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November 2019

Sprigg Lecture series: Australia’s tempestuous relationship with wild fire – past, present and future

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
South Australian Museum, North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
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Sprigg lecture series: Australia’s tempestuous relationship with wildfire – past, present and future Join Professor Bob Hill and Dr Mika Peace as they present two perspectives on Australia's relationship with wildfire - the evolution of fire-adapted vegetation, and how complex weather patterns drive fire behaviour in the Australian landscape. Professor Bob Hill is the Director of the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute. He has PhD and DSc degrees from the University of Adelaide and has held academic positions at James Cook University,…

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March 2020

Public lecture: Oceans, ice and climate change: An IPCC update

March 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Nathaniel Bindoff (UTas / CLEX) & Jess Melbourne Thomas (CSIRO) Summary: Two Tasmanian authors of the UN report on oceans and climate change discuss the implications for Australia and its surrounds. In September 2019 the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The report assesses the physical processes and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems. It also assesses the consequences for…

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Sexual Harassment: From Science to Solutions

March 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Swanston Street
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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Lilia Cortina (University of Melbourne) Women face countless indignities on the job, including sexual harassment. But what do we mean by this term? What actions “count” as sexual harassment, and what might we be missing? Several decades of social science have taken up questions such as these. According to that scholarship, sexual harassment often has little to do with sexuality, but everything to do with gender. The most-harassed employees are those who flout traditional gender norms: women who seem too…

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International Women’s Day 2020 – Women in Collaborative Leadership

March 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Level 7, Lecture Theatre B, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan St
Parkville, Victoria Australia
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VCCC Monday Lunch Live As we begin a new decade, Australian company boards remain dominated by men, with female representation still sitting at less than 30 per cent. That’s not the case at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) alliance, where women make up the majority of Board Members and committee chairs. Indeed, most of these women are CEOs of their home institutions. Over the past few years, the VCCC alliance has grown from a fledgling concept to a dynamic,…

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Macgeorge Fellowship Lecture, storying climate change

March 4, 2020 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

In this timely public lecture, Dr Susan Crate will explore the transformations required for a sustainable global society. About this Event Fires are burning. Permafrost is thawing. The ocean is rising. Not only is climate change scientifically undeniable, but its effects are being felt by communities worldwide. In times like these, many of us feel helpless and unsure of what to do. Insights from cultural anthropologists can play a crucial role in moving forward the transformations necessary for a sustainable…

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