ACDS Annual General Meeting and Conference

The Annual General Meeting and Conference of the ACDS was held on October Monday 24 and Tuesday 25, 2022 in Canberra.

It was great to catch up with colleagues in person for the first time in 3 years, and to swap stories about the extraordinary changes that have had to be dealt with during the pandemic.

It was an excellent program of speakers and sessions for deans to explore with each other the key issues in their own institutions, and also to debate what issues the ACDS should be pursuing on their behalf.

You can view the speaker presentations below

Day one morning

  • Catriona Jackson, Chief Executive, Universities Australia
  • Margaret Sheil, VC of QUT and Deputy President of Universities Australia on the outlook for Australian university science.
  • Caroline McMillen, Chief Scientist for South Australia  and former VC of the University of Newcastle, on advocacy for basic research. [View Presentation]
  • Misha Schubert from STA on STA’s lobbying for science.
  • Brad Moggridge, University of Canberra on Indigenous science in the curriculum [View Presentation]

Day two morning

  • Claire Field, a nationally recognised expert on VET, on Australia’s skills shortages and how university science might contribute to their solution. [View Presentation] Note: there is a typographical error on Slide 15: the actual number of university and other education subscribers to Coursera is 4,000 (not 40,000).
  • Judith Zielke, CEO of the ARC on the ARC’s programs

Day two afternoon

  • Ian Chubb, former Chief Scientist and VC of ANU, Secretary for Policy at the Australian Academy of Science
  • Liz Visher, Director, Major Investments, ARC on the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program [View Presentation]
  • John Howard MD Howard Partners and visiting Prof, UTS Business School on matching the US in new public R&D investment [View Presentation]

View the program online here.