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The University's Events Calendar promotes a range of virtual public events from lectures and seminars to exhibitions and performances. Staff with an '@unimelb' email address can submit an event to the Events Calendar once your account has been established. If you are a new user,  you can request access via this form.

If you would like to feature an MGSE event on this page, please use the MGSE submission form.

Equity in Education - shared perspectives from India and Australia

Date: Wednesday 17 March
Time: 5.30pm - 6.45pm


Asia Education Foundation (AEF) and Australia India Institute (Aii), Delhi are pleased to announce a series of virtual events exploring Equity in Education: Shared Perspectives between India and Australia. Over the coming months, join AEF, Aii and a series of specialists to discuss three key determinants for Equity in Education in Australia and India; Technology, Gender, and Wellbeing.

This second expert panel discussion will explore how school leaders are shaping programs for gender equity in schools, and how role models and provider programs impact a student’s perspective and future opportunities. The panel will feature MGSE's Dr Mary Leahy.

If you can not attend the live event, register via the link above to receive a copy of the recording

Final weeks of Awaken Exhibition

Opening hours: 10am - 4pm
Dates in March and April: Tuesday 23, Friday 26, Monday 29, Thursday 18 March and Thursday 1 April

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The Arts West Gallery and Awaken exhibition at Parkville campus will be re-opening for a short time for a final few weeks in March.

Associate Professor Neryl Jeanneret's Retirement Function

Date: Friday 19 March
Time: 4.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Courtyard Marquee, University House


Associate Professor Neryl Jeanneret retired from the University in February after 15+ years. A function has been arranged to acknowledge Neryl to celebrate her significant contribution.

Melbourne Climate Futures Virtual Launch

Date: Tuesday 23 March
Time: 9am - 4.30pm


Hear how University of Melbourne researchers are working to understand and shape our climate future. Explore diverse responses to climate change – from carbon neutral agriculture to sustainable finance, to childhood education and smart energy systems. Learn about career pathways for climate researchers. And see how recent events have reshaped the global conversation – and action – around climate change.

Why relations?

Date: Wednesday 24 March
Time: 12pm - 1pm


This webinar is the first in the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration's 2021 Critical Public Conversations series: Exploring Indigenous Settler Relations.

Presented by Associate Professor Sana Nakata and Professor Sarah Maddison. As the founders and co-directors of the Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration they have made a deliberate choice to focus on relationships and relationality as a site of enquiry. They have argued that ‘creating more just relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the Australian state is one of the most profound and important challenges this country faces’ (Nakata & Maddison, 2020).

The University of Melbourne Live at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Date: Tuesday 30 - Wednesday 31 March
Time: 8pm


Join the Faculty of Fine Arts for a free series of open-air concerts by the leading large ensembles from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, including the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony. For any enquiries contact: fineartsmusic-er@unimelb.edu.au.

Drawing on/from Home

Date: Running until Wednesday 31 March

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Drawing on/from home is an online exhibition of student works produced during a semester of remote learning.

World Autism Acceptance Day virtual morning tea

Date: Thursday 1 April
Time: 10.30am - 11am

Join via Zoom

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education would like to invite you to participate in a 'Go Yellow' for Autism virtual morning tea for World Autism Acceptance Day.  Show your support for colleagues and students on the autism spectrum by wearing something yellow and enjoying morning tea together.  There will be some short presentations, including one from the Yellow Ladybugs, a non-profit organisation that supports Autistic girls, women, and gender diverse individuals.

Download the poster for more information.

Supporting Schools in a time of COVID-19

Date: Modules running until Friday 16 April


Supporting Schools in a time of COVID-19 (SSCOVID) is an online professional learning opportunity for primary classroom teachers and education staff, consisting of a series of modules and live webinars.

The modules have been developed to assist primary school educators to support their students’ mental health and wellbeing during and following COVID-19 and can be accessed and completed at times that suit the educator.

Dean's Lecture Series 2021 -
Creating dynamic cultures in education post COVID-19

Presented by Professor Emeritus Fazal Rizvi

Date: Wednesday 21 April
Time: 5.45pm
Venue: TBC


The crisis surrounding COVID-19 has enabled us to rethink a range of assumptions about education. It has shown various new ways in which the world is globally interconnected and interdependent, even when the physical mobility of people is restricted. Various cross-border communication systems have enabled people to stay in touch with friends and family, and have even consolidated, extended, and developed relationships in spaces that are appositely characterised as transnational. As new technological innovations continue to emerge, new cultural formations have become possible. In this talk, Professor Emeritus Fazal Rizvi will consider some of the possibilities for intercultural learning that these developments have opened in schools and communities, in the production of creative and dynamic cultural practices.

Seventeenth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society

Date: Thursday 8 - Friday 9 April

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In April 2021 the seventeenth International Conference is brought together by a shared interest in the complex relationships between technology, knowledge and society. The conference theme will focus on Considering Viral Technologies: Pandemic-Driven Opportunities and Challenges.