Home | Workforce (page 20)

Workforce

UTS targets stigmas of mental illness and disability

The University of Technology Sydney is undergoing “structural and cultural change” to de-stigmatise disability and mental illness among its workforce. The Access and Inclusion Plan aims to be inclusive of all people, including those with disabilities and mental illness. UTS ...

More »

Strictly speaking | Emoji

It’s the time of year when people start creating ‘Best of 2015’ lists and dictionaries put out their ‘Word of the Year’. The Oxford Dictionaries’ choice has caused something of a furore, as it isn’t actually a word. It’s an ...

More »

UWA psychologist Human Rights Medal finalist

The first Indigenous psychologist to graduate in Australia has been shortlisted for the 2015 Human Rights Medal – though she wants recently retired Aboriginal AFL star Adam Goodes to win the honour. National Mental Health Commissioner professor Pat Dudgeon, from ...

More »

Young workers can be cyber risk: SA study

Young tech-savvy workers are more likely to risk computer security systems than their less impulsive older colleagues, an Adelaide researcher says. A University of Adelaide study into different personality traits and computer behaviours says younger tech-savvy employees are more likely ...

More »

ARC explains research funding isn’t gender based

The Australian Research Council has reiterated that its grants aren’t based on gender. Next year, the ARC plans to implement a range of measures to close research’s gender gap. This includes improving gender balance on grant selection committees, investigating options ...

More »

Academics at country unis report more bullying: study

A study has found bullying of academic staff occurs at higher rates in regional universities than at metropolitan ones. Self-reported Harassment and Bullying in Australian Universities: explaining differences between regional, metropolitan and elite institutions surveyed 22,000 academic staff at 19 different universities, ...

More »

Strictly speaking | KELP

Kelp is an old word for seaweed, especially for the biggest in the family, the so-called giant kelp found on the Pacific coasts of America. Over the centuries, it was used in agriculture as a fertiliser, and as a pre-industrial ...

More »