ACU is also hosting the following events alongside IFCU 25th General Assembly. Please follow the relevant links for more information to help you plan your trip to Melbourne in July.
6 – 7 July 2015: AUSJAL General Assembly
ACU is hosting the general assembly of the Asociación de Universidades Confiadas a la Compañía de Jesús en América Latina (AUSJAL).
7 – 10 July 2015: Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network: Collaborations for Social Justice Conference
From July 8-10, 2015, the “Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network: Collaborations for Social Justice” conference will take place in Melbourne, Australia. This conference is being organized by Father Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., President and CEO of Loyola University and Secretary for Higher Education for the Society of Jesus, in collaboration with the Jesuit Curia in Rome and with the assistance of the host institution, Australian Catholic University.
The Presidents’ Roundtable is a two-day forum bringing together higher education leaders (i.e. Presidents/ Vice-Chancellors) from around the world to discuss, deliberate, and share insights on internationalisation.
20 – 23 July: Academic Seminar Series and Cultural Tours in Sydney
As part of its 25th Anniversary Celebrations, ACU is organising a series of academic seminars and guided cultural tours for participants of the IFCU 25th General Assembly and related events. It includes seminars on various topics as well as tours of the Mary MacKillop Place Museum, ACU North Sydney Campus, and a Tribal Warrior Cultural Cruise on the waters of beautiful Sydney harbour. Open and free for all interested delegates.
The School of Philosophy at ACU is pleased to announce the 2015 COMIUCAP Conference: Civil Society and Human Formation: Philosophy’s Role in a Renewed Understanding of the Meaning of Education, to be held at the Melbourne campus, from Monday - Wednesday, 20 - 22 July, 2015. The central question with which the conference will be concerned is the role of philosophy in fostering a renewed understanding of education as the formation of persons and of civil society.
23 – 26 July 2015: Grounding the Sacred through Literature and the Arts Conference
Grounding the Sacred, a conference that addresses the interplay between religion, spirituality and the arts, will be held on ACU’s Strathfield (NSW) campus, commencing on the afternoon of Thursday 23 July and continuing through Sunday 26 July. It will feature a mix of keynote addresses from Australian and international academics and artists, some 70 conference papers, performances and exhibitions revolving around the question: how can literature and the arts make the sacred tangible?
14 July 2015: Faculty of Law and Business breakfast workshop
As part of the IFCU 25th General Assembly, the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law and Business is hosting a breakfast workshop on Tuesday 14 July from 7.30-8.30am. The workshop topic is 'Building Research Leadership Capacity: Lessons from Mission in Developing Economies' and will include presentations by subject matter experts on past successes with US Aid, ADB (Asia Development bank) and AusAID programs, to build research leadership in catholic universities in developing economies. The event includes a buffet breakfast and will be followed by a Q&A session.
Venue: Room 2.27, Level 2, The Mary Glowrey Building, ACU St Patrick's Campus, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy
Presentations: Prof Peter Steane, Deputy Head of School of Business Sydney, ACU: USAid, ADB, & AusAID program success in Australasia Prof Charles Burford, Associate Professor FEA, ACU: ACU Leadership development experience in Australasia Prof Jude Butcher, Director, Institute for Advancing Community Engagement, ACU: ACU Engagement as Mission
Registration is free and open to all registered delegates of the IFCU 25th General Assembly and related events.
15 July 2015: Faculty of Education and Arts and Faculty of Health Sciences Q&A Event
The Executive Deans of the Faculty of Education and Arts and Faculty of Health Sciences are hosting a Q&A event at 6pm-7.30pm on Wednesday, 15 July to celebrate the Faculties' participation in the IFCU 25th General Assembly. The topic for discussion will be 'What are the attributes of a graduate Catholic teacher or nurse?'
Chaired by award winning ABC host and journalist Geraldine Doogue, the subject matter experts will consist of distinguished professional and academic representatives from the education and health sectors. The event will be followed by a reception at the ACU Gallery on Brunswick Street. Registration is free and open to all registered delegates of the IFCU 25th General Assembly and related events.