We can now measure cultural diversity?

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 founder Peter Mousaferiadis (intercultural understanding)

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

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 to vanish like a zebra (a story about a Science Communicator)

How to vanish like a zebra (a story about a Science Communicator)

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 …

Cultural Infusion founder Peter Mousaferiadis (intercultural understanding)

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 …

A month of Weeks: multiCultural Events for August

A month of Weeks: multiCultural 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  multicultural 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 …

Nelson Mandela Day Melbourne Celebration

Nelson Mandela Day Melbourne Celebration

Nelson Mandela devoted his life to fighting for social justice for all people, regardless of race, gender, and age. He remains a global figure today, whose legacy is democracy, racial equality, and reconciliation in South Africa and across the world. Nelson Mandela International Day falls on the 18th of July annually, and commemorates his great efforts and passion to create …

Aboriginal culture

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week at Cultural Infusion

National Reconciliation Week is an annual celebration of the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights. The week is framed around two momentous events; it commemorates the referendum of May 27, 1967 and the Mabo decision on June 3, 1992. The 1967 referendum empowered the Federal Government to create policies that would benefit Aboriginal people. The Mabo decision created …