The University of Cape Town (UCT) celebrates 5 women who are making strides in the fight against COVID-19 in their respective fields.
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Two years after UCT Vice Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng launched the For Womxn by Womxn scholarships for the advancement of women in academia, the three grant recipients, Dr Katye Altieri, Professor Floretta Boonzaier and Professor Janet Hapgood delivered brief updates on the status of their research projects. Speaking at the UCT Women’s Day virtual event, For Womxn by Womxn, the three researchers updated the UCT community on their research on oceanography, gendered and sexual violence, and contraception and HIV risks for women in Subs-Saharan Africa.
UCT News has used the opportunity of Women’s Month to focus on women in technology. Here we feature interviews with some of the University of Cape Town’s brightest innovators who are using tech to advance our understanding of the world, to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and build resilient communities in the face of other health, social and economic challenges.
The Distinguished Teacher Award is the highest accolade awarded to teaching staff at all levels within the university. Through the award, the University of Cape Town acknowledges the primary place of teaching and learning in the university’s work. This year, three of the four recipients are women.