Associate Professor Maree Bernoth and Professor Marguerite Bramble (School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health) are on the Scientific Committee and the conference organising committee for the Australasian Association of Gerontology Conference, to be held in Sydney, November 5 to 8. The conference's theme is “New Ways of Knowing and Acting”. It encompasses a broad range of disciplines related to ageing – engineering, ICT, architecture, culture, intimacy, art, clinical, sociology, climate change, environment, farming, significance of animals and more. More information at https://www.aag.asn.au/national-conference/2019-conference.
Social and online media where citizens articulate their thinking and attitudes have been shown to yield valuable insights for policymakers and communicators in health, environmental management, education and other domains.
This symposium which aims to advance understanding of ways that public authorities can improve their decision-making and policy by closely analysing social media is being organised by Institute members Associate Professor Peter Simmons and PhD student Kane Callaghan, with guest speakers including ILWS researcher Dr Michael Mehmet, Dr Kelsey Chalmers from the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, Dr Rachael Dodd, School of Public Health, Uni Sydney and more. November 14, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. Details and registration information here.
"University researchers have a role to play in working with public authorities to develop effective and efficient approaches to gathering and analysing insights from social media that are useful in policy development" says A/Prof Peter Simmons.
In 1919 work began on Hume Dam with celebration and acclaim. When it was completed in 1936 it was hailed as an engineering and political achievement, indeed, a nation-building project. How do we understand its history and legacy now in 2019?
Historian and Adjunct Associate Professor Bruce Pennay and river system and dam managers, environmentalists, historians, photographers and musicians will share stories and reflect on the centenary of Hume Dam. We have challenged them to excite us and even try to persuade us to their view in a series of quick-fire ‘show and tell’ presentations.
Thursday 28 November, 4.30pm - 6.30pm Register Here
The theme of this year's conference, to be held in Wodonga, November 18-20, is "Creating resilience through NRM - how do we do it?" For more information go to https://nrmregionsaustralia.com.au/2019-nrm-knowledge-conference/
This symposium welcomes studies that investigate broad-scale (in space, time and/or taxonomy), general patterns in the organization of freshwater ecosystems and assemblages, and the processes that underlie them. More details https://macroecologylife.wpcomstaging.com/
Symposium Albury, NSW Australia 15-18 December, 2020
Deadline for papers to be accepted for special issue 1 March, 2021