UQ women are Antarctica-bound

21 November 2019

Five University of Queensland-based scientists will travel by sea to Antarctica this month, after being handpicked for a professional development program.

The Homeward Bound scheme aims to heighten the influence and impact of women in decisions that shape the planet, offering opportunities to 100 female scientists each year.

Marine ecologist Dr Emma Kennedy said she and her UQ colleagues were honoured to be part of an amazing cohort of ambitious, lauded scientists.

“We’re thrilled to be helping to build a trusting, highly skilled, global network of women in science who are looking to disrupt the leadership landscape,” Dr Kennedy said.

“This year, 100 of us from 33 countries have had a chance to connect, and we’ve been getting some coaching in the lead-up to the leadership training we’ll receive in Antarctica.”

Homeward Bound aims to improve applied science and to address global issues – particularly environmental degradation.

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