The UWA Historical Society

UWA Historical Society annual lecture 2012

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Mathematics and Women: 36 years at The University of Western Australia

Fourth Annual Lecture of the UWA Historical Society in association with Convocation (The UWA Graduates Association)

The Annual Lecture is the highlight of the year for the Society and Convocation and we are delighted to welcome Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA, Director of the Centre for the Mathematics of Symmetry and Computation, School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Western Australia, to reflect upon her years on Campus and subsequent experiences and achievements..

Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA
Speaker: 
Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA
Date: 
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Time: 
6.15 pm
Location: 
Weatherburn Lecture Theatre (Maths), UWA
Cost: 
This public event is free and no RSVP is required.
Enquiries: 
UWA Historical Society on (+61 8) 9384 6166.

About Winthrop Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA

Mathematician Cheryl Praeger has served The University of Western Australia as lecturer, senior lecturer, and professor since 1976. She leads a flourishing research group in pure mathematics and is in the top one per cent of highly cited mathematicians in the world.

Currently she holds an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship. She has been a member of the UWA Senate, Chair of the UWA Promotions and Tenure Committee, inaugural Dean of Postgraduate Research Studies, Head of the Department of Mathematics, Chair of the Planning Group for the Leadership Development for Women program, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the first woman president of the Australian Mathematical Society (1992-1994), a member of the Order of Australia (since 1999), and first Australian-based executive committee member of the International Mathematical Union.

She holds a BSc (Hons) and MSc from the University of Queensland, a DPhil in Mathematics from the University of Oxford (1973), a DSc from UWA (1989), an honorary DSc from the Prince of Songkla University (1993) and a DHC from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2005).

About UWAHS Annual Lectures

The UWA Historical Society was launched by the Vice Chancellor Professor Alan Robson in October 2008 to encourage appreciation of University history amongst staff, students, graduates and the community. The inaugural Annual Lecture of the Society in association with Convocation was held in 2009 with Robert French, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, as guest speaker, followed in 2010 by Dr. Sue Boyd, former diplomat and President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (WA Branch), and in 2011 by Emeritus Professor Don Watts.