in Maths get-together in October/November (or some future date), please contact WIMSIG-events@women.austms.org.au.


WIMSIG Conference 2017: 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.


Women in Mathematics Get-Togethers

The following get-togethers were held in May 2017.


MELBOURNE

Monash University

  • Monday 8 May at 11am (AEST)
  • Mathematics Tea Room (3rd floor, 9 Rainforest Walk)  
  • Host: Julie Clutterbuck

This morning tea is being held to mark the visit of Prof Ruth Williams (UCSD). 


BRISBANE

The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • Friday 12 May at 1-2pm (AEST), followed by a talk by Birgit Loch
  • Alumni Gardens at UQ — between the Maths Building and the Great Court (outside Mathematics Building #67), followed by Birgit's talk in room 7-222 at 2pm.
  • Hosts:

Bio: Professor Birgit Loch is the inaugural Chair, Teaching and Learning in the College of Science, Health and Engineering at La Trobe University. Before joining La Trobe, she was the Academic Director Digital Learning and Technologies in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (2014-2016), and the Director of the Mathematics and Statistics Help Centre (2010-2015), both at Swinburne University of Technology. From 2005-2010 she worked at the University of Southern Queensland, and in 2004-2005 in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Queensland.

Title: A peer-mentoring program towards female academic promotion

Abstract: In this presentation, I will introduce the peer-mentoring program towards promotion for female academics that Professor Virginia Kilborn (Astronomy), Associate Professor Helana Scheepers (Information Systems) and I established at Swinburne University in early 2015. The aim of this program was to address the gender imbalance at senior academic levels, by providing a supportive environment to guide female academics through the promotions process – and in many cases, to encourage them to even consider applying. This grassroots program in its first two years has already led to a record number of female academics applying for promotion, and a record number who were promoted. An overview of the program may be found in an article on The Conversation, published before the outcomes of the promotions round in the first year were announced.

At the end of 2015, our program won a Vice-Chancellor’s Culture & Values award following nomination by more than 40 academics. This peer-support program has now developed into SWAN (the Swinburne Women’s Academic Network), and an off-shoot was founded by professional staff in 2016, also honoured by a 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award. SWAN will be one of the key submissions for Swinburne University’s application for a SAGE/Athena SWAN Bronze Award.


CANBERRA

ANU

  • Maths in the Built Environment
  • Wednesday 17 May at 2-3pm (AEST)
  • Front door of the Coombs Building (#9 on the ANU campus map, on Fellows Road)
  • Host: Alice Richardson


SYDNEY

Macquarie University


UNSW

There will also be a "Crafty Mathematics" event held at UNSW on Saturday 20 May from 10am to 1pm in room RC-3082 on Level 3 of the Centre Wing of the Red Centre building.

Experience mathematics coming alive in your hands through the power of craft! Crochet a piece of coral or knit a chanterelle mushroom to reveal the intricacies of hyperbolic geometry. Fold paper to create origami exploring the different Platonic solids - highly symmetric 3D shapes revered by the ancient Greeks. Registration required.

Further details at http://www.maths.unsw.edu.au/events/2017-05/crafty-maths-workshop.

If you're interested in hosting a Women in Maths get-together in May/June (or some future date), please contact WIMSIG-events@women.austms.org.au.


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.


2016 - WIMSIG ENDORSED EVENTS

60th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society


Women in Mathematics Gathering in Brisbane

  • Friday 18 November 2016 @ 10:30am (AEST)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Room Q228, QUT Gardens Point Campus
  • Topic: "Overcoming an obstacle in my mathematical career"
  • RSVP to Catherine Penington


Choose Maths: An Australian Approach Towards Increasing the Participation of Women in Mathematics

  • Speaker: Inge Koch, Executive Director, Choose Maths (AMSI)
  • Date: Thursday 20 October 2016 at 11:00am-12:00pm (AEST)
  • Venue: Red Centre Theatre (K-H13-G001), The Red Centre (west wing), UNSW
  • More details

This talk will be followed by a Women in Mathematics and Statistics Lunch at UNSW. RSVP for the lunch.


