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The Lived Experience of Disability

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Disability – The Lived Experience

Monash University, in conjunction with the City of Glen Eira as part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, proudly present Disability – The Lived Experience. Three presenters, all with a different lived experience of disability, will share their unique stories.

  • Date: Tuesday 8 October, 12–1pm
  • Venue: Marquee on the Green, Caulfield campus

*A free light lunch will be provided. Registrations close 1 October.

*For more information, and to book for this event, please go to this webpage.

GradWISE Launch

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Monash Career Connect and WISE Employment Launch GradWISE

Edward Osano at the GradWISE launch

Mr Edward Osano of WISE Employment at the GradWISE launch

On Wednesday 21 August 2019 at Monash University’s Caulfield Campus Disability Support Services and Monash Career Connect officially launched the GradWISE program with WISE Employment Services.

GradWISE is a new program, developed in conjunction with Australian Universities to provide support and improve employment opportunities for students living with a disability, illness or injury.

GradWISE is designed to complement the existing supports provided by Monash to give students a customised coaching program in a one on one setting. Their aim is to give you the skills and experience you need to find the perfect graduate role. They work with you, and their pool of employers, to make the perfect match and provide all the support you need before and during your employment for as long as you need it.

Monash Career Connect also provided an information session outlining the supports already available to Monash students to maximise graduate employment opportunities, including LiLo, Student Futures, Employ-ability Workshops, and more. Go to the Career Connect website to find out what they can offer you!

Apply for GradWISE at Monash

If this sounds like the support you have been looking for, the team would love to chat with you. You can find out more about the program on their website www.wiseemployment.com.au/gradwise or drop an email to Mr Edward Osano (pictured), Head of GradWISE to set up a time for a chat – edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au

You can also find out more about your unique personality type by using the GradWISE Selfie Evaluation – found here: www.wiseemployment.com.au/gradwise-evaluation

*GradWISE appointments are now available at Monash University Caulfield Campus on Fridays 9am – 5pm at the Career Connect office, ground floor, Building B. Contact Ed Osano to make an appointment or to touch base sooner! edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au

Science Week Maker Workshops

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

National Science Week – Australia’s Annual Celebration of Science and Technology

Running in August each year, National Science Week features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by schools, universities, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.

For 2019, Dr Kirsten Ellis has received support from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to run maker workshops that are accessible to all.

Expressions of Interest Sought from Students with Disability

Workshops will be running on 15 August at Peninsula Campus and 16 August on Clayton campus from 3.30-5.30pm, and organisers would like to try include as many people as possible from the Monash community.

If you identify as having a disability, and are interested in taking part in one of the maker workshops, please email lizzie.crouch@monash.edu to express your interest in participating with the following information:

  • Which workshop you’re interested attending
  • If there are any particular accommodations or adjustments you require that we should consider so you can participate fully

Sensilab

Lizzie Crouch Senior Coordinator, Engagement

900 Dandenong Road Caulfield East Victoria 3145
+61 3 9903 2549
Lizzie.Crouch@monash.edu
sensilab.monash.edu

2019 Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards are Now Open!

The Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognise students and staff (individuals or teams) who have made an outstanding contribution to supporting diversity and fostering inclusion at Monash and beyond.

In 2019, there is a total of $15,000 AUD available to be distributed among winners (allocations determined by the selection committee).

The awards are open to staff and students of Monash University (Australia and Malaysia), including:

  • academic and professional staff (full-time, part-time, casual and sessional)
  • Monash University students (full-time or part-time)
  • group projects (teams, committees and work units)

Submit Your Nomination

Nominations can be submitted by Monash University students and staff members, but a person can’t nominate:

  • themselves for an individual award
  • a group or team of which they are a member.

To make a nomination, please download and complete the nomination form (editable PDF) and submit it online.

Nominations close at 5:00 pm, Monday 5 August 2019.

Graduate Insight Program

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Graduate Insight Program – Accessibility and Inclusion

*9:30am – 1pm, Friday 12 July 2019

*Register by 7 July 2019

Are you in your penultimate (second last) or final year of either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree?

The Graduate Insight Program – Accessibility and Inclusion is aimed at people with a disability, including those who have physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments that may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. It provides insight into the Department of Justice and Community Safety’s Graduate Program and the career opportunities and pathways available.

The program will include:

  • Overview of the Graduate Program and application process
  • Panel discussion with current graduates
  • Morning tea with graduates and employees
  • Introduction to their Diversity Issues Unit
  • Career journey of a staff member with a disability

The Department of Justice and Community Safety are looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work and who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

They embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community they serve. They want to recruit the best people regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background, and hope you will join them.

*Please note, places are limited and registering for this event doesn’t guarantee a placement. Further details will be provided to participants offered a placement in the program. To be eligible for the Graduate Insight Program you must be:

  • An Australian citizen, Permanent Resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen
  • In your second last or final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline.

