We are excited to share some important updates and upcoming events within the College.
We recently celebrated National Reconciliation Week across the University with a series of events, including the launch of the University’s second Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) held at Bedford Park campus. As a College, we are committed to implementing the Indigenous Workforce Strategy (IWS) 2022-2025, and we acknowledge the importance of the University’s Indigenous Employment goals, as well as our Reconciliation Action Plan to embrace this year’s theme – ‘Be a Voice for Generations’ in the lead up to the Voice to Parliament later this year.
We would like to congratulate Alison and Tiffany, who are representing our College at the ILC 2023 Annual International Conference in Portland, Maine, USA. The conference's theme, "The Fundamental Care [R]evolution - Galvanizing local efforts to inspire global impact," aligns with our commitment to driving positive change in healthcare. We look forward to their participation and the knowledge they will bring back to our College. For more information about the conference, please visit the ILC website.
We would also like to extend our congratulations to Professor Jennifer Tieman, on securing additional funding for CareSearch, including PalliAGED, End of Life Essentials for Acute Hospitals and Clinicians, and End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC). Jen’s dedication to her work and ongoing contributions to the field of palliative care is truly admirable.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the academic mentoring group, an initiative that aims to provide support and guidance to our staff in developing and reviewing their teaching scholarship or research plans. We believe in investing in our staff's professional growth, and these mentoring groups will provide valuable opportunities for collaboration and development. More information can be found in the Upcoming Events section of this newsletter.
In addition to the workshops, we are offering support to academic supervisors and hosting weekly drop-in sessions with the Deans of Education, Research, and People and Resources throughout August. These sessions will provide a platform for staff to seek feedback on their draft plans or ask any questions they may have.
We also want to bring your attention to an exciting event happening on 27 September, the Festival of Food at Sturt campus. This campus activation project celebrates the Indian Culture, offering learning opportunities, entertainment, and of course, delicious food. The Festival of Food will feature free lunch, Mango Lassi tastings, Indian dance performances and workshops, henna art, Indian music, and market stalls. Register to attend here.
Thank you for your ongoing support and engagement. We look forward to your active participation in these upcoming events.
— CNHS Executive Leadership Team