UCT RESEARCH INNOVATION HIGHLIGHTS 2018-19 - Page 18



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Advancing womxn
award winners
UCT made strides in the advancement of womxn
by awarding grants totalling R22.5 million to womxn
researchers over the next five years under the banner
of Advancing womxn: a call for change.
The winners will not only be conducting
leading-edge research in fields where
womxn are under-represented and
into womxn’s issues but will also be
advancing the next generation of
Dr Katye Altieri, from
the of Department of
Oceanography, aims
to develop a research
and leadership training
programme at UCT for
black womxn to build
capacity in the field
of oceanography. The
project – co-led by
Associate Professor
Isabelle Ansorge, Dr Sarah
Fawcett and Associate
Professor Juliet Hermes
– aims to transform the
postgraduate culture of
oceanography at UCT.
womxn researchers through capacity
building. Dr Katye Altieri, Professor
Floretta Boonzaier and Professor
Janet Hapgood will receive funding
of ZAR1 million per year for five years.

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