WHPCAusNZ launches newsletter and calls for community ideas to set 2021 priorities

During 2021, the Women in HPC Australasia Chapter will focus on coordinating and delivering 1-2 key activities or initiatives to improve diversity, inclusion, balance and belonging in HPC and eResearch across New Zealand and Australia

To help decide its 2021 priorities, the Chapter Organising Committee (which includes reps from NeSI, AeRO, NCI Australia, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and Monash University) is asking community members to complete a short survey. 

Click here to contribute your feedback! 

Connect with the community

Since launching last October, the WHPC Australasian Chapter has been setting up new channels and spaces for community members to connect online. This month, it has launched a newsletter!

Click here to subscribe.

Plus, check out these other ways to connect:

  • NCI Australia is hosting fortnightly Zoom catchups, offering a friendly, casual and safe space for community members to connect and chat. Click here to register.

  • Join the WHPCAusNZ Slack channel! Click here to join and feel free to invite others to join as well!
  • Are you on Twitter? So are we! Follow @WHPCAusNZ and use #WHPCAusNZ in any tweets!  


Meet the Committee

The WHPC Organising Committee is comprised of the following member organisation representatives:

  • Jana Makar and Megan Guidry – New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI)
  • Kerri Wait – Monash University
  • Aditi Subramanya – Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
  • Aidan Muirhead,  Adam Hunter-Koros and Lucy Guest – National Computational Infrastructure Australia
  • Loretta Davis and Jenni Harrison – AeRO – Australasian eResearch Organisations

The committee aims to meet monthly and will be using feedback from its community survey to set its priorities for initiatives to deliver in 2021. 


If you have any questions or would like more information on the WHPC Australasian Chapter, email WHPC@aero.edu.au