We have heard from the Department of Health and Ageing that, subject to negotiating a funding agreement, the Faculty has been successful in its application for funds to purchase and fit out a mobile student-led clinic for midwifery and allied health students and to purchase two supporting residences in the outer regional Shires of Eurobodalla… Read More


Professor Laurie Brown is the Chief Investigator in an ARC Linkage Grant project recently announced by the ARC.  Congratulations to her for receiving funding of $80,000 for a project titled “Modelling the lifetime social and economic impacts of fragile x syndrome and the benefits of early diagnosis and intervention”.… Read More


I was pleased last week to sign an MOU with the ABC which encompasses items such as student placements in the Newsroom and 666 ABC Canberra, emergency use of UC facilities by the ABC and test broadcasts which could be used as teaching exercises for students.   The Director of ABC Canberra, Liz McGrath, and I… Read More


Thanks to everyone who attended my Forum last Friday, which I believe is the 18th I have given. The mindmap and supporting documents will appear on OPUS in due course. I covered a range of topics including the Winter Term, demand from international students, long-term student load planning, Step 40, the review of Faculty structure… Read More


I am pleased to announce that we have appointed Professor Lawrence Pratchett as the new Dean of Business and Government, with a view to him commencing at the beginning of 2011, subject to visa.  Professor Pratchett is currently Professor of Local Democracy and Head of the Department of Public Policy at De Montfort University in the… Read More


The University of Canberra community was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Leoni Warne on 14 June 2010. Leoni had been associated with the University of Canberra for over 30 years, first as a student and a tutor, then, from 1991, as a fulltime academic in what is now the Faculty of Information… Read More


Thanks to all of you who supported my participation in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout which was held last Thursday night. Your contributions currently total $3,585 of the $329,035 so far raised in Canberra. I believe there were 110 of us sleeping out. Financially and in terms of CEO participation, Canberra’s proportionate contribution to the national… Read More


10 June 2010: A new alliance between the University of Canberra and The Australian National University will boost the stock of highly skilled teachers in Australia, create new joint degrees and build national policy expertise in areas like water planning.  Vice-Chancellor’s Speech Media Release  … Read More


The Hip Replacements – UC ‘s own staff band marked the start of the Football fever event last Friday 11 June at the Refectory Cafe. The Hip Replacements are: Stephen Parker (guitar & vocals) – Vice-Chancellor, Michael de Percy (guitar, harmonica & vocals) – Business & Government, Linda Knight (vocals & percussion) – Education, John… Read More