Pro Vice-Chancellor (University Experience) Professor Richard Baker and the ANU Indigenous Alumni Network warmly invite you to the 2018 Indigenous Alumni Gala Dinner.
Join us for this opportunity to enjoy some great food and good company in the presence of an inspiring guest speakers Professor Marcia Langton.
The Gala Dinner follows the inaugural Indigenous Research Forum. The inaugural forum aims to:
- ensure a collective understanding within the ANU of research done at the ANU through communication of ANU research results and activities
- serve as a meeting point for ANU researchers with common interests from different Schools, Colleges and disciplines to form new connections
- consult with Indigenous First Peoples on what research should be collaboratively carried out. Through this process, we will identify key national research opportunities that are considered by First Peoples to have the most impact.
- provide a platform for the development of collaboration between First Peoples and ANU researchers; as well as among ANU researchers themselves
- provide a continued focus on Northern Australia.* This will recalibrate and draw in from existing work of the North Australia Research Committee.
We are also excited to announce we will be launching an Indigenous mentoring initiative in 2019, please let us know if you would like to become involved.
About the speaker - Professor Marcia Langton AM graduated in anthropology from ANU in 1984, becoming the first Indigenous Honours graduate in Anthropology. She was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1993 in recognition of her work in anthropology and advocacy of Aboriginal rights.
Professor Langton's work is linked by a concern for indigenous rights, justice and artistic expression. Her international work concerns First Nation rights in Canada, conservation and environmental policies, and long-term support to the people of East Timor.
Professor Langton is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of Trinity College, Melbourne and an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College at The University of Queensland. In 2016 Professor Langton was honoured as a University of Melbourne Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor. She holds the Foundation Chair in Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Medicine.