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Diversity in Inorganic Chemistry Symposium

We are pleased to announce that as part of IC19, we are hosting a Diversity Symposium on the afternoon of Wednesday 18th December. This event is being co-hosted by the RACI NSW Women in Chemistry group. We will have two panels, discussing aspects of Diversity in Chemistry. The schedule for the afternoon is below.


3:15 pm – Diversity keynote - A/Prof Colette Boskovic (University of Melbourne), “Diversity in Chemistry: Pipelines, Mentors & Supermums”

3:45 pm – Diversity of researchers panel discussion- chemistry continues to face challenges with diversity, with many groups underrepresented in research, including women, social and ethnic minorities, and people with disabilities.

Panel members:
Chair – Liz New (University of Sydney)
Carol Hua (University of Melbourne)
Colette Boskovic (University of Melbourne)
Eva Hevia (University of Bern)
Anthony Phillips (Queen Mary – University of London)


4:40 pm - Diversity of careers panel discussion – chemistry graduates go on to have impact in a wide range of careers. We will host a panel discussion featuring chemistry graduates who now work across a variety of sectors.

Panel members:
Chair – Morgan Philp (UTS)
Maggie Auselbrook (ANSTO)
Elysha Taylor (CETEC)
Tom Ellis (Gelion)
Michael Moore (FB Rice)


5:35 pm – Networking drinks

In order to assist us in our planning, please complete this form by Monday 9th December to indicate your interest in attending. As part of this form, you will have the opportunity to provide topics or questions you'd like the panel to address. We believe that some advanced notice of topics and questions will be valuable in focusing the discussion.

This event is open to everyone, not just attendees of the conference, so please feel free to pass it amongst your networks.