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Gender Task Force Archive

The Faculty of Arts Gender Task Force was established by the Dean of Arts in December 2015 to review practices, procedures, policies and the overall climate within units with respect to gender in the Faculty. It presented its recommendations in June 2016.

Recommendations of the Gender Task Force, please click here.

Members of the Gender Task Force include:

Chair Professor Gina Marchetti
School of Chinese Dr Lucas Klein
School of English Jessica Valdez
School of Humanities Dr Roslyn Hammers
School of Modern Languages and Cultures Dr Janet Borland
School of Modern Languages and Cultures Dr Li Chong
Centre for Applied English Studies Dr Joanna Lee
Associate Dean (Postgraduate) – 
ex officio member
Dr Wai Ting Siok
Secretary Ms Georgina Challen
Research Assistant Ms Zhang Xuehong
To facilitate its review, the Task Force set up four subcommittees to focus on specific areas:

Hiring, Retention and Promotion Subcommittee members: 
Dr Lucas Klein 
Dr Li Chong 
Dr Katherine Chen (School of English) 
Dr Peter Cunich (School of Humanities) 

Sexual Harassment and Climate in Units Subcommittee members: 
Professor Gina Marchetti 
Dr Jessica Valdez
Ms Tess Hogue (Centre for Applied English Studies) 

Professor David Pomfret (School of Humanities) 

Leadership, Professional Development and Mentoring Subcommittee members: 
Dr Janet Borland 
Dr Joanna Lee
Dr Lisa Cheung (Centre for Applied English Studies) 
Dr Staci Ford (School of Humanities/School of Modern Languages and Cultures) 
Dr Lillian Wong (Centre for Applied English Studies) 

Research, Curriculum and Academic Freedom 
Professor Gina Marchetti 
Dr Roslyn Hammers 
Dr Staci Ford (School of Humanities/School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Dr Mercedes Vazquez Vazquez (School of Modern Languages and Cultures)

Past Events


Gender Task Force Forum
Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower

Unconscious Bias Workshop
Dr Jane Horan
Date: Friday, May 20, 2016
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: Room LG.62, Lower Ground Floor, Centennial Campus


Gender Equality in Higher Education: An Elusive Goal?

Professor Carole J. Petersen
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: Room 436, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8aMl9FKGCQ