Oceania Eco-Health Symposium and Workshop: Linking Peoples, Landscapes, Health and Wellbeing

Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit is proud to present a Symposium titled 'Oceania Eco-Health Symposium: Linking Peoples, Landscapes, Health and Wellbeing' to be held on 9-11 December 2013.

This event, hosted by the Chair of Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne, brings together four contributions to the future of Australasian civil society:

  • a dialogue on practices that support the relationships between peoples, landscape and social health
  • presentations on sustainable food futures and animal health
  • a workshop on an Australasian Chapter of international EcoHealth, in which all people are regarded as Indigenous, that is, a product of their environment
  • the launch of the book The Human Capacity for Transformational Change. Harnessing the Collective Mind by Valerie A. Brown and John A. Harris.

This book describes collective social structures already in practice, which include a collective language, a transformation science, a deep democracy, a common pool economy, methods of collective learning, and a shared human identity. Together these offer a prototype of a collective world and form the basis of the program for the Oceania EcoHealth Symposium and Workshop.

Please find attached the Symposium program and participant registration form. We will be live tweeting from @onemda.

The Symposium is being held on the University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus at the Kenneth Myer Building, Melbourne Brain Centre, 30 Royal Parade. A venue map can be found at: www.melbournebraincentre.edu.au/content/contact-us.

Please RSVP by 29th November 2013 to E: maurice.shipp@unimelb.edu.au or onemda-info@unimelb.edu.au.