September 6, 2021
Many of us are asking, where to from here while Australia remains in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic? No household has been untouched and Australia, once seen as a global success story for its pandemic response, is now facing...
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September 6, 2021
Youth Futures: Civic participation, social justice, and COVID-19 A Social Sciences Week event organised by the School of Social Sciences & Monash Arts Young people have had a particularly challenging time during COVID-19, with major disruptions to study, precarious and...
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September 7, 2021
Australasian Cities Research Network “Speaking Out” Seminar #3 In this the third, and, final, seminar in the ACRN’s “Speaking Out Series” for 2021, and to celebrate Social Science Week, hear from a number of urban studies scholars reflect upon their...
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September 8, 2021
What is Intersectionality? How does Intersectionality enable us to identify and address institutional barriers to meaningful Equity Diversity and Inclusion? How do we plan for inclusion in an increasingly complex world where diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of...
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September 8, 2021
SIAS Research Seminar Series 2021 in Conjunction with Athena Swan Dr Peta Jeffries | Decolonising Ecologies Chaired by Su Green This presentation highlights processes of silencing, the art of colonisation, and what exists beneath the dominant narratives of nationhood and...
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September 8, 2021
Using the lens of Cultural Death Literacy, in this Webinar, esteemed scholar Professor Lana Ka’opua will share a family of concepts that potentiate success in navigating the breath of life and the breadth of death across diverse cultural contexts. I...
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September 9, 2021
In this session, participants will learn about a framework for systems change that is being used by universities to support scholar-practitioner steward systems change to address wicked problems. This 40min session will discuss and share: What wicked problems are and...
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September 9, 2021
Amid intensifying environmental and social challenges, circular economy principles and sustainable business models are increasingly sought to drive transformative change across a range of sectors. Their development and success will be dependent on the implementation of enabling policies and technological...
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September 8, 2021
Times of crisis and natural disasters are associated with increased violence against women and children and often with reduced access to support services. COVID-19 is no exception with pandemic control measures restricting people’s movements and confining many women and children...
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September 10, 2021
Join Max Schleser and Shuai Li to zoom in on the growing community of smartphone filmmaking. Learn how to shoot, edit on the fly, and create a short mobile-mentary (mobile documentary), digital story or micro-movie as an advocacy tool for...
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September 9, 2021
In Australia, women from migrant and refugee backgrounds experience domestic and family violence at least as frequently as women in the wider population but face particular barriers to accessing the services that can help. These barriers include social isolation, threats...
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September 9, 2021
Youth and Experiences of Debt David Farrugia, Julia Cook, Kate Senior, Steven Threadgold, Julia Coffey, Kate Davies, Barrie Shannon and Adriana Haro This seminar presents preliminary findings from the FEDUA funded research program ‘Regional youth in precarious times: Work, wellbeing...
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September 10, 2021
Join The University of Newcastle’s Alternative Futures Research Network (UoN-AFRN) and New Economy Network Australia (NENA) for a monthly workshop series, which invites leading scholars, intellectuals, and activists from all over the world to discuss, challenge and re-define ‘quality of...
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September 9, 2021
The perennial problems of injustice, inequality, poverty, homelessness, and violence (especially against women and children) remain a challenge for Australia. The ever-growing threats of pandemics and climate change exacerbates these problems and multiplies their impact on people. These are all...
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September 9, 2021
Growing numbers of often single older women are facing uncertain economic futures. This seminar will explore the emerging situation and public policy responses that can reduce the number of older women experiencing poverty.  Join our panel members who will present on...
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September 7, 2021
Despite a recession and a global pandemic, Australian house prices continue to reach new highs. How did we get here? Will today’s young Australians ever be able to afford to buy a house? What are the implications for economic and...
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September 8, 2021
As rates of mental health diagnoses, suicide risk, and other behavioral health challenges have increased, researchers and program developers have begun to explore the possibility of using adventure therapy techniques in the prevention of behavioural health risks. These programs have...
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September 11, 2021
This webinar provides an overview of the social science research on the historical and contemporary role of whiteness and race in representations and public perceptions of the British Royal Family. Dr. Holly Randell-Moon is a senior lecturer in the School...
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September 7, 2021
Farmers and regional communities need appropriate evidence to effectively managing natural resources around them in the NSW Murray Valley.Three speakers, including two past and current farmers from the Mid-Murray Valley region around Deniliquin, NSW, will present their views of past...
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September 6, 2021
Advances in neuroscience and epigenetics within the field of trauma research and practice have progressed rapidly over the last two decades. Yet, a therapeutic practice with its roots in the ancient connection with outdoor environment still offers simple living as...
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September 7, 2021
Drawing on the leading voices of international researchers and practitioners, this presentation provides readers with a brief snapshot of our current knowledge surrounding outdoor therapies practices. Sharing outdoor approaches ranging from garden therapy to wilderness therapy and from equine-assisted therapy...
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September 9, 2021
Join Dr Will Dobud, the founder of True North Expeditions, Inc. and Doug Moczynski from Gippsland Adventure Therapy for an informal discussion about building your adventure therapy private practice. Many adventure therapy enthusiasts ask about what matters most when building...
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September 10, 2021
What are the lessons of ad hoc policy experiments and the way forward to an economic security agenda in a post-pandemic world? About this event COVID-19 was a shock that overwhelmed the economic and social security systems of many countries....
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September 6, 2021
How the calls to combat the pandemic turned into a show of political attitude. About this event The use of masks and vaccines to control and prevent the spread of the coronavirus have been a political flash point over the...
