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‘Cultivating Culture, Unravelling Racism.’

Positioning, pitching and promoting a cultural training program Earlier this year MCWH was pleased to sponsor a group of highly motivated students from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate Certificate in Advanced Learning and Leadership program (GCALL). The GCALL program is taken alongside doctoral study and …

Why myths can be dangerous to your health

Every culture has them.  Stories, slogans and words that help to explain the often difficult, complex and challenging aspects of the world we live in.  Our language is peppered with imagined explanations—‘jumping the queue’, ‘she was asking for it’ or ‘too clever for her own …

Paying the price for our convenience

Behind the façade of convenience stores lies an inconvenient truth: it’s the store workers who are paying the price for our 24/7 appetite for bottled water, donuts, and slushy frozen treats.  The recent expose of exploited 7-Eleven workers, many of who are international students, has …

60 seconds with Dr Nadia Chaves

Refugee Adult Health Fellow and classical music lover What are you enjoying doing at the moment? I am enjoying looking at all the Spring blossoms Best part of my job? Getting to meet all the passionate people who work in the refugee and asylum seeker …