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Critically Engaged Universities of the Future - Engagement Australia Symposium 2018

Engagement Australia Ltd

Friday, 23 November 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm (AEST)

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Join with us to hear from some of Australia’s leading experts in Engagement who will articulate their vision for the future of criticallyengaged universities.  The Symposium will explore the latest models of university engagement developed by leaders in the sector, for the sector. It will also include an international webinar exploring the latest strategic planning inventory tools designed to benchmark critically engaged universities – particularly relevant now that the Carnegie Classification Engagement Australian pilot involving 9 Australian universities is underway.

Importantly the Symposium will give senior leaders, executives and managers in universities the opportunity to contribute to the evolving agenda around engagement.

Confirmed Symposium speakers include:

  • Professor Sharon Bell, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Strategy and Planning), Western Sydney
  • Professor Martin Betts, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement), Griffith University
  • The Hon. Verity Firth, Executive Director of Social Justice, University Technology Sydney
  • Professor Mark Harvey, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), University of Southern Queensland
  • Professor Sandra Jones, Pro Vice Chancellor (Engagement), Australian Catholic University
  • Mr Ben Roche, Pro Vice Chancellor (Engagement), Southern Cross University
  • Professor Margaret Sheil, Vice Chancellor & President, Queensland University of Technology
  • Professor Marshall Welch, Assistant Vice Provost for Engagement, St Mary’s College
  • Professor Jim Nyland, Chair & President Engagement Australia

Participants will receive an advanced copy of the new edition of Australia’s engagement journal Transform:the Journal of Engaged Scholarship featuring Professor Glyn Davis AO, Vice Chancellor, Melbourne University, Professor Sharon Bell, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Western SydneyUniversity, The Hon. Verity Firth Executive Director for Social Justice at UTS and Catriona Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Universities Australia.

Date: 23rd November 2018
Time: 10am - 4.30pm (Followed by drinks and canapes)
Location: Australian Catholic University, Brisbane Campus (The Gaudete Centre, Rooftop Terrace, The Mercy Building) - Adjacent to Brisbane Airport 

Click here to view full symposium program

Engagement Australia creates inclusive forums for discussion and development of engagement, promoting practice, fostering awareness, building capacity and developing resources for universities and other member organisations. Email:

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Australian Catholic University, Brisbane Campus
1100 Nudgee Road
Banyo, QLD 4014

Friday, 23 November 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm (AEST)

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Engagement Australia Ltd

Engagement Australia is the peak alliance of Australian and New Zealand universities focused on developing the engagement agenda in higher education. As an alliance, we are focused on providing services to our members that support professional learning and peer exchange, provide avenues for publication and collaboration, and importantly, recognise and showcase good practice.

Formed in 2003 with a vision to cultivate understanding and awareness of engagement as a strategic methodology for individual and institutional achievement in unison with societal improvement and impact. Engagement Australia is the Australian focal point for the Talloires global engagement network and has partnerships that span national networks in every continent.

We pride ourselves on our strong national and international relationships, linkages and partnerships.

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