Click here to register your interest >>

  • Registrations close midnight Sunday 7 July 2019

*For more information, please contact employmentprograms@justice.vic.gov.au

Ancora Imparo Leadership Program

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Vice-Chancellor’s Ancora Imparo Leadership Program

A message from the Vice-Chancellor

A Monash University education will challenge you and enable you to build a successful career, as well as to equip yourself with the knowledge, abilities and insights required to change the world for the better. Leadership skills are an essential component of that mix.

The Ancora Imparo program gives you the chance to learn about leadership through interaction with community leaders, distinguished alumni, Monash staff, and your fellow students.

The program represents a rare opportunity. You will learn things that you will draw upon again and again throughout your career and your life.

I wholeheartedly recommend it.

Professor Margaret Gardner AO
President and Vice-Chancellor

Program details

This year-long program will take you on a transformative journey, giving you the confidence and skills you need to create the changes you’d like to see in the world.

Residential course

The program begins with a fully funded, three-day, off-campus residential course at Peppers Moonah Links Resort. You’ll receive leadership masterclasses in:

  • self-awareness
  • values and ethics
  • decision-making
  • communication
  • collaboration
  • positive social change.

You’ll also make great friends, enjoy social events and learn from the following incredible leaders (all have contributed to the program in previous years):

  • Dr Megan Clark AC, head of the Australian Space Agency
  • Julian Burnside AO QC, barrister, human rights and refugee advocate
  • Hon Judge Felicity Hampel, judge of the County Court of Victoria
  • Paul Grabowsky AO, Australian pianist and composer
  • Dr Bethia Wilson, former Victorian Health Services Commissioner
  • Dr Leanne Rowe AM, Melbourne GP and former Beyond Blue board member
  • Christine Nixon APM, first female chief commissioner in any Australian state police force
  • Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM, oncologist, Fulbright Scholar and award-winning author
  • Dr Tim Soutphommasane, former Australian Human Rights Commissioner
  • Lucy Thomas OAM, youth and anti-bullying advocate.

Seminars

During the year, you’ll attend eight evening seminars by eminent leaders. You’ll hear about leadership challenges and opportunities, and have the opportunity (working in a small group) to design and deliver a workshop that helps your fellow Ancorans explore solutions to a current leadership challenge. In previous years, topics included:

  • the gender pay gap
  • access to education
  • environmental sustainability
  • racism in politics
  • media ethics
  • sexism in society
  • terrorism

… and many more incredible topics!

All seminars are catered and presented in an intimate setting.

Service learning

You’ll have the opportunity to opt into a service learning project. Working in a multi-disciplinary team of five students, you’ll partner with a community organisation to solve a real-world problem.

Completion ceremony

At the end of the program, you’ll be invited to the completion ceremony, together with family and fellow Ancorans. During the ceremony, you’ll be presented with a certificate to acknowledge your success.

See this web page for more information about eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Monash Celebrates IDAHOBIT

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Monash University is celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)!

Monash will be celebrating the LGBTIQ community events throughout week 10 to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).
May 17 commemorates the World Health Organization’s decision to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990 and has been celebrated since 2004 to highlight the violence and discrimination experienced by the LGBTIQ community.
This year the theme is Justice and Protection for All. It reminds us that injustice, fear and danger are present in the lives of many LGBTIQ communities here and around the world. Across the globe, 72 states still criminalise same-sex sexual relations, while only 63 states provide some form of anti-discrimination protection. We don’t believe that’s fair.
So come and celebrate with the Australian LGBTIQ community and students and staff from across the university. Let’s send a message to the world – we want justice and protection for all.
For more information visit monash.edu/idahobit.

MedHACK: ENABLED

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

MedHACK: ENABLED 2019 – Call For Co-Designers

The MedHack 2019 team would like to extend an invitation to students to join them as a co-designer for this year’s hackathon.

The Event

MEDHACK: ENABLED is a 2.5 day hackathon where interdisciplinary teams of students, will come together to develop innovative solutions, that will address challenges faced by individuals experiencing disability within the Monash community.

This year’s theme, assistive technology, aims to open the conversation around disability, whilst allowing participants to learn about the topic, and in the process co-create solutions with you, the co-designer that will create positive social impact.

Your Contribution

As a co-designer, you will play a central role in this event. With your insight, teams will aim to develop, and tailor their solutions to challenges that you put forward.

Your role will be to introduce yourself and the challenges you face on a day to day basis, or that you are personally aware of and are happy to discuss; we will then proceed to match you to 2 teams (composed of 4-5 individuals), which will use your feedback and experience, to come up with the best possible solution that will address one, or a couple, of your identified challenges.

The judges will proceed to select the most innovative, and feasible ideas, which the MYMI team will go on to develop into potential prototypes by the end of the year. The ultimate aim, is for you, or the person you are supporting, to be able to use and employ these solutions.

Venue and Schedule

Being in a central location, only a couple of meters away from Southern Cross Station, The Goods Shed North, will be home to this year’s hackathon. What is usually a place of innovation and entrepreneurship for many medtech based startups, will serve as a source of inspiration for the developers, as it becomes the headquarters for MED_HACK 2019.

Whilst there is no allocated parking on site, paid parking can be easily found in the surrounding streets. We highly recommend taking public transport, with Southern Cross station being only a 2 minute walk away, and with a trams 11 and 48 stopping opposite the entrance to the venue on Collins St.

