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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.

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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  1. Photo of Emeritus Professor Ingrid Moses who has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia

    Staff, students and alumni receive Aus Day honour

    Former University of Canberra Chancellor Professor Ingrid Moses is among 16 staff, students and alumni to receive Australia Day honours

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  2. Dion Devow

    UC alumnus the ACT’s 2018 Australian of the Year

    University of Canberra alumnus Dion Devow was named the ACT’s 2018 Australian of the Year 12 months after becoming the 2016 ACT NAIDOC Person of the Year

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  3. Fred

    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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  4. 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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