This page on the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences website outlines the activities of the Gukwonderuk Unit, which supports students by providing subject-relevant resources and a student lounge.
The Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit supports Indigenous students and staff at Monash University. The unit support students through a range of programs and services, including subject tuition, skills programs, and assistance finding accommodation or applying for scholarships or bursaries. At the Yulendj building, students also have access to a lounge, quiet study spaces, and computers. The Wurundjeri Tribal Land Council gave the unit approval to use the word Yulendj, which means 'sense, intelligence' in the Woiwurrung language.
Focused on building leadership skills, including range of professional and academic skills, this program aims to enable Indigenous students to become leaders at university, in workplaces, and in the community. The program blends online modules, interactive face-to-face workshops and social events. For more information, contact the Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit.
History of Indigenous programs at Monash University
In this recent title from Monash University Publishing, Dr Rani Kerin explores 50 years of Indigenous programs at Monash University. From the Centre for Research into Aboriginal Affairs, established in 1964, through to the University's current study areas and engagement units, this book examines Monash's leadership in both Indigenous studies and community outreach.
Monash University has developed a Reconciliation Action Plan, outlining the measures the University is taking to develop an inclusive environment, encourage enrolments from Indigenous students, and increase cultural awareness.
The Monash University Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) strives to reflect the views of local Indigenous communities when providing advice to the University relating to Indigenous access, participation and success in education, research and employment. The IAC website outlines the Council's activities and lists its current members.
Indigenous cultural awareness programs are available for students (via Moodle) and staff (via face-to-face workshops). They provide open and respectful environments where you can learn about Indigenous history and current affairs in a safe and inclusive environment.
The Monash Country Lines Archive Project uses world-class 3D animation to assist in the sharing and preservation of knowledge and stories. Every animation is made in partnership with the Indigenous community who own the narrative and knowledge that is to be animated.
Yagun Gulinj Wiinj (How Man Found Fire) is the second animation produced by the Taungurung (Victoria) Dolodanin-dat Animation Project Group.Yagun Gulinj Wiinj has been developed from an amalgamation of the Taungurung creation stories retold and handed down through generations and various publications.
Marlukarra Ngarrkadabawurr: Karnanganjanyi (Emu Hunters of Excellence) story speaks to Garrwa pride in the prowess of their ancestor’s hunting skills. Marlukarra Ngarrkadabawurr: Karnanganjanyi uses both light and heavy Garrwa.
Winjara Wiganhanyin (Why We All Die) is the first animation produced by the Taungurung (Victoria) Dolodanin-dat Animation Project Group. Winjara Wiganhanyin has been developed from an amalgamation of the Taungurung creation stories retold and handed down through generations and various publications.