The hackathon will be spread over 2.5 days, starting on the evening of Friday 3rd of May, through until Sunday 5th of May. The commitment we need from you is the following:

  • Friday evening (2hrs)– Introduce yourself, and share your experience (or personal knowledge) of living with a disability as regards the challenge from your brief, with the hackathon participants
  • Saturday (2hrs)– join us for lunch! After which we’d like for you to meet the teams addressing your identified challenges, answer their questions and provide feedback on their ideas.
  • Sunday (2hrs)– the last opportunity for teams to obtain your thoughts on their solutions, and test out some prototypes or concepts. Hang around to see the teams pitch their developments and the winner to be announced!

*MEDHACK is supported by the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME), Monash Engineering Faculty, MedTech’s Got Talent (Australia’s largest MedTech Startup Competition) and The Actuator (Australia’s Largest MedTech Accelerator Program).

Your Role As a MedHACK Participant:

  • Be available for a minimum of 6 hours over 3rd – 5th May 2019 in the CBD
  • Have a willingness to talk about the challenges you may face on a day to day basis, or that you are personally aware of and are comfortable with describing, with fellow members of the Monash Community, and guide our peers in co-designing a solution that will fit the person’s potential needs.

Interested? Fill in the online Google form – or if you would like more information and just want to grab coffee, email co-founders Darren Rajit or Santiago Beltran Diaz at medhack@mymi.org.au.

*Please note: this event has undergone appropriate risk assessments, and the gathering of personal information (with consent) has been approved the University’s Data Protection and Privacy Office.

Register for the 2019 Wings for Life World Run

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Ready, Set, Register! 

The 2019 Wings for Life World Run is shaping up to be huge, and we’ve got a very special offer for you!  A 20% discount for the next 250 registrations with Team Monash!
  • 100% of your entry fee goes to spinal cord research, and even though Wings For Life have already revolutionised early spinal cord treatment, there is still a long way to go to find a cure.
Wings For Life is a GLOBAL movement and this year Team Monash is aiming to create the world’s BIGGEST team, but we can’t do it without your support.
  • Held on Sunday May 5, the 2019 Wings For Life World Run is a fun run like no other. It’s a fun run with a catch. A CATCHER CAR!

30 minutes after the race starts a catcher car will set off in pursuit. The catcher car slowly speeds up and passes competitors, and when it passes you you’re out! Because there is no finish line Wings For Life World Run is an event for all abilities, with some people running for 80 km and others, recovering from spinal cord injuries, walking assisted for a few hundred meters. All are welcome!

It’s first in, first served for the 20% off discount, so what are you waiting for, register now!

Use the code MONASHWFL20 to access the discount.

www.themmss.com.au/events/wings-for-life-world-run/

Funding for People with Print Disabilities Conference in Brisbane May 2019

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

2019 Round Table Conference Funding Support

Round Table on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities Inc  (Round Table) has been successful in obtaining a grant from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services’s National Disability Conference Initiative 2018-19 grant, administered under the Disability, Mental Health and Carers Programme. The purpose of the grant is to help offset the financial cost to self-funded individuals with a print disability wishing to attend Round Table’s annual conference, which is to be held in Brisbane from 4-7 May 2019.

All applicants seeking a portion of the funding support made available by this grant must

  • be an Australian resident.
  • complete and lodge an application on or before Friday, 22 February 2019.

Management Process

  • Applicants must complete an applicationThis can be done either by completing and submitting the on-line application form or by contacting the Round Table Administration Officer.
  • Within twenty-one days of the close of applications applicants will be notified in writing of the success or otherwise of their application, the amount of funding allocated to them, and the process to be followed when making a reimbursement claim.
  • Successful applicants must, within fourteen days of receiving this advice, advise the Round Table’s Administration Officer (in writing) that they wish to accept the funding offer. Failure to notify their intention within this time-frame will mean that the offer lapses and the funding support can then be reallocated by Round Table’s Executive Committee.
  • Claims for reimbursement. Receipts pertaining to travel, accommodation and registration fees, for which the applicant is seeking reimbursement, must be in the applicant’s name (not a third party), and must be lodged with the Round Table’s Administration Officer within two working weeks of the close of Conference. Failure to do so will render them ineligible for reimbursement.

Please Note:

  • Late applications may not be able to be considered.
  • All decisions are made by the Round Table Executive Committee and are final.
  • Funding is limited and some applicants may therefore not be successful with their request for support.
  • Priority may be given to first time attendees, as well as those who are listed as a “presenter” in the Conference Program.
  • Each successful applicant will be allocated a predetermined amount of funding reimbursement which will be a contribution only toward the cost of conference travel, accommodation and registration fees.
  • Conference registrants are responsible for payment of their own costs and can only claim reimbursement from Round Table upon presentation of their receipts which must show that costs have been paid in full.
  • All reimbursements will be made according to the instructions given on the application form and within 30 days of the claim being lodged.

 Applicants are requested to complete and lodge an application before 22 February 2019.

For further information, or assistance with completing the application form please contact the Round Table Administration Officer.