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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.

Understanding the NDIS

Friday, October 19th, 2018

NDIS Workshops in November

AFDO (Australian Federation of Disability Organisations) is running workshops on the National Disability Insurance Scheme in November in the Southern Melbourne area for people with disabilities. More details are provided in the attached flyer.

Their November workshops will be held in Cranbourne as a weekday evening session (5pm–8pm), and in Narre Warren as a weekend session (10am–1pm).  You can learn more about AFDO’s NDIS workshops and register, by visiting their Disability Loop website “events” page:

https://www.disabilityloop.org.au/events.html

This three-hour workshop will cover lots of different parts of the NDIS, including knowing who is eligible for the NDIS, working out what support you can get in your NDIS plan, to actually using the funds in your NDIS plan to live a better life in the community.

A light dinner/morning tea is included. AFDO is also providing a wide range of accessibility supports for attendees with disability, free of charge, to make it easier to participate.

Please register, preferably no later than one week prior to your chosen workshop for one of the following sessions:

Understanding the NDIS workshops

Cranbourne (Southern Melbourne)

Narre Warren (Southern Melbourne)

If you have any questions or would like assistance with registering, please email disabilityloop@afdo.org.au or call on (03) 9662 3324.

NDIS Workshops

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Understanding the NDIS workshops

AFDO (Australian Federation of Disability Organisations) Disability Loop is rolling out more NDIS workshops across Victoria. Our “Understanding the NDIS” workshops are designed by people with disability, for people with disability and their families and carers.

Their next set of workshops will be held in the Bayside Peninsula and Southern Melbourne regions, located at a few different venues, in September.

They will be holding week-day sessions (1pm – 4pm), week-day evening sessions (5:30pm – 8:30pm), and weekend sessions (10am – 1pm).

You can learn more about ADFO’s NDIS workshops and register, by visiting their Disability Loop website “events” page: https://www.disabilityloop.org.au/events.html

This three-hour workshop will cover lots of different parts of the NDIS, including knowing who is eligible for the NDIS, working out what support you can get in your NDIS plan, to actually using the funds in your NDIS plan to live a better life in the community.

There are workshops on different days and times. However each workshop covers the same topics. So you can choose the workshop that best suits you.

Elsternwick (Bayside Peninsula)

Mornington (Bayside Peninsula)

Dandenong (Southern Melbourne)

 If you have any questions or would like assistance with registering, please email disabilityloop@afdo.org.au or call on (03) 9662 3324.

Free Disability and Employment Seminar

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Unlocking potential: resources and support to enable inclusive workplaces

A free seminar co-hosted by Monash University in collaboration with JobAccess

Don’t miss out! There is only one week until registrations close on 31 August  for our free seminar

Join our MC triple Paralympic medallist Don Elgin, keynote speaker and Monash alumni Chris Varney, and a fantastic line-up of expert presenters to “get the facts, get the support and make it happen in your workplace”.

You will also learn more about how to get involved in AccessAbility Day, an Australian Government initiative that connects employers and jobseekers with disability to explore new possibilities in the workplace for one day.

This interactive session will include presentations, panel discussions and opportunities for networking.

When: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Where: Monash University, Clayton Campus, Learning and Teaching Building
19 Ancora Imparo Way, G31- Ground Floor, Melbourne, VIC 3800
Timing:
9.00am – 9.20am Arrival and registration
9.20am – 11.45am Seminar
11.45am – 12.00pm Informal networking

RSVP by:  Friday 31 August 2018

AccessYou will be asked to provide your access requirements during the registration process. Auslan interpreters, electronic copies of presentations, accessible parking or other services or adjustments are available on request.

Go to the JobAccess website for more information on how to register for this unique event!

*Please note: all registrations and personal registration information is gathered and handled by JobAccess, a Federal Government-funded agency.

Diversity and Inclusion Week

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Diversity and Inclusion Week is Here!

Diversity and Inclusion Week will be held this year from Monday 27 to Friday 31 August, 2018.

​The week celebrates our diverse community and strengthens our inclusive culture. It’s about helping to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection through sharing and learning from one another.

Take part in events and activities happening through the week. Go to the D&I website to find out more.

Reach Out!

As part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, DSS, in partnership with Monash Health Services, MNHS Faculty, Monash Minds Volunteers and Monash Mental Health Champions, are hosting an event ‘Reach Out!

This event will be held on Thursday 30 August at the Clayton Northern Plaza Marquee from 12-2 pm. The theme is supporting good mental health and self-care, and there will be plenty of fun and engaging activities including the Monash Medicine Student Orchestra, pottery workshop, Monash Dance Sports, ‘mindfulness mural’, healthy food, giant games and loads of give-aways!

Please click on the link for the Facebook Event. We hope to see you there!

 

Disability in Victorian Schools – Landmark New Report

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Launch of Report on the Education of Children with Disability in Victoria

You are invited to the launch of our new report – Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with Disability in Victoria.  This comprehensive report includes 36 wide-ranging recommendations for the Victorian Government.

Date: Friday 29 June 2018
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Venue: Colin Biggers and Paisley, Level 23, 181 William Street, Melbourne

In recent years, there have been regular reports of discrimination, exclusion and inadequate support for children with disability around the country. Although Victoria has initiated a wide-ranging inclusive education framework, significant concerns remain over whether vulnerable children are receiving the education they deserve. To address these concerns, the Castan Centre – together with the Monash Faculty of Arts – has conducted a wide-ranging review of the Victorian education system and produced this final report.

At this free public event, the report’s three principal authors will discuss the report’s key issues and share their vision for a more inclusive education system where every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

The report was funded with a grant from the Victorian Legal Services Board.

Disability Access

This event will be held at a fully accessible venue providing inclusive access for people with disabilities. The event will also feature Auslan interpreters. If you have any queries regarding disability access to this event, please contact Janice Hugo (janice.hugo@monash.edu or 9905 3327).

Social Media

Whether attending the event or following along online, the Twitter hashtag for this event is #CCDisability.

Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2018

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Submit Your Nomination for the 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards

On behalf of Professor Margaret Gardner, President and Vice-Chancellor, we warmly invite nominations for the 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognise students and staff who have made an outstanding contribution to supporting diversity and fostering inclusion at Monash. This focuses on students and staff who have gone above and beyond to further inclusion, connection and belonging for people from disadvantaged and marginalised groups.

In 2018, there is a total of $15,000 to be awarded (allocations will be determined by the Selection Committee). These awards recognise programs and initiatives that support the ethos of the Focus Monash Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020.

Nominations close Friday 29 June

Nominations should focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Education – Developing teaching practice, curricula and programs that foster inclusion for a diverse range of students
  • Environment – Building and supporting inclusion and diversity at Monash, and positively influencing the learning and/or working environment
  • Community – Engaging with the wider community to encourage participation by disadvantaged and marginalised groups

Visit the website for more information and instructions on the nomination process. You can also read about the 2017 award winners here.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards take place during Diversity and Inclusion Week (August 27 – 31). More details will follow, but for now please save these dates in your calendar.