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By Staff | Posted: Wednesday August 21, 2019

Ex Head Student inducted into the University of Otago School of Physical Education Wall of Fame

Associate Professor Tania Cassidy, the Associate Dean of External Engagement at the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, warmly invites you to a reception to honour the 2019 inductee onto the School’s Wall of Fame. The Wall recognises, and preserves, the outstanding achievements of the graduates of the School and the subsequent influence they have had in their respective fields, locally, nationally and globally.

This year we are very proud to induct Dr Brigid Inder, OBE onto the Wall of Fame. Brigid was Head Girl of Moreau College in 1993.

Brigid is a recognised global expert in women’s rights and gender issues. From 2012-2016 she served as the Special Advisor on Gender to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and in 2014 was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to women’s rights and international justice. She is a recipient of the inaugural Bertha von Suttner Peace Prize, and is an honouree on the International Gender Justice Legacy Wall. Brigid is the founding Executive Director of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, based in The Hague, and served in this role from 2004 until 2017.

Brigid is also recognised as an outstanding sportsperson representing Otago in hockey for a decade, playing for the New Zealand U-21 team and making the training squad for the 1992 Olympics. She also represented Otago in softball in the U-16 to  U-21 age group, as well as playing for the Otago Women’s rugby team in 1991.

The ceremony is in the Hutton Theatre at the Otago Museum on Tuesday 24 September 5.30-7.30pm. Refreshments and beverages provided. Brigid will also be delivering a public lecture on The Transformative power of curiosity and courage. 

The Kavanagh College community are warmly invited to this ceremony and public lecture.