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STEM Youth Development Camp Expressions of Interest: 27 – 29 June 2017

The NSW AECG Inc. together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA), Aboriginal Education and Community Engagement Unit are proud to again be holding STEM Youth Development Camps in 2017. Please see below for further information
regarding the camp and to download an expression of interest form. For further information, please contact Warren Bridges on 9550 5666 or warren.bridges@aecg.nsw.edu.au

Download – STEM Youth Development Camp – Information June 2017

Download – Expression of Interest Form

University of Notre Dame School of Medicine – Vacation Scholarship

See below for an exciting opportunity for a Vacation Scholarship for Rural and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Students!

This program is aimed at inspiring rural students and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students towards a career in medicine.

The Scholarship will provide them with the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a medical student.

Secondary schools are invited to nominate one student and one reserve student from Year 11 or Year 12 to attend a one day workshop at the School in Darlinghurst, Sydney on Friday, 7 July 2017.  During the day, the students will attend lectures and tutorials run by medical staff and students on topics that are integral to the medical degree. Students will have the chance to participate in a variety of activities such as suturing, plastering, resuscitation skills and medical examination, and will enjoy a tour of Notre Dame’s facilities.

Successful applicants will receive a scholarship payment of up to $600 to cover transport and travel expenses for the day.

They will also be awarded a certificate for their participation.

The cover letter  and the participant application form is attached.  Nominations for the Scholarship will close on Friday, 28th April 2017. Unfortunately, late applications will not be accepted.

The Year 11 or 12 students put forward for consideration by the School must meet the following criteria:

  • Come from a rural and/or an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background;
  • Be involved in community life and activities, sport, cultural and/or social events;
  • Have demonstrated good personal conduct and a strong interest in ethics, centred on the concept of ‘social justice’.

Download – Letter to schools – Day in the Life of a Notre Dame Medical Student

 

Aboriginal Funeral Transport “Sorry Business” Initiative

The Aboriginal Funeral Transport “Sorry Business” initiative provides assistance with transport for isolated and disadvantaged Aboriginal communities throughout NSW including metro Sydney, to attend funerals. Please download the below fact sheets for more information. Alternatively, you can call 1300 361 787.

Fact Sheet – Aboriginal Funeral Transport_March 2017

Fact Sheet – Aboriginal Funeral Transport – Sorry Business Flow Chart_M…

Fact Sheet – Aboriginal Funeral Transport FAQ – March 2017