Teressa Parish

Postgrad Students

Post Grad Newsletter May 2017

The first round of HDR reporting by the Research Office is underway. We ask all HDR students and their supervisors to attend to the completion of the online report in a timely manner. Progress reporting is vital to ensure that students are engaging with their studies well and the Research Office needs to hear if there are any problems arising. If there are any issues with completing the online progress report, please contact the Research Office directly on [email protected].

Research Colloquium – Dates for 2017

The start time for the Colloquiums is 1.30pm unless otherwise advised. The room is G3. Semester 1: 26 May, 23 June Semester 2: 21 July, 11 Aug, 15 Sept; 13 Oct, 3 Nov
26 May:     Brendan Pratt and Yun Hun Choi 23 June:   Stephen Choi and others TBA 21 July:     Sam Amosa, John Brunton, Michael Earl and Aref Chaker 11 Aug:     Clive Pearson,Brian McKinlay and Elizabeth De Reland
Please remember that attendance at the Research Colloquiums is a critical component of a HDR students’ candidature and that every effort should be made to attend. Apologies should be sent to me at [email protected]

Workshops from the Research Office

To register for any of these online workshops, please go to the Research Office website which can be found here: https://www.csu.edu.au/research/professional-development

Date Mode Session details and Registration Target Group
15th May 2017 Online Academic Writing Style, Part 1 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
16th May 2017 Online How to Develop a Research Proposal HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
16th May 2017 Online Academic Writing Style, Part 2 All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
16th May 2017 Online Endnote Online + iPad All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
17th May 2017 Online Research Data Management Techniques All CSU researchers
17th May 2017 Online Developing your ‘voice’ as a research writer HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
18th May 2017 Online Finding & Using Theses & Dissertations All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
22nd May 2017 Online Ethics in Research involving Humans, Planning for Ethics Approvals & Working with the Ethics Committee All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
22nd May 2017 Online Three Minute Thesis practice and feedback session HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
24th May 2017 Online Working with the Media in Research All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
24th May 2017 Online Staying up to date with Research Alerts All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
24th May 2017 Online Verb tenses in the thesis HDR Candidates; academic and research support staff members who are at an early stage in their research career
25th May 2017 Pitching Research, Prof Robert Faff All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
30th May 2017 Online Presenting Research Metrics for Grants and Promotion All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
31st May 2017 Online Finding Research Funding Opportunities including Research Professional All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates
31st May 2017 F2F Excel for Researchers All CSU researchers
1st Jun 2017 F2F Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables All CSU researchers
1st Jun 2017 F2F Cleaning & Exploring your Data with Open Refine All CSU researchers
6th Jun 2017 Online Using Health & Medical Databases All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
6th Jun 2017 Online Intro to Qualitative Research, Session 1 All CSU researchers
7th Jun 2017 Online NVivo, Advanced All CSU researchers, including HDR Candidates and research support staff members
13th Jun 2017 Online Supervisor Training – Module 3 – Problems during candidature and providing students with feedback CSU academic staff who wish to register as a HDR Supervisor at CSU or learn about supervising HDR candidates at CSU

 

Scholarships for HDR Students

Capstone Editing’s Available Scholarships and Grants:   •         The Capstone Editing Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women $5,000 for one female academic per year to assist with the costs associated with a research project leading towards a publication. Applications are open annually from 1 July to 30 May. The grant is awarded on 30 June every year. For more info or to apply, please visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/research-grant.   •         The Capstone Editing Carer’s Travel Grant for Academic Women $3,000 for one female academic per year to assist with childcare costs in relation to travel to conduct research or present a paper at a conference. Applications are open annually from 1 July to 30 May. The grant is awarded on 30 June every year. For more info or to apply, please visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/travel-grant.   •         The Capstone Editing Conference Travel Grant for Postgraduate Research Students $3,000 for one postgrad student per year to assist in covering the costs of attending a conference in relation to their degree. Applications are open annually from 1 July to 1 June. The grant is awarded on 30 June every year. For more info or to apply, please visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/conference-grant.   •         The Capstone Editing Laptop Grant for Postgraduate Coursework Students $3,000 for one postgrad student per year to purchase a computer or laptop and software for their studies. Applications are open annually from 1 July to 1 June. The grant is awarded on 30 June every year. For more info or to apply, please visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/laptop-grant.   •         The Capstone Editing Textbook Grant for Undergraduates $3,000 for one undergrad per year to assist with covering the cost of their textbooks for the duration of their degree. (The recipient will receive one $1,000 gift voucher per year for three years.) Applications are open all year. The grant will be awarded on 1 February every year. For more info or to apply, please visit https://www.capstoneediting.com.au/textbook-grant.

Gospel Yarning – Cross Cultural Evangelical Conference

United Theological College, North Parramatta NSW 15-19 May 2017
Gospel Yarning is a cross-cultural gathering on evangelism in the Uniting Church. A great strength of the Uniting Church is our cultural diversity, so we will hear and build up one another in new wisdom for faith-sharing in many different ways. In the recent past, our evangelism has not been strong. We seek to establish the Uniting Church as a servant of the Gospel for our next forty years.
The main question for Gospel yarning is: How can we as the Uniting Church learn from each other to be a church that serves the Gospel in changing contexts?
We will publish the papers, prayers and reflections from the conference by November 30 2017, expecting ongoing growth. We do not have to solve all the issues in one conference.
To register and for more information please visit : ume.nswact.uca.org.au & facebook.com/gospelyarning

Relating Science and Religion Public Seminar

Sydney College of Divinity, Macquarie Park 30 June 7.00-9.00pm
This seminar is organised by The Australian Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies on behalf of the Science and Orthodoxy Around the World project, a  project funded by the Templeton World Charity Organisation and features Professor Peter Harrison, Professor Denis Edwards, and Dr Doru Costache.
Admission is free but for catering purposes, please confirm attendance on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/284592858644079/

ANZATS Conference

Adelaide 9-12 July
Kinship and Family in contemporary Australia and New Zealand
Registrations now open!
Registrations are now open for the ANZATS conference. For details and to register, please visit this link:
https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1972512 Registrations close Friday 23 June.