Ada Lovelace Day - Tuesday 11 October 2016

This is an annual celebration of Women in STEM on the second Tuesday in October.

Consider celebrating Ada Lovelace Day at your workplace.


National Symposium: Connecting Women in STEMM

This event is hosted by Women in Science Australia. There will be a variety of wonderful speakers, including WIMSIG Member Assoc. Prof. Birgit Loch.

Registration is open until Monday 5 September, 2016.


The Innovators' Tea Party

This free event aims to inspire high school aged girls to consider a career in STEM by allowing them to interact with a diverse range of mentors. It is also a wonderful volunteering opportunity for any woman in STEM who is interested in giving back to the community.


AWM Workshop & Poster Session at SIAM 2016

  • The next AWM Workshop & Poster Session will be held in conjunction with the 2016 SIAM Annual Meeting in Boston (USA) from July 11-14, 2016.
  • The talks will focus on Dynamical Systems with Applications to Biology and Medicine and the Poster Session will be open to all fields.
  • Deadline for Applications has been extended to November 15, 2015.
  • See the MathPrograms.Org website for more details.


AMSI Winter School 2016 - WINE! CHEESE! MATHS!

Please join us for an evening of wine and cheese.This event is designed to highlight the contribution of women in mathematics and provide a forum for discussion of career paths.

  • Wednesday 6 July at 5-7pm
  • The University of Queensland
  • Science Learning Centre, Level 2 Priestley Building 67
  • Flyer (PDF, 304 KB)

Everyone welcome! Please register.


AMSI Winter School 2016

The AMSI Winter School 2016 on Biological and Environmental Modelling is run in collaboration with The University of Queensland and is designed for PhD students and researchers in the mathematical sciences and related disciplines.

AMSI travel grants provide full or partial support for students and early career researchers. Applications for travel grants close on June 5.

Choose Maths grants are also available for women to attend AMSI flagship events such as the Winter School. Choose Maths grants may include support for children related travel expenses.


IWM Annual Conference

This conference is in continuation of a successful series of events, beginning in 2012, organised by the Indian Women and Mathematics (IWM).

The conference aims to bring together women students, college and university teachers and early-career researchers with mathematicians, especially women mathematicians, working at the frontiers of Mathematics, to exchange mathematical ideas and share their views.

A major goal of this event is to enable junior women mathematicians to interact with their senior colleagues, both individually and in small groups, as well as to present their work.


Diversity in Astronomy Workshop - June 2016

Many of the topics at the Diversity in Astronomy Workshop are relevant to anyone in the sciences. This 2-day workshop (June 28-29, 2016) will be held in the School of Physics at The University of Melbourne and will focus on the topics of unconscious bias, institutional change, diversity via gender, cultural and sexual identity and mindfulness.

Registration closes June 10.


STEMed

This is a one day festival of education for the future.

  • Date: Sunday 29 May 2016
  • Venue: Royal International Convention Centre, RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
  • Website: http://www.stemedfest.com


Public Lecture by Prof Lynne Billard (University of Georgia)

Join us for this public lecture on "The Role of Mathematics and Statistics in Science & Society" by eminent statistician, University of Georgia professor and UNSW alumnus, Lynne Billard.

  • Thursday 19 May 2016 at 6:00-7:00pm (AEST)
  • The University of New South Wales
  • Room RC-4082, Red Centre (Centre Wing) or Live on YouTube
  • More details


rOpenSci Hackathon

The rOpenSci Hackathon will bring together researchers, developers, data scientists and open data enthusiasts from industry, government and university to develop R-based tools that address current challenges in data science, open science and reproducibility.


Women of Science at the National Press Club

  • Date: Wednesday 30 March at 11:30am-1:30pm (includes lunch)
  • Webpage: https://npc.org.au/speakers/women-of-science/
  • Speakers:
    • Prof Emma Johnston, Marine Ecology (UNSW)
    • Prof Nalini Joshi, Mathematics (USyd)
    • Prof Tanya Monro, DVC Research (UniSA)

Talk by Nalini Joshi at Monash University

  • Thursday 18 February 2016 at 10:30am
  • Room 340, 9 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus

Nalini Joshi (University of Sydney) is one of the instigators of the SAGE initiative, run by the Australian Academy of Science with the aim of improving gender equity in the STEMM sector.

