Contemplative Studies Centre at the University of Melbourne
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In celebration of NAIDOC Week, Melbourne Graduate School of Education is delighted to welcome Professor Tracey Bunda to present the third Dean’s Lecture for 2022:
The Indigenous Call for Change: The University Response
“Indigenous peoples throughout the world know too well that acts of colonisation cannot be relegated to a historical moment of the past, to be left in the past. Acts of colonisation and their shifting contexts continue to have consequences for Indigenous peoples who have long engaged in resistance to colonisation at individual, institutional and ideological levels. In resistance, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have and continue to call for change.
This Address leans into the work of Indigenous scholars and writers such as Wilson(2008), Moreton-Robinson(2014), Dudgeon (2019), Huggins(2022) to frame the call for change through an Indigenous lens of relationality and the inherent responsibilities within this long-practised tradition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Through this lens, Indigenous calls for change through Reconciliation, the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and Treaty development currently undertaken by various states are brought into focus and considered for their agentic value in activating positive and sustained change for Indigenous peoples within the higher education sector. In turn, the presentation explores higher education’s capacity to respond effectively to these key documents, highlighting responsive models throughout the sector.”
Join us at 5.30pm for registration and refreshments. Lecture commences at 6.00pm.
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The evolution of the very early universe is described by quantum mechanics and particle physics. The first moments after the big bang saw the creation of an asymmetry between matter and antimatter, the production of dark matter, and the formation of light elements in ‘primordial nucleosynthesis’. This lecture looks at the way quantum processes created the matter in our universe.
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