Roles of Maths in Reconciliation

Friday 27 May, 1:00pm AEST

Dr Michael Donovan, Macquarie and Dr Judy-anne Osborn, Monash

Abstract: National Reconciliation week 27 May – 3 June ( commemorates the successful 1967 Referendum and the Mabo Decision; and invites all Australians to consider how we can each contribute to achieving Reconciliation in Australia.  In this talk we (Indigenous researcher Dr Michael Donovan and Anglo-Australian mathematician Dr Judy-anne Osborn) share some of our thoughts about ways that mathematics and mathematicians can contribute to Reconciliation from within our communities.

Location: Online via Zoom:
Password: CARMA

Seminar recording: will be available from the seminar website afterwards

Jointly presented with the CARMA Colloquium at the University of Newcastle, Australia

The AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series is a nation-wide seminar series featuring talks and discussions about any matters related to the teaching of the mathematical sciences in universities.  The seminars are held online using Zoom videoconferencing software, allowing broad access by Australian academics. The seminars aim to engender discussion and foster best practice in mathematics and statistics education at Australian universities.

For more information, contact the organisers:

A/Prof Rowena Ball (
Dr Anthony Morphett (

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