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January 2020


CEO update

“In the bushfire crisis, we have seen humanity at its finest. We have witnessed the move away from individualism and towards collective good. We’ve seen communities adapt as they move into an uncertain new reality. Our politicians could learn a lot from them.”

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Don't call us heroes

In an ongoing research project, co-authored by CSI Swinburne's Dr Graham Dwyer, Black Saturday firefighters were interviewed ten years after the tragedy: "Firefighters don’t want a roll call of heroes, but for communities to remember the lessons we have learnt from past fires..."

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Donating in a crisis

Charity during a crisis can be fraught – but donating and fundraising can also be the most hopeful thing you can do. CSI Swinburne's Krystian Seibert provides us with some advice in this article.

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Being pregnant in a climate emergency
"In a state of acute stress, and now acute grief, I had to problem-solve my way out of a disaster zone and into safe medical care." - A/Prof Gemma Carey.


> Meet Sean Kahn: Our inaugural Robin Crawford Memorial Scholarship recipient

> Explainer video: Learn about the retirement gender pay gap from Dr Archana Voola
> Opinion piece: Chris Hartley writes about the need to support homelessness campaigns that are working towards systemic change
> Meet Sarah Foxe: A human-centred design professional who is studying an MBA (Social Impact)


Each year CSI awards multiple scholarships to new and continuing students, up to $25,000. Applications for the first round of 2020 scholarships close on 2 February so if you've thought about applying but have put it off, now is the time!


We've got a variety of education opportunites on offer this year, including the new Graduate Diploma in Social Impact, our Outcomes Measurement workshops and our Governance for Social Impact leadership courses.

Tune in

Watch our Summer Series videos to learn about some of the research projects at CSI Swinburne, including Dr Chris Dembek's findings into the use of sustainable business models to address environmental and social challenges.