It was fantastic to see so many people show their support for Run for Refugees. Asylum seekers face $34,000 in university fees each year, and the Humanitarian Scholarships play a vital role in breaking down these barriers to education. What a great night of friendly competition - hope you are now all clued up about Elvis Presley's middle name!
Let's continue to support the Monash Humanitarian Scholarships together🌟
A highlight of last semester was the amazing 2019 Networking Night, which gave students the opportunity to mingle with distinguished, career-driven guests and gain insights about working in impact-driven organisations. The guests came from amazing organisations including World Vision, Oaktree, Vollie, Arup, PwC, Law Squared, Pollinate Energy, The Humanitarian Advisory Group, Project Lantern and YGAP!
It was particularly great to hear about the inspiring work Dr Francesca Maclean does both personally and at ARUP to push workplace equality in STEM fields.
Corporate Social REsponsibility Panel
With representatives from NAB, ARUP, EY, Downer Group, Right Lane, PwC, and Deloitte, this night was a great opportunity to learn about how social impact and the corporate world intersect. From banking & commerce to consulting and environmental engineering, social impact is possible in any career. Students were able to gain meaningful insights into what corporates firms were doing to improve long-term sustainability and enhancing the wellbeing of the community.
mymi x seed: medhack
MEDHACK brought students at the intersection of design, health, and engineering to reimagine what healthcare could be for patients and the disabilities community. MEDHACK : ENABLED gave students the opportunity to you'll have the weekend to co-design, build, and pitch a solution tackling a challenge associated with disability in collaboration with your co-designer. 2019's theme was assistive tech!
We’d like to congratulate the MYMI committee for their vision and execution of MEDHACK. The clear theme for this hackathon was empathy, not competition.
seed x mymi assistive technology expo
Assistive technology is any kind of tech that addresses challenges associated with disability; helping individuals who may not be fully-abled, navigate daily life. We hope to start a conversation about inclusivity, and the current perception of medtech, and its bright future!
One of many assistive tech products presented was the "C-Pen," which scans and reads written text aloud for individuals with reading difficulties or visual impairments.
how to have a social impact
Collaborating with the Generator, our "How to Have a Social Impact" helped dispel some common misconceptions about imparting change in your career.
From not understanding what social impact options are available to you, to adopting the ‘purist’ view and thinking that charities are the only real way to positively change the world, there are a bunch myths that we debunked.
We hope that hearing from a panel of incredible individuals from Thankyou. to BorrowCup inspired you to create social change in your own ways.