Events

Learning in a bomb shelter, or how teachers in Ukraine interact with their students in times of war: A series of interviews

Virtual

Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

I am Olha Maksymenko, a Ukrainian sociologist. I am doing some research into the environmental attitudes of primary, secondary and high school students from Ukraine. To put it more precisely, I had been carrying out that research for a couple of months when we found ourselves in a war. At the moment, I am interviewing those who carry on teaching despite the war. Besides, I am collecting and analysing drawings made by Ukrainian children who have unexpectedly become the eyewitnesses of this war. I am going to present some excerpts from these interviews to the audience and show the children's drawings. Most of these drawings have been submitted for the contest titled “How children see the 2022 war”. The contest was launched by “Vseosvita”, a national educational company, in early March.

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Social science + data science = impact: collaborative methods for industry partnerships

Virtual

Swinburne University of Technology

How did data from online teen relationship forums help the Alannah & Madeline Foundation develop a social media campaign that prevents online abuse? What happened when a team of social scientists and data scientists collaborated with the Melbourne not-for-profits to visualise social impact through data analytics? How are Swinburne researchers and the Red Cross working together to identify and map community resources for crisis response? In this lunchtime webinar, researchers from the Swinburne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society and the Social Innovation Research Institute share practical insights from recent interdisciplinary research partnerships with industry that brought social scientists and data scientists together for social impact. Want a practical guide to bringing social science and data science together for social impact? Look out for Farmer, J, McCosker, A, Albury, K, Aryani, A (2022, in press) Data for Social Good: Non-Profit Sector Data Projects. Palgrave Macmillan. Speakers Professor Kath Albury Program Leader, Digital Inclusion, Social Innovation Research Institute Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, Swinburne Node Professor Anthony McCosker Deputy Director, Social Innovation Research Institute Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society, Swinburne Node Dr Yong-Bin Kang Senior […]

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Being your best as an Adventure Therapy practitioner

Virtual

Charles Sturt University

Tying the best, most appropriate knots, reading synoptic charts, navigating moving water, cave surveys, and the terrain to know the safest routes are just part of the broad skill set, knowledge, and experience needed to perform as a proficient Adventure Therapy practitioner. There is so much more such as philosophy, counselling skills, leadership, business, natural history, and the scientific process. We like to base our work on a fair test of the evidence. Join us in this hour long webinar for a journey through this fascinating and hugely rewarding field of expertise. It just might make a difference. Stephan Natynczuk, DPhil, MBA, LPIOL, FRSA, MNCS(accred), has been professionally involved in experiential education since 1988. Stephan enjoys training aspirant outdoor practitioners internationally and runs a private outdoor therapy practice. His research focuses on effective practice and professionalism in outdoor therapy. Stephan is the co-author of Solution-Focused Practice in Outdoor Therapy: Co-Adventuring for Change with Dr Will Dobud. Will Dobud has worked predominately with adolescents in the private and public sector. Coming to Australia from the United States in 2009, Will built True North Expeditions, a non-profit program in Adelaide, SA, providing adventure therapy experiences and social work services for adolescents from all […]

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Culture as Infrastructure – A CHASS Seminar

Virtual

Council for the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Justin O’Connor, Professor of Cultural Economy, University of South Australia Dan Hill, Director, Melbourne School of Design Tully Barnett, Director, Assemblage Centre for Creative Arts, Flinders University Over the last two decades the dominant paradigm for art and culture has been the ‘creative economy’ and its urban counterpart the ‘creative city’. These have prioritised ‘jobs and growth’ and ‘urban regeneration’ (parsed as rental yields, visitor numbers, inward investment etc.) and have been accompanied by growing precarity, inequality, indebtedness and ‘gentrification’. Whilst other fields of social science have sought to reframe social and economic policy around providing for the social foundations in the context of sustainability and social justice, and urban geographers and designers have sought to re-embed urban policy in the everyday lives and needs of its citizens, (urban) cultural policy has remained resolutely in a neoliberal mindset. As a result, it has been left behind. At the recent 2021 ‘State of Australian Cities’ conference there were over 500 papers, panels and keynotes. Only two mentioned the word ‘culture’. Kate Raworth’s ‘Doughnut’ concept attempts to frame the ‘social foundations’ within planetary limits, giving rise to a number of applied ‘city doughnuts’ including Amsterdam, Brisbane and Melbourne. Only the last includes […]

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Climate exodus: hope, refusals and acts of defiance during uneasy times

University of Newcastle

The UON Environmental Humanities Network invites you to a screening of David Baute’s award winning film Climate Exodus (2020), followed by a seminar that seeks to explore localised responses to climate change and ruin. We live in an uneasy time; a time marked by disasters, tragedy and ruin that challenges our relationships to place and time. Increasingly, a common awareness is emerging of how capitalist progress, growth and development walk hand in hand with experiences of dispossession, displacement and disjuncture. Climate change and environmental destruction are two consequences of the accelerated change that have followed neoliberal globalisation and left the world ‘overheated’ (Eriksen 2016) and unable to sustain life as we know it. The UON Environmental Humanities Network invites you to a seminar that seeks to explore localised responses to climate change and ruin. The seminar will take as its starting point the ethnographic film Climate Exodus by David Baute, which narrates the tragedy of three women who have lost everything due to climate change and emigrate to start a new life. Drawing on the stories of the film, Hedda Askland will discuss how we can understand displacement in the context of climate change and the political implications of framing displacement in […]

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Indigenous perspectives on decolonial futures

Virtual

Deakin University

This online gathering aims to explore Western culture, colonisation, modern societies as well as Indigenous and decolonial worldviews, perspectives and philosophies from around the world. Practical decolonial actions that flow from these perspectives will also be considered along with potential emergent decolonial futures. Formats will include presentation, an interactive exercise in small breakout groups as well as general questions and discussion.

