6 June, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

25WW Arts Precinct Function Hall (Wally’s Walk)

Join us for the Mudang-Dali Indigenous Connected Curriculum Panel on 6 June 2023, from 9am to 12pm, at the Arts Precinct Function Hall, 25 Wally’s Walk, Macquarie University.

This event is hosted by the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy, and will feature expert speakers from inside and outside Macquarie University. The panel will discuss how the Mudang-Dali Indigenous Connected Curriculum Framework has been implemented and supported across our degree programs since its launch in 2019. The Framework aims to foster Indigenous perspectives and knowledge in our curriculum and to build a community of practice among our staff and students.  

Open to all Macquarie staff and students only. Register HERE

Come and learn from Indigenous voices and share your insights on this important topic.

On the Panel

Professor Ben Wilson belongs to Jagera country, around the southern suburbs of Meanjin (Brisbane). He is deeply obligated to Country around Meanjin, the Central Coast of NSW, and Brewarrina. He is the Head of College of First Nations at the University of Southern Queensland and is committed to refocusing education on Aboriginal ways of knowing, being, and doing. Prior to academia, Professor Wilson was a teacher and education consultant, working in diverse remote, rural, and urban Indigenous communities.

Dr Katrina Thorpe (Worimi) is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges and the School of International Studies and Education, University of Technology Sydney. Katrina has over 25 years experience teaching mandatory Indigenous Studies to diverse student cohorts within the fields of education, social work, nursing, health and community development. Drawing on these diverse teaching experiences, Katrina’s research focuses on culturally responsive pedagogies that facilitate connections between students and Aboriginal people, communities and Country.

Tamika Worrell is from Gamilaroi Country, and has been grown up by Dharug Country, Western Sydney since birth. She has recently submitted her PhD thesis titled “Prioritising Black Voices: Representing Indigenous perspectives in NSW English classrooms” for examination in the School of Education, Macquarie University. She is currently an Associate Lecturer in Indigenous Studies, and is also the Director of Research Training. Her research interests are broadly in Indigenous representation, English curriculum studies, and education.

Renee Cawthorne baladhu a proud Wiradjuri yinna (Renee Cawthorne is a proud Wiradjuri woman). Her family ngadiyinbuladhi (come from) Albury Nurambang (Country), NSW. Renee’s skin name is Nungala, given to her by Papunya Elder Aunty Marlene Nampitjinpa Spencer, her totem is garru, the magpie maternally inherited from her grandmother. Renee has a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology and recently graduated in 2023 with a Master of Research at Macquarie University her thesis titled “Indigenising the Australian University Science Curriculum”. Renee has over 8 years of experience as a cultural educator, designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating programs for primary, secondary, and tertiary students, teachers and the public. Renee is currently employed as the Project Manager of the Aboriginal Strategy and Programs at the Botanic Gardens of Sydney, on projects, programs and initiatives that embed cultural inclusion across the organisation.

Professor Leanne Holt is a Worimi/Biripi woman with over twenty-five years of experience in the higher education sector. She is the inaugural Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy) at Macquarie University, Adjunct Fellow with the Department of Indigenous Studies, and is on the Executive of the Centre for Global Indigenous Futures and Djurali Indigenous Health and Research Centre.  Professor Holt was previously the President of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC), is currently Deputy Co-Chair of the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) and serves on a range of community and professional local, national and international boards and expert panels. Professor Holt is the author of the book Talking Strong and is Chief Investigator on Australian Research Council, Medical Research Future Fund, Ministry of Health and other Indigenous education and health related research projects. She has also been recognised for her leadership receiving various national and international awards.

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