NUI Galway’s Governing Authority ‘fully accepts’ recommendations by Gender Equality task force

Posted in Governance and administration on June 23rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway’s Governing Authority has said it fully accepts the recommendations presented by the Task Force for Gender Equality. At a meeting today the new task force presented its Progress Report along with its first set of recommendations …” (more)

[Caroline Crawford, Independent, 23 June]

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NUIG chair turns down equality meeting request

Posted in Governance and administration on April 13th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The chair of the Governing Body of NUI Galway has declined to meet elected Oireachtas members over their concerns about the ongoing gender equality issues at the university. Justice Catherine McGuinness, a former senator and retired Supreme Court judge, says her role as chair of the Governing Body is ‘very limited’ …” (more)

[Dara Bradley, Connacht Tribune, 13 April]

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Gender balance in academia

Posted in Governance and administration on March 2nd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Sir, – Catherine McGuinness (‘Why women fail to take an equal share of top posts in academia’, Opinion & Analysis, February 19th) suggests that NUI Galway is taking the lead in addressing gender discrimination. Unfortunately, Siptu members at the college do not share her confidence …” (more)

[Letters from Shivaun Quinlivan and Pat O’Connor, Irish Times, 2 March]

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Why women fail to take an equal share of top posts in academia

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The issue of gender equality in Irish universities has attracted much public attention in recent months. The under-representation of women in senior academic positions is, and continues to be, a prevalent trend within the higher education sector …” (more)

[Catherine McGuinness, Irish Times, 19 February]

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Task force on gender equality initiated by NUI Galway

Posted in Governance and administration on January 30th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington says ‘concrete action’ required. NUI Galway (NUIG) is setting up a task force to advise on policies, procedures and a ‘range of initiatives’ related to achieving gender equality …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 30 January]

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Judge Catherine McGuinness appointed chair of NUI Galway governing authority

Posted in Governance and administration on May 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Judge Catherine McGuinness has been appointed chair of NUI Galway’s Údarás na hOllscoile (governing authority). McGuinness is a retired Supreme Court judge, former senator and lifelong activist …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 2 May]

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