MGSE staff news

Diversity and inclusion: Disability

There are a number of important opportunities for staff to engage in initiatives and events that relate to disability:

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

The University is running consultation sessions to assist in developing the Disability Inclusion Action Plan with staff with lived experience of disability, or who are carers of people with a disability. These are informal lunchtime conversations via Zoom. Click below to register and for more information.

If you are unable to attend either of these sessions but still wish to contribute, please e-mail

TrainME: Disability Awareness

A new online training module on Disability Awareness is now available to all staff via TrainME.

Alter State

The Melbourne Arts Centre is host to Alter State – a celebration of disability, creativity and culture Nov 9-13.

2021 Narrm Oration

Registration is now open for this year's virtual Narrm Oration, which will be delivered by Professor Papaarangi Reid (University of Auckland) on the theme of Navigating Indigenous Futures. The Oration is scheduled for 18 November 2021 at 5.00pm.

Book now

Acting Dean arrangements

Professor Jim Watterston will be on Recharge leave beginning next week, and Professor Janet Clinton and Professor Sandra Milligan will each serve as Acting Dean during this time:

  • Monday 15 November – Wednesday 17 November: Professor Janet Clinton
  • Thursday 18 November – Friday 19 November: Professor Sandra Milligan

If you require Jim's assistance urgently and cannot wait for his return, please contact Steph Watson. Otherwise all Dean-related enquiries please be directed to Janet or Sandra.