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2 Jun

Mabo Day 2023

Friday 2 June, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm


The University of Sydney welcomes you to it’s 2023 Mabo Day celebrations...

In May 1982, a group of Meriam le, Eddie Koiki Mabo, Rev. David Passi, Celuia Mapoo Salee, Sam Passi and James Rice began their legal claim for the ownership of their islands, Mer, Waier and Dauar island in the eastern Torres Strait. After a failed Qld government challenge in the late 80s, in June 1992 the High Court of Australia found in favour of Meriam le, thus recognizing native title and ending the myth of terra nullius.


Please join us in celebrating Mabo Day at this event which will feature a keynote address from Merwez Whaleboat, a panel discussion with Trish Akee and Mus Banu, and traditional Torres Strait Islander dance performances by Kebi Kub Dance Group. Lunch will be provided following the celebrations.


This event will also be live streamed online. Please register here for online viewing.

5 Jun

SOMS Flagship Seminar Program - by Professor Melissa Little

Monday 5 June, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


As part of the SOMS Flagship Seminar Program, please join us for a talk by Professor Melissa Little on 'Recreating human kidney tissue from stem cells'.


Professor Melissa Little, AC, BSc (Hons I), PhD, GAICD, FAAHMS, FAAS, is CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Stem Cell Medicine (reNEW), Executive Director of reNEW Copenhagen, Chief Scientist at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and leader of the Kidney Regeneration Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia where she holds an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow. Melissa is the Immediate Past President of the International Society for Stem Cell Research and holds an honorary position as Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Melbourne.


Following the seminar there will be drinks and snacks, and a chance to catch up with colleagues across the School.

7 Jun

Adaptive Platform Trials - Reporting Results

Wednesday 7 June, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm


Adaptive platform trials provide a flexible and efficient way to study many experimental interventions within a common trial infrastructure. However, design changes during the course of the study may make standard reporting methods problematic or even biased. I will discuss concepts and principles for reporting adaptive platform trials in a way that preserves randomisation and remains true to the principle of intention-to-treat analysis. Data from the ASCOT trial in hospitalised Covid-19 infection will be used to illustrate the discussion.

14 Jun

Nourishing Culture, Sydney Infectious Diseases Institute

14 March - 14 June, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Sick of eating at your desk while you continue to work? Want to connect with colleagues on a more personal level? How often do you say, "we must catch up" and never do! It's time for a digital detox, some fresh air and a chance to get to know your Sydney ID community. No lectures, just lunch.

Join the Sydney ID team for our Nourishing Culture lunch series to meet other infectious disease researchers in a relaxed and casual setting. Let's see if lunch can solve so much more than just hunger pangs!

Events will be held at Camperdown and Westmead each quarter. All infectious diseases researchers are invited.

15 Jun

FMH Faculty Meetings, Semester 1 2023

30 May - 27 June 2023


It's time to gather together for our bi-annual faculty meetings! On behalf of the Faculty of Medicine and Health leadership team I’m excited to invite you join us for our Semester 1 events.


We're going to discuss important topics, but we're also going to have some laughs, announce our Semester 1 Makers and Shapers award winners, enjoy some refreshments and maybe even play some games.


See below for time and location information for your precinct faculty meeting.


Northern Syndey (Arabanoo) Precinct

15 June, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Level 5, Norman Nock Rooms, Kolling Building,

Reserve Road, St Leonards, NSW


Rural Precinct

27 June, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Central Sydney (Patyegarang) Precinct meeting was held on 30 May 2023

Western Sydney (Baludarri) Precinct meeting was held on 31 May 2023

5 Jul

Context-sensitive health informatics & the pandemic boost.

5 - 6 July


Context Sensitive Health Informatics (CSHI) 2023 is the pre-conference to MedInfo2023, the world congress on medical and health informatics. CSHI focuses on Human and Socio-technical approaches to health technology and healthcare delivery, and so attracts a large number of human factors and organisational researchers, those who work at the intersection of technology, humans and health systems. 


COVID-19 has accelerated health technology development and implementation. How can we ensure that we capitalise on this momentum? What are the risks and challenges and how can we overcome these?


We welcome submissions that focus on the theme, or socio-technical systems more broadly.

18 Jul

Dry Eye Information Session 2023

Tuesday 18 July, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Save Sight Institute is pleased to share the latest advancements in dry eye disease research via this online event.

The speakers for this event include Prof. Stephanie Watson OAM, head of the Corneal Research Group, Scientia Prof. Fiona Stapleton, Dr. Himal Kandel, Dr. Maria Cabrera Aguas, Dr. Ngozi Chidi-Egboka, Narina Janian, and patients with lived experience of dry eye."

18 Sep

NSW Cancer Conference 2023

18 - 19 September


The conference aims to showcase existing and emerging strengths in cancer research across NSW and beyond, through high-calibre presentations from international, interstate, and local speakers.  Importantly, the program highlights cancer research from the entire translational research continuum – including basic biomedical, public health, clinical and psychosocial. Last year, we had a diverse audience of over 370 clinicians, researchers, students, and consumers, which we anticipate increasing in 2023.


1 Jun


Join us online to celebrate category-leading innovations pioneered by students, alumni, and researchers from the University of Sydney.

1 Jun

Luku Ngärra: The Law of the Land preview screening

Join us for a special preview screening of this groundbreaking independent documentary that follows the extraordinary story of Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra and his fight for freedom and justice. The film is followed by a Q&A via Zoom with filmmaker Sinem Saban and Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, and live music by Shellie Morris.

2 Jun

Mabo Day 2023

We mark the day with a keynote address from Merwez Whaleboat, actress and granddaughter of Eddie Koiki Mabo.

Updates and services

3 Jun

Sydney Student Production outage

The Sydney Student Production system will be unavailable from 7-11pm on Saturday 3 June to allow for disaster recovery testing. Contact Krishnan Raman with any concerns or questions.

PP&D mid-year reviews open 1 June

PP&D mid-year reviews for professional staff open on 1 June 2023 through 30 September 2023. Check in with your manager to ensure you’re on track with your work and development goals, and next step career aspirations. See the PP&D intranet page for details on completing the PP&D process in Workday and more.

Network maintenance

Stay up to date with planned maintenance or service disruptions on the Services Portal.

We acknowledge the tradition of custodianship and law of the Country on which the University of Sydney campuses stand. We pay our respects to those who have cared and continue to care for Country.

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