Previous Webinars for Parents, Students and Teachers

Previous webinars for Parents, Students and Teachers available below.

COVID-19 and Young Australians: The long-term effects of a Pandemic

How will COVID-19 impact the education and employment trajectories of young people? Historically, economic downturns have had lifelong consequences for happiness, life satisfaction and lifetime earnings.

Dr Jenny Chesters from the Melbourne Graduate Research School of Education joins Distinguished Professor Stewart Lockie, Director of the JCU Cairns Institute, for this special webinar to celebrate Social Sciences week (7-13 September).

Jenny will draw on extensive data to understand the experiences of previous generations, explain how Australia can avoid the worst-case scenario and explore how young people can build a brighter future.

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Discover a career with adventure, skills and impact

Join JCU Pharmacy’s Academic Head John Smithson, JCU alumni and current Queensland Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Branch President Shane McDonald, and current student Breannan Busetti as they explore the exciting world of Pharmacy, dispelling misconceptions about what Pharmacists do, examine the diversity of career possibilities and discuss how JCU can help you get there!


How can we best prepare ourselves to adapt and be resilient though these uncertain times?

Having to adapt to large-scale and rapid changes in our teaching, learning and working environments can take a toll on both our mental and physical health. Maintaining a positive mindset and high-performance productivity will become critical as we move forward.

Join JCU experts Dr Jane Harte and Dr Anna Kokavec for a range of tips, tools and strategies on how to achieve resilience and wellbeing in your work, study, and everyday lives.


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Join the JCU team for a webinar on the application-based programs (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Veterinary Science).

This webinar will provide information to help you confidently complete your application with JCU, and provide insight into other course options you could select for your preferences.


Commonly known as the ‘queen of common sense’, Maggie Dent has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience, and six major books to her name including her bestselling 2018 release Mothering Our Boys. Maggie is host of the ABC podcast, Parental As Anything.

In this webinar, Maggie explores stress and ways for adolescents to understand and help each other to navigate big ugly feelings, ‘ANT’ attacks (automatic negative thoughts), failure and disappointment. She also explores great ways to help calm and relax the adolescents you work or live with to study better, think better and take the high road rather than the low road on the journey to being an adult.

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JCU Webinar Series Maggie Dent


16 June - QTAC Information Webinar


Being pregnant and having a baby is a magical time. However, mums and their loved ones may be feeling concerned during this unprecedented time.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected the landscape of all healthcare disciplines, including maternal and child health, creating challenges for the care of pregnant and birthing women and their families. JCU Nursing lecturer Chris Raines will explore some of the issues and will provide a snap shot of what midwives throughout Australia, both in hospitals and private practices, are doing to address these concerns.

Featured Panellist:
  • Chris Raines - JCU Nursing and Midwifery Lecturer.


Join us for the JCU Careers in Health Webinar presented by Professor Richard Murray.

Be inspired by the wide range of career options available in the human and animal healthcare industries, and have all your questions answered.

Featured Panellist:

Professor Richard Murray - Dean, College of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University.


The recent global transition to online learning ensures that education can continue during a crisis. But there is a digital divide among our students, and it presents challenges in their online learning. JCU’s Kerry Russo is ready to talk about how this divide contributes to social inequity and how we can close that gap in her presentation, “The Digital Divide and COVID-19”.

Featured Panellist:

Dr Kerry Russo - Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching
College of Business, Law & Governance.


Is it safe for children to go back to school? Are children carriers of COVID-19? What’s an underlying health condition? Can they hug me or their grandparents? Returning to school is a big step and you may have a lot of questions you would like to speak to someone about.

Join us for a 60-minute conversation with two leading paediatricians, and find out about the latest research on the health impact of COVID-19 on children.

Practical strategies on how to keep children safe from COVID-19 at school, at home and in the community will be shared, including how to best manage interactions with grandparents. This is your chance to ask questions and receive answers live on the night.

Featured Panellists:
  • Dr Vanaja Sabesan, Paediatrician and Director of  Paediatric Education at Townsville University Hospital, and Adjunct Senior Lecturer, College of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University.
  • Dr Andrew White, Paediatrician and Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Medicine & Dentistry, James Cook University.


Do you want to know how to keep your home a Coronavirus-free zone? Join our expert panel as they bust COVID-19 myths and reveal how you can keep your family free of infection in isolation.

Discussion will include tips for effective cleaning, how to ramp up your children’s hand and respiratory hygiene, caring for a sick person in your home and how to protect yourself when you are out and about.

Featured Panellists:

Andrea Grimes, JCU Research Officer, College of Healthcare Sciences World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre

Vanessa Sparke, JCU Nursing and Midwifery Lecturer, Course Coordinator Graduate Certificate Infection Control College of Healthcare Sciences.