Can Ruti gets the debate going on Women in Science

- Institutional
  • To coincide with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, the IGTP will hold its first workshop dedicated to the reality for women on the campus
  • The event is organized by the Working Group Women in Science made up of representatives of diverse institutions on the Can Ruti Campus
  • During the morning the directors of different centres on the campus will sign a declaration of intentions based on the recommendations of the United Nations to promote equal opportunities and the scientific career path for women

On Monday 11 February researchers on the campus will be able to attend a debate on gender questions in the research environment in the first workshop to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.  "A morning is not sufficient to deal with all aspects of this question, but the working group wants to get the debate started on all aspects in our institutions and celebrate the day by putting it on the table," explains Nuria Izquierdo-Useros, member of the Working Group: Women in Science on the Can Ruti Campus, who have organized the event, and researcher at the IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute.

The workshop will take place from 9.30 to 13.00 with a programme including various activities.  It starts with the formal presentation of the Working Group on the campus by Dr Julia García-Prado, Scientific Director of the Germans Trias i Pujol Research Institute (IGTP) and Principal Researcher of a group at the IrsiCaixa acting as spokesperson. During the morning there will be a masterclass on gender equality in the research and innovation sector, a journal club and a round table discussion with invited experts from other centres.  You can see the full programme here, entrance is free and no prior registration is required.

Signature of the declaration of intentions

This first event will also serve to formalize the intentions of the various institutions on the campus with the commitment of their directors who will sign a Declaration of Intentions.  The document will be signed by Dr Manel Puig, Director of the IGTP; Dr. Bonaventura Clotet, Director of the IrsiCaixa and President of the Fight AIDS Foundation (FLS); Dr Manel Esteller, Director-Elect of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC); Dr Jordi Casabona, Director of the Centre for Epidemiological Studies of Sexually Transmitted Disease and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEISCAT); Dr Antonio Dávalos, Director of the Germans Trias Hospital and Dr Jordi Ara, Managing Director of the Northern Metropolitan Territory of Barcelona, Catalan Health  Institute (ICS).  The letter has six points and is based on recommendations by the United Nations.