Women have been a part of The University of Queensland community for more than 105 years, and have continued to break down the barriers facing them. From the first ever students fighting for positions in Science, Commerce and Engineering, to the first ever woman Head of Dentistry being appointed in 2016, the women of UQ have had a proud history.
Join the UQ Union and UQU Women’s Department in celebrating that history on Wednesday October 19 at the Global Change Institute, with the launch of ‘The History of Women at UQ’ publication. This short history details the first ever women students at the university, student and staff achievements, the history of women in the student union, gender studies/women’s studies, and the status of women today.
This free event will feature a keynote presentation from Associate Professor Liz Mackinlay, canapes, coffee and tea, and, of course, a free copy of ‘The History of Women at UQ’.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LIZ MACKINLAY
Liz is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at The University of Queensland. She is a feminist academic and activist who is passionate about her academic work as a contemporary Bluestocking in Women's and Gender Studies, Indigenous Australian education, and all things related to gender equality and justice. She has just completed two books,'Teaching and learning like a feminist: Storying our experiences in higher education' and with Briony Lipton, 'We only talk feminist here: Feminist academics, voice and agency in the neoliberal university', and has written extensively in the fields of ethnomusicology, Indigenous Australian Studies and autoethnography. Away from the academy, Liz is an ultra-marathon runner, a material girl at heart who loves to quilt, and an avid AFL Richmond supporter.