Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne
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The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged at a time when multilateralism is under unprecedented stresses and tensions. At the same time, the pandemic has transformed the ways in which we live and work – accelerating pre-existing trends towards digitalization, and opening up further opportunities for the use of innovation and creativity to drive growth.
In this address, Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will reflect on the ways in which WIPO and the global intellectual property ecosystem can respond to these developments and the challenges they bring.
The address will be followed by an interactive discussion with Mr Tang, hosted by Professor Andrew Christie, Melbourne Law School, and Ms Janelle Borham, President of the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia. Attendees will be able to pose questions for discussion.
This webinar is being delivered live at 6.00pm AEDT Wednesday 20 October. For other time zones, please see details below:
6:00pm AEDT (NSW Tas Vic)
5:30pm ACDT (SA)
5:00pm AEST (Qld)
3:00pm AWST (WA)
8:00pm NZDT (NZ)
Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property
The Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property was established by the Melbourne Law School, in conjunction with the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, in 2009. The Lecture is named in honour of the Law School’s distinguished alumnus, Dr Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (2008-2020).
The Francis Gurry Lecture series has been generously supported by AIPPI Australia, IP Australia, IPSANZ and LESANZ.
Across the country and the world, schools and teachers are establishing strategies and educational practices for re-entry into schools whilst managing the possible continuing impacts of the pandemic. In this seminar Dr Tom Brunzell, Director of Education for Berry Street and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, will share his research and practice approach on the ways educators can proactively prepare for the “new normal” by learning trauma-informed strategies especially aimed at increasing engagement with learning.
Trauma-informed strategies recognise that experiences of prolonged, elevated stress or trauma can have a deep and profound impact on all aspects of a young person’s life. Research has shown that when teachers implement trauma-informed strategies, a student’s academic and wellbeing outcomes increase. Alongside quantitative evidence, qualitative research exploring students’ own voices demonstrates ways they are effectively applying trauma-informed wellbeing strategies inside and outside the classroom and that students with histories of educational disruption are increasing engagement with learning.
While the strategies established through this research have prioritised students on the margins of their school communities, Dr Brunzell will also share findings that suggest all students benefit when all school staff members collaboratively work towards a consistent implementation of a trauma-informed practice.