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Join transformative leader Professor John Fischetti as he explores the paradoxes of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From the energising stories of community spirit and resilience; to the widening gaps in society that are increasing hardship and disadvantage for so many; to the incredible innovation that is being fostered – the paradoxes were and are many and varied.

Person handing man groceries through window, wearing medical mask As we find solutions to current challenges, more questions emerge. We are ‘all in this together’ but we are not equally affected by this global challenge to the human experience. What lies ahead for women at home and in the workforce? What impact is isolation having on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities? How do we maintain our individual and collective mental health and wellbeing in these complex times?

The University of Newcastle is looking ahead and committed to solving small and big challenges in our regions. We are empowered by our platforms in teaching, research and engagement – and by our opportunity to live our values of excellence, equity, sustainability and engagement. Together as fellow citizens we can navigate our way through this unique time. And the University of Newcastle is dedicated to being a partner in seeing our regions thrive into the future.

Please join John and our panel of thought-leaders in the first lecture of the Looking Ahead Lecture Series.

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2020

Time: 5:15PM-6:30PM

Location: Online

Watch the lecture here

Keynote Speaker

Professor John Fischetti

Pro Vice-Chancellor
Faculty of Education and Arts

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Panel Members

Nathan Towney

Pro Vice-Chancellor
Indigenous Strategy and Leadership

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Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin

Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor
Research and Innovation

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Professor Penny Jane Burke

Director
Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education and Global Innovation Chair of Equity

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Ruvimbo Vusango

Ruvimbo Vusango

Fifth-year Mechanical Engineering student from Zimbabwe
Values equity and diversity and advocates for these within the University community