The University of Canberra aims to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access. We embrace the value of different backgrounds, ethnicity, gender and/or religion and how this enriches our community. I was delighted to share these values in an article published in the Canberra Times today.
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.
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
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