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REF NO.: 89

SUBJECT: How does the role of engineering promote gender equality in international development?

DATE: Jan. 30

The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University will host a public lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 1, about how risks are managed for natural disasters.

Dr. Suzanne Hurley, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Florian Villaumé, Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship; and Ama Asubonteng, Kumvana Fellow, will explore the importance of integrating gender considerations into project planning and implementation for the enhancement of global co-operation, project sustainability, gender equality and human rights.

This Speaking of Engineering lecture series, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the Engineering building, room EN-2006, on Memorial’s St. John’s campus.

Admission is free. Free parking is available in lot 22. All are welcome. Reception to follow.

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For further information, please contact Jackey Locke, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, at (709) 864-8287, 691-5027 or


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