The talk will be at 10:30am, followed by informal chat over morning tea at 11:00am.


WIMSIG Presentation at the Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences Meeting - Feb 17, 2016

Lesley Ward (Chair of the WIMSIG Executive Committee) presented a talk "WIMSIG Report, and Hot Topic: Gender Equity" at the Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences Meeting on February 17, 2016.

The slides for Lesley's presentation can be downloaded here (PDF, 6.1 MB).


Women in Mathematics Lunch at ANZIAM 2016

  • Date: Tuesday 9 February, 2016
  • Venue: QT Hotel, Canberra
  • Poster (PDF, 171 KB)

The Women in Mathematics Lunch is held to showcase the prominent female mathematicians at ANZIAM 2016. The lunch provides an opportunity to learn about the careers of the female plenary speakers, as well as to delve into discussions on topics affecting all mathematical careers worldwide.

This year, we'll be hearing from a diverse group of speakers: Vivien Kirk, Petra Kuhnert and Karen Willcox. For a prelude into what's in store, see the ANZIAM 2016 Q&A page.

Lunch (including tea/coffee and cake) is free to all registered ANZIAM 2016 attendees, and people of any gender are welcome.

This event is supported by ANZIAM, the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) of the AustMS, and the Australian Research Council (ARC) through Nalini Joshi’s Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship.

Please RSVP by 12 noon on the 8th February 2016 to ensure that you have a seat for lunch. RSVP using Google Docs or register at the ANZIAM 2016 Registration Desk.


AMSI Summer School Women in Maths Morning Tea 2016

AMSI Summer School is hosting a panel discussion gender inequality in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers.

Refreshments will be provided.

  • Date & Time: Monday 11 January 2016, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Venue: Kaleide Theatre, RMIT
  • Poster (PDF, 199 KB)


2016 - WIMSIG ORGANISED EVENTS

Women in Mathematical Sciences Dinner

This is joint event of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) and the Australian Statistical Conference 2016, organised by the AustMS Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG). It is the largest dinner yet!

The dinner will feature speeches and Q&A from some prominent women, including plenary speakers.

The sponsors are: Professor Nalini Joshi through her ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship; ACEMS; ANU; and the Australian Signals Directorate.


WIMSIG General Meeting

At the 2016 AustMS meeting in Canberra, WIMSIG will have a general business meeting before the Women in Mathematical Sciences dinner.

This meeting is a chance for members and friends of WIMSIG to meet the Executive Committee and discuss things of interest. We will have reports from Cheryl E. Praeger Travel Award recipients, Melissa Tacy and Chaitanya Oehmigara. Guest speakers include Inge Koch with an update on the AMSI Choose Maths project, Birgit Loch with a story of success at Swinburne, and Sally Zanic leading a discussion about the opportunities presented by MATRiX.

If there is an item you would like put on the agenda, please contact the WIMSIG Secretary.


Women in Mathematics Get-Togethers in June

Every year in June and November WIMSIG holds informal gatherings in cities around Australia.

The following get-togethers are confirmed for June (with some details yet to be finalised).

Adelaide

  • Tuesday 2 June 2016, 4-5pm (ACST)
  • Flinders University
  • Room 5.29, Level 5, Flinders University Building, Tonsley Campus
  • Host: Gobert Lee

Sydney (Statistics in Stilettos)

  • Friday 17 June 2016, 8:00 - 9:30am (AEST)
  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
  • Oval Classroom, Chau Chak Wing Building (Building 8, Level 2, Room 002)
  • Host: Louise Ryan (Ph: (02) 9514 2275)
  • This breakfast event, co-hosted by the NSW Branch of the Statistics Society of Australia and University of Technology Sydney, will provide a valuable networking opportunity for women interested in careers in statistics and related fields.
  • Poster (PDF, 279 KB)

Brisbane

  • Wednesday 22 June 2016, 10:30am - 12:00pm (AEST)
  • The University of Queensland
  • Room 442, Building 67, St Lucia Campus
  • Host: Cecilia González Tokman

Canberra

  • Thursday 30 June 2016, 11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST)
  • University of Canberra
  • Bruce Campus, Building 25 Level B Room 4 (25B4)
  • Host: Joanne Thandrayen

Hobart

If you're interested in hosting a Women in Maths get-together in June (or some future date), please contact WIMSIG-events@women.austms.org.au.


