Regional Universities:
Anchor Institutions Transforming their Regions

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Thursday 18 October 2018

8.00amRegistration opens
8.40amWelcome to Country
 

THE ROLE OF REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES IN TRANSFORMING THEIR REGIONS

8.50am

Professor Adam Shoemaker, Vice-Chancellor, Southern Cross University

Professor Greg Hill, Chair, Regional Universities Network and Vice-Chancellor,
University of the Sunshine Coast

Professor Andrew Vann, Vice-Chancellor, Charles Sturt University

9.20am

Keynote Address title TBC

Dr Peter O’Brien, Research Associate, Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) Newcastle University, United Kingdom, and Executive Director, Yorkshire Universities

10.00am

Sarah Cordiner, Executive Director and Head of Broome Campus, University of Notre Dame

Professor David Adams, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Community, Partnerships and Regional Development) University of Tasmania

Professor Richard Speed, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Regional) La Trobe University

10.45am

Questions

11.00am

MORNING TEA

11.15am

Professor Scott Bowman, Vice-Chancellor, CQ University

Professor Simon Maddocks, Vice-Chancellor, Charles Darwin University

Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor, the University of Newcastle

11.45am

EXCELLENT, APPLIED RESEARCH IN REGIONAL UNIVERSITIES

Professor Caroline Finch, AO, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Edith Cowan University

12.15pm

INTERNATIONAL SESSION – title TBC

Ed Morrison, Director, Purdue Agile Strategy Lab, Purdue University and Adjunct Professor (Engagement) Sunshine Coast University

12.45pm

LUNCH

1.45pm

INNOVATION PRECINCTS

Professor Kevin Hall, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) 
The University of Newcastle

Professor Mary Kelly, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry)
Charles Sturt University

Jeff Pulford, Executive Director, Ballarat Technology Park,
Federation University

Ben Roche, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)
Southern Cross University

2.25pm

THE ROLE OF UNIVERSITIES IN PREPARING REGIONAL STUDENTS FOR THE NEW WORLD OF WORK

Jack Archer, CEO, Regional Australia Institute

3.00pm

STUDENT SUCCESS

Professor Karen Nelson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) University of the Sunshine Coast Associate Professor Andrew Harvey, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research, La Trobe University (TBC)

Adjunct Professor Sally Kift, La Trobe and James Cook Universities and President, Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows

3.40pm

STUDENT PANEL

Sadie Heckenberg, President, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Association and Lecturer, College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research, University of Southern Queensland

Students

4.00pm

AFTERNOON TEA

4.15pm

INDIGENOUS ISSUES AND STRATEGIES

Bronwyn Fredericks, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
University of Queensland (TBC)

Professor Norm Sheehan, Director, Gnib College of Indigenous Australian Peoples
Southern Cross University

Greg Davison, Director, Oorala Aboriginal Centre
University of New England (TBC)

4.45pm

QUEENSLAND RURAL ECONOMIES CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE

New Director will present

5.15pm

Close

 

Transfers to Twin Towns for conference dinner

7.00pm

DINNER (optional)

Professor Adam Shoemaker, Vice-Chancellor, Southern Cross University, MC

George Megalogenis, after-dinner speaker (TBC)
 

 

Friday 19 October 2018

9.00am

WELCOME DAY 2

Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor, Federation University

Professor Geraldine Mackenzie, Vice-Chancellor, University of Southern Queensland Emeritus

Professor Kwong Lee Dow
, The University of Melbourne, Patron, Higher Ed Services’ Higher Education Quality Network

9.30am

REGIONAL CAPITALS AUSTRALIA PRESENTATION

Speaker to be confirmed

10.00am

Dr John McVeigh, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government

Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition (TBC)

10.30am

MORNING TEA

11.00am

POLITICANS AND VICE-CHANCELLORS PANEL

Moderator (TBC)

Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon. Michael
McCormack
(TBC)

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, Dr John McVeigh

Deputy Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Tanya Plibersek, (TBC) Vice-Chancellors

12.00pm

LUNCH

1.00pm

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

Universities in Regional Development
Mr Ben Roche, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) Southern Cross University, Chair.

Professor Jim Cavaye, Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland
Narelle Pearse, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance and Planning) CQUniversity
Dr Caroline Perkins, Executive Director, Regional Universities Network

Next Generation Agriculture
Professor Dave Swain, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQUniversity, Chair.

Speakers TBC.

Regional Health
Professor Susan Nancarrow, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Southern Cross University, Chair.

Professor Myfanwy Maple, Chair of Research, School of Health, University of New England
Professor Ian Wronski, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Tropical Health and Medicine) James Cook University

Student Experience
Professor Karen Nelson, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) University of the Sunshine Coast, Chair.

Professor Nan Bahr – Pro Vice Chancellor (Students) and Dean of Education (TBC)
Adjunct Professor Sally Kift, La Trobe and James Cook Universities, President, Australian Learning and
Teaching Fellows
Amy Barnhouse, Associate Dean (Retention and Student Success), Federation University

3.00pm

CLOSE AND GO TO AFTERNOON TEA


Program may be subject to change