Workshops will run concurrently on Friday 19 October
from 1pm-3pm on levels 5 & 6 Building C,
Southern Cross University Gold Coast Campus.
Universities in Regional Development
Provocation: If we are the anchors, what are we securing and for whom?
Theme: Universities as catalysts for regional development
Context: In regions, universities are pivotal actors that have an impact that extends beyond their own economic footprint. Universities provide critical thought leadership that supports regional governance and strategy setting, our research and innovation drives on-ground solutions whilst supporting industry formation and development, and our education equips graduates with capabilities and experiences that nurtures a level of resilience that allows them to thrive and make change in a variety of contexts.
Process: A series of 10-minute provocations on the theme that respond to a particular problem or case. The provocations will be followed by a facilitated dialogue.
Facilitator/Convenor: Ben Roche, Vice President (Engagement) Southern Cross University
Professor Ieuan Ellis, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Staffordshire University UK
Dr Caroline Perkins, Executive Director, Regional Universities Network
Dr Peter O’Brien, Executive Director, Yorkshire Universities UK
Narelle Pearse, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Finance and Planning), CQUniversity Australia
Ross Contarino, Australian Industry Group, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Shane Charles, Chairman, Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprises
Shannon Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer, Study Gold Coast
Professor Jim Cavaye, Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland
Next Generation Agriculture
Professor Mingan Choct, Pro Vice-Chancellor, (External Relations), University of New England, Chair.
Welcome and set the scene
Professor John Gibson, Director International Development, Director Centre for Genetic Analysis and Applications, University of New England
The impact of technologies on the future of farming
Dr John Howard, Howard Partners
Dynamics and evolution of the Rural Innovation System
Q&A, Wrap up and close
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
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
Amy Barnhouse, Associate Dean (Retention and Student Success), Federation University