A faculty cocktail party was held on 21 November to honour retirees and to bid a fond farewell to Professor Paula Ensor who has occupied the position of Dean of the Faculty of Humanities since 2004. In addition to the many tributes from colleagues and students, there were some surprises for the Dean, including a speech by son Michael Mbikiwa.
A research partnership between the University of Cape Town, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and the WHO-led Violence Prevention Alliance has resulted in the launch of a new publication entitled: “Preventing violence: evaluating outcomes of parenting programmes”. The publication is intended for government policy-makers and practitioners as well as the professional and donor communities working in the area of violence prevention.
What can I do to secure a good job? How do I use the skills and knowledge I have acquired at UCT to make a difference? These were some of the questions posed to a panel of guest speakers at the faculty careers evening held in September. The event, which was attended by close to 300 students, was hosted in collaboration with UCT Careers Service and the Humanities Student Council.
On 18 July, the Leslie Social Science atrium and HUMA seminar room were temporarily transformed into mini sandwich factories in aid of Mandela Day 2013. Organised by the Humanities Student Council, the sandwich-making marathon brought together a crowd of staff and students who helped prepare food parcels for the homeless.