Home or Away? Locating Sport and Leisure in Christian Faith and Practice

Carey Baptist College 473 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand 11 – 13 July 2017
Registration details for the conference including the key note speakers can be found at this link:http://carey.ac.nz/events/home-or-away/

BBI National Religious Education Symposium on Secularisation

Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush 27-28 July, 2017
BBI is hosting a national Symposium that explores the relationship between secularisation and religious education in Catholic schools.

Religious education is a critical aspect of Catholic identity and as such needs to be both attuned and responsive to our social context. Pope Francis has spoken about this time as a change of era. In light of this, the symposium is aimed at exploring the implication of changes in the wider culture for religious education in Australian Catholic schools.

For registration details and key note speakers, please visit this website: http://www.bbi.catholic.edu.au/news-events/111/event/196/national-symposium–religious-education–secularisation-and-australian-catholic-schools

Institute for Ethics and Society

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Broadway NSW 9-10 August, 2017Religion and the Humanitarian Challenge
Call for papers
This symposium seeks to explore and analyse the multiple ways ‘religion’ operates in a contemporary global context. We invite contributions in two areas: papers that specifically address Catholic responses to and perspectives on the humanitarian challenge posed by the unprecedented number of displaced persons worldwide; and papers undertaking analyses from the wider field of ‘religion’ – broadly conceived – towards this same humanitarian challenge. In particular, we encourage papers examining these themes in the Asia-Pacific context. We welcome contributions from the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences.
If you are interested in presenting a paper at this symposium, please submit a 200 word abstract and short bio for consideration to Dr Rosemary Hancock [[email protected]] by 31st May 2017.

Harvest 7th Annual Research Conference

Scoresby, Victoria 24-25 August, 2017The Holy Spirit in a Post-Mission World
Call for papers

Interested scholars including post graduate students, lecturers and minister are invited to submit proposals for papers to be given at this year’s conference. Ideas could be along these lines:

  • The Holy Spirit and ministry or mission
  • Ministry and mission in a changing and even hostile world
  • The changing nature of Pentecostalism
  • Religious tensions in today’s world

Successful presenters at the conference will be invited to turn their papers into peer-reviewed articles for the Journal of Contemporary Ministry.
Proposals should be around 200 words and should contain a working title, a clear description of the ideas and arguments you will present and details of you as a presenter including previous and current studies and presentation experience.
Please send the proposal before 24 May to Dr Jon Newton, Harvest Bible College, P.O Box 9183, Scoresby, VIC 3179 or to [email protected]

St Andrew’s Second Theology Symposium

St Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological College,  Redfern, Sydney 1-2 September, 2017
The Mystery of the Trinity: Implications for Everyday Living
Call for papers It is with great pleasure that the St Andrew’s Planning Committee invites all those interested in presenting a paper at the 2017 St Andrew’s Second Theology Symposium, to submit the title of their proposed presentation, together with an abstract of 250 – 300 words by 15 June, 2017. The proposal should also be accompanied by the following contact details: a) Title, b) Name, c) Institutional affiliation, d) postal address, e) phone number and f) e-mail address.
All submissions should be addressed to Dr Philip Kariatlis [email protected] It is expected that the presentations will be 30 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for Q & A.
Registration costs, accomodation options and transport details will be available on the St Andrew’s website in due course.

Horizons of Contextuality Symposium

Pilgrim Theological College, Parkville VIC 22 September, 2017
Presenters (including past UTC Faculty) will reflect on the past, present and future of contextual hermeneutics and theologies, around several focus areas:   Sathianathan Clarke (world Christianity) Clive Pearson (world religions) Mark Brett (biblical studies) Anne Elvey (climate change) Ji Zhang (Christology) Ken Sumner and Chris Budden (First peoples) Chris Budden (hearing First peoples) Tracy Spencer (tbc) Seforosa Carroll (reimagining home) Anita Monro (femininity/ism) Rod Pattenden (masculinity/ism) Stephen Burns (traditionalism) Monica J. Melanchthon (caste-ism) Emmanuel Nathan (disability) John Flett (multiculturalism)
The symposium is open to the public and a video link will be available of out of area participation. More details on http://pilgrim.edu.au/events/ soon.

Catholic Institute of Sydney/Sydney College of Divinity Conference

Catholic Institute of Sydney, Strathfield 28-29 September, 2017
The Impact of Jesus of Nazareth – Historical, theological and pastoral perspective
Call for Presentations and Papers
The Conference Planning Committee invites scholars and doctoral candidates from the theological and wider academic community to submit the title of their proposed presentation at this conference, together with an abstract of 250-300 words, by May 15, 2017. This should be accompanies by contact details: name, institutional affiliation, postal address, phone number and email address. Please address the submissions to Professor James R. Harrison [email protected].
Registration costs, including conference dinner, accommodation options and transport details will be available on the SCD website from April 10, 2017.