Director, Research & Postgraduate Support - Prof Joliana (Julie) PhillipsProf Phillips has the necessary skill set to make a difference in this role and has actively demonstrated this whilst acting in this capacity for the past 12 months. She has published a significant number of papers in collaboration with researchers both nationally and internationally, and has successfully supervised 40 Masters students and 13 doctoral students at UWC and at universities in Europe.
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Director, Gender Equity Unit - Dr Fikile VilakaziDr Fikile Vilakazi is currently serving as a member of various collectives globally including the Lordes’ Love Rebels feminist collective, Ikhwelo Healers Collective, Global Ecovillage Network South Africa amongst others, some of whom she has co-created.
She is also an intellectual activist and a former academic at the School of Social Sciences within the department of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
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Please join me in welcoming them to the UWC community and wishing them everything of the best.
I have no doubt that they will serve the university with professionalism and distinction in their new roles.
Prof José Frantz
DVC: Research and Innovation