Image: Daniel Armstrong and Rene Linssen from Formswell at the shelters they designed for West Basin. Picture: Karleen MinneyThe company came about after Armstrong returned to Canberra after living and working in Sydney and wanted to continue his career in industrial design. With no industrial design companies in Canberra, the designer started seeking out his own opportunities, as well as teaching at the University of Canberra. It was there that he met then-student Linssen."He started winning all these awards and I thought I better employee this guy," Armstrong says.
The University of Canberra has paid tribute to Adjunct Professor Michael Bryce AM AE, after his passing on 15 January 2021....As an Australian architect and graphic and industrial designer, Michael was an Adjunct Professor of the University’s School of Design and the Built Environment since 2007. Among his notable projects, Michael designed signage for the Commonwealth Games, the Government of Queensland logo and was the principal design adviser for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
Excited to share this story of Bachelor of Communications and Media/Bachelor of Design Alumni... Trish and Auden! From Canberra to Norway, working with government and industry... these two really show what’s possible when you put your mind to it! Read our Valentines Day special