Australian universities are hubs for our communities. As public institutions, it’s important they actively support positive social change beyond the campus – contributing to communities both local and global through research, education and practice. Community-engaged research and learning offers universities the chance to step outside the ivory tower and exchange knowledge reciprocally with society.
2020 has presented a multitude of pressing challenges, from bushfires to floods and the climate crisis, and social and health issues including racial and income inequality and COVID-19.
Join university sector experts to discuss how universities can continue to support communities and prioritise community needs in the face of ongoing uncertainty – when the very definition of a university in Australia is in dispute.
• Professor Attila Brungs, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Technology Sydney
• Professor James Arvanitakis, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) at Western Sydney University
• Angela Barney-Leitch, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy) at Queensland University of Technology
• Professor Stan Grant Jnr, Vice-Chancellor's Chair of Australian-Indigenous Belonging at Charles Sturt University
• Facilitated by the Hon. Verity Firth, Executive Director of Social Justice at UTS.
This panel discussion will be followed by case study presentations from universities around Australia who have actively worked with communities to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Engagement Endangered’ is presented by the UTS Centre for Social Justice & Inclusion and Engagement Australia.
This event will be live captioned.
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