Gender Equity? In Irish Universities?

November 09, 2017

Café Minerva


Seminar:  Dr. Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington, on current struggles for gender equity and institutional and legal responses

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 2–5 pm
AQ 5067, Ellen Gee Room, SFU Burnaby

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington is a plant ecologist recently retired from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).

She took a gender discrimination case against NUI Galway to the national Equality Tribunal.  Making headlines in a landmark decision, the Tribunal ruled in her favour in November
2014, pointing to multiple failures in the promotion procedure that echo barriers faced by female academics elsewhere. 

Micheline donated her compensation money to help five other female lecturers in challenging their promotion decisions, and to support broader national and international movements for social justice.

Please join us for this unique opportunity to share talk and strategy about gender equity in
Irish and Canadian universities.

Co-sponsored by: Simon Fraser University’s Departments of Sociology and Anthropology; History; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Academic Women; the Centre for Policy, Culture and Communities; the Irish Women’s Network (Vancouver), and the Centre for Imaginative Ethnography.

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