'Queering the Pitch?' Male Survivors and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
Wednesday 2 November 2022, 12:45-1:45 pm, Room R2.41 (Ramphal Building) and online on MS Teams
Professor Chris Dolan from the Global Sustainable Development Department will be giving a talk about the multiple ways in which the phenomenon of sexual violence against men - and the realities experienced by the survivors produced by that violence – destabilise established understandings of how such violence works, who is victimized by it, and how and why it needs to be tackled. It then looks at how this destabilisation in turn challenges us to reconsider core assumptions about the relationship between data and intervention.
All Warwick staff, students, and alumni are welcome to attend. Register for the event.Link opens in a new window
At the start of the summer, staff from across the University were invited to attend Warwick's inaugural Inclusion Conference. The event celebrated diversity and offered an inclusive environment in which colleagues could learn, collaborate, and co-create. Participants shared practice, generated ideas, thought deeply about what it means to be an inclusive institution, and celebrated the University's collective achievements and progress so far.
Two of our undergraduate Single Honours GSD students, Naomi Carter and Sophie Kitching, presented at the conference on the important topics of combatting menstrual stigma to enhance wellbeing and inclusive teaching for autistic and neurodivergent students. We spoke with Naomi and Sophie about their work and their experiences of the conference.
Exploring policy pathways considering migration dynamics in the sustainable management of protected areas in Madagascar.
I have worked hard here with Dr Sama Zefania head of IESM (University of Menabe) trying to make progress with our UoW-funded PSF project: Exploring policy pathways considering migration dynamics in the sustainable management of protected areas in Madagascar. IESM is our external partner in the implementation of this project. We are on the preparation phase of the project, meeting authorities, key partners and research assistants. Eights students from IESM will be engaged in data collection in Menabe and Androy interviewing migrants and local authorities to understand reasons of migration and its link with deforestation within Menabe Protected Area. I recall that Menabe protected area (210,000 hectares) has an exceptional biodiversity with very high rate of species endemism but has faced rapid deforestation hypothesised to be exacerbated by migration of people from Southern Madagascar, the driest region, located in the extreme south of the country. It is believed that migrants have fled from drought and hard life condition in South to squat in the forest or settle in villages near the protected area to practice slash and burn agriculture and grow maize and peanuts. In collaboration with local partners and authorities here in Menabe, our PSF project aims at unravelling socioecological complexities and increasing awareness in order to promote informed policy decisions.
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The STEM Grand Challenge is a long-term project, working to enhance the science, engineering and innovation infrastructure on campus. We asked him five key questions about what this means for Warwick.
We are extremely proud of Dr Bryan Brazeau (Liberal Arts) and Dr Gioia Panzarella (Global Sustainable Development) for winning the 2022 Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence (WAPTE)! The WAPTE Team received more nominations than ever before this year from both students and staff, so it is a real testament to their commitments to personal tutoring to be acknowledged at this level.
Congratulations to our students for securing funding for research projects over the summer!
The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme (URSS) enables undergraduate students to carry out an interdisciplinary summer research public engagement project. The scheme is open to any undergraduate student at Warwick and research can be completed in the UK or abroad.
This year, one student from the Liberal Arts Department and five students from the Global Sustainable Development (GSD) Department have successfully secured a URSS bursary. Their work will be recognised at the URSS Showcase 2022 on Wednesday 16 November between 1-4 pm in the Panorama room in the Rootes Building - all are welcome to attend!
In early July 2022, as part of the Warwick International Intensive Study Programme (WIISP), Liberal Arts and the School for Cross-faculty Studies offered an onsite module in Venice for 16 Warwick students (including students from Liberal Arts and Global Sustainable Development) and students from select international partners.