Events & Activities - 2004
Diversity Week Activities and Events
|Calendar for the week|
|Date and time||Activity/Event||Venue|
|"Culture and Conflict in Nepal": an information and fund raising event||Goddard Building (8), Room 139, St. Lucia Campus|
|Cultural Diversity and Environment Student Forum||
Social Sciences and Humanities Library Conference Room (Duhig Building) St Lucia
|A Job Search Seminar for Students with a Medical Condition or Disability||
Seminar Room B, Accommodation Services (Level 2, Union Complex) St Lucia
|10am-3pm||Student Exchange Fair||Holt Room, UQ Union Complex St Lucia|
|12-2pm||"Letting Off Steam" at the Boilerhouse||
Boilerhouse, Ipswich Campus
|Wednesday 12||UQ Gatton Diversity Day
Altogether different. Promote Equity. Support Diversity.
|Central Walkway, Gatton campus|
|from 10am||‘Foods from Around the World'||Rooftop Terrace, Level 3, Colin Clark Building St Lucia|
|12.30–1.30pm||Soapbox Forum – Out Today||Social Sciences and Humanities Library Conference Room (Duhig Building) St Lucia|
|4-6pm||Choice for Engineers! - where to in 2nd year?||Building 74, Chemical Engineering Building, Seminar room|
|Diversity Week Symposium
Sustainable Use of Wildlife & our Indigenous Culture
|11.00am||A tour of the Anthropology Museum collection||The Anthropology Museum Collection Stores, Room 117 Michie Building, St Lucia|
|Rally for Diversity||Emmanuel College|
|12-2pm||Diversity Week Lunch for Staff and Students||Building 8 garden area, UQ Ipswich|
|5.30-6.30pm||Public Lecture on transgender||
University of Qld Staff and Graduates Club
12.00 - 1.00pm
|Religious Perspectives - Diversity and Peace||Room 109 Forgan Smith (1-E109)|
|12.30pm||Vice-Chancellor's Equity and Diversity Award Luncheon||Customs House|
|12.30pm||International Picnic||Natural Amphitheatre|
Throughout Diversity Week
|Displays and Activities||Venue|
|The Bridge Student Volunteer Organisation Display||Social Sciences and Humanities Library, St Lucia|
|Women in Architecture, Engineering & IT @ UQ||Dorothy Hill Physical Sciences and Engineering Library|
|UQ Ipswich Diversity Week Activities||Building 8, UQ Ipswich|
|Staff Equity and Diversity Data Collection Survey|
|Visit a branch of the University Library to see their Diversity Week poster series on different aspects of the student population at UQ|
Look into the lives of Nepali civilians affected by the Maoist/ government conflict through the movie "The Killing Terraces", a photographic exhibition, and home-made Nepali snacks. With footage shot in the Nepali Maoist stronghold districts and screened at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, Global Visions Film Festival and South Asia Film Festival, the film will be screened for one night only.$6 min donation ($5 for students). RSVP or any inquiries: contact email@example.com
Supported by Amnesty International UQ, Nepal Australia Friendship Association, Oxfam UQ, School of Political Science and International Studies UQ.
The Forum will provide an opportunity for students from across campus to discuss the importance of cultural diversity within the context of environmental studies (an application of the UNESCO concept in World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May).
The session will be followed by a reception and a film: Princess Mononoke (room TBA). For more details, contact Dr Kumi Kato, firstname.lastname@example.org ext 56810 in the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies.
Presented jointly by:
CRS Australia (Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services), Disability Works Australia, Open Minds, and
UQ Student Support Services' Disability Program and Careers and Employment Program.
If you are thinking of finding a job, come along to find out where to begin and who can assist you. Please advise email@example.com if you require any special arrangements with regard to this seminar.
Come to the UQ Student Exchange Fair to find out how you can study overseas as part of your degree. Meet students who have just returned from a semester overseas and talk to international students from many of UQ's exchange partner universities. For more information please contact Jan McCreary on 3365-2852 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"Letting Off Steam" at the Boilerhouse, Ipswich campus Tuesday 11 May 12-2pm with lunch provided.
Registration closes Monday 10th May at 10am. Limited seating available, for further details and to register on-line go to https://www.uq.edu.au/secure/events/csrc/form/autostart.html
Why have governments embraced 'communities'?
