Australia’s media industry shed 5,000 journalists to survive – what does this mean for those who left, and those left behind?
In the 2000s, the internet shredded the media’s business model. The media’s influence fragmented and many employees paid the price. Between 2012 and 2016, thousands of Australian journalists lost their jobs in large redundancy rounds as the industry scrambled to try to stay alive. The bulk of redundancies happened in print media because historically, they […]
Here’s an approach to mentoring that can help close the leadership gender gap
Mentoring is known to be a critical component of job satisfaction and career development. It is also widely recognised that career advancement in medicine, research and health more broadly remains in favour of men. Traditional academic mentoring programs rely on a unidirectional mentor-mentee relationship: a senior academic mentors a junior (female) academic. This model has been shown […]
Remembering Tania Douglas: a brilliant biomedical engineer, academic and friend
Tributes from friends, colleagues, collaborators and students have poured in for South African academic Professor Tania Samantha Douglas, an internationally recognised scholar, biomedical engineer and innovator. She passed away on 20 March 2021. She was admired by many and consulted broadly for her unique insights, in-depth understanding of South Africa’s higher education environment, and open-mindedness. […]