International Women’s Day 2021 @UniVie
Film screening and panel discussions March 7–14 via online stream
Proceeding with passion, persistence and perspectives
On the occasion of International Women’s Day we celebrate female scientists with a film screening and two panel discussions. We invite you to get to know both Austrian and Canadian scientists and explore with us challenges women face on their way to success. Special guest Hon. Kirsty Duncan, former Canadian Minister of Science.
With this event we want to raise awareness of the on-going transformation of scientific work environments across gender and examine the opportunities young female scientists have today.
Film screening ‚Ms. Scientist‘ by Brandy Yanchyk: March 7–14 2021, stream (45min, Canada, 2018)
„Around the world the fields of scientific research and development remain a male-dominated environment. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics less than thirty percent of the world’s researchers are women. Many women enter a career in science but leave because of roadblocks and challenges. Canada wants to change that.
Brandy Yanchyk’s documentary Ms Scientist explores how Canada is trying to get female scientists to stay in the fields of science and progress to the top. Ms Scientist looks at the successes and challenges that Canada’s female scientists face. The film delves into their lives and examines the obstacles that are hindering their success such as balancing family and work, sexual harassment and unconscious bias.“ source: brandyyanchyk.com/ms-scientist
Canadian panel: March 7–14 2021, stream
Co-Scientific Director, Network of Centres of Excellence, ArcticNet, Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society and Policy, Associate Professor, Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, College of the Royal Society of Canada
Département de géographie / Department of Geography, Institut de recherche sur la science, la société et la politique (ISSP) / Institute for science, society and policy (ISSP), Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa, Otawa, Ontario, Canada
Hon. Kirsty Duncan, M.P., Member of Parliament for Etobicoke North, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Brandy Yanchyk, Independent documentary filmmaker and journalist, Director, producer, writer and narrator of Ms. Scientist, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Moderators: Verena Pichler, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
and Andrea Tanzer, Elise-Richter Fellow, WoChem – Women in Chemistry, Founder and Coordinator, Computational Genomics, Center for Anatomy and Cellbiology, Medical University of Vienna
Austrian panel: March 9 2021, 18:30–19:30 live + stream afterward
Barbara Fischer, Elise Richter Fellow, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Unit for Theoretical Biology, University of Vienna
Sabine Grenz, Univ-Prof. for Gender Studies, Faculty of Philosophy and Education, Department of Education, University of Vienna
Christa Schleper, University Professor, Head of Department of Functional and Evolutionary Biology, Head of Archaea Biology and Ecogenomics Unit, University of Vienna
Barbara Schober, Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Psych., Faculty of Psychology, Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology, University of Vienna
Lena Vogelmann, Gender Equality and Diversity Unit, Visual Sociology, University of Vienna
Moderator: Lena Yadlapalli, Communication & Media Relations, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna