Yesterday was R U OK Day. This initiative, led by our very own UC alumnus Brendan Maher, aims to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and support anyone struggling with life through this year’s campaign theme: “You’ve got what it takes”. A mind at peace is really a prerequisite
Today marks exactly one year since I began as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra. And what an enjoyable and eventful year it has been! The University of Canberra Public Hospital has risen from its foundations and is quickly becoming a reference landmark on our campus – providing an exciting practical learning opportunity for students.
Canberra winter is coming to a close and the change of season brings with it the promise of fresh starts and new beginnings. To our new and returning students, let me wish you a very warm welcome to our beautiful campus and good fortune on the next leg of your educational journey! At UC, we
Yesterday was a tough day for students, staff and all those involved in Australia’s higher education sector. The Australian Human Rights Commission released the much-awaited results of the national university survey on sexual assault and sexual harassment, which was commissioned collectively by Australia’s 39 universities. Sexual harassment and assault on university campuses is not unique
Ours is a joyful profession, with many happy moments dotting our daily lives. Two such moments stand out for me miles above any other, year after year: Commencement and Graduation. The first brings a fresh wave of enthusiastic new faces to the University, renewing and reinvigorating the community that we are privileged to be part
Last Thursday (15 December) marked a major milestone for the construction of the University of Canberra Public Hospital, with the Topping Out Ceremony when the last batch of concrete was poured on the building’s final slab. ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris was the guest of honour. She was joined by the representatives from ACT Health,
Friday last week marked the 100th of the “Hundred Days of Listening”. We together embarked upon this exercise when I started at the University on the 1st of September. Let me first thank the UC family – students, staff from all walks of the institution, and other stakeholders – for your willingness to speak.
It was 98 years ago today – at 11 am, on the 11th day of the 11th month – that the guns of World War I fell silent, ending the epic global conflict that consumed millions of lives. Nearly 11 million of these were military personnel – that, for context, is nearly half the current
The University of Canberra started the week by going 100% tobacco free. No smoking or other tobacco use is allowed anywhere on University-controlled property. No ifs or ‘butts’ about it. The harm that tobacco inflicts on the health of those who consume it, and those who inadvertently inhale second-hand smoke, is well documented. You truly have to
After months of excited anticipation, Rani, my much better half, and I finally landed at the Canberra airport on August 21. We are normally light travellers; in fact, we often don’t even have any bags to check. This journey, au contraire, was anything but light. We had seven large checked suitcases between us plus two carry-on bags