IAHA Connects with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health students at University of Sydney
On Tuesday 13 September 2016, CEO Donna Murray and Membership Officer Judy Bell visited the University of Sydney, Cumberland Campus. Here they were fortunate to meet some of their many talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health students, and also catch up with Simone-Cherie Holt, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student Recruitment and Support Officer at Yooroang Garang Indigenous Student Support Unit (YGISSU).
“The Yooroang Garang Indigenous Student Support Unit has an amazing set up for their students – practice rooms specifically for the Physio, OT and speech students, a computer room and a student lounge area,” said Judy Bell. “IAHA were given the opportunity to talk with students about the benefits of being an IAHA Student member – accessing the IAHA Mentoring Program, professional development workshops, student bursaries and our unique student event, the HealthFusion Team Challenge.”
“Thank you to Simone-Cherie for your hospitality and support in arranging the meeting, organising a fantastic lunch and giving IAHA the opportunity to connect with students,” said Judy. “We have a had a great response from students, and look forward to catching up with them at our IAHA National Forum and Conferences and also for IAHA to visit your University again soon!”
IAHA is committed to supporting and strengthening the future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce and aims to value-add and build upon existing support structures already out there on the ground such as those provided by Yooroang Garang. We welcome opportunities such as this to visit universities and connect with students to further assist them on their professional and personal journeys.
September 22, 2016
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