2015 - WIMSIG ENDORSED EVENTS

PhD Pre-Submission Seminar at ANU


AMSI Women in Mathematics Lunch - December 1, 2015

  • Tuesday 1 December 2015, 11:30am-2:00pm (AEDST)
  • Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)
  • 161 Monash Road, The University of Melbourne
  • Guest Speaker:
    • Marilys Guillemin - Addressing gender inequity in STEMM: What can we learn from local and international initiatives?
    • Marilys will lead an informal discussion on the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot, as well as provide an update from the European Gender Summit, held in Berlin in November 2015.
  • RSVP by November 22: Sara Borghesi or Claire Embregts


AMSI/AustMS Workshop "Geometry and Analysis"


27th Behrend Memorial Lecture

  • Time: 6-7pm, Tuesday 4 August 2015
  • Venue: Cuming Theatre, Chemistry Building, The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is privileged to be hosting Prof. Michèle Vergne in the week of August 3-7. She has made seminal contributions in many areas, including representation theory, algebraic geometry, and harmonic analysis. Among many honours, she has been elected to the French Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was a plenary speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2006. She has also been very involved in the popularisation of mathematics in France.

Prof. Vergne has graciously accepted to give this year's Behrend Memorial Lecture, aimed at the general public. Her talk Linear Inequalities will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 4 August. For full details, please see http://www.ms.unimelb.edu.au/~aghitza/behrend.


Workshop on Geometric Quantisation - July 2015

  • The IGA/AMSI Workshop on Geometric Quantisation will be held at The University of Adelaide from July 27-31, 2015.
  • The workshop features a large number of well-known international speakers, including several female invited speakers.
  • A highlight of the workshop will be a talk by the world-renowned female mathematician Prof Michèle Vergne.


AMSI Winter School 2015


AWM Research Symposium 2015

  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • April 11-12, 2015
  • See the webpage for more details


Australia New Zealand Applied Probability Workshop 2015


WIMSIG Presentation at the Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences Meeting - Feb 18, 2015

Lesley Ward (Chair of the WIMSIG Executive Committee) presented a talk on Gender Equity in Australian Schools of Mathematical Sciences at the Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences Meeting on February 18, 2015.

The slides for Lesley's presentation can be downloaded here (PDF, 165KB).


2015 - WIMSIG ORGANISED EVENTS

Women in Mathematics Get-Togethers in November 2015

There will be a series of Women in Maths Gatherings in November in cities around Australia. Some cities still need a volunteer host.

If you're interested in hosting a Women in Maths get-together in November (or some other future date), please get in touch with the appropriate person below.

  • For events in VIC, TAS, SA, or WA, contact Lynn Batten.

The following get-togethers are confirmed. Please RSVP to the local event organiser.

Adelaide

  • Tuesday 10 November 2015, 3:00-4:00pm (ACDST)
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Room 5.55, Level 5, Ingkarni Wardli Building
  • RSVP: Hang Wang

Melbourne

  • Wednesday 11 November 2015, 10:30am (AEDST)
  • Monash University
  • Room 340, 9 Rainforest Walk, Clayton campus
  • Short seminar by Prof Helen Forgasz: How to increase the retention of women in undergraduate mathematics
  • RSVP: Julie Clutterbuck

Brisbane

  • Thursday 19 November 2015, 10:30am (AEST)
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Room O520, Gardens Point Campus
  • RSVP: Catherine Pennington

Sydney

  • Tuesday 24 November 2015, 1:00pm (AEST)
  • The University of Sydney (USyd)
  • Grandstand Function Centre (between Oval Number 1 and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
  • A group of us will accumulate between 12:30 and 12:45 on Level 2 of the Carslaw building (USyd) in order to walk over to the Grandstand.
  • RSVP by Mon 23 Nov: Jacqui Ramagge

Women in Mathematics Dinner at the 2015 AustMS Meeting

The 59th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society will be held at Flinders University from September 28 to October 1, 2015.

