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Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is delighted to welcome Professor Frank Oberklaid AM MD FRACP to deliver the sixth Dean’s Lecture in the 2022 Series:
Schools as community service platforms: The next frontier?
“Children and young people are struggling, with worsening outcomes in many domains of their health, wellbeing and learning.
While educators talk about how to raise falling achievement levels, community services are overwhelmed with children presenting with complex problems that may have underlying health problems but are compounded by psychosocial factors.
The current service system is fragmented, with major access and equity issues. It was designed for a different era - it is manifestly inadequate for today’s problems. The present policy settings are unlikely to offer any significant sustained improvement in outcomes.”
In this lecture, Professor Oberklaid will explore how we can rethink educational settings as universal platforms to help develop a better-coordinated and multidisciplinary service model, focused on prevention, early detection, and intervention, an approach that is consistent with research on how to make a difference.
Date: Tuesday 25 October, 2022
Time: 5.30pm Refreshments + Registration | 6.00pm Lecture
Venue: Theatre Q230, Level 2, Kwong Lee Dow Building, 234 Queensberry Street, University of Melbourne
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Will you support natural pest control, or genetic biocontrol? Underwater soundscapes or probiotics for coral reefs? Or understanding the impact of bushfires on Australian insects? The Big Science Pitch sees five emerging researchers battle it out to secure a share of $100,000 in research funding.
Who will win the Big Science Pitch?
With just three minutes to sell their idea, the competitors need to convince the judges, the public, and author Tim Winton that their project should receive funding from the Native Australian Animals Trust.
- Host: Professor Moira O’Bryan, Dean of Science University of Melbourne
- MC: Dr Jen Martin – Science Communicator
- Special Guest Speaker: Tim Winton, award winning author and environmentalist
- Pitchers: Dr Xinyue Gu, Dr Ellen Cottingham, Dr Qike Wang, Dr Emily Fobert and Dr Justin Maire
With $10k up for grabs who will you choose?
An expert panel chooses the overall winner, and there is $10,000 up for grabs for the People’s Choice awards, and a further $10,000 ‘Winton’s Choice’ award for the project chosen by Tim Winton, patron of the Native Australian Animals Trust.
This event will allow you to see the value of philanthropy in real time and the role you can play in creating impact, supporting research that matters, and uplifting community voices.