There is a strong and long-standing field of social and civic endeavour called 'community development' that waned as many governments during the 80s and 90s focussed on marketisation and managerialism. There is now huge wealth of literature on 'community' from all sorts of dimensions and specialities. Linda Apelt (Director General, Department of Communities & Disability Services) will shed some light on the topic at 'Letting Off Steam' at the Boilerhouse, analysing the difficulties and lessons of governing in an ever more complex, changing and challenging world. In particular she will focus on the demands for governments to be more responsive and holistic especially in taking structural steps to address the importance of community.
While Don Watson may rue what public servants, policy makers and spin doctors may be doing to our language, new words and phrases do signal how 'community' has come back into focus, particularly but not only for governments. However, as we consider these words, we risk romanticising 'community' and making too grandiose claims about community as a 'solution' to the challenges of living and governing well.
The significance of 'community' is being researched and written about in multiple contexts. Of particular interest is that this has become a significant area for attention recently for political leaders and key institutions. We have only to note:
- the prolific writings and speeches of Mark Latham on civil society, place, social enterprise and so on and the lengthy sections on sustainable communities and community capacity building in the new ALP National Policy Platform;
- the speeches by John Howard on the social coalition and the Australian Government's initiatives supporting corporate citizenship and strengthening communities;
- as well as the important work of the OECD, the Commonwealth Foundation, the World Bank and other key institutions.
11:30am Activities begin:
- the International Students' Assoc. and the Gatton Students' Assoc will provide international (a satay) and Australian (sausage sizzle) meals.
- music provided by the Gatton Students' Association.
12:00pm Proceedings opened by Dr. Gordon Dryden (chair, NRAVS Equity and Diversity Committee). There will be addresses by three NRAVS students who have some knowledge about three important "defined equity groups":
- students from remote regions of Queensland (Malinda Bryce),
- students with disabilities (Glenda Plog) and
- students from a non-English-speaking culture (Omar Al-Jabri).
These speakers will outline the experiences of students from these backgrounds and indicate how the UQ Gatton community can (and has) helped them to adjust to life at university.
12:20pm Either Prof. Roger Swift or Assoc. Prof. Alan Wearing will respond to these presentations and reinforce the support available to our students.
12:30pm Assoc. Prof. Alan Wearing (and possibly a representative from Dow AgriSciences) will present the 2004 Dow AgriSciences Equity Scholarship.
12:45pm Ms. Janelle Zahmel (Gatton campus manager) will open the new Gatton Campus Family Room. NRAVS
Equity bookmarks will be distributed to students at the Day.
'Foods from Around the World' Wednesday, 12 May from 10am. Rooftop Terrace, Level 3, Colin Clark Building St Lucia. Organised by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law for visitors to the Rooftop Terrace.
Forum to discuss issues related to sexuality and gender identity at University. Sexuality and gender identity were added as attributes in 2003 amendments to the Anti-Discrimination Act (Qld). Hear from invited speakers and have your say! Register with TEDI.
Do you know how many different disciplines of engineering there are? Come to an informal evening for 1st year Engineering students that will provide opportunity to chat with more advanced students and lecturing staff about options and choices for 2nd year and beyond. Women in Engineering are particularly encouraged to attend. The evening will also see the official launch of 'Skirts in Engineering' an information and support network for women in Engineering and their friends.
Light refreshments provided.
Sustainable Use of Wildlife & our Indigenous Culture. Dr Arthur Georges, Dr Peter Whitehead and Professor Gordon Grigg will address the issues of balancing wildlife conservation & management whilst preserving the traditional ways of our indigenous culture, with a focus on industry economic viability and conserving the environment for all Australians.
For full details download flyer here.
Location: The Anthropology Museum Collection Stores, Room 117 Michie Building, St Lucia
Who to contact: Jen Davis, Museum Assistant. 3365 1214 email@example.com
(Relate, Accept, Listen, Learn, Yes-Affirm) will be held at Emmanuel College to highlight the diversity of the College's community and to support Diversity Week. This event was so well received last year that a similar format has been retained. The Rally for Diversity lunch on Thursday 13 May will include an international food fare, and speakers and Wing Poster Displays that explore the diversity of the College.
The guest speaker, Mrs Adele Rice, Principal of Milperra High School will speak about the work with refugee students undertaken by the School. The event is for College students and staff only.
Lunch for students and staff hosted by the UQ Union - join us for a free lunch in the garden area of Building 8. The presentation of prizes to the winners of the Student Photographic Competition and the Window Display Competition will be conducted at 12.15pm. For further information on events at Ipswich contact Ms Sue Hutley firstname.lastname@example.org ext 11299.
