We have a collegiate approach with a focus on excellence, learning and career advancement, and offer a number of initiatives to encourage and support our scientists and staff at all stages of their development.
The Education Committee’s general purpose is to provide advice on the education strategy for the Institute. It also plans, coordinates and implements activities that assist in the continuing education and development of Centenary researchers and support staff.
The Education Committee coordinates the regular seminar series within the Institute, develops and delivers public lectures and also helps organise Colloquia and Symposiums. The Committee, in addition, assists the Student Committee with any educational initiatives and mentoring initiatives that would further enhance student life at Centenary.
Our Inclusion and Gender Equity Program provides a forum for staff to raise and discuss issues relating to inclusion and gender equity and champions initiatives that will help support and progress equity at the Centenary Institute.
The Student Committee advises on student related issues, coordinates events and engages with supervisors and potential students to promote student opportunities and recruitment at Centenary.
Centenary Postgraduate Network
The Centenary Postgraduate Network is a group built by, and for, Centenary Institute PhD students that aims to identify issues and activities of importance to postgraduate students, and to find and generate resources. Meeting once a month to share information, discuss technical, organisational, and other issues, and to offer support to members. Masters and Honours students pursuing PhD studies are invited to participate.
Specialty Events, Meetings and Congress
Centenary has had the pleasure of hosting and supporting a number of specialty meetings in the pursuit of sharing and enhancing knowledge of the latest advancements in medical research. Most recently we have been a Gold sponsor of the World Congress on Inflammation, hosted the World Health Organisation Tuberculosis training session and the NSW Asthma Meeting.
The Social Committee organises events to encourage intra-institutional relationships within the Centenary Institute. Annual events include a Welcome Reception for new staff, Harmony Day Potluck Lunch, Winterfest, Trivia Night, Christmas Party and Christmas BBQ.