May 2021

Upcoming Events

Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration 2021

Continuing the Story: Resolving the issues that won’t go away’

Delivered by Pat Anderson AO

Date: Tuesday 1 June 2021
Time: 6:30 - 8pm
Where: Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide.

The Don Dunstan Foundation is proud to partner with Origin Energy Australia, BHP, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet's Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation Division and Reconciliation SA to present the 2021 Lowitja O'Donoghue Oration.

This year. the Oration will be delivered by Pat Anderson AO. An Alyawarre woman, Ms Anderson is a powerful human rights advocate with extensive experience in Aboriginal health. She was Co-Chair of the Referendum Council and played an important role in the First Nations National Constitutional Convention at Uluru in 2017.

In her Oration, Ms Anderson will continue the story of how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have continued to seek justice and a voice since the 1967 Referendum, drawing on the Uluru Statement from the Heart. In its calls for agreements between First Nations and non-Aboriginal Australia, for truth-telling and for a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament, the Uluru Statement seeks to change the narrative about who we are as a nation.

Given her pivotal role in the Referendum Council and the Uluru National Convention, Ms Anderson is bound to deliver an insightful and bold Oration on the journey forward for healing our nation.

The Oration is only two weeks away now, and tickets are selling fast! Get your tickets here.

AdMental 2021

Date: This Thursday, 20 May 2021
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Where: Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: Free

The Don Dunstan Foundation is proudly partnering with the Mental Health Coalition SA, Adelaide Advertising & Design Club and SA Health to present AdMental 2021.

Now in its fourth year, AdMental is an event where Adelaide’s emerging advertising creatives are mentored while producing their own viral videos. Their brief is to produce a message about mental health and wellbeing - previous years have covered topics such as mental illness, loneliness and workplace wellbeing. This year’s focus is on youth mental health.

The event will feature a panel discussion with leading mental health experts and advertising agency judges. A system of audience voting will also be engaged as the videos of the two creatives are pitched against one another in a ‘Gruen Nation’-style battle. The winner will be awarded with the Geoff Robertson Memorial Award and a scholarship to the Advertising Industry’s Award School.

AdMental is sure to be a highly engaging and thought-provoking evening which addresses an ever-growing issue of importance for young people today. Be a part of AdMental 2021 and show your support for Adelaide’s young creatives.

Thank you to Origin Energy Australia, the Fay Fuller Foundation, SA Health, the City of Adelaide, Return to Work SA and the Commissioner for Children and Young People SA for their tremendous support in making this event possible.

Register your attendance here

Save the Date!

  • 11th South Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Annual Public Lecture, Miscarrying in the Car: Centring Gendered Experiences of Homelessness, delivered by Dr Juliet Watson of RMIT University. Location - University of Adelaide, North Terrace campus. Thu 15 July, 6pm.
  • Hugo Memorial Lecture, delivered by Professor Adam Graycar of the Stretton Institute. University of Adelaide, Bonython Hall. Friday 16 July, 10am.
  • The Adelaide Festival of Ideas, presented with the University of Adelaide as part of Illuminate AdelaideThu 15 July - Sun 18 July.

News and Events From Our University Partners

Upcoming Opportunities for Students

  • The Carmel Baulderstone Memorial Scholarship (Flinders): This scholarship is designed to provide assistance to undergraduate nursing students admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing at Flinders University. More info available here.
  • Mediations Australia Scholarship (Flinders): The Mediations Australia Scholarship Program gives one successful student the opportunity to attend for free the widely accepted, best annual mediation conference in Australia, the “National Mediation Conference.” More info available here.
  • Margaret Fay Fuller PhD top up Scholarship (Flinders): The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to a PhD candidate in their final year of candidature who is researching in any area of cancer research. More info available here.
  • Ramsay Fellowships (Adelaide): The Faculty of Sciences is now calling for applications from outstanding early-career researchers who have demonstrated significant potential research in their early postdoctoral years. More info available here.

News and Events From Our Friends

National Reconciliation Week 

National Reconciliation Week brings Australians together to learn about our shared histories and to explore how we can all forge a path to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

National Reconciliation Week is held between the 27th of May and the 3rd of June each year, to commemorate the landmark achievements in the journey to reconciliation in Australia - the successful 1967 Referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.

National Reconciliation Week is celebrated by community organisations, workplaces, schools, individuals and a host of other organisations Australia-wide. There are hundreds of events to enjoy across the country, and many in our State, which can all be found through the link below.

National Reconciliation Week Events Calendar
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