Presenters

2016

Fr Brian McCoy SJ

Brian McCoy grew up in Melbourne but spent most of his Jesuit and priestly life in north Australia and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Western Australia, Northern Territory and North Queensland.

He was educated in Melbourne by the Loreto Sisters (Mandeville), Marist Brothers (Canterbury) and the Jesuits (Burke Hall and Xavier College). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1966, was ordained a priest in 1977 and took final vows in 1986.

He has the following tertiary qualifications: BA, Dip Crim, PhD (The University of Melbourne), BTh (Melbourne College of Divinity) and Grad Cert Health (Flinders University).  In 2004 he completed a PhD that focused on the health of men in the Kutjungka region of the Kimberley. This was later published as Holding Men: Kanyirninpa and the health of Aboriginal men. He continues to hold Honorary Senior Researcher positions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health at The University of Melbourne, La Trobe University, James Cook University (Townsville) and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (Perth).

In 2013 he took up the role as Director of the Tertianship program for the Australian Jesuit Province and on July 31st 2014 was appointed Provincial. 

Sr Libby Rogerson IBVM

Sr Libby Rogerson IBVM  B.Ed, B.A (Hons) Dip.KTC (Syd.)

 

A Loreto sister, and coordinator of the Loreto Sisters JPIC. She is currently serves on a number of not-for-profit Boards including: Jesuit Social Services, St Francis Social Services (which has oversight of the House of Welcome), CentaCare (Wilcannia-Forbes), Jesuit Social Services NSW Committee, is Deputy Chair Loreto Normanhurst School Council and a member of the CLRI NSW Justice Committee.   “To keep herself grounded in reality,” Libby runs an after-school homework program for South Sudanese children in Blacktown. At present Libby is the Delegate for the Pastoral work of the Jesuits in Australia.

 

From 1999 - 2009 Libby was Coordinator of Social Justice and Director of Caritas in the Diocese of Parramatta. During this period she had considerable involvement in work with refugees and asylum seekers and was one of the founders of the House of Welcome, providing support, referral and emergency accommodation for refugees and asylum seekers. In 2012 she was the Executive Officer of Mary Ward International Australia – the Loreto Sisters’ aid, development and volunteer organisation. Libby is currently the Community Leader of the Normanhurst Community and has served as a member of the IBVM General Council in Rome.


Jamie Calder SJ Ph.D., D.Theol., is a Catholic Priest and member of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). He is a registered and practicing psychologist whose clinical specialisation is situated broadly in Men’s Health, where he consults primarily with men recovering their lives from practices of violence and abuse. prior to undertaking his tertianship over the past 12 months jamie had academic appointments at Jesuit Theological College, the University of Divinity where he taught theology and pastoral theology, and at Macquarie University, where he taught therapeutic practices to postgraduate students of psychology. He was the Provincial Assistant for Professional Standards of the Australian Province of the Society of Jesus. In this role he was the Jesuit responsible for the professional standards office of the Jesuits. He coordinated the response and care of victim/survivors of childhood and other sexual abuse. He also oversaw the care of those Jesuits who have committed acts of child sexual and other abuse. 

Jamie undertook his tertainship in Amercia and has just completed the Camino de San Ignacio de Loyola

Fr Jamie Calder SJ

Mr Chris Hayes

Chris was appointed as Principal of Xavier College in 2009.

 

He was previously Headmaster of St. Edmund’s College, Canberra from 2005 to 2008. In Canberra he was a member of the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies and Deputy Chair of the Association of Independent Schools.

In 2006 he was awarded a Doctorate in Education with his thesis entitled: Paradoxes, Parallels and Pedagogy: A Case Study of Ignatian Pedagogy and of Teachers’ Perceptions of its Implementation in Australian Jesuit Schools (ACU). Before his move to the national capital he spent 21 years at Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview, in Sydney where he held a variety of roles including Housemaster, Director of Boarding and Director of Senior School. As a teacher of English, History and Religious Education Chris has also taught in schools in Sydney and London.

In 2015 he was made a Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders. In 2013 he began a four-year project with Independent Schools Victoria and Harvard Graduate School of Education on a project entitled: Setting Hearts on Fire  - Leading Learning that Matters in a Jesuit School.