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CanTeen’s National Bandanna Day 2014 is on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st of October. Buy a bandanna from the stall on the concourse outside the Refectory to show your support for young people living with Cancer.


UC Birthday

Happy Birthday to the University of  Canberra, we are now 46 years old.

The University of Canberra first started as the Canberra College of Advanced Education in 1968 and in 1990 became a University without any mergers or restructures.

During this time we have achieved so much including achieving QS World University Ranking in 2013-2014.

What a great achievement!

From humble beginnings the University continues to go from strength to strength.

Happy Birthday!

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UC Canberra LogoApologies for the hot temperatures in the library.

Estate Management are working on the problem.

Remember during this time to drink plenty of water and take regular breaks.



Image obtained from Flickr

Pink Ribbon

Monday 27th of October is Pink Ribbon Day. Please mark the day in your calendars and wear something pink to raise awareness about Breast Cancer. Better yet, donate by purchasing merchandise at the many Pink Ribbon Stalls across Canberra, to show your support for this worthy cause.


Stone Day Library opening hours

The Library will be open as usual during the Stone Day celebrations 10am-5.00pm

Stone Day will be held on Saturday 25 October from 3.00pm-11.00pm on the lawns between Cooper Lodge/Building 5 and the Library.


Stone Day

For information about the origins of Stone Day
see Ask A Librarian.

VC’s Excellence Awards

VCVCs-awards-banner‘s Excellence Awards

Join in the celebration of the outstanding achievements of UC staff.
Enjoy the awards and celebrate the success with refreshments to follow the ceremony.

Ann Harding Conference Centre (Building 24)
Friday 24th October 2.30-4.30pm

Man Booker Prize 2014

Man Booker--2014--Richard Flanagan-The Narrow Road To The Deep NorthThe Man Booker Prize aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is amongst the most important literary awards in the world and has transformed the fortunes of authors and publishers.

This year the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 was chaired by AC Grayling. The judges are: Jonathan Bate, Sarah Churchwell, Dr Alastair Niven, Dr Daniel Glaser and Erica Wagner. The winner was Richard Flanagan with The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

More information about this years winner and the Prize and the judging panel can be on the Official Man Booker Prize website.


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23.10.014    12:30-14:00    1C49a (Hothouse Studio)

Join us for a 60 minute panel discussion via webinar followed by Q & A.

Refreshments will be available.

For catering purposes, please RSVP Judy Currier onsquare open access

All welcome!

Happy Diwali

Diwali, also known as Deepavali (the festival of lights), is celebrated every year during the October / November period.

The homes are decorated with candles, clay lamps, and fairy lights and Rangooli (intricate artwork designs handmade with colourful powder).

It is a fun filled occasion with lots of merriment and it is associated with the exchange of elaborate Indian sweets.

The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

This festival is celebrated by the people from the Indian diaspora.


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