We can now measure cultural diversity?

Technological advances are shrinking our world and causing more cultures to come into contact with each other. Other people’s beliefs and cultural practices can be confronting. They can be difficult to understand.  The resulting culture clashes have inspired strident debate and – sometimes – a new appreciation for the importance of a diverse yet cohesive society. But the question remains: how …

Cultural Infusion CEO and founder Peter Mousaferiadis’ Peace Ambassador speech

Cultural Infusion CEO and founder Peter Mousaferiadis was in Colombo, Sri Lanka to accept the 2017 Peace Ambassador Award from the Centre for Peace Studies. I pay my respects to the organising committee, the speakers before and after me, and most importantly the past, present and future communities and leaders of Sri Lanka. I’d also like to pay my respects to …

The scientist behind Mileva Marić’s program

Marija Pavela was born in Serbia, in 1974. She was fascinated by Mileva Marić – a brilliant physicist who became Mrs Einstein. Like Mileva Marić, Marija was raised in a culture that ranked good educational outcomes for men well above decent outcomes for women.  But Marija was never going to accept a life without science. She was prepared to push until a …

How do you build a bridge from one culture to another?

Cultural Infusion is excited to welcome civil engineer Yves Nininahazwe to our Schools Incursions as part of our new Science program. This new program makes professional scientists from around the world available to Victorian schools. Yves was born and raised in Burundi, in central Africa, which has a population of 10 million people. After completing high school, he received a …

Favourite words – A multicultural conversation starter

Working in an office where the staff speak a combined 39 languages (and frequently do), words are a constant source of joy, an occasional source of confusion, and a frequent source of hilarity.  So we decided to ask people what their favourite word is, and why.  Repugnant and money both made the list (but not side-by-side).   Hope is the …

How to vanish like a zebra

As a curious child, Tunisian-born Imen Saidi wanted to know the truth about everything; birds and bees and babies. Her parents’ claim to have ‘found her’ just wasn’t convincing. Her curiosity about the natural world led to her career as a biologist, a geologist, and a teacher in both of these sciences. This year, Imen will bring her enthusiasm for …

A month of Weeks: Cultural Events for August

At Cultural Infusion, we love to celebrate the diverse cultures of Australia. Every month, cities and towns across the nation hold a great array of cultural events. This month, Queensland and the Northern Territory, in particular, are highlighting their multicultural successes, inviting lovers of Australian and global cultures to indulge themselves. Queensland Multicultural Month (1st-31st August) Queenslanders are coming together …

Meet the scientist behind Hero Ladybirds of the Galapagos Islands

Ecological scientist Carolina Zuluaga has always been fascinated by nature. She grew up in the Colombian countryside and commuted to a city school, boarding with her aunt during school semesters so she could focus on her studies. Before starting a family, her fierce love of science also took her on a very special journey to places only the lucky few …

Culture at your fingertips – Open House Melbourne

Have you ever wanted to see an explosives storage facility? Have you ever wondered how the Government House looks from the inside? Then, cancel all your appointments on the 29 and 30 of July. Open House is a global initiative that enables people to experience their city’s architecture, to understand how it influences life, and to be informed about future …

Cultural Infusion CEO and founder Peter Mousaferiadis’ Founder Story

The 2017 EdTechX conference took place London this past June. Cultural Infusion’s CEO and founder Peter Mousaferiadis was invited by WISE, an initiative of the Qatar Foundation, to present his Founder Story. I stand before you not as a son of Greek migrants who travelled to Australia for a better life in the 1950s,  but rather as a human being who stands …