There will again be a Women in Mathematics Dinner.

  • Time: 6:30pm, Sunday 27 September 2015
  • Place: Level 5, Tonsley Building, Flinders University Tonsley Precinct

The dinner will feature speeches and Q&A from some prominent women, including plenary speakers and the Hon. Gail Gago, MLC, Minister for Science and Information Economy, Minister for the Status of Women for the state of South Australia.

Register for the dinner via a check box on the last page of the conference registration form.


WIMSIG General Meeting

At the 2015 AustMS meeting in Adelaide, WIMSIG will have a general business meeting before the Women in Mathematics dinner.

  • Time: 5:30-6:30pm, Sunday 27 September
  • Venue: Room 1.01, Tonsley Building, Flinders University Tonsley Precinct

This meeting is a chance for members and friends of WIMSIG to meet the Executive Committee and discuss things of interest.

If there is an item you would like put on the agenda please contact the WIMSIG Secretary, Joanne Hall.


Women in Mathematics Mid-Year Gatherings in 2015

  • WIMSIG gatherings are held mid-year and end-of-year in as many cities as we have volunteer organisers.
  • These get-togethers are a great opportunity to meet other mathematicians, build informal networks, and support each other.
  • Interested people of all genders are welcome.
  • Catering is provided so please RSVP to the local event organiser.
  • Download the poster (PDF, 398KB).

Sydney

    • Friday 22 May 2015, 12:00pm-2:00pm (AEST)
    • UNSW Mathematics Department
    • Tea Room in the Richard Berry building
    • Organised by: Deborah Cromer

Hobart

    • Thursday 11 June 2015, 12:00pm (AEST)
    • University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus
    • RSVP: Barbara Holland

Melbourne (RMIT)

    • Friday 12 June 2015, 1:00pm-2:30pm (AEST)
    • RMIT, School of Mathematics (Building 8, Level 18, Room 9)
    • RSVP: Arathi Arkala

Melbourne (Monash)

    • Monday 15 June 2015, 10:30am (AEST)
    • Monash University, Clayton campus, Ersatz tea room (room 429), 4th floor, 9 Rainforest Walk
    • RSVP (for catering): Julie Clutterbuck
    • Poster (PDF, 328KB)

Canberra

    • Tuesday 16 June 2015, 2:30pm-3:30pm (AEST)
    • Australian National University, Common Room, 1st floor, John Dedman Building
    • RSVP: Joan Licata

Adelaide

    • Wednesday 17 June 2015, 10:00am (CST)
    • UniSA, Mawson Lakes Campus, V1-04
    • RSVP: Bronwyn Hajek

Brisbane

Perth

    • Date: TBA (in conjunction with CONASTA 2015)
    • Curtin University (Bentley Campus), Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    • RSVP: Heather Lonsdale


Women in Mathematics Lunch at ANZIAM 2015

This lunch is designed to highlight the mathematical careers of the female plenary speakers at ANZIAM 2015, celebrate women in mathematics, and stimulate conversations on topics that impact the careers of all mathematicians.

Lunch is free to all registered ANZIAM 2015 attendees. Both men and women are welcome. Delegates will receive an email message with a request to RSVP before the conference.

The lunch will be hosted by Dr Joanne Hall and is funded by Prof. Nalini Joshi’s ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship with the support of ANZIAM and WIMSIG.