For further information contact Ms Sue Hutley email@example.com ext 11299.
Susan Stryker, author of Queer Pulp and Transgender Studies Reader, will give a public lecture entitled The eruption of subjugated knowledges: using foucault to understand the recent emergence of transgender studies from 5.30-6.30pm, May 13 at the University of Queensland Staff and Graduates Club (includes refreshments).
Each one of us can make a real difference in building a culture of peace. Different religions view peace from their own perspective. Ultimately, our goal is the same. Different religious representatives will give talks on how their religions view peace. Each interaction we have with others -dialogue, exchange and participation - is an invaluable chance to achieve peace. So, join us to learn how you can contribute to world peace. Let us expand our network of peace and happiness.
There will be 4 speakers - Muslim / Christian / Baha'i / Buddhist. All welcome to attend!
Irish Ambassador, His Excellency Declan Kelly, will be the guest speaker at this year's luncheon to be held at Customs House. The Vice-Chancellor will present the UQ Vice-Chancellor's Equity and Diversity Awards and the Diversity Action Project Awards.
Bookings can be made through the Offices of Faculty Executive Deans or by contacting the Protocol Office on 07 3365 7045 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The United Nations Student Association (UNSA) has organised an International Picnic to celebrate UQ Diversity Week. Our "Say NO to Racism" banner will be on display and UNSA members who will be going to Sierra Leone as part of the "Youth for Youth Project" will be at the picnic to talk about the human rights projects they will be working on in Sierra Leone.
For more information about UNSA projects and events, please visit http://unsauq.tripod.com
1. Student Photographic Competition
Win a Digital Camera worth $500 ! All Ipswich Students are encouraged to enter the UQ Ipswich Diversity Week Photographic Competition. Students are required to take a digital camera photo depicting "What Diversity Means to me on the Ipswich Campus" and submit it to the UQ Ipswich Library by 5pm Friday 7th May 2004 accompanied by a 25 word caption or description of your photo. Digital Cameras are available for loan from the Ipswich Library and the Ipswich Student Union. Authorisation forms for persons being photographed must also be submitted to the Library by 7th May and are available along with more information and the judging guidelines from the UQ Ipswich Library. Campus representatives will judge the photos on Tuesday 11th May and winners will be advised by email that afternoon. The first prize for this competition is a Digital Camera worth $500 and runner-up prizes will also be awarded at the luncheon held on Thursday 13th May in Building 8.
2. Window Display and Competition
The window display at the entrance to Building 8 will showcase Diversity Week on the Campus. Answer a few questions about the display and enter the competition to win $100 cash or runner-up prizes in the foyer of Building 8. Prizes presented a the luncheon held on Thursday 13th May in Building 8.
3. Diversity Week Lunch for students and staff hosted by the UQ Union
Join us for a free lunch in the garden area of Building 8 on Thursday 13th May from 12pm - 2pm. The presentation of prizes to the winners of the Student Photographic Competition and the Window Display Competition will be conducted at 12.15pm. For further information on any of these events at Ipswich contact Ms Sue Hutley email@example.com ext 11299
This display of The Bridge's activities aims to raise awareness of the ways in which students can support diversity, both within the University and externally. The Bridge is an apolitical, non-religious volunteer organisation that provides a forum for students from diverse backgrounds to meet and work together on various community-based projects.
A special display will profile the achievements of women and mark their contribution in traditionally male dominated fields – stories, photos, statistics, and information on associations, networks, scholarships, and mentoring programs.
An International Evening will be held by the School of Life Sciences to highlight the cultural diversity of the School's postgraduate community. This event was so successful in 2003 that it has become part of the School calendar. Postgraduate students present illustrated talks on their culture, ecosystems of their countries, their research and share a selection of international food. Families of students will also be invited.
Staff Equity and Diversity Data Collection Survey
Help to inform UQ policy and strategic initiatives by completing this survey
UQ Gatton Diversity Day 12 May Gatton Campus
Planned activities include a civic welcome to students, food and bands, opening of Gatton campus child care room, and presentation of the Dow AgroSciences Scholarship for women.
Visit a branch of the University Library to see their Diversity Week poster series on different aspects of the student population at UQ, supplemented by a vibrant rolling powerpoint display for computer screens.
For more information please visit - http://www.uq.edu.au/equity/index.html?page=18462