Conservation is too often seen as a crisis discipline, one in which bad news predominates. Although nature is facing huge challenges, we feel there are many positive stories out there where conservation has made a difference to people’s lives and to the status of wild nature. Progress, at the moment, tends to be overshadowed by negativity. It may well be happening, but it can be slow-burning,…
Our very own Rebecca Short will be taking part in a facilitated panel discussion about gender equality in the natural sciences, followed by an open Q&A at Imperial College's Silwood Park campus on March 8th - International Women's Day.
Equality in the Natural Sciences: Increasing Gender Parity in the Lab and in the Field
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.
Building on the success of the 2016 Soapbox Science, this year the event takes on a new and exciting element!
ICCS will again be helping to bring the event to Oxford, and this year MPLS and the Medical Science divisions from the University will be lending financial support.