In 2018, the University of Canberra will celebrate 50 Years of Education, marking half a century of high quality teaching, education, student life and resounding impact on the Canberra community.
Over the past 50 years the University has graduated over 80,000 alumni, achieved a lot of ‘firsts’, experienced the impact of many governments and provided a platform for students to make lifelong memories and friends. We are proud of our rich history of our forerunner institution, the Canberra College of Advanced Education and continue to tread our own path as the University of Canberra.
The University of Canberra has always always strived to do things differently and challenge the staus quo. From our roots as the Canberra College of Advanced Education through to the transition to the University of Canberra in 1990, our staff, students and alumni have always been proud of our history as a strong, high-performing institution that values people, experience and education first and foremost.
Although the University of Canberra will be 30 in 2020, the institution as a whole is Celebrating 50 Years of Education, reflecting on our humble beginnings as the Canberra College of Advanced Education in 1968. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on our past, the stories that make the institution what it is today, and look to the future as we continue on our path to achieve the University’s strategic objectives from our most recent strategic plan, Distinctive by Design.
Imagine if we could take all the skills, knowledge and lessons that you have learned throughout your entire life so far…and place it all in the mind and body of 20 year old you. How amazing, wonderful, confident and self-assured do you think that person would be? That’s the POWER and influence of a living, breathing and pro-active UC alumni community.
We’re inviting you to step back in time and relive your graduation day, celebrating how far you’ve come since you graduated from the Canberra College of Advanced Education. The University of Canberra will host a commemorative graduation ceremony in September 2018 in honour of our 50th year of producing outstanding graduates. All CCAE alumni are invited to celebrate graduation, receive a UC certificate and enjoy some good old fashioned hospitality.
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