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Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Strategy

The University of Canberra acknowledges the Ngunnawal peoples as the traditional custodians of the land upon which the University's main campus sits, and pays respect to all Elders past and present.

First Indigenous Athlete in Residence

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021

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Aboriginal painting

Collaborating with Children on Country to Improve Literacy

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OATSILS places a particular emphasis on working collaboratively with UC faculties and research institutes to: open more doors to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and create more opportunities to increase student completion rates, achieve parity in employment, and aspire to cultural competency and build capacity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.

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    UC student secures place on international study tour

    University of Canberra student Fred Leftwich is travelling the United States and the United Kingdom as part of an international study program aimed at helping Indigenous students transition to postgraduate study

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  2. Trip abroad fuels Jai’s desire to help Indigenous peers

    Trip abroad fuels Jai’s desire to help Indigenous peers

    Students from the University of Canberra have furthered their understanding and appreciation of Fiji’s Indigenous culture during a study trip to the South Pacific nation

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  3. Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deep Saini with Debi Hamilton, who was named runner-up for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize. Photo supplied.

    Iris inspired poem wins prestigious prize

    New York poet Eric Berlin has won this year’s $15,000 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize for Irises, a poem about isolation, empathy and Van Gogh

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  4. Richard Potok

    Indigenous education champion honoured with UC degree

    Founder and CEO of the Aurora Project Dr Richard Potok has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Canberra in recognition of his distinguished service to Indigenous education initiatives

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