International Women's Day 2020

Each year Dominic College invites an old scholar to be the special guest at our Women's Day breakfast.

Our guest this year is Dr Joanna Vince (nee Krasnicki, 1992) who is a Senior Lecturer in the Politics and International Relations Program, at the School of Social Sciences in the College of Arts, Law and Education at the University of Tasmania.

Dr Vince began Year 7 at Dominic College in 1989 and completed Year 12 in 1994, the last Year 12 group at Dominic College before the Years 11 and 12 became Guilford Young College. She was in Tweedy, which became Savio House the following year.

Joanna received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 1998 and her Doctor of Philosophy in 2004 and has been a lecturer at Universoity of Tasmania since 2004. Her research was the first to explore ocean policy development in Australia. Joanna was inducted into the Dominic College Hall of Achievement in 2005.

Dr Vince's research has focused on international, domestic and comparative oceans governance; marine resource management; marine plastic pollution and governance solutions; non-state market driven governance in fisheries and aquaculture; and the effectiveness of governance arrangements in deterring illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. Dr Vince is co-author of the book Oceans Governance in the Twenty-First Century: Managing the Blue Planet and co-editor of Marine Resources Management. She has published in top international journals such as Marine Policy, Environmental Science & Policy,Aquaculture, Frontiers in Marine Science, Politics and Governance, Policy Sciences, and Journal of Environmental Management and Sustainability. In 2016, Dr Vince was awarded the Harold D. Lasswell prize for her contribution to theory and practice in the policy sciences.

For breakfast bookings please go to or contact Frances at the College Business office on 6274 6095