A section of Quarry Road informal settlement in Durban after severe flooding in April 2019 where research was undertaken by local scientists.
Climate change science dominated by knowledge produced in the global North cannot address the particular challenges faced by those living in the global South.
We’ve developed a new, practical guide for Australians organisations wanting to ask better questions about their diverse customers and employees.
Is privacy what you can’t see, or where you don’t look?
Privacy starts with the body and extends to digital data. There are few rules governing what companies can do – yet people can’t effectively protect their own privacy.
What factors contribute to some places having many, while other places have few?
Linguists have a lot of largely untested theories. Borrowing a tool from ecology, researchers built a model that didn’t look for one worldwide explanation.
A diverse coalition is resisting pipelines and other big projects.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
By appealing to the hearts and minds of their white neighbors, Native Americans are carving out common ground. Together, these different groups are building unity through diversity.
Interpreters enable patients to be fully informed about their health condition and options for treatment.
Interpreters are essential in providing ethical and high quality health care to Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse population.
About one in three people living in Australia were born overseas.
Australia is a cultural melting pot, but our blood donors are less diverse. We need a broad mix of ethnicities in our donor pool to meet the needs of patients with rare blood types.
By only working in their own backyards, what do psychology researchers miss about human behavior?
Ninety percent of psychology studies come from countries representing less than 15 percent of the world’s population. Researchers are realizing that universalizing those findings might not make sense.
Areas with higher-density apartment living, such as Rhodes in Sydney, are home to many overseas-born residents.
The combination of higher-density living and increasing cultural diversity means we need to think about how to build social cohesion and make the most of the opportunities of apartment living.
The tech sector has long had a diversity problem.
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
Amazon, like the entire tech sector, has suffered from a lack of diversity in its workforce. This trend is likely to continue when it opens a second headquarters in one of 20 cities.
Chill: There’s no one right way.
Opening the minds of worried new parents to other ways of raising children may assuage fears that if they fail to ‘do the right thing,’ their children will be doomed.
As Italy confirms its ban on Sikhs carrying holy daggers, should the judiciary be deciding what our societies look like or what defines our cultural values?
Interculturalism emphasises interaction between members of diverse communities, rather than ‘groupism’.
A relatively new approach to diversity prioritises active and equitable interaction between various groups within local communities.
How is apartment living changing the way we get to know our increasingly diverse neighbourhoods?
As increasing diversity and density come to characterise our cities, how can we build harmonious communities within apartment complexes?
For organisations, racism, whether overt or subtle, creates unhealthy workplace conditions.
Workplace cultural diversity and productivity are closely related. But the potential benefits can only be realised if organisations foster a conducive atmosphere for their diverse workforce.
It is a myth that children don’t notice difference or ‘see’ race.
By four years, children have already begun to internalise bias and stereotypes. Yet research shows teachers and parents are often uncomfortable or unsure about talking to children about cultural difference.
Aaron Pedersen as Cam Delray in Jack Irish. In 1999, Pederson was one of two Indigenous actors on Australian TV.
Indigenous representation in TV dramas has surged, but other culturally diverse groups are still under-represented on screen.
Research shows that interacting with a diverse set of people can make you happier and healthier.
How learning languages and travelling abroad can help you have a better relationship with your body.
The ‘Lose Yourself in Melbourne’ ad was onto something: instead of being directed to the fastest or shortest route, some people might want to take a diverting detour.
'It's Easy to Lose Yourself in Melbourne', Tourism Victoria
If smart cities run on big data and algorithms that channel only ‘relevant’ information and opinions to us, how do we maintain the diversity of ideas and possibilities that drives truly smart cities?
Universities expose students to difference, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn from others.
Universities have an important role to play in developing students’ ability to engage successfully across different cultures and experiences.