This article was passed on to me today and I thought it worthwhile to pass on to the group. Trailing spouses exist on both sides of the gender fence, and as a young mom, I can definitely attest that my career has more sacrifices in it than my partner’s it seems so my career track […]
YCSEC-A 2016 was held at Queen’s University on the shore on Lake Ontario in Kingston, Canada! With over 50 participants that included 42 talks from graduate students and early career researchers, 3 industry talks and 5 keynote addresses, people from North and South America met to discuss coastal engineering and science. This included participants with […]
Undertake a short (< 5 minute) survey about your experience of gender inequality (or lack of) in coastal geoscience and engineering. This will add to an initial survey undertaken at the International Coastal Symposium in March 2016, which indicated that this is an instructive endeavour We would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey, which will help […]
For many of us, whether we are in academia, government, or industry, job insecurity and short-term contracts can become draining. Dr Dani Barrington is a Research Fellow jointly appointed by Monash University and the International Water Centre, and an Honorary Fellow at The University of Queensland. As her contract ends in a few weeks, Dani shares her thoughts on how […]
Hi everyone. It’s been a busy time of year for the committee with research, projects, teaching, field work, conferences, and family. Since the launch of WICGE in March, we have had our website updated with our new web address www.womenincoastal.org, and we now have a member form so that members can add themselves to the […]
Member spotlight: Katherine Ratliff, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. My research focuses on landscape dynamics and the complex feedbacks within coupled human-landscape systems at the land-water interface. I seek to better understand […]
By Dr Luciana Esteves Reducing gender imbalance in higher education and in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) based careers is now in the agenda of many organisations. These corporate initiatives have great value as they can raise awareness, promote diversity and disseminate good practices and role models to a large number of people. In […]
While I am currently on maternity leave and trying to figure out all things baby and keeping 1 ear to the ground with my job, I found this a very interesting article. I’m lucky to have a very supportive work environment and a generous maternity leave, but conscious that being off for up to a […]
A reflection by Shari Gallop, Ana Vila-Concejo and Sarah Hamylton The Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering (WICGE) network was officially launched on 8th March 2016 at the International Coastal Symposium in Sydney, Australia. We were pleased to have a great turnout of around 70 people, with a good mix of men and women which […]
Being the first woman chairing the International Coastal Symposium – unconscious bias and microagressions.
By Associate Professor Ana Vila Concejo It was 2013 when A/Prof. Peter Cowell and I, both at the University of Sydney, decided that hosting the International Coastal Symposium in Sydney would be a good idea. I was pregnant at the time with my second son. Now my son can count to 10 in two languages, […]
All International Coastal Symposium participants are invited to the official launch.
Early bird registration for the ICS 2016 in Sydney, Australia closes December 31. Visit http://ics2016.org/ to register and hope to see you there!