Jessica Kasza awarded Vice Chancellor's Excellence award for Diversity and Inclusion

Jessica Kasza

Congratulations to Jess who has been announced as the recipient of the Monash University Vice Chancellor's Excellence award for Diversity and Inclusion.

Jess has been developing and implementing approaches for improving the representation of women in the Australian statistical community for many years. Women are under-represented in this field, and her work with the Statistical Society of Australia (SSA) has led to changes that have made this field more welcoming for women and other under-represented groups. Particular achievements include the development of recommendations for the SSA to prevent and respond to harassment, developing a Code of Conduct for SSA conferences, and establishing and chairing SSA’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee. Her work has helped to ensure that the SSA welcomes all.

She had previously won the 2022 Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences award for this work, and the ViCBiostat Executive were thrilled to see her overcome some intense competition from multiple faculties to win this award at the University level. Congratulations Jess!



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