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