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Wednesday, 27 January 2021
School of IT Showcase displays students’ ingenuity

Developed by senior UCT students, tech projects and innovations that aim to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems were on display at the 2020 School of IT Showcase this week. The School of IT merges the innovative, technological and multidisciplinary capacities and knowledge of the faculties of Science, Commerce and Humanities. And the annual show-and-tell offers students an opportunity to showcase their best work.

Publication Date:
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 10:00
Alan Hirsch: a legacy of service and building leadership

Teacher, thought leader, policy influencer and founding director: these are some of the words that come to mind when one thinks of Professor Alan Hirsch. And these are certainly part of the legacy he leaves at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance when he retires on 31 December 2020.

Publication Date:
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 10:00
Femmeact: vital support for women in actuarial science

Gender disparity in actuarial science at universities and in the workplace is a larger issue than number parity. Women are essential role models in a field lagging in representation. They also offer vital perspectives in a world where bias often undermines women in the design of everything – from healthcare products to pension benefits. Student-led Femmeact is working to change that.

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 10:00
To be a successful leader, one must allow oneself to be challenged by others, be true to oneself and one’s values, seek out and provide mentorship, and keep open lines of communication.
A Women-led UCT webinar series concludes

UCT’s four female deans came together for the final round table in the A Women-led UCT webinar series to share insights from their leadership journey. Commerce dean, Associate Professor Linda Ronnie, highlighted that leadership is about values and being authentic. She pointed out that, in her experience, leadership is a service.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 10:00

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