MGSE staff news

Themis Outage
Business Services advise that Themis will be unavailable on Monday 22 June from 6pm-6.30pm in order to apply end of financial year legislative patches.

Digital Taskforce Update

The Immersive Reader tool

The Immersive Reader tool is now available for staff and students to use in Canvas. This tool is automatically enabled but it is important for you to understand the functionality and benefits of using this tool for many people in our learning community. To help you with better understanding this tool Catherine Smith and Matthew Harrison have produced a five-minute video tour. If you have any questions about the tool please don't hesitate to get in touch with Catherine or Matthew.

MGSE LMS Drop-in sessions

A series of LMS online drop-in sessions have been organised for MGSE staff – anyone seeking support or advice regarding set-up of their Canvas subject/community is encouraged to attend.

Join via Zoom

Password: 492858

Tuesday 30 June  2pm - 3 pm
Monday 6 July 10am - 12 pm
Thursday 9 July 1pm -2 pm

Remembering our privacy obligations

As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 situation, it's timely to remind ourselves of the University's important obligations to maintain a safe workplace for staff, students and visitors while at the same time ensuring we handle personal information (including sensitive and health information) appropriately.

The University has legal obligations to protect the information privacy of all students, staff and members of the public it comes into contact with. If you think you've come across a privacy matter that may involve a potential breach, please contact Legal and Risk so we can provide comprehensive advice, even if you have managed the matter internally for now. There are some self-help resources to assist you during this unusual and very busy time.

For privacy incident/breach, COVID-19 or privacy-related matters subject to legal obligations, refer to:

Where the University processes personal information from people located in the European Union, refer to

For a general privacy enquiry there are comprehensive resources on the Privacy Page on Staff Hub.

For new projects that may include individuals' personal information you may need to undertake a Privacy Impact Assessment.

For any enquiries contact: and note the response timeframes advised.

Join the Melbourne Reconciliation Network

Following on from National Reconciliation Week and the Black Lives Matter rallies across the country last weekend, it's clear the inequality faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia is of crucial importance to many people, not least the staff of the University of Melbourne. Joining the Melbourne Reconciliation Network is one way to keep abreast of the important issues that impact Indigenous Australians and contribute to ensuring culturally safe workplaces across the University.


For any enquiries email:

Queen's Birthday Honours

The University paid tribute to valued MGSE alumni who received the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours:

  • Mrs Anne Atkin OAM
    for service to people living with Parkinson's disease
  • Mr Kevan Carroll OAM
    for service to cricket
  • Ms Giuseppina Crisara OAM
    for service to education, and to professional associations
  • Dr Kim Dunphy OAM
    for service to community health through dance movement therapy
  • Mr Saki Ganella OAM
    for service to education
  • Mr Felix Meagher OAM
    for service to Celtic music and dance
  • Ms Philia Polites OAM
    for service to people with a disability, and to the community
  • Ms Katrina Reynen OAM
    for service to education
  • Mrs Naomi Wilson OAM
    for service to the people and Parliament of Queensland
  • Dr Rosemary Callingham AM
    for significant service to mathematics education, to teacher development, and to the community
  • Mrs Barbara Green AM
    for significant service to tertiary education, particularly to university colleges
  • Professor William Logan AM
    for significant service to tertiary education, and to cultural heritage research
  • Dr Susan Lopez-Atkinson AM
    for significant service to early childhood education, and to the Indigenous community
  • Mr Jan Sardi AO
    for distinguished service to the film and television industries as a screenwriter and director, and to professional guilds
  • Ms Moira Findlay PSM
    for outstanding public service to education in Victoria

2020 first half year results submission dates

Visit the Results Information page on the intranet for more about dates and how to submit results.

Go Green update

The 2020 Sustainability Survey is open to all current University staff and students to complete before Friday 19 June. There are some great prizes up for grabs including a $150 Visa gift card, $50 Readings gift cards and a $30 plant voucher.

This is your chance to share how well you think the University embeds sustainability into its practices, how current initiatives are performing, and what key environmental issues should be addressed. It takes 10-15 minutes to complete, with the results being used to identify opportunities for improvement, raise awareness of sustainability on campus, and to measure how the University is tracking against key targets outlined in the Sustainability Plan 2017-2020.

Take the survey

Visit the Go Green team's intranet page to find out more.

Supporting student mental health staff resources

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a number of resources to assist staff to support student mental health. Staff can contact CAPS for confidential secondary consultations (mental health advice) regarding any student or staff-and-student related mental health concerns.

Information is available on the early identification and support of students who may be experiencing mental health issues associated with COVID-19. All staff can access the CAPS 40-minute online training program "Supporting Student Mental Health" to learn how to respond to students with mental health problems and about available services and resources. For those requiring more in-depth training, Mental Health First Aid programs have resumed through online delivery and are now open for registration.

For more information about this training visit the Counselling and Psychological Services page.