Alumni events

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Past events

Thursday 19 November 05:00pm

There was a time, not so long ago, when it was almost universally accepted that one of the principal purposes of the university was the provision of a broad education in either the Arts or the Sciences. That time has passed. In October 2020, the Morrison Government successfully introduced new legislation where the training of the next generation of professionals was implicitly regarded as the sole purpose of the university and where, quite nakedly, the price mechanism was used to persuade students not to study for a degree in the Arts.

Tuesday 10 November 05:00pm

What has COVID-19 taught us about the role that denial plays in our lives and how can we make use of this knowledge to address future challenges? How can we use this knowledge to have a better response to contain the global viral spread of the coronavirus?

Wednesday 21 October 05:00pm

La Trobe University’s Ideas and Society Program has brought together a distinguished panel—Professors Patrick McGorry AO, Michael Kyrios and Jennifer McIntosh AM—to discuss some of the most pressing questions about the coronavirus and the mental health of Australians.

Friday 09 October 12:00pm

We're all in this together. Strong social connections make communities more resilient. But today Australian’s have fewer close friends and local connections than in the past, and more of us say we have no one to turn to in tough times. How can we turn this trend around?

Thursday 27 August 05:00pm

In 2020, the threat of a new Cold War between China and the United States deepened. A trade war between the United States and China is now being conducted. President Trump routinely blames China for the coronavirus pandemic. He refers to China not as a competitor but as an “enemy”. But what of Australia? For years, we claimed that Australia did not have to choose between the US and China. Recently relations have changed. Canberra angered Beijing by banning Huawei from its 5G network and calling for a truly independent investigation into the origins of the pandemic. Beijing responded by placing a ban on Australian imports and warning about Australian racism. At La Trobe’s Ideas and Society Program the former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, and Linda Jakobson, the director of “China Matters”, will discuss three questions critical to the future. Why have relations between China and the United States deteriorated? Why has Canberra apparently followed the lead of Washington? Can a new Cold War between China and the United States and its allies be avoided?

Wednesday 08 July 05:00pm

There have been several reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has been accompanied by a significant increase in anti-Chinese and anti-Asian racism in Australia, with some verbal and even physical abuse that has created a feeling of uneasiness amongst the Asian Australian population.

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Thursday 25 June 06:00pm

Many factors impact the health of our joints over our lives, and some people will develop joint pain and conditions like osteoarthritis. From surgery to alternative medicines, there are many different schools of thought on how to effectively treat joint conditions. However, one of the most promising preventative treatments is physical activity.

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Tuesday 02 June 05:00pm

As a consequence of the comprehensive social shutdown necessitated by the current pandemic, family members were required to stay together for protracted periods. Under these conditions, the frightening possibility of an increase in the number of the instances of domestic violence loomed. We are very pleased that two great young Australian writers—Jess Hill and Rick Morton will join us to discuss domestic violence, its causes, and the possible implications of the COVID-19 social shutdown.

2020 London Alumni Event

Friday 27 March 07:00pm

It is with regret and disappointment that we postpone this scheduled alumni event.

2020 Alumni Event in Kuwait

Monday 23 March 07:30pm

It is with regret and disappointment that we postpone this scheduled alumni event.

2020 Riyadh Alumni Event

Friday 20 March 07:30pm

It is with regret and disappointment that we postpone this scheduled alumni event.

La Trobe Football Club 2020

Tuesday 10 March 06:30pm

The launch event will be an exciting opportunity to celebrate the successes of our club to-date, enjoy dinner with fellow club members, and hear from notable friends of the club.