In celebration of the International Women’s Day 2021, the Task Force on Women and Family-Friendly Policies has selected to screen “Picture A Scientist”, a feature-length documentary film about 3 women researchers who have revolutionized the culture of science for women and minorities after overcoming harassment, discrimination and years of subtle slights. A webinarEmpowering Women Academics in Higher Education: Dialogue” will be held to discuss the issues brought up by the film, the challenges faced by women researchers and how they can be empowered to overcome the difficulties, excel in their professional arena and advance their career.  

Welcoming address of Vice-Chancellor Professor Rocky S. Tuan:  

About “Picture A Scientist”:
Online Viewing: Available from March 4 to March 13, 2021
Run Time: 97 mins
Language: English
Synopsis: “Picture A Scientist” is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks and geologist Jane Willenburg lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, in overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, viewers encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all. Trailer:
  Details of Webinar:
Theme: Empowering Women Academics in Higher Education: Dialogue
Date: March 9, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: (GMT+8) 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Language: English
Panel Speakers from CUHK: Professor SHAM Mai Har (岑美霞教授)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President

Choh-Ming Li Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Professor Fok Tai-fai (霍泰輝教授)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President
Choh-Ming Li Professor of Paediatrics

Professor Fanny M. Cheung (張妙清教授)
Research Professor, Department of Psychology
Senior Advisor, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK

Professor Meng, Mei Ling Helen (蒙美玲教授)
Patrick Huen Wing Ming Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

Professor Surabhi Chopra
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law

Professor CHOI Susanne Yuk Ping (蔡玉萍教授)[Moderator] Professor, Department of Sociology