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The Symposium on “Advancing Diversity in the Academia” by academics at all levels will cover a wide range of issues with an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn from experiences of other academics from a full range of backgrounds and perspectives. It will start by delineating some of the specific documented issues that different gender, age, race, ethnicity, etc., in academia faces, followed by outlining some of the actions that they and their institutions can take to develop a climate that supports equality and diversity. The panelists will share their personal experiences and advice, and wrap up by a question and answer session.


Advancing Diversity in the Academia



17 November 2021 (Wednesday) – Scientific Session Day 2

0930-1030 (Hong Kong Time, GMT+8)







Mary Schooling

Associate Professor and Cluster Leader (Non-communicable Diseases in Global Health), LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

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Mellissa Withers

Mellissa Withers

Associate Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California

Program Director, APRU Global Health Program

Prof Mu Li.PNG

Mu Li

Professor of International Public Health and Director of Master of Global Health program, Sydney School of Public Health, The University of Sydney


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Malik Peiris

Tam Wah-Ching Professor in Medical Science and Chair Professor of Virology, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

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