The 30th Annual Gandel Oration in August 2013 was a milestone event. The Oration was delivered by Dr Deborah Lipstadt, an eminent academic, author and the world’s leading authority on Holocaust Denial, who addressed a sell-out audience of more than 850 people at the St Kilda Town Hall.
Working with a company of artists, Somebody’s Daughter Theatre supports and teaches young people involved in the HighWater Theatre in Albury/Wodonga in a range of ways. HighWater Theatre uses drama and arts to connect marginalised young people to a way of expressing themselves that doesn’t involve violence and alienation. The theatre’s programs give them a voice through acting, singing, movement, media and teamwork.
Tay Sachs disease is a devastating genetic disorder most common amongst people of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Affected children appear healthy for the first few months of life, but their development then begins to lag behind their peers. The children generally develop seizures and blindness, and most die before their fifth birthday. There are no treatments or cures.
The Lab at the Discovery Science & Technology Centre (Discovery) in Bendigo offers primary school students an opportunity to put on a lab coat and immerse themselves in science. Lab workshop topics at the Discovery Centre are varied and include acid and base reactions, sound, water filtration, and the phases of matter, among other things.
Gandel Foundation and the Ilhan Food Allergy Foundation formed a joint partnership to provide support for research being undertaken by Prof Robyn O’Hehir at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. The ultimate goal of Prof O’Hehir’s research is to formulate the world’s first vaccine for peanut allergy – the most common and potentially fatal of all allergies.