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Raising the Bar – Tuesday April 9th

Register for Free – 6pm Talk 

Register for Free – 8pm Talk 

Raising the Bar – entrepreneur talk event.

Tuesday 9th April | Ticketed FREE event

About The Event

Raising the Bar – Presented by @cityofsydney & @sydney_uni

6pm – Migrapreneurs can unlock a better future for all

How will people, forced to leave their homes by climate change, take part in our growing knowledge economy?

We know that the global warming crisis will lead to future-defining human migration. Australia may soon welcome many new migrants – so how can we harness this talent for the wellbeing of all?

Usman Iftikhar from Catalysr, a startup incubator program for migrants and refugees, reveals the potential new migrants hold in building a better future. Join Usman as he explains the concept of climate migration and discusses policies and collaborations that can ensure migrants and refugees thrive in Australia. Explore how we can create a fertile environment for the diverse perspectives, cultural backgrounds and other valuable assets offered by global professionals.

8pm – How the disease detective stops outbreaks in the tracks

Growing up, Associate Professor Meru Sheel saw infectious diseases make people very sick. This is how she became a ‘disease detective’.

Raised in India, epidemiologist Dr Meru Sheel witnessed the impact of diseases such as polio and tuberculosis first-hand. Today, Meru’s detective work analyses the patterns of infectious outbreaks like measles and COVID-19 and how vaccines can prevent these.

However, Meru found major barriers to disease prevention in resource-limited settings in the Asia-Pacific and the Caribbean. These barriers stem from global inequity in our health systems.

Join the disease detective for a fascinating talk on how infectious diseases work and what clues are used to investigate their spread. Find out how we can build systems to ensure everyone in the world has a right to health.


Doors open from 5pm till midnight. Book a ticket to secure a spot here – 

Register for Free – 6pm Talk 

Register for Free – 8pm Talk 





09 Apr 2024


Doors open 5pm
5:00 pm


Soultrap Bar
70-72 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia