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UoM Major events listing

The University Communications and Marketing events team have created an internal-facing listing for major and high-risk events to help all colleagues identify what's happening, where and who to contact. All staff can access this calendar via the Sharepoint site. Data in this calendar has been provided by faculty and division event/marketing managers.

Please look ahead to your major events for 2020, and if you have an event you'd like included, please contact your faculty/division representative. For all other enquiries contact: unimelb-events@unimelb.edu.au

Canvas LMS workshops, events and webinars

Learning Environments are providing an extensive set of workshops and resources in support of and preparation for the 2020 rollout of Canvas and Kaltura (the new video management system). Visit the workshops page to book into one or more workshop or webinar sessions, with topics including Canvas: Getting Started, Canvas: Assessment and feedback, Canvas: Communication and collaboration, Canvas: Quizzes, Canvas for tutors and Kaltura.

Sessions will be running throughout February and March.

MGSE Canvas drop-in session

Date: Tuesday 18 February
Venue: 234 Queensberry Street, Level 2, Theatre Q231
Time: 2pm

This will be last last all-staff drop-in session in February. There is no need to register for the session, staff are asked to bring their laptop and any questions to the session.

Youth political participation and the role of 'everyday utopias': Redefining responsibility

Date: Tuesday 18 February
Venue: 100 Leicester Street Building, Frank Tate Room, Level 9, University of Melbourne
Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
RSVP to yrc-info@unimelb.edu.au

Professor Leccardi’s seminar focuses on some characteristics of young people’s political participation today, in a time of increasing scepticism of traditional political organisations and disenchantment towards representative democracy. Based in particular on ongoing research on unconventional political participation among young people in Italy, the seminar aims to mobilise new conceptual tools for the analysis of political participation. Politics is being reinvented at present to make use of new types of temporality, and to connect long-term futures with everyday experiences. It is in this analytical framework that the concept of ‘everyday utopias’ (Davina Cooper) seems to offer a way to focus on what is doable in the everyday while capturing a sense of hope and potentiality.

This form of ‘temporal work’ (Michael Flaherty) resonates with the need for young people to intertwine the need to express control of their lives, meaningful relations and subjectivities. A specific role is played, in this frame, by the increasing importance of personal responsibility (like in the struggle for climate justice). Responsibility, here, does not avoid uncertainties and ambivalences. Rather, it expresses young people’s need for an ethical engagement here-and-now.

Web accessibility training courses

Dates: Thursday 20 and Wednesday 26 February
Venue: Baillieu Library, eLearning Studio #1, Level 1
Time: 10am - 12pm

The University has more than 2500 students and 900 staff with a disability. This two-hour course examines how students and staff with disabilities interact with websites, the barriers to access that they encounter, and what we can do to help. Assistive technologies will be discussed, together with tools and techniques that can be used to improve websites. For any enquiries contact Andrew Normand or call  9035 4867.

First Project Evolve Roadshow for 2020 (LMS upgrade)

Dates: Thursday 20 February
Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Building
Time: 10am - 12pm

LMS staff users are invited to the first Project Evolve Roadshow for 2020. The Roadshow is your opportunity to have in-depth conversations with Project Evolve and Learning Environments team members about your Canvas (new LMS) migration and subject design. You can also attend an express version of the 'Canvas: Getting Started workshop', or attend drop-in sessions. Light refreshments provided. LMS staff users have also been emailed an invitation.

Graduate Research Supervisor Workshop

Date: Friday 21 February
Venue: Arts West North Wing, Level 3, Room 356
Time: 8.45am - 3.30pm

Registration is now open for the Graduate Research Supervisor workshop. This workshop provides updates and information on the key responsibilities of academic supervisors. All supervisors of graduate researchers are required to complete training in order to become registered as a supervisor. Supervisors must also complete a refresher of the training every five years.

Memorial Service - Professor David Clarke

Date: Friday 21 February
Venue: Melbourne School of Design, Basement Theatre (B117, Glyn Davis Building)
Time: 11am
This memorial service will be streamed live
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A celebration of the life of our friend and colleague Professor David John Clarke will take place at 11am in the Basement Theatre in the Melbourne School of Design with a light lunch to follow. David's memorial service will also be live streamed around the world for his friends and colleagues who are unable to attend.

Dean's Lecture Series 2020: Professor Jayne Osgood

Date: Monday 24 February
Venue: 234 Queensberry Street, Level 2, Theatre Q230
Time: 5.15pm - 7pm

In this lecture, Professor Jayne Osgood attempts a reconfiguration of ‘diversity’ in early childhood contexts by turning attention to everyday matter(s). Professor Osgood considers data that draws into sharp focus multimodal materials and embodiment to argue for an opened-out view of diversity.

This lecture will tell different stories about childhood diversity than those generated through curriculum frameworks, inspection regimes, and pedagogical practices.

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MGSE Talks

Date: Tuesday 25 February 
Time: 12pm - 1pm 
Venue: Kwong Lee Dow Building, Level 2, Theatre Q230

This session will feature a presentation from Janet Clinton Director of the Centre for Program Evaluation and Tricia Eadie Director of REEaCh Hub.

Further information and the final agenda will follow shortly.

National Indigenous Youth Empowerment Summit

Date: Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 February 
Time: 8am - 4.30pm 
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns

The National Indigenous Youth Empowerment Summit is a collaboration of knowledge sharing and discussions on the topics child protection, social and emotional wellbeing and youth justice, with the aim to improve services and outcomes for Indigenous children and their families.

Strong futures come from strong foundations. Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, their families and their communities ultimately helps strengthen connection and collaboration for positive future life paths.

This four-day event brings together industry innovators, leaders and front-line workers to collaborate on strategies towards empowering Indigenous young people, the leaders of tomorrow.

Young people navigating the education system in Norway

Date: Wednesday 26 February
Venue: 100 Leicester Street Building, Level 5, Rooms 514-515
Time: 4pm - 5pm
RSVP to yrc-info@unimelb.edu.au

In this seminar, Anna-Maria Stenseth explores how young students make decisions in their pathway from lower to upper secondary school in Northern Norway.  A special focus of this presentation will be placed on the analysis of how gender and geographical context can influence educational orientation and experiences, and transitions for secondary school students. The seminar draws from interviews with 20 students who completed Year 10 in two different schools in two municipalities, one rural and one urban, in the northern part of Norway. It also draws on important concepts within sociology of youth, such as belonging, (indigenous) identity, reflexivity and transitions to explore the experiences of Norwegian students. Against the grain of rural youth and education literature that affirms that rural youth out-migration is inevitable after leaving school, this research shows that some students opt to stay in their communities to make a life.

Corwin Professional Learning Conference 2020

Date: 19 -20 August
Time: 8am - 5pm 
Venue: Hyatt Regency Sydney, 161 Sussex St

The 2020 Corwin Professional Learning Conference (CPLC2020) focuses on Moving Learning Forward… not by chance but by design!

This conference brings together international and national educational researchers and practitioners. Throughout the conference they will share their expertise, research and best practices in deliberately designing education to move learning forward. Included in this conference are Keynotes, Voices, Case Studies and Workshops.

If you believe that no students’ education should be left to chance, and that every educator should develop their capacity to design high impact learning, then Corwin Australia looks forward to seeing you at CPLC2020!