Vacancy: JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (3-Year Fixed Term Contract)
Policy Research in International Services and Manufacturing (PRISM), a research and policy unit located within the School of Economics in the Faculty of Commerce, is seeking to appoint a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for a three-year contract position starting as soon as possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.