Institute for Culture and Society

Young and Resilient Research Centre


Research shows that the drivers of resilience are complex and thus require holistic, socio-ecological responses. Underpinned by interdisciplinary approaches and youth-centred, participatory methods, the Young and Resilient Research Centre (incorporating the Intergener8 Living Lab) generates evidence-based policy and practice outcomes that leverage the digital to strengthen the resilience of young people and their communities.

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The Department of Home Affairs has begun taking steps to outsource its visa processing to private service providers. This move has sparked an important national debate on transparency, accountability and profiteering in the immigration system.
Congratulations to Professor Ned Rossiter, Professor Brett Neilson, Dr Liam Magee, Associate Professor Sandro Mezzadra, Dr Shanthi Robertson, Distinguished Professor Ien Ang, Dr Bonnie Pang, Professor Megan Watkins, Gregory Noble and their colleagues who between them have been awarded three ARC Discovery Grants in the latest funding round.
On 2-3 December 2019 in Santiago, Chile, Western Sydney University will join the University of Chile, CIGIDEN, NUMIES and other international partners to host a symposium addressing the climate emergency, results from which will be live-steamed to the UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid, Spain.
Sydney and its suburbs have been enveloped in haze over the past few days. The haze is a mixture of bushfire smoke and dust blown in from western New South Wales. As particles move from rural locations, like Gospers Mountain in this case, they make grey cities. In Australia, dust blurs the distinction between the bush and the city.


Western Sydney University (WSU) is pleased to host the 2019 Australian Sociological Association Conference, a return to Sydney for the first time since 2010.
A collage of 4 images showing hands sewing and working with power tools, and sets of gloves.
We will hear from researchers, enterprises and artists involved in efforts at transforming business as usual.
Accelerating Climate Action: Social crises and climate emergencies. Beyond the Paris Agreement.
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Hosted by the Community Economies Strategic Initiative, Institute for Culture and Society.