Webinar series

Through speaker addresses, interactive workshops, panel discussions, and more, the series is designed to encourage engagement with issues relating to diversity and inclusion at the University and beyond.

Queering the Curriculum

8 September 2022

How does your classroom welcome in the 13.7% of Arts students identifying as LGBTIQA+? How can you equip their peers to become good allies? How might you confidently navigate sensitive discussions - and intervene if discrimination arises?

In this workshop, Kay Are and Michael Ewing from the Queering the Curriculum working group share a resource developed to provide guidance on precisely these questions: the lauded Teaching with Respect for Gender and Sexuality Padlet. Please join us to learn from and inform the development of this important resource.

Facilitators: Associate Professor Michael Ewing (Asia Institute) and Dr Kay Are (Arts Teaching Innovation).

What's wrong with diversity?

6 October 2022

This panel discussion opens up space to reflect on the varied challenges that diversity & inclusion agendas present within the University, and how these challenges are navigated by students, professional and academic staff and communities that engage with us. The question provokes both a consideration of the people and processes within the institution that resist diversity work, and also questions the limits and possibilities of diversity as an effective framework for Indigenous justice.

Panelists: Associate Professor Sana Nakata (Associate Dean Indigenous, Faculty of Arts), Inala Cooper (Director, Murrup Barak), and Siobhan Vivian (Manager, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science).

Disability Inclusion at the University: Where are we now & what needs to be done?

3 November 2022

In this panel discussion, Dr George Taleporos, an expert and public policy professional in the field of disability rights, policy advocacy and management, leads a conversation on disability inclusion at the university. Where are we now? What needs to be done to move things forward? How might we understand the University of Melbourne's pursuit of progress in disability inclusion in the context of broader social and political developments in the disability field?

Dr George Taleporos, Mr David Staples (University Business Services, Platform Operations), Mr Orhan Karagoz (School of Social and Political Sciences), Associate Professor Judith Marychurch (Melbourne Law School), and Professor Keith McVilly (School of Social and Political Sciences).