Professor Deep Saini was appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor in September, succeeding Professor Stephen Parker AO after he achieved nine years in the role. The White Earth by Andrew McGahan was announced as the 2017 UC Book of the Year. UC went tobacco-free in October in an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of… Read More


  The Immersive Solutions network is an initiative created by Joelle Le (TLD), Diane Phillips (BGL), Robert Fitzgerald and Matt Bacon (INSPIRE Centre) and Carlos Dominguez (UNSW-PVCE). Last December, academics from UC and UNSW explored immersive solutions for teaching and learning using tools such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR) and… Read More


  With the Chair of the Canberra Moodleposium Committee announcing “This was the best Moodleposium yet…” and with over half the presenters being UC staff sharing their stories and resolutions, Moodleposium 2016 has officially been endorsed as a success. Our keynote presenters top and tailed the two days with Melissa Silk explaining the magic of… Read More


The final Visiting Expert seminar was held on Wednesday 7 December with Dr Sue Gregory from UNE. The day was spent exploring and exchanging ideas that work to increase student engagement using virtual worlds with more than 30 participants in attendance. Participants from the seminar said… “the whole event was captivating – it stimulated more… Read More


Now in its fifth year, the UC Book Project continues to be popular with commencing students and staff. The 2017 UC Book of the Year was announced last week with great interest: The White Earth. The author, Andrew McGahan was present at the launch and warmly congratulated the University for this initiative. All commencing students… Read More


The Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards represent an important part of the University’s commitment to the centrality of teaching and learning in the University community. It was terrific to see this year’s recipients accepting well-deserved accolades. Winning recipients are expected to share knowledge and raise awareness of their activities throughout the University. With each award comes… Read More


The University has been part of a pilot program aimed at addressing gender inequity in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) education and careers. The task force for UC Athena SWAN is reviewing current policy and practices in diversity and will launch a series of initiatives in 2017-2018. Further information can be found on… Read More


Numerous cheating scandals have plagued Australian higher education in recent times, and it has become apparent that there is a potentially large and unaddressed problem with students using online essay mills, cheat sites, file sharing sites and ghostwriters to complete their assessments. Despite the best efforts of educators to create personalised, sequential, ‘real-world’ assignments, the… Read More


  A total of 109 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning were awarded on Friday 16 September to university academics as part of the Government’s prestigious 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching program. Rachel Bacon, Assistant Professor, Nutrition and Dietetics, received her citation for innovation, leadership and scholarship in work-integrated learning, preparing graduates for… Read More