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June 2021

Liveable Cities for All: Are We There Yet?

10 June 2021 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Liveable Cities for All

Our definition of "liveability" is important if we are serious about cities that facilitate healthy and sustainable lifestyles that support both individual and planetary health.

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STEM and Society: The Anthropocene

16 June 2021 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm

  Human pressures on the planet as a whole – the ‘Earth System’ – have now become so great that scientists have proposed that we have now left the Holocene, the geologic epoch that has been humanity’s accommodating home for…

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Coastal Resilience: How Landforms Cope with Changing Waves and Rising Seas

24 June 2021 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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Coastal Resilience

The 2021 Howitt Lecture Presented in partnership with the Geological Society of Australia (Victoria Division). Our coast is a dynamic system. As the protective boundary between the land and sea it absorbs the constant energy it receives from waves and…

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July 2021

Decarbonising Energy: At the Tipping Point

8 July 2021 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Online Australia
Decarbonising Energy

Australia has the highest per-capita greenhouse emissions of any advanced economy, we’re on track to miss our Paris commitment, and we're nowhere near achieving net zero.

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STEM and Society: A Hard-Won Theory – Tectonic Plates in Victoria

14 July 2021 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Online Australia

It can be confusing when we hear from scientists reluctant to deal in absolutes, who instead engage in conversations about ‘degrees of certainty’. In the world of science, a ‘theory’ is the closest something may ever come to being ‘the truth’. To understand what modern scientists can go through to arrive at an accepted theory, we’re taking a look at one of the major revelations of the past century: the theory of tectonic plates.

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August 2021

Indigenous Food and Agriculture

13 August 2021 @ 6:30 pm7:45 pm
Online Australia

Come yarn about native foods, healthy eating and Australian Indigenous farmers.

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Collecting Insights: Environmental Adaptation in Victoria @ Parliament of Victoria

22 August 2021 @ 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Online Australia

Join us for our ACCLIMATISE special panel conversation, streamed live from the Legislative Council Chamber at Parliament House with a small invited live audience of families.

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September 2021

From Dump to Paradise: Saving the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from Extinction

16 September 2021 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Explore this long-term campaign to recover and establish populations of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot in discrete locations across Victoria.

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Foodprint Melbourne: Building the Resilience of Melbourne’s Food System

23 September 2021 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Online Australia
Foodprint Melbourne

Compounding crises have revealed the cracks in Melbourne's food supply system, flaws that make our population vulnerable to scarcity.

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November 2021

Electronic Skin: Sensing the World Around and Within Us

11 November 2021 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Researchers at RMIT University have developed a prototype to mimic real human skin to work as a viable alternative to invasive skin grafts and conventional prosthetics.

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Improving Drug Discovery: A Molecular Understanding of Cell Surface Receptors

25 November 2021 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Many hurdles remain to improving GPCR drug discovery, requiring an expanded, interdisciplinary approach to open the door to new therapies.

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December 2021

Bioremediation: Restoring Contaminated Ecosystems, Naturally

9 December 2021 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Nature-harnessing technologies are key to effectively and sustainably restoring contaminated ecosystems, using naturally occurring microorganisms to clean up contamination from oil and other organic pollutants in soils, groundwater and water bodies. The bioremediation process both destroys contaminants and restores an…

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