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September 10, 2021
We examine some social, economic, and legislative dimensions of electricity production in the context of climate change and COVID-19 About this event The causes and effects of COVID-19 are environmental and social, national and international. This panel from Sydney University’s...
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September 8, 2021
During the pandemic, we have frequently been told that we are ‘all in this together’. Yet, experiences of the pandemic have varied markedly. About this event From older Australians, homeless people, and frontline healthcare professionals to highly policed communities, the...
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September 6, 2021
This session invites people from across the education sector to learn about and contribute to an increased attention to the important role of the humanities and social sciences in education. While the session will highlight the context of Western Sydney,...
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September 9, 2021
Governments around the world have invested substantial resources to assess the societal benefit of research, despite a lack of clarity around the underlying definitions, methodologies and processes. In Australia, the ARC has just completed a review of the Excellence in...
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September 10, 2020
How is #BlackLivesMatter relevant to Australia, and to Tasmania? What are the daily threats faced by our Black communities? And how can the movement lead to positive change? Join Professor of Policing and Emergency Management Nicole L Asquith, First Nations scholar Dr...
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September 11, 2020
Professor Gabriella Coleman and Professor Thomas Streeter McGill University and Western University Has Covid-19 transformed how we will live in the Internet in our digital future? What are the democratic promises of hacktivism and the security dangers of hacker cybercrimes?...
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September 10, 2020
Please join us for a casual conversation about sociology in action in the community services sector between Catherine Robinson (Social Researcher Social Action and Research Centre (SARC), Anglicare & Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania) and Ben Lohmeyer (Head of Youth...
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September 9, 2020
Asia and The Pacific face unprecedented challenges, ranging from pressure on the social structure to environmental collapse.  These challenges are not regionally specific but are a part of global crisis, amplified by COVID-19. . This panel brings together experts on...
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September 24, 2020
The future for key industries in Asia and the Pacific through and past coronavirus depends heavily on what the prospects were going into the pandemic. This panel draws on decades of social science research into key industrial sectors across Asia...
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September 9, 2020
In this presentation we will talk about our COVID-19 research. Our research focuses on Australians’ perceptions of authority during the pandemic; specifically, the government’s handling of the pandemic response, as well as the way police have enforced the COVID-19 restrictions....
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September 9, 2020
In this ‘mini’ online WA Migration Update webinar panel, from UWA’s Migration Mobilities and Belonging group, we consider the effects of Covid-19 on migration and ethnic minorities in Australia. This includes issues for international students and temporary visa holders, the...
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September 7, 2020
How will COVID-19 impact the education and employment trajectories of young people? Historically, economic downturns have had lifelong consequences for happiness, life satisfaction and lifetime earnings. Dr Jenny Chesters from the Melbourne Graduate Research School of Education joins Distinguished Professor...
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September 11, 2020
This online event aims to bring together HDR students, early, mid, senior career researchers, and industry professionals from around Australia to talk about the latest cutting-edge research and policy developments in the space of Digital Justice: Technologies, Methods, and Research....
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September 10, 2020
This event arises from the Australian Research Council-funded project Australian Cultural Fields: National and Transnational Dynamics based at Western Sydney University, focusing on a major new book, Fields, Capitals, Habitus: Australian Culture, Inequalities and Social Divisions (Routledge 2020). It addresses...
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September 8, 2020
This event will report on and discuss how CSU offered social work micro-skills counselling and, group work theory and practice residential schools online. The speakers developed a cooperative inquiry research project to distil and share our knowledge with other educational...
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September 13, 2020
There will be three short presentations connected with the exhibition: Collections from the lunatic asylum: 1) Eileen Clark will outline the economic benefits of the asylum to the Beechworth community from the early days through to the present. These include...
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September 9, 2020
This is a webinar of 4 presentations: Playground users’ experience of a socially inclusive playspace: The case study of Livvi’s Place, Port Macquarie, NSW – Janice Ollerton and Associate Professor Rosemary Black Cross Cultural Pallative Care – Dr Sabine Wardle...
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September 10, 2020
Parallel to ‘crises’ are narratives of change and renewal steeped in the ephemeral concept of hope. Hope is an unsettling of the present; it is temporal and always deeply social, political and cultural. It is felt in the body as...
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September 10, 2020
Gross Domestic Product, while used so often, has long been criticised as a less than perfect measure of economic well-being. Alternative measures have been proposed to better reflect of societal well-being, and more recently, conventional measures of GDP are being...
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September 11, 2020
How can researchers use data and machine learning to address some of the world’s most pressing social issues, while actively engaging with end users and impacted communities? UQ’s Institute for Social Science Research presents a workshop with Professor Rhema Vaithianathan, Professor of...
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September 8, 2020
What type of Australia are we content to be? This is the question at the heart of the Life Course Centre. There are more than 1 million adults and children experiencing deep and persistent disadvantage in Australia today. We will compromise...
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September 8, 2020
Discussions around invasive species management in Australia have become increasingly divisive and controversial. In this webinar, Dr Alexandra Knight and Dr Jen Bond will explore these human-invasive species conflicts, noting the human relationships and processes which underpin and reinforce them....
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September 10, 2020
The social sciences play an important role in addressing cybercrime. In this webinar, Dr David Mount will present the results of a collaborative research project undertaken in 2019-20 that focused on the development of a new tool to support the investigation...
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September 8, 2020
This live webinar aims to engage individuals working with people with a disability or older Australians who may not be able to physically access nature. Values of the benefits of facilitating programs to have people connect with nature will be...
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September 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has put governance systems around the world to the greatest test in living memory. The variation in responses and results has opened up the debate as to the ability of different regimes and international institutions to deliver...
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