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A refreshing talk, free photo session, games and Google swags…
Wed. 22 June 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm AEST
Want to hear about how to achieve work life balance? Would like to have a profile photo taken for your CV by a professional photographer for free? Interested in winning Google swags?
We are pleased to invite you to attend our joint event with Google Girl Geek Coffees and CIS Postgraduate Group. So bye to final exams and embrace the happy moment, it's a good time to relax and meet new friends. We are organizing a talk followed by a free photography session, games with Google swags as prizes and refreshments.
Title of this talk: Work-life balance: a myth or reality?
Lisa Annese, Diversity Council Australia CEO, said “[We] see more women working part time. It’s obviously not getting any easier to combine full time work with having children. Major barriers continue to be limited access to quality, well paid and flexible work, as well as a lack of affordable and flexible childcare.” While having children is one rationale for a part-time working arrangement, there are many other reasons why employees choose to work flexible hours and spend less time in the office. In her talk, Tatiana will discuss part-time vs full-time work, underemployment rate for women, issues arising when women return to work after having children, and jobs and careers that can encompass flexible working conditions. She will draw on the examples from her own experience and invite the audience to share their stories.
The Guest speaker: Dr.Tatiana Kameneva
Bio: Dr Kameneva received PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Melbourne in 2008. During her PhD candidature, Dr Kameneva investigated robustness of control systems. She learned control theory tools and gained experience in systems with limited bandwidth. After obtaining her PhD, from 2008 to 2010, Dr Kameneva held a research position in National ICT Australia, NICTA, Victoria Research Lab. From 2010 to 2012, she held a postdoctoral position at the University of Melbourne. Over this time, Dr Kameneva gained experience in neuroscience and computational modelling. From 2012 to present, Dr Kameneva is an ARC DECRA Fellow at the University of Melbourne. During 2012-2014, she was seconded to NICTA as a research coordinator 0.5 FTE. Dr Kameneva has expertise in control theory tools and computational modelling in application to life science area. Dr Kameneva studies how electrical stimuli affects neural response and works on the development of new stimulation methods that can be used across a broad range of medical bionics applications.
Coming for fun with IEEE WIE Student Affinity Group, Google Girl Geek Coffees and CIS Postgraduate Group at UoM. Welcome to bring all your female friends.
Hope to see you all there :)