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Galboly: The Glens of Antrim's hidden villageNew!!

Share your expressionHidden away in the Glens of Antrim lie the ruins of a small village recently brought back to life for a blockbuster TV series. Nestled in the hills along the east Antrim coast road is the Hidden Village of Galboly. Once home to about 60 people, the final resident was a Cistercian monk […]

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W3 Fortune Raises 120 Million Yen In Funding

Share your expressionThe platform will launch multiple Web3.0-specific business models, leverage the expertise and track record developed, and for partnerships with other companies to seamlessly drive social implementation from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 W3 Fortune, a Singapore-based startup, has raised 120 million Yen in Seed funding from Relic Inc and angel investors. The startup's […]

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No one-size-fits-all approach for mentorship

Share your expressionCommitted to Caring honoree Jeff Grossman strives to provide each of his students with personalized advising. Although some of his research focuses on nanomaterials, MIT Professor Jeff Grossman makes sure that his graduate students receive a macroscopic amount of thoughtful mentorship. Grossman is a professor of materials science and engineering at MIT, the […]

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A study of entrepreneurs explains why we sometimes give without receiving

Share your expressionFrom someone dropping off dinner at the doorstep of a neighbour with COVID-19 to an octogenarian in India giving up his oxygen bed for a middle-aged patient, instances of people giving to those in need without expectations has made headlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. People are often in direct competition for shared resources, so biologically, it […]

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Australia’s media industry shed 5,000 journalists to survive – what does this mean for those who left, and those left behind?

Share your expressionIn 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 […]

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Here’s an approach to mentoring that can help close the leadership gender gap

Share your expressionMentoring 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 […]

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Remembering Tania Douglas: a brilliant biomedical engineer, academic and friend

Share your expressionTributes 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, […]

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An Egyptian woman who dared: the Nawal El Saadawi I knew

Share your expressionThroughout the Middle East and beyond, the name Nawal El Saadawi is not one that can be received with indifference. During her lifetime and even after her passing on 21 March 2021, the Egyptian author, physician and activist evokes intense feelings that range from love and respect to hatred and offence. This comes as no […]

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PhD students can benefit from non-academic mentors’ outside perspectives

Share your expressionA mentor is a professional who acclimates a protégé into a profession. In the Bottegas of Renaissance Florence, upstart Leonardo Da Vinci pulverized Tuscan stone and collected eggs to make tempera for mentor Andrea del Verrocchio, who might allow Da Vinci to assist Michelangelo with his paintings. Although this model was adopted by the research laboratories of […]

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Africa’s research ecosystem needs a culture of mentoring

Share your expressionSub-Saharan Africa faces a range of development challenges, including high population growth, poverty, food insecurity, and poor health. There is a clear need for qualified and skilled researchers to tackle these issues. But there is also a scarcity. For instance, Sub-Saharan Africa contributes less than 1% to global research output despite accounting for 13.5% of the global population. This asymmetry calls for […]

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Insights from Kenya: how to keep children from poorer homes in school

Share your expressionIt is widely recognised that education is a public good, which should be accessed by all, as a human right - irrespective of someone’s gender and socioeconomic or disability status. It is a goal that’s enshrined in the fourth Sustainable Development Goal. Yet, the right to education for children is not assured, particularly for […]

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Men are mentors in program for adolescent boys about healthy relationships and sexuality

Share your expressionSocial media campaigns such as #MeToo have brought tremendous attention to the issue of sexual violence in North American society, igniting the call for violence prevention programs that challenge traditional gender norms and promote healthy relationships. Given the gendered nature of sexual and dating violence, targeting boys with these programs early in adolescence may provide an opportunity to shift […]

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Breaking up the Old Boys club by elevating women coaches

Share your expressionThe federal government has a goal of achieving gender equity across all levels of sport by 2035. Minister of Sport Kirsty Duncan announced the development of a Working Group on Gender Equity in Sport. In the group are experts, leaders and advocates for girls and women in sport and in coaching — Olympians Hayley Wickenheiser and Adam van Koeverden and […]

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Want to be a woman in science? Here’s advice from those who’ve gone before

Share your expressionEach year on February 11, the United Nations marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s a chance to reflect on how the situation has improved for women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), and how much remains to be done. For instance, less than 30% of the […]

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This is why most teachers need Indigenous coaches

Share your expressionI hear a lot about this so-called ‘inequality’ when it comes to First Nations populations… The problem is the victim mentality… They have to stop seeing themselves as constantly being oppressed.” As an educator, when I read this university student’s response — to an online discussion post about the existence of social inequality […]

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Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

Share your expressionIn Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it’s critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It’s also one that equips students with crucial skills. Computer Science graduates are problem solvers and logical thinkers who can apply their technical expertise in a range of ways – including to socioeconomic problems. For […]

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Good mentorship has the power to unlock university students’ potential

Share your expressionWhen I sent out an informal notice to my computer science students offering mentorship to anyone who wanted it, I wasn’t expecting many replies. After all, how many students rush to get involved in voluntary activities when they’re already so busy with academic work? I was wrong. Within two days 40 students had […]

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