TIME Presents - Between the
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Refugee and Asylum Seeker rights are prominent social and political issues in Australia. However despite the media attention, political ‘solutions’ and advocacy work, it remains an issue that is difficult to comprehend in our day to day lives – especially the ever contentious issue of ‘boat people’.
As the next generation of professionals we have an obligation to equip ourselves with the knowledge to help understand and work on these issues into the future. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea looks at the circumstances and decisions that lead someone to become a ‘boat person’.
This screening of the documentary will accompany the official UQ launch of the Australian Medical Students Association’s refugee advocacy work for 2014.
TIME’s GreenMed presents
Healthabitat Workshop with Paul Pholeros
Musgrave Park Family Fun Day
Each year in Australia, The National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrates the rich culture, history and successes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is a week in July which gives Australians of all walks of life the opportunity to come together and witness a showcase of Indigenous culture and its significance. The 23rd running of the Musgrave Park Family Fun Day takes place again in nearby South Brisbane, and this year, TIME, TROHPIQ and GPSN are joining together to promote positive health related messages on the day.
Congratulations to the newly selected conveners for 2014.
- 1st year St Lucia Representative: Ariel Ho
- 1st Year Ipswich Representative: Nadia Hasan
- Medical Aid Project: Joanna Ng
- Fashion Show: Cris Quitral and Peris Mungai
- Red Aware Day and Party: Maxwell Braddick, Luke Visscher, Michael Polischuk
- Green Med: Kusali Kastuariachchi, Monarita Handa
- Indigenous Health: Edward Clarke, Zemar Vajuhudeen
- Maternal Health: Kuhan Kunarajah, Tara Ann Saxena
- Refugee Health: Kat Wyld, Anne Huang and Sarah Ayles
Also, many thanks to everyone who applied for the 2014 Convener positions and to everyone who came out to the TIME KickOff Party. We were really taken aback by the number of talented and motivated applicants, which made our selection process very difficult! We are always looking for volunteers and supporters, so keep your eyes out for our next event or project.
TIME UQ is thrilled to announce the development of a brand new partnership in 2014, with Bairo Pite Hospital in Dili, East Timor.
Bairo Pite is a not-for-profit organization which provides free, desperately needed healthcare services for the people of Timor-Leste, which ranks 144th in the world for life expectancy and has the world’s second highest rate of TB. Further information regarding the hospital can be found at http://www.bairopitehospital.org/ as well as their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bairopiteclinic.
More details regarding this exciting new partnership will be announced at the TIME 2014 Kick-Off Event!
Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in running a TIME event or project. We are now no longer accepting applications for various convener positions. The 2014 Appointed Conveners will be announced at the TIME Kick-Off Party. Tickets are available for purchase here. We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Following last night’s annual general meeting, TIME is pleased to announce the 2014 Executive Committee
Chairperson: Bethany Holt
Manager of Projects: Teoh Zy
Manager of Events: Maneeta Uppal
Treasurer: Grace Brownlee
Secretary: Liana Neldner
Sponsorship Officer: Micah-Lynn Truant
AGH Representative: Emily Shao
Technology Officer: Taha Yousef
We wish them all the best for next year! We would also like to thank those that donated last night to The Institute for Indian Mother & Child.
Also, a huge thank you to the 2013 TIME Executive Committee and Convenors for a fantastic year, and to everyone who came out to our events and participated in our projects. This year we donated over $7,000 to various charities, research institutions and hospitals, including an impressive $1,625 for the purchase of medical supplies for the Medical Aid Project.
Please note nominations and elections for 2014 Convenor positions will occur early next year.