Events

Victoria University Research Festival

This event has already taken place.

Monday 17 October 2016 to Friday 28 October 2016

Victoria University is achieving real world impact and significant practical outcomes through its applied and translational research.

The VU Research Festival will celebrate these achievements and foster a communal spirit of research culture during a fortnight of events for staff, students, industry and the community.

The Research Festival offers an opportunity to:

  • learn about research being conducted across VU’s Institutes, Centres, and Colleges
  • share in the enthusiasm of VU’s research students, early career and experienced academics for their chosen research fields
  • highlight the range of research technologies and resources that VU has to offer
  • facilitate new relationships and collaborations for researchers
  • join in open access week and biosafety week from 24 - 29 October.

Cost and registration process

Most events are free and registrations not required. Please see individual event details.

Program

Week one: 17 - 21 October

Date & time Activity

Monday 17 October

2pm - 4pm

Five minute research pitch (5RP) heats

The Five Minute Research Pitch (5RP) competition involves researchers delivering a short, five minute presentation of a current research project.

Open to all.

Where: Footscray Park Campus

Wednesday 19 October

2pm - 5pm

Inclusive knowledges: bridging the university community divide (celebrating diverse knowledge forms)

This event reflects and celebrates the relationships the Colleges of Arts and Education have with the broader community. With a focus on translational research this event features multiple and diverse knowledges that span across the two colleges and the communities, agencies and groups we collaborate with.

The event acknowledges traditional and non-traditional research forms, with a particular focus on accessible formats (i.e., creative arts modalities) such as innovative visual and sensory presentations. This event will also include a community-university discussion panel and other interactive elements.

Open to all.

Where: VU at MetroWest
RSVP: ben.humphreys@vu.edu.au.

Thursday 20 October

11am - 12noon

The Conversation

The Conversation is enhancing its post-publication metrics. To assist in this task, The Conversation has established a project to gather information on key related issues and developments. Lisa Watts, Chief Operating Officer at The Conversation will provide an update on this project.

Watts's experience in the Australian online media and internet publishing fields spans twelve years. Prior to working at The Conversation she was the CEO of ArtsHub, a news and employment website for the creative arts industry, and the General Manager of Fairfax Media's MyCareer.com.

Open to all – no registration required.

Where: Footscray Park Campus, P Building, Room P412.

Thursday 20 October

3pm - 7:30pm

Reducing family violence: a whole of community research approach

This event will bring together representatives from all facets of the community, including politics, sports, health and survivors of family violence.

Family violence has horrendous consequences on the individual, family groups and the community as a whole. In 2016, one in four families will experience family violence. Reducing this number is a whole of community responsibility.

Victoria University researchers will showcase their research in the area, whilst community representatives will discuss how they are approaching the problem of family violence. The event aims to provide a forum for community discussion, leading to the identification of collaborative research problems for future researchers.

Open to all. RSVP to ben.humphreys@vu.edu.au

Where: City Convention Centre, Flinders Street.

Friday 21 October

1:30pm - 4pm

Round table on working with narrative inquiry

We make sense of life by telling stories but every story holds and hides other stories, not told. The skill and craft of narrative research is to go beyond that which is told and into the complexity that gives birth to the telling.

In this afternoon forum of presentation and discussion on and around narrative research, we will explore some of the narrative studies undertaken by VU researchers and look at the different ways in which they honour the story, but also go beyond it.

Open to VU staff and students.

Where: Footscray Park Campus, P Building, Room P134.
RSVP: Login to the Researcher Development website to register to attend.

Friday 21 October

4pm - 7pm

Forging strong partnerships between industry & academia

The activity will bring together five industry bodies & associations, and VU researchers in an attempt to forge strong partnerships between industry and academia. Invited presenters will highlight recent developments and challenges in their industries.

The presentations will provide a great opportunity for attendees to understand some of the latest research and development needs in a range of industries including the electricity, water, integrative medicine, red meat processing, and environmental safety sectors.

Further, the activity will enable participating researchers to comprehend and identify research funding opportunities in these sectors.

Open to all.

Where: City Flinders Campus, Room FS1101.
RSVP: birute.prasmutas@vu.edu.au.

Week two: 24 - 28 October

Time Activity

Monday 24 October

10:30am - 11:30am

Safety week event: spills control

Open to all.

Where: Footscray Park Campus.

Monday 24 October

2pm - 4pm

The Australian National University (ANU) Open Access (OA) publishing experience

Ms Lorena Kanellopoulos, Manager ANU Press, will address the scope of ANU ePress; its governance; the costs of OA publishing (software, multi-media/artwork etc) authors, editors, reviewers; the peer-review process; benefits to the institution; discipline areas covered and major challenges.

Open to all.

Where: Footscray Park Campus, Building P, P412.

Tuesday 25 October

11am - 12:30pm

Safety week event: chemical management & storage

Open to all.

Where: Footscray Park Campus.

Tuesday 25 October

All day 8:45am - 6:30pm

My Brilliant (Research) Career, graduate research development day

The focus of the day will centre on career development for research candidates. It will include a variety of sessions ranging from preparing your CV, career path and options and building networks and opportunities to position yourself in academia / industry. There will also be a panel discussion focussing on academia versus industry careers options.

Keynote speaker: Professor the Hon. Stephen Martin, Chief Executive, Committee for Economic Development of Australia
Topic: Economic development and future directions and opportunities for research degree graduates

Open to all graduate researchers.

Where: City Flinders Campus, Level 11.

Tuesday 25 October

4:45pm - 6:30pm

VUPA poster & awards night

At this event, all attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite poster and the VC will announce with winners of the VC Awards, in the Graduate Researcher category.

Open to all.

Where: City Flinders Campus, Level 11.

Wednesday 26 October

10am - 11:30am

Safety week event: safety shower & eyewash

Open to all.

Where: Footscray Park Campus.

Wednesday 26 October

11:45am - 12:15pm

Safety week event: safety signage

Open to all.

Where: Footscray Park Campus.

Wednesday 26 October

11am - 2pm

Women in research: common challenges & practical tips

The event will begin with a keynote presentation followed by lunch and a panel of inspiring female researchers who will answer a set of questions on common challenges and practical tips to thrive and survive in academia.

Open to VU staff and students.

Where: Footscray Park Campus, Room P134.

Thursday 27 October

10am - 11:30am

Safety week event: spills control

Open to all.

Where: St Albans Campus.

Thursday 27 October

1:30pm - 4:30pm

VU research symposium

Network and discover successful innovative VU research and its impact as profiled in the 2016 Research Highlights publication. 

Presenters, your VU research colleagues, will discuss and welcome questions surrounding their projects.

Open to all. RSVP teyah.marney@vu.edu.au.

Where: Footscray Park Campus, Room M001.

Thursday 27 October

4:30pm - 7pm

Social/networking event to close the festival

Open to all.

Where: Footscray Park Campus, VU Bar.

Friday 28 October

11am - 12:30pm

Safety week event: chemical management & storage

Open to all.

Where: Werribee Campus.

 

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When?

This event has already taken place.

17 October 2016 to 28 October 2016

Where?

Footscray Park Ballarat Road
Footscray
Australia

Get in touch

Birute Prasmutas
Senior Officer, Research Facilitation & Development Support
Phone: 
99191041