Eat breakfast with a volcanologist, Aboriginal Elder and an editor this International Women’s Day.
The Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise has invited Dr Rebecca Carey and Patsy (Auntie) Cameron to join The Examiner’s editor Courtney Greisbach to inspire its Launceston audience around the 2019 theme #BalanceforBetter.
Established as a call to action for driving gender balance across the world, #BalanceforBetter also acknowledges the importance of balance in relation to cultural acceptance, health and well-being.
Dr Carey is researching submarine volcanoes, collecting data from rocks beneath the ocean’s surface to gain an understanding of the role submarine volcanic activity played in fragmenting super continents.
“The hypothesis is that hot magma broke Australia and Antarctica apart and fragmented them from Gondwana,” she said.
As one of four female volcanologists affiliated with the University of Tasmania, Dr Carey said the gender imbalance worked in the opposite way in her department, however she said female graduates in her discipline tended to avoid working in remote outback areas.
“They tend to modify their skills to take office-based jobs,” she said.
Dr Carey will also speak about women in academia.
- WHAT: International Women’s Day Breakfast
- WHEN: 7am, Wednesday, March 6
- WHERE: The Boathouse, Invermay
- COST: $40, eventsbytamarsunrise.com
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