Left to Right are Dr. Zhu Xiujie, Vice-Dean, Gender and Development Research Centre, Dr. Habiba Zaman, GSWS (SFU), and Dr. Chen Shaojun, Professor of Sociology and Vice-Director of National Research Centre for Resettlement, Hohai University

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Habiba Zaman, GSWS, Honoured by Hohai University

October 20, 2016
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Professor Habiba Zaman (Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies) was recently awarded an Advisory Professorship by Hohai University in Nanjing, China. Dr. Zaman was honoured by The Vice-President, Academic in a special ceremony conducted by the Dean of the Faculty of Public Administration. The Director of the International Office, Vice-Dean of the Gender and Development Research Centre, and many senior Professors of the Faculty of Public Administration attended the event.

During her Visiting Position, Hohai University (September 8-29, 2016), Dr. Zaman participated in a number of activities through the auspices of the Faculty of Public Administration, which includes five departments: Sociology, Social work, Public Policy/Administration, Land Management, and Resettlement Management Science.

The Faculty also has a Gender and Development Research Centre, where Dr. Zaman participated in meetings and a pre-defense PhD Dissertation. She delivered five lectures/seminars to graduate classes of MA and PhD students—both international and local – as well as three public lectures organized by the Vice-Dean of the Gender and Development Research Centre. Dr. Zaman describes these lectures as “very well attended,” and reports being most impressed by “the diversity of the international student population of the Faculty of Public Administration, including those from Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Niger, Liberia, Russia, Nigeria, France, Tajikistan, Laos, Cambodia, Pakistan, Iran, and Bangladesh."

Photo taken after the award ceremony with Senior Administrators. Included are the Vice President, Academic; Dean of the Faculty of Public Administration; Director of the International Office; Director of the National Research Centre for Resettlement; Vice Dean of the Gender and Development Research Centre; and Professors and Graduate Students of the Faculty of Public Administration.

The International Office of Hohai University coordinated all aspects of Dr. Zaman's stay, including her lectures, travel plan, and accommodation, and provided her with a Research Assistant for three weeks. She comments that “the support and services were exemplary.”

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