GCU Gender Budgeting expert heads to Liesel Beckmann Symposium

Glasgow Caledonian University’s Professor Ailsa McKay is presenting a keynote speech and workshops at the Liesel Beckmann Symposium 2010.

This year’s symposium is devoted to the theme “Gender in the Business Sciences” and is especially relevant in the light of current debates.  In cooperation with the Gender Center of the Technische Universität München, and within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the Federal and State Governments, the Institute for Advanced Study has organised its fourth symposium on themes of gender and diversity.

The focus of this year’s lectures and workshops includes “leadership” in addition to “gender marketing” and “gender budgeting”, discussed by Prof Ailsa McKay.

Professor McKay is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economic Studies and International Business and Vice Dean of the Caledonian Business School at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her research interests include the economics of gender inequalities in modern welfare states. She is a founding member of the Scottish Women’s Budget Group and a member of the Scottish Governments Equality and Budgets Advisory Group.

For more information, www.gcu.ac.uk/cbs

CIC Start Online event on Improving Energy and Carbon Performance of Housing

Glasgow Caledonian University is hosting a CIC Start Online event tomorrow, called Improving Energy and Carbon Performance of Housing – A Glasgow Case Study.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. You can also attend the seminar in person by registering at www.cicstart.org. A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers. If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form at www.cicstart.org. The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).

Further Information: CIC Start Online

Sistemic scoops Nexxus life sciences award

Glasgow based Sistemic won the Nexxus Most Promising Young Life Science Company of the Year (West) Award in front of an audience of around 130 life scientists gathered to celebrate local life science achievements.

The innovative Scottish SME has set up a sales facility in the United States, won its first major pharmaceutical contract, secured its first EU and US customers, been awarded a SMART Research & Development Grant, filed three new patents and launched three new products in less than a year.

Professor Chris Hillier, CEO, is former CEO of Biopta which he and Dr David Bunton spun out of Glasgow Caledonian University.  Chris Hillier

The company has a core focus on microRNA profiling and the biological interpretation of those profiles in context, allowing a greater understanding of the biology and therapeutic landscape.