Building a Community of Indigenous Higher Education Practice


“Sharing best practice across the sector is vital to deliver the best outcomes for [Indigenous Australians]. This requires identification and verification of best practice activity not just by universities, but also local communities and student groups” (“Indigenous Strategy 2017–2020”, Universities Australia, 35).

Trinity College is pleased to announce the 2018 Indigenous Higher Education Conference to be held on 23-24 November. This conference has been established in collaboration with The University of Melbourne as a forum for educators, researchers, policymakers, students and the community to share information and knowledge on how best to support and improve educational outcomes for Indigenous higher education students.

The theme for this year’s conference is building a community of Indigenous higher education practice.

The Conference Chair is Professor Shaun Ewen, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) & Foundation Director of the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne. The Conference Ambassador is Professor Marcia Langton, Trinity College Fellow and Associate Provost & Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Associate Professor Sheryl Lightfoot, Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs, Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights and Politics and First Nations and Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia
  • Professor Jacinta Elston, Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous), Monash University
  • Mr Niklas Labba, Academic Director of Sámi Research Centre, UiT/ The Arctic University of Norway
  • Dr Nikki Moodie, Lecturer and Researcher in Indigenous Education Policy, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne 

Other speakers will include academics, educators and policymakers from around Australia and overseas.
Where: Trinity College, The University of Melbourne, Royal Parade, Parkville, 3052

Date: 23-24 November 2018

Registrations Now Open