EIANZ Students & Early Careers Congress 2013

Registrations are now open for the EIANZ 2013 Annual Student and Early Career Congress – Adapt, Innovate, Advocate – Business as Usual is not an Option!

To mirror the EIANZ Annual Conference for 2013, which will be held in Melbourne across the 23th and 24th of October, the Student and Early Career Congress, to be held on the 22ndOctober, will also be addressing the theme:

Addressing two major themes of environment and sustainability, the Student and Early Career Congress will discuss the key themes for tomorrow – sustainable agriculture and sustainable energy. The presenters will be:

  • Three Key note presentations
    • Patrick Hearps from Beyond Zero Emissions will discuss sustainable energy,
    • Kate Sargeant from the Department of Environment and Primary Industries will discuss sustainable agriculture and how to address the conflict in land use between conservation and agricultural use and their ‘Evergraze’ project,
    • Professor Gavin Mudd will provide a robust discussion on the current environmental impact assessment particularly in coal seam gas extraction and improvements for the future.
  • Lloyd Vas from the Carbon Market Institute will discuss how the Carbon Farming Initiative will affect the future of forestry and carbon offsetting,
  • Gordon Young, who completed a twelve-month project in Indonesia within the Australian Youth Development Ambassador program. Gordon will discuss the inter-disciplinarily nature of international environmental development,
  • Glenn Davidson from Carbon Training International will provide a workshop to discuss ‘soft skills required to transition from university to professional employment such as project management, time management with conflicting priorities and managing expectations.

Targeted at students and early career professional, other presenters on day will discuss tips for job hunting, transitioning from full time study to a professional environmental career, overseas opportunities and the future of the environmental profession.

Venue: Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke Street Melbourne

Date: 22nd October 2013

Cost (Inc GST): $50 full-time students who are EIANZ members, $70 part time/non-student or non-members

At the conclusion of the day, attendees to the Student and Early Career Congress will be able to attend the pre-Conference drinks.

To register for the event, please click here and enter your details for your registration.

Program available at http://www.eianz.org/document/item/2131

We’re very excited to be holding the 2013 Student and Early Careers Congress in Melbourne and we look forward to seeing you there. Should you require assistance, please contact EIANZ Central Office on (03) 9654 7473 or via email at office@eianz.org

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Opportunity: 2013 Maisie Fawcett scholarships nominations

The Maisie Fawcett scholarship is open to students who completed their undergraduate studies at Victoria University and apply for a full-time, Commonwealth supported place in a  graduate degree at the University of Melbourne. Five scholarships will be offered in 2013. The scholarship provides a $5,000 one-off payment, designed to support students  in meeting the costs associated with graduate study. Selection is based on academic merit and the documented disadvantage associated with one or more of the following equity categories:

  • Recognition as an Indigenous Australian
  • Previous status as a refugee or current holder of a Humanitarian Visa
  • Rural or isolated background
  • Disadvantaged socio-economic circumstances
  • Disability of chronic medical condition
  • Personal difficulties

Please submit the nomination form to Ellen Gavva by  Thursday, 12 September  2013.

For further scholarship guidelines and information on eligibility criteria, please see:  Maisie Fawcett Scholarships : Graduate Coursework

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Coffee, information, chat @ OEP 8th October

Are you interested in studying environment and sustainability but not sure whether your degree is relevant? Do you want to know what skills you will gain in a multi disciplinary program? Or what environmental career you might go into?

Join us for a coffee and chat with our academics about your options. You’ll meet some current students and learn more about the course.

We offer Masters, Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate degrees all with flexible study options. Applications for Semester 1, 2014 close November 30th 2013.


Info session time:

Date: Tuesday 8th October, 4.30-6pm

Venue: Office for Environmental Programs meeting room, Ground Floor, Walter Boas Building (163) find us

BOOK NOW! See you there!

The OEP Team


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Geography & Environmental Studies Seminar Series 2013 – Free

The role of institutions and ideas in infrastructural change: examining path dependency, reconfiguration and contingency in Victoria’s liberalising electricity system

Date: Tuesday 3 September 2013

Time & Venue: 1-2pm Theatre 2, 221 Bouverie St, Carlton

How do we understand change in infrastructural systems?

This seminar explores two different theoretical approaches to this question. The first is historical institutionalism which focuses on path dependence and the key role institutions play in stabilising (infrastructural) systems.

The second is critical geography literature that focuses on infrastructural systems as “assemblages” composed of heterogeneous component parts that are constantly forging new associations in a non-linear fashion.

Drawing on empirical research on the changing approaches to managing customer demand for electricity in Victoria, the seminar asks which of these two theoretical approaches best explains how and why change occurred and explores opportunities for enhanced engagement between the two approaches.

Presented by: Sangeetha Chandrashekeran     Sangeetha Chandra Shekeran                     

Department of Resource Management & Geography The University of Melbourne

Sangeetha is in the final stages of her PhD in the Department. Her research interests include climate change mitigation, institutional dynamics and governance of large technical systems.



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Job opportunity

KAGOME  http://www.kagome.com.au/index.html

Position: Evironmental coodinator – applications close 2nd September 2013

Reports to: QA/HR Manager
Date: September 2012
Key Internal Relationships CEO, GM Operations, GM Field Operations, Supply Chain Manager, Process Improvement Manager, HR/QA team, Production Supervisors
Key External Relationships External Auditors, Customers, consultants, government departments.

Contact our HR Department for all permanent and casual postions

Lisa Kapperer – Human Resources  – (03)54 820 715


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