Social sciences contribute to society

31 AUGUST 2021

Social sciences contribute to society

During Social Sciences Week 2021 Charles Sturt University academics will present a range of free online events that explore society and our place in it.

  • Charles Sturt University academics contribute to Social Sciences Week 2021, a national annual program to promote the social sciences and research to non-academic audiences
  • Held Monday 6 to Sunday 12 September 2021, it enables social science researchers to connect with new audiences to share their findings and contribute to public discussions
  • Key topics presented by Charles Sturt University include; Whiteness, race, and the British Royal Family; Social research for regional communities and natural resource management; Palliative care; Therapy and complex trauma; Indigenous peoples, sovereignty and citizenship

During Social Sciences Week 2021 Charles Sturt University academics will present a range of free online events that explore society and our place in it.

Social Science Week 2021 (Monday 6 to Sunday 12 September) is an initiative of several of Australia’s social sciences associations and is coordinated by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

The Charles Sturt contribution to Social Sciences Week is organised by its Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS).

Dr Jennifer Bond, Lecturer in Human Geography in the Charles Sturt School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences said Social Sciences Week is a national program to promote the social sciences and social science research to non-academic audiences.

“Social Sciences Week is a great opportunity for social science researchers to connect with new audiences to share their findings,” she said.

“It’s also an opportunity for other researchers and the general public to consider the contribution of the social sciences to public discussions and perhaps engage with a new topic in a new way.

“Social sciences can contribute to a range of societal issues, including the themes of Flourishing Communities, Sustainable Environments, and Resilient People, which are central to Charles Sturt University’s research focus.”

The Charles Sturt Social Sciences Week 2021 program will include webinars, public lectures, and a radio program, engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders across Charles Sturt’s footprint and globally.

Program topics include: Whiteness, race and the British Royal Family; Social research for regional communities and natural resource management; Palliative care; Therapy and complex trauma; Indigenous peoples, sovereignty and citizenship; Overcoming isolation and disconnection in local communities; Gender; and An historical overview of Albury City.

The Charles Sturt University program of online events:

The Next Frontier: Wilderness Therapy and the Treatment of Complex Trauma at 11am Monday 6 September. Speakers: Dr Will Dobud, Charles Sturt University, and Mr Graham Pringle, Program Director, Youth Flourish Outdoors.

Opening the Counselling Room Door: The Promise of Outdoor Therapies at 9.30am Tuesday 7 September. Speaker: Dr Will Dobud, Charles Sturt University, and Professor Nevin Harper, University of Victoria, Canada.

Creating communities of hope in uncertain times at 11am Tuesday 7 September. Speakers: Dr Monica Short, Charles Sturt University, and the Reverend Sarah Plummer, Anglicare - NSW South, NSW West, and ACT.

From the horses’ mouth: The past, present and future of collaboration to investigate our regions’ natural resources at 6pm Tuesday 7 September: Speaker: Dr Wes Ward, Charles Sturt ILWS.

How Can Adventure Therapy Techniques Help Prevent Behavioural Health Challenges? at 11am Wednesday 8 September. Speaker: Dr Will Dobud, Charles Sturt University and Dr Daniel Cavanaugh, Michigan State University, USA.

Decolonising Ecologies webinar via Eventbrite at 12pm Wednesday 8 September. Speaker: Dr Peta Jefferies, Charles Sturt University. Chair: Sue Green, Charles Sturt University.

What is Intersectionality? How does Intersectionality enable us to identify and address institutional barriers to meaningful Equity, Diversity and Inclusion? at 1pm Wednesday September 8. Speakers: Dr Cate Thomas, Charles Sturt University, and Dr Colleen Macmillan (CSIRO). Details to be listed on the Social Science Week website soon.

Cultural death literacy: Navigating the new normal: The breath of life and the breadth of death at 2pm Wednesday 8 September. Speaker: Visiting Indigenous Scholar, Professor Lana La’opua, University of Hawaii. This is research seminar hosted the School of Social Work and Arts.

AlburyCity from the Ground up at 7.30pm Wednesday 8 September. Speaker: Associate Professor Bruce Pennay, Charles Sturt University.

Building Your Adventure Therapy Private Practice at 9.30am Thursday 9 September. Speaker: Dr Will Dobud, Charles Sturt University, and Mr Doug Moczynski, Gippsland Adventure Therapy.

SICS Radio: Banned Books and the Role of Libraries at 5.30pm Thursday 9 September. Speaker: Dr Kasey Garrison, Charles Sturt University.

Whiteness, Race, and the British Royal Family at 10am Saturday 11 September. Speaker: Dr Holly Randell-Moon, Charles Sturt University.



Media Note:

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