The LIME Network hosts Slice of LIME Seminars on topics related to Indigenous health and health professional education. The seminars aim to contribute to sharing knowledge and strengthening capacity amongst the LIME Network membership. Seminars are often co-hosted by the LIME Network and partner universities or organisations. Seminars are streamed live on-line where possible and recorded and uploaded to YouTube for later viewing.
Click on the buttons below to view the recordings on You Tube, or read more on this page.
If you would like to host a seminar, please complete the Slice of LIME Application Form.
Slice of LIME Seminar 9
‘Outing’ Unconscious Bias –
Strategies to reconfigure harmful response modes in Indigenous health care
The ninth Slice of LIME Seminar was hosted by Professor Dennis McDermott from the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-Being at Flinders University South Australia, on 24th August 2018.
The key thinkers forum was moderated by Prof Tom Calma AO with presentations from:
- Dr Ricci Harris, University of Auckland and the University of Otago
- Dr Barry Lavallee, University of Manitoba
- Dr Chelsea Bond, University of Queensland
Slice of LIME Seminar 1
Admission criteria for diverse student cohorts
The first Slice of LIME Seminar was held on 3rd March 2014 with Professor Fred Hafferty from the Mayo Clinic, USA, and focused on admissions criteria. Professor Hafferty led an interactive workshop and discussion on admissions criteria, and the way these criteria can impact on student cohorts and curriculum content.
The group discussed: impact of admissions criteria & practices on quality education; developing criteria to create a cohort aligned with a graduate focus; filtering applicants; shaping applicants through content; curriculum informed by students undertaking the course; indicators measuring quality of education; patients & community involvement; ideal admissions criteria; creating a truly diverse student body, how this impacts on education, curriculum & teaching; Indigenous admissions & curricula enhanced by presence of Indigenous students; alternative entry; & supporting a diverse student body.
Slice of LIME Seminar 2
Having the hard conversations using deconstruction to work successfully with resistant, uncritical and racist responses to Indigenous health curriculum
The second Slice of LIME Seminar was presented by Professor Dennis McDermott & Mr Dave Sjoberg from the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-Being at Flinders University South Australia, on 12th August 2014. It focused on cultural safety in health professions, & explored pedagogical methods for addressing issues such as racism, white privilege & stereotyping of Indigenous people, as encountered when teaching health science students.
Topics discussed included: Equipping students to challenge cultural safety policies & institutional racism in a safe way; Working with health students & professionals to deconstruct language to deal with racism; Engagement with resistant, uncritical & racist responses to Indigenous health curriculum & creating safe space for these conversations; Decolonising minds of students & institutions; & Organisational change – addressing institutional barriers to deliver successful Indigenous health teaching.
Slice of LIME Seminar 3
Ngara… Deep listening… Seeing two ways. What can indigenous knowledge, mindfulness and observational skills training bring to medical practice?
The third Slice of LIME seminar was hosted by Flinders University SA on 12 September 2014.
Presenters for this third Seminar include Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien (Kaurna Elder), Aunty Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann, Prof. L.C. Chan, Dr Heather Gaunt.
Rapporteur for the session was Prof Lambert Schuwirht and it was facilitated by Prof. Dennis McDermott.
Slice of LIME Seminar 4
Finding common ground – Avoiding the terminolody trap
The fourth Slice of LIME Seminar was held on 27th April 2015, hosted by the University of Sydney. This event was a Poche Indigenous Health Network Key Thinkers Forum and a National Senior Teaching Fellowship activity, supported by the Office of Learning and Teaching.
The forum focused on identifying and applying critical elements of cultural competency/humility/safety for effective cross-cultural work. It brought together key thinkers in this area to search for common ground, and sought to clarify our understanding of which elements, across the array of health care models, are critical to success, along with identifying any less-obvious barriers to effectiveness.
The forum was chaired by Dr Tom Calma, and featured Dr Melanie Tervalon (USA); Dr Rhys Jones (Aotearoa/New Zealand); Professor Juanita Sherwood (Australia); Professor Dennis McDermott (Australia); and Dr Barry Lavallee (Canada).
Slice of LIME Seminar 5
The fifth Slice of LIME Seminar was hosted by the Poche Indigenous Health Network in Sydney, on Thursday 29th October 2015.
The Key Thinkers Forum brought together a number of key thinkers in the area of health literacy to clarify our understanding of the concept and the complexity of the issue, and to enable us to harness key learnings from successful projects.
Slice of LIME Seminar 6
Traditional Aboriginal healing & western medicine – The missing gap
The sixth Slice of LIME Seminar was hosted by the Poche Indigenous Health Network in Sydney, on Thursday 28th April 2016. Do we need traditional Aboriginal medicine working with western medicine to close the gap?
This Close the Gap forum considered the health maintenance and traditional healing practices of Aboriginal Ngangkari in western medicine. Could the gap that’s missing be – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, knowedge and spirituality?
Slice of LIME Seminar 7
1967 Referendum – Implications for health then, now and in the future
The seventh Slice of LIME Seminar was hosted by the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health – Key Thinkers Forum, Sydney, Tuesday May 30th 2017. 1967 Referendum – implications for health then, now and in the future.
Where are we today as a Nation? What has the Referendum meant for the social, emotional, cultural, wellbeing and health of Aboriginal peoples and communities? What will it mean in the future? What does it mean for our Nation, policy and human rights today?
Special panel lineup:
Professor Tom Calma AO (panel chair)
Norma Ingram – Chair, Wyanga Aboriginal Aged Care
Sol Bellear AM – Chair Aboriginal Medical Service Redfern, Land Rights Champion, NSW LALC
Boe Rambaldini– Manager, NSW Health, Centre for Oral Health Strategy Gary Oliver – CEO National Congress of First People
Chontel Gibson – Faculty of Health Science, University of Sydney
Slice of LIME Seminar 8
Teaching While Black – Navigating Race and Racism within Higher Education
The eighth Slice of LIME Seminar was co-hosted by the The University of Queensland and the Melbourne Centre for the Study of
Higher Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne – Melbourne, Friday April 27th 2018. Teaching While Black – Navigating Race and Racism within Higher Education.
Indigenous academics play a critical role in embedding Indigenous perspectives and knowledges within the curriculum, however the task of teaching can be a source of stress, particularly in encountering hostile and resistant students. While these challenges are increasingly recognized, there has been a limited response from a teaching and learning perspective about how to navigate race and racism within the classroom. The purpose of this Symposium is to identify culturally safe pedagogies for Indigenous educators tasked with teaching Indigenous knowledges and perspectives within Australian Universities.
Special panel lineup:
- Professor Dennis McDermott & Mr David Sjoberg (Flinders University) – Deconstructing Racism: Strategies for individual transformation and organisational change
- Mr Jonathan Bullen (Curtin University) – From the outside in: Tutor perspectives of student transformative experiences within Indigenous Studies health education
- Mrs Faye Rosas-Blanch (Flinders University) – Teaching Indigenous Studies: Considering racialized assemblages and the Indigenous educator’s body in tutoring spaces
- Mr Todd Fernando (The University of Melbourne) – Assemblage of ‘Black Pedagogy’: Who should have the last word?
- Dr Chelsea Bond & Dr Bryan Mukandi (The University of Queensland) – ‘Good in the Hood’ or ‘Burn It Down’: Reconciling Black Presence in the Academy