Cultural programs and events

Hyllus Maris Memorial Lecture

The Hyllus Maris Annual Memorial Lecture is the first memorial lecture in honour of an Aboriginal woman on an Australian university campus. The Lecture honours Hyllus Maris' visionary work in Aboriginal education and also honours the contribution and participation of Aboriginal people in higher education generally in this country. The Lecture is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to meet at the University and share in a celebration of mutual significance.

The Lecture was an initiative of the former La Trobe University Women's Studies Program, in collaboration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, the La Trobe University Aboriginal Liaison Unit and Koorie Women Mean Business. The Lecture is sponsored by the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Education.

Cultural events

The staff of the Office of Indigenous Strategy and Education conducts various events in acknowledgement of:

Sport Occupations and Aspiration Raising camp (SOAR)

SOAR is a free four-day camp that introduces Year 9 and 10 Indigenous students to University and sports occupations.