2014 - WIMSIG ENDORSED EVENTS

SEquences and Their Applications (SETA) — Nov 24-28, 2014

  • The international conference on SEquences and Their Applications (SETA) is a biennial conference series devoted to the mathematical theory of sequences used in wireless communications, cryptography and their applications.
  • This is a premier conference for researchers working in mathematics, communications and computer science in the specific area of pseudorandom sequences. Download the poster here (PDF, 318KB).
  • AMSI has a program to encourage women mathematicians to attend this event. To obtain special rates from AMSI, please contact Udaya Parampalli (udaya@unimelb.edu.au) for instructions.


A Women in Maths Networking Event

The 9th Annual AMSI Winter School is proud to present this event, which is designed to highlight the contribution of women in mathematics and provide a forum for discussion of career paths.

There is no cost for attendance at the event. Both women and men are welcome. Please join us for an evening of wine and cheese.

  • Date & Time: Wednesday 16 July 2014, 5:00-7:00pm
  • Venue: Science Learning Centre, Level 2 Priestley Building 67, The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Dr Tanja Lange (Technishe Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands)
    • Dr Joanne Hall (Queensland University of Technology)
    • Dr Anna Foeglein (TSG Consulting, Brisbane)

RSVP here.


WIMSIG Presentation at the Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences Meeting - Feb 2014

Asha Rao (Chair of the WIMSIG Executive Committee) presented a talk on Gender Equity in Australian Schools of Mathematical Sciences at the Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences Meeting on February 25, 2014.

The slides for Asha's presentation can be downloaded here (PDF, 147KB).


Women in Mathematics Lunch at ANZIAM 2014

This lunch is designed to highlight the mathematical careers of the female plenary speakers at ANZIAM 2014, celebrate women in mathematics, and stimulate conversations on topics that impact the careers of all mathematicians.

Lunch is free to all registered ANZIAM 2014 attendees. Both men and women are welcome.

RSVPs are essential by noon 31 January 2014 to Stephanie Swanson with a Cc to Sarah Lobb.

The event is supported by ANZIAM, the AustMS Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG), and the Australian Research Council (ARC) through Nalini Joshi's Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship.


Women in Mathematics Breakfast at MISG 2014

  • Date & Time: Wednesday 29th January 2014, 7:30-9:00 am
  • Venue: The Cube Space on Level 5 of P Block, Science and Engineering Centre, QUT

This breakfast is designed to highlight the contribution of women in industrial mathematics. There is no cost for attendance at the breakfast, and both women and men are welcome. For more information, contact Kristen Harley.


2014 - WIMSIG ORGANISED EVENTS

Women in Mathematics Dinner

  • 7 December 2014, 6:30pm onwards
  • Graduate House, The University of Melbourne
  • All Welcome

This dinner will highlight the mathematical careers of the female plenary speakers at the 8th Australia - New Zealand Mathematics Convention (ANZMC) and will celebrate women in mathematics, stimulating conversation on topics that impact the careers of all mathematicians.

Dinner is free to registered ANZMC attendees. Both men and women are invited to attend.

Update (Oct 2): Unfortunately we have reached capacity for the dinner venue. However, if you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Stephanie Swanson (stephanie.swanson@sydney.edu.au) and you will be informed if a seat becomes available.

This event is funded by Nalini Joshi’s ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship and is held with the support of the Women in Mathematics Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) of the AustMS. The views expressed are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Australian Research Council or of the AustMS.


Women in Mathematics Get-Togethers in November 2014

  • Melbourne Gathering
    • Monday 17 November, 3:30-4:30pm (AEDST)
    • The University of Melbourne
    • Tea Room in the Richard Berry building
    • Hosts: Zajj Daugherty (Melbourne), Ana Dow (Melbourne)
  • Adelaide Gathering
    • Friday 21 November, 4:00-5:30pm (ACDST)
    • Flinders University
    • Room 329, Level 3, IS&T Building (next to Carpark 15)
    • Host: Gobert Lee (Flinders)
  • Brisbane Gathering
    • Thursday 27 November, 3:30-5:00pm (AEST)
    • Queensland University of Technology
    • Gardens Point campus, O-block, Room 314
    • Hosts: Pamela Burrage (QUT), Barbara Johnston (Griffith)
  • Sydney Gathering
    • Date, time

Updated: 26 Feb 2018
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