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From the oxygen we breathe to the food we eat – plants are central to the survival of our species. Using plants to offset the impacts of climate change; modifying plants or soil microbes to increase nutrition; growing plants on our buildings and roofs, or on other planets – are these the next big chapters for the future of plants? Find out as our expert green thumbs get together and uncover the mysterious world of plants.
In our fourth Science at Melbourne public lecture for 2022, the Faculty of Science invites guests to hear a moderated discussion with our expert panel followed by an audience Q&A session broadcast live from our beautiful Burnley Campus.
- Host: Professor Moira O’Bryan, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne
- Moderator: Professor Kirsten Parris, Professor of urban ecology, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne
- Panellist: Professor Michelle Watt, Adrienne Clarke Professorial Chair of Botany, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne
- Panellist: Dr Claire Farrell, Senior Lecturer (Green Infrastructure), School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne
- Panellist: Professor Stefan Arndt, Professor of Physiological and Ecosystem Ecology, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne
The Science at Melbourne Lecture series is the premier public event series from the Faculty of Science. The event program seeks to share our knowledge and love of science with the wider community, engaging them in current research and empowering them to ask questions and take actions for a better world. The series runs throughout the year covering scientific research, discoveries and theories that play exciting or unexpected roles in shaping and advancing our society.
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
Please consider the following important public health information when attending this in person event:
- Where possible, maintain 1.5m distance from others during the event
- Follow current directions for face coverings and hygiene during the event
- Do not come to the event if you are unwell, even with very mild symptoms
For more information, please visit: https://www.unimelb.edu.au/coronavirus/vaccination-at-unimelb