Katharine Annear joins an expert panel to help shape solutions for South Australians living with disability, while other successes include Tonsley’s induction into network of excellence, Flinders academics providing essays for a thought-provoking compendium and Flinders’ Digital Technologies Diploma being a finalist in national awards.
Experiences help shape state-wide response
Katharine Annear, from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, has been invited to join the South Australian government’s Disability Advisory Council panel. Reporting directly to the Minister for Human Services Nat Cook, the 11 person panel – all who either are living with disability or have lived experience of disability – will share real life stories to inform the state government in developing solutions that can be embedded into systems and improve the way disability services are delivered.
Tonsley joins network of excellence
Tonsley Innovation District has been named as an inaugural member of the Global Network of Innovation Districts. Launched in March, the network was set up by independent not-for-profit research organisation The Global Institute on Innovation Districts (GIID), and comprises 22 innovation districts. They have been highlighted as examples of the most promising models for 21st century innovation, work and urban living.
By joining the network, Tonsley Innovation District will have access to opportunities for growth in areas such as sustainability, economic resilience and attraction of industry and investment. Tonsley is one of four Australian districts chosen to join the network, and the only district not located on Australia’s eastern seaboard.
Flinders academics get the world talking
Five Flinders University academics have been included in 2022: Reckoning with Power and Privilege, The Conversation’s 2022 collection of thought-provoking essays from the nation’s brightest minds. Associate Professor Giselle Bastin, Dr Prudence Flowers, Associate Professor Alice Gorman, Dr Martin Breed and Professor Gerry Redmond join Australia’s leading thinkers in this compendium to discuss everything from the British monarchy to outer space, as the world grappled with incidents and discoveries through another turbulent year.
The Conversation’s 2022 year book will be launched in Adelaide at 6pm on Thursday 10 November with a panel discussion including distinguished alumnus Peter Martin AM. To attend the event at the Hawke Centre (North Tce, Adelaide), book your tickets here, or to purchase your copy of 2022: Reckoning with Power and Privilege, visit the sales website here.
Digital Technologies Diploma earns accolades
The award-winning Diploma of Digital Technology, launched at Flinders University’s Tonsley campus in collaboration with BAE Systems Australia, is a finalist in this year’s Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards. The diploma was shortlisted for the Industry Engagement Award through its success in attracting participants from local shipbuilding and defence companies, as well as experts in the wine industry and STEM teachers from around Australia. The national awards, supported by UniSuper, are designed to highlight contributions from the higher education sector to advance Australia’s prosperity and quality of life.