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How to create a literature map for your social research project

Virtual

Optimum Search City Research Centre

Literature maps help researchers review literature for gaps and points of impact. They are useful in both academic and industry related research projects to help gain traction and market interest. The are especially helpful for qualitative and social research projects. Research projects usually start with a Literature Review which involves using tools such as search engines ( e.g. google scholar) and document management and reference systems (e.g. Endnote and Mandalay). The literature review will attempt to create a space for the research project that has not been covered or is yet to be developed. Literature Mapping uses graphical methods to plot your literature in a graphical format. There are many types of graphical method from mind mapping to infographic formats. See our Research Gate Forum where leading experts have discussed the various graphical literature tools from Mind Maps through to Quiqqa and other methods. Dr Jonathan Drane has developed a unique but simple literature mapping method which streamlines your literature review and helps you refine your topic and its place in the literature universe. ‘In our method we prefer to use a ‘cards on desktop’ graphical logic.  It uses cards (like the icons on your desktop) and allocates identifiers to the cards […]

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A Night with the Outer Sanctum: Inside the Group Chat

Swinburne Sport Innovation Research Group

The Swinburne Sport Innovation Research Group invites you to get “inside the group chat” of the award-winning podcast The Outer Sanctum and find out how they engage with the big ideas and challenging problems in sport and beyond each week. The Outer Sanctum is best described as AFLM and AFLW chat done differently with an all-women podcast featuring ten passionate footy fans. The team discuss and unpack Aussie Rules and other sports stories from the outer with a consciously feminist and inclusive lens. The team consists of: Emma Race Shelley Ware Rana Hussain Lucy Race Alicia Sometimes Nicole Hayes Tess Armstrong Kate Seear Julia Chiera Felicity Race The Outer Sanctum is a place for football stories and passionate footy voices we don't usually get to hear, and it is this focus on inclusion and intersectionality that will frame the conversation for this live event. The Swinburne Sport Innovation Research Group – led by Dr Kasey Symons – will provide insight on how podcasts such as The Outer Sanctum are changing the way we hear about, discuss and consume sport media. Kasey’s research has found that alternative and independent sports media platforms create custom content that reflects a diversity of voices and representation of athletes, sports and issues […]

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The Intersectionality of Grief Work and Adventure Therapy

Virtual

Charles Sturt University

Grief and loss is ever present in the counselling work we do. We can usually link any presenting issue back to a significant loss in some way, such as loss of a relationship, job, way of life, or a death. At Confluence Counselling we work with rural and northern Indigenous communities that experience losses at higher rates due in part to poor social determinants of health factors, increased rates of death by suicide, and transgenerational grief from residential school, day school, 60s Scoop, and the child welfare system. We use adventure therapy to address grief and promote healing relying on the significant intersectionality that already exists between grief literature and activities and the field of adventure therapy. During this talk I will share further about our work, provide activity examples, and invite discussion on the role of adventure therapy within grief work. Presenters: Lynette Nikkell, Confluence Counselling Lynette is the founder and owner of Confluence Counselling. She is a registered clinical social worker with extensive experience in the areas of child protection and addictions services. Lynette has practiced and volunteered at leading national and international adventure therapy organizations. Her award-winning research has been presented locally and abroad. Will Dobud, Charles […]

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Symposium: Climate Change, Regional Work & Organisational Resilience

Charles Sturt University

The Implications of Climate Change for Regional Work and Organisational Resilience Symposium is an up-close and practical look at how our climate is changing and the substantial implications for our regions in relation to human wellbeing, organisations and communities, physical work, exercise and heat stress. Join us at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga to hear more about, and discuss these issues with a leading climatologist, thermal physiologists working closely with industry and sport, social scientists, and other regional researchers and organisation representatives. Topics to be discussed in the interactive panel sessions and workshops comprising the Symposium include: Findings of new cutting-edge research conducted to forecast the impacts of climate change, across Australia’s regions, on ambient conditions, and on heat stress, injury risk, and recovery from heat exposure in physically-demanding roles and activities Current concerns and responses of industry, communities and sporting organisations in regional Australia Evolving strategies for managing heat strain, injury risk and wellbeing in those most affected Approaches to supporting organisational and community resilience and productivity in this changing regional climate context Register now

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Keeping Clients Safe in the Outdoor Therapies

Virtual

Charles Sturt University

Join Margaret Asher for an engaging discussion about how risk mitigation strategies from other industries can inform outdoor therapy work and keep clients safe. While all adventures bring some risk, the strategies for critically analysing near misses and critical incidents can help practitioners and adventurers keep their outdoor programming safe, fun, and effective.   Margaret Asher, Director of Operations in Wilderness Therapy Margaret is currently the Director of Operations at Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness and based out of Asheville, NC. Prior to that she started her wilderness therapy journey in 2010 at Alaska Crossings as a Field Guide and moved to many roles as Field Mentor, Case Manager, Medical Officer, and Assistant Program Director and at Open Sky as a Medical Case Manager and Health Director. She also serves as a Blue Ridge representative on the Outdoor Behavioral Health Council. She has been a Wilderness EMT since 2013, trained through the San Juan Ambulance in Silverton, Colorado where she was also able to volunteer with their local SAR. Having attended an experiential high school on the Minnesota Zoo property her love of the wilderness and learning through experience began. She loves being a part of growing the industry and creating […]

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