Five-college consortium announce gender and diversity programme on Transgender Day of…

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print TAGSGender Equality Enhancement Fund 2020Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTDOVTransgender Day of Visibility center_img Email Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleMunster confirm signing of South African Jenkins and a host of new contractsNext article“There’s no second chances” – Irish Captain Ciara Griffin raring to go ahead of Six Nations opener Sarah Carr Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener A CONSORTIUM of five higher education institutions – Institute of Technology Carlow, Waterford Institute of Technology, Carlow College St Patrick’s Limerick Institute of Technology and Mary Immaculate College – has received funding from the HEA’s Gender Equality Enhancement Fund 2020 to roll out a gender identity and diversity training programme for staff in each of its colleges. IT Carlow will take the lead on the project entitled ‘The development and implementation of a gender identity, expression and diversity training programme for staff in Irish HEIs’. The project was awarded €30,000 from the HEA fund that was established to advance gender equality initiatives in Irish higher education.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  The majority of the five partner institutions in the project are in the process of, or have already have developed, gender identity and expression policies and procedures.  The awarded programme is seen as contributing to ongoing progress in this area through dispelling gender stereotypes, enhancing and deepening awareness and capacity. The funding will be used to develop two distinct programmes: one for academic and professional management and support staff one for senior executive teams. Once piloted, the programme will be rolled out amongst the five partner institutions leading to the development and launch of a permanent resource that will be available for all staff. The programme will be delivered by ShoutOut, a charity that provides educational programmes in educational institutions in areas such as sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and intersex identity. The announcement today of the gender identity and diversity training programme coincides with Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), established to show support of trans identities and reject transphobia. Institute of Technology Carlow will mark its solidarity and support for the trans community today by raising the flag associated with this day at the Haughton Building and by supporting a social media campaign that rejects transphobia.Colette Lane, Director of EDI and People, Institute of Technology commented, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to be able to develop and implement this training and very much appreciate the funding provided to enable us to achieve this”. LimerickNewsFive-college consortium announce gender and diversity programme on Transgender Day of VisibilityBy Sarah Carr – March 31, 2021 97 last_img read more

UW searching for late-season surge

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoWith just four matches remaining in the regular season, the UW volleyball team has much to play for in the next two weeks — second place in the Big Ten, revenge for past defeats and final Field House matches for two seniors.But there is most definitely one word that seems to have become the theme in the Badger locker room: momentum.”Everyone knows they’re huge, since we’re in the race for second place,” libero Jocelyn Wack said. “It’s just huge to get some momentum going into the last part of the season and into the postseason.”No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 17 Ohio State and No. 19 Minnesota all stand at 11-5 in the Big Ten following Purdue’s (10-6) unexpected loss to Illinois, which dropped the No. 18 Boilermakers a game behind the pack.The No. 2 Penn State Nittany Lions (25-2, 16-0) wrapped up the conference title long ago, so UW is set upon clinching the runner-up slot going into the opening rounds of the playoffs, beginning Dec. 1.”This weekend, we’re really hoping to get some momentum going into the NCAA tournament with two big wins and carry it over into the tournament,” opposite hitter Audra Jeffers said.Getting two wins in a weekend is always a tall task for teams in the Big Ten. In the past four weekends, the Badgers have split matches, and it all started with a road trip to Michigan State and Michigan. Wisconsin will have a chance against these same teams this Friday and Saturday to put an end to the streak.”They’re both really good teams, so we can’t underestimate them,” said outside hitter Maria Carlini, who came close to playing for the Wolverines three years ago. “We just need to go hard and see if we can carry some momentum into the tournament.”Hmmm … anybody sensing a pattern here?Yes, the Badgers have stumbled in the past month, and momentum has not been on their side during the stretch. But Wisconsin has an opportunity to regain confidence over their final four matches, as none of the last four opponents are currently ranked.Conversely, Minnesota has three ranked opponents on the horizon, including powerhouse Penn State, and the Buckeyes. While the latter matchup is Ohio State’s only remaining ranked competitor, Wisconsin holds the tiebreaker against OSU, meaning the Buckeyes are in need of some help from Badger opponents.Of course, none of this means anything to the UW players, who realize the focus must stay on their play on the Wisconsin side of the court.”We just have to battle and fight hard, just our passing, solid defense,” Carlini said. “We’re known as a blocking team, so we have to live up to that reputation.”Carlini grew up just 45 minutes from Ann Arbor, and planned on attending the University of Michigan when she was younger. However, after being recruited for and deciding to play for Wisconsin, Carlini hit a career-best 29 kills against her hometown team on Oct. 22.But seeing as the Badgers lost 16-14 in the fifth game, Carlini would rather get the victory this next time around.”At Michigan, we were missing (senior) Aubrey (Meierotto), who’s obviously a huge part of our team,” Carlini said. “But Michigan’s always the match that I get really excited about, so I just want to fight hard, and hope we can do well.”Wack, who carries a 56-match double-digit digs streak into the weekend, said the team has worked hard in order to take care of business against MSU and Michigan.”It will be nice to be back in front of our home crowd,” she said. “We were out of sync last time, but you have to give both teams credit, they’re both tough. But I think this time, we’re more prepared, we’re more focused.”Jeffers said there have been some changes on the court in preparation for the home stretch going into the tournament.”We’ve been working a lot on our passing, and I think it’s improved a lot since the last time we played the [Spartans and Wolverines],” she explained. “We’re adding in a back-row attack now, so there are just a few different things that should help us.”And the final bit of incentive of Senior Night cannot be overlooked. Meierotto and Sheila Shaw will be honored on Saturday night before their last regular-season home match.”I’m really sad to have them leave. They just bring so much to our team,” Jeffers said. “They’re great leaders; we can look to them when we need a big point in a match. They’ve done a great job of carrying us this year.”last_img read more