All the latest events within the School of Science, Psychology and Sport
'Tuning in to Teens' and 'Tuning in to Kids' programs
We are excited to announce that we will be running a tuning into parenting programs. Please feel free to forward the details of the program to any parents/carers of teenagers and/or young children that may be interested in attending.
Places are limited so if you are interested, please complete the registration form and email through to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP to confirm your place.
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.
More information: Biodiversity Response Planning website
Wellness for transplant recipients
Matt Wallen is currently the co-chair of the Working Group on Wellness for Transplant Recipients endorsed by The Transplantation Society and the World Transplant Games Federation. The group has been working hard since January 2018 on a website and several online modules for transplant recipients to become more active after surgery. As such, they have launched the ‘Refit for Life’ campaign, which went live a few months ago. However, it is now fully developed and a free resource called the ‘Refit Toolkit’ for transplant recipients and health care professionals world-wide to have access to exercise programs, dietary information and other topics related to wellness. The ‘Refit Toolkit’ is only available to patients who sign up, but general guidelines are provided to everyone.