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Tuning into Kids parenting program

We are excited to announce that we have locked in some dates for our next Tuning into Kids parenting program at FedUni Community Psychology Services.  I have attached a copy of the flyer, and also a copy of the registration form. Our program is running every Wednesday 9:30-11:30am for 6 weeks commencing 15th August 2018.

Tune into Kids Brochure

Places are limited so if you are interested, please complete the registration form and email through to psychology.services@federation.edu.au ASAP to confirm your place.

Inclusion through Physical Activity

Second year exercise and sports science students completing the ‘Inclusion Through Physical Activity Course’ recently had the opportunity to participate in a wheelchair sports session. Conducted by Tom McCarthy from Sports Central (Bach. Sports Management graduate), the session was designed to increase their understanding of how physical activity & sports are inclusive of people in a wheelchair. Both Wheelchair AFL and Wheelchair Basketball were conducted, with scores as low as 4-0 in basketball after 10 minutes of game time. This certainly gave students an appreciation of how powerful wheelchair athletes are, compared to themselves!

More information: Lindy Hall m.hall@federation.edu.au

Landscape-scale conservation of threatened invertebrates of the Western Strzeleckis

Genetics and wildlife conservation specialists at Federation University Australia (FedUni), in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Gippsland Water and the South Gippsland and La Trobe Landcare Networks have been successful in securing $417,058 to fund their project ‘Landscape-scale conservation of threatened invertebrates of the Western Strzeleckis’. The project will protect and restore habitat for 30 colonies of Giant Gippsland Earthworm and three threatened species of burrowing crayfish.

The project is an excellent example of collaboration between various Gippsland-based agencies and is part of the $86.3 million investment from the Victorian State Government to implement Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037. 85 new projects worth $33.7 million focussed on on-ground biodiversity action have recently been announced, which will be delivered over three years by various government and non-government stakeholders and will directly contribute to the targets of Biodiversity 2037, under the goal ‘Victoria's natural environment is healthy’.

The FedUni team comprises staff at the Gippsland and Berwick campuses: Dr Faye Wedrowicz, Dr Fiona Hogan, Associate Professor Wendy Wright and Associate Professor Jennifer Mosse. Congratulations to all!

More information: https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/biodiversity/biodiversity-response-planning

Psychology Research Colloquium

Semester 2, 2018
Tuesdays 3.30 – 4.30pm

Mt Helen: Lecture Theatre C001

Churchill: Lecture Theatre 2E101

Berwick: Meeting Room 903-1133

You can attend either the live location event or watch from your campus in the appropriate room listed above.

DatePresenter Live presentation locationTitle
31 July

Dr Garry Power, Federation University

ChurchillExplaining the reduced functional field of view in older adults
7 Aug

Dr Linda Jones Massey, University NZ

ChurchillRelax. We’re only talking about dentistry.
14 Aug

Damian Morgan Federation University, Business School

ChurchillWater quality and open water bathing – an issue of public health or risk management?
21 Aug

Professor Darryl Mayberry, Monash University

ChurchillLatest and great in understanding parental mental illness
28 Aug

Dr Loch Forsyth, Federation University

Mt Helen

Using text analysis software to detect deception in written short-answer questions in employee selection

4 Sept

Dr Samia Toukhsati, Federation University

BerwickPsychocardiology: Mind over matter?
11 Sept

Dr Stephané Bouchoucha, Deakin University

ChurchillPsychosocial and organisational predictors of adherence to Standard Precautions
18 Sept

Shaun Watson, Federation University

Mt HelenTBA

Do you work in an interesting or challenging situation, or are you an expert in your field?
We’re looking for guest speakers to participate in our weekly colloquium.
Please email k.moore@federation.edu.au for further information.