What’s on – Science Week and more

History Research Seminar program

Ella Stewart-Peters, a Flinders University PhD Candidate will present on ‘From “Ignorant Mothers” to “Conscientious Fathers”: Cornwall and the Vaccination Act, 1840-1907’. These seminars include a 45-minute talk plus time for questions and are open to the public.

Where: Room 154 Social Sciences South, Flinders University Bedford Park campus

When: 10 August 2018, 11.15am ; refreshments served

RSVP is not required, contact Associate Professor Andrekos Varnava (8201 2423), Sonja Yates (82015886) or view the series web page for more information.


National Science Week – 11-19 August 2018

Each year National Science Week provides a concentration of talks and activities for all ages. This year Flinders University is involved with a number of events to share the wonder and updates of science.

August 13: The Science of Politics
Hosted by Dr Rodrigo Praino, attendees will be participants in a number of games and activities that demonstrate some interesting ways science can help in an understanding of politics, voting and political behaviour in general. This event is targeted at adults including young adults.

Where: Flinders University, 1st Floor 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide

When: Monday 13 Aug, 5:00to 7.30pm

RSVP:  This is a free event, but registration is required – online

August 14: The Science of Us – Your mental health

This Australian Academy of Science series of public talks investigates the science of human lives and health, from conception to death.

Professor Mike Kyrios (Flinders University) and Professor Helen Christensen (Black Dog Institute) will present at an event in Canberra to discuss the latest research in mental health and how it is being influenced by technology – including adverse impacts and ways it can effect positive outcomes.

Where: Canberra: The Shine Dome, 15 Gordon Street

When: 14 August 2018, 5:30 – 7:00pm; refreshments served

Cost:    $12.30, register online

August 15: Palaeo in the Pub goes Evo Devo

Dr Vera Weisbecker from the University of Qld will discuss the evolutionary story of today’s staggeringly diverse land vertebrates through the lens of developmental biology.

Where: Flinders Tavern at Bedford park

When: Wed 15 August, 6:00 to 8.30pm

Find out more; this event is free with nibbles included and happy hour specials available.


Key Thinkers Forum – Outing unconscious bias

Hosted by the Flinders University Poche Centres for Indigenous Health and Well-Being, Adelaide and NT, this forum will discuss strategies to reconfigure harmful responses in Indigenous health care.

Evidence of the damaging impacts of racist and discriminatory practices are forcing change in Indigenous health policy and training. Less-discernible are the ways ‘business as usual’ healthcare translates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians receiving fewer interventions in hospital than their diagnoses call for, in part due to the damaging issue of unconscious bias.

Presenters include a panel of three Pan-Indigenous scholars: Dr Barry Lavallee (University of Manitoba, Canada), Dr Ricci Harris (University of Otago and University of Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand) and Dr Chelsea Bond (University of Queensland).

The forum will be moderated by Professor Tom Calma, Chancellor of the University of Canberra and Patron of the Poche Indigenous Health Network and streamed online as part of the Slice of LIME professional development seminars.

Where: Flinders Victoria Square

When: Friday 24 August, midday to 3:00pm

RSVP:  This is a free event but please register online by 10 August.


Higher Education Update 2018

The Association for Tertiary Education Management will hold the Central Region’s pre-eminent event for 2018 with speakers including:

Ms Anne-Marie Lansdown, Deputy Chief Executive, Universities Australia;
Professor Justin Bielby, Vice Chancellor, Torrens University Adelaide (who will speak about employability, work integrated learning and industry)
Dr Stephen Weller, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Australian Catholic University (who will speak about the consequences of the reduction in university funding.)

The Hon Greg Crafter AO, a former state Minister for Education will be Master of Ceremonies for the event, which will include Q&A sessions.

Where: The University of South Australia’s School of Business Meeting Room, Atrium, Level 1 Yungondi Building, City West Campus North Terrace

When: Thursday 30 August 2018, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Cost:  Members $175, Affiliate $225 and public $275, includes morning tea and lunch. Register online.

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