resilience

Susan Dodds

UNSW’s Arts & Social Sciences Dean, Susan Dodds, gave a Festival of Dangerous Ideas audience food for thought on how to better support the most vulnerable people in our society.

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Failure is part of the human condition and an important life skill that builds resilience. It is important to understand how to learn from it, writes Ray Steinwall.
 

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As constant change becomes the new normal, and those in work toil for long hours, it's not surprising that resilience is seen as a desirable quality in the workplace.

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The latest Red Cross World Disasters Report is calling for a radical change in the way we manage and prepare for natural disasters.

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This year may well prove to be a turning point in how humanitarian aid responds to crises, writes David Sanderson.

Bushfire

An innovative 'Resilience Index' that measures the ability of communities to cope with natural disasters, developed by two UNSW Engineering students, has won first-prize in a national competition to address the challenges of climate extremes.

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As educators, we need to ask ourselves what we can deliver beyond the academic so our students graduate not just with professional qualifications, but with core life skills, writes Professor Wai Fong Chua.