Staff Spotlight: Meet Jamil Tye, Director of the William Cooper Institute
Meet Jamil, a proud Yorta Yorta man passionate about providing Indigenous students with educational opportunities that will enable them to be successful graduates and future leaders in their chosen field.
"I am a proud Yorta Yorta man whose family have been integral to the Aboriginal activism movement throughout Victoria from the 1880’s to the present day.
I am an alumnus of Monash having completed a Bachelor of Science, before commencing work as a geologist with BHP on their graduate program based in the Pilbara, Western Australia. I returned to Monash to complete a Masters of Teaching (Secondary), combining my studies with employment at the Department of Health and Human Services where I designed, developed and delivered policy, programs and initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of Aboriginal Victorians.
In July 2018, I commenced as the Director of the William Cooper Institute and have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Monash family once again.
l am passionate about providing Indigenous students with educational opportunities that will enable them to be successful graduates and future leaders in their chosen field. Having studied at Monash myself, I can personally attest to the quality of the education you will receive, and the enjoyment you will have whilst here.
Whilst this year has been particularly challenging, I am confident we have an educational offering - through our Indigenous entry and various pathways - that will suit any prospective Indigenous student that wants to study with us.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, playing and supporting Australian rules football (the mighty Lions!), fishing and snowboarding.
I am looking forward to seeing you pursue your tertiary studies at Monash University in 2021."