A Wominjeka (Woi-wurrung word for Welcome) happens in mid March each year to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and their Elders past and present, upon whose land we study and work, and to welcome and acknowledge Indigenous students and staff. All members of the University community and the general public are invited to Wominjeka.
Thursday 30 March at 12.30pm at on the Union/Concrete Lawn.
The format will be some words from the Vice-Chancellor, Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony from Auty Di Kerr, speakers representing the staff and student body, guest speaker Professor Shaun Ewen, dancers, and a special Didjerido performance by Kiernan Ironfield, Murrup Barak's team leader for Indigenous Student success.
Children from the University Childcare services will be participating, as will a number of Elders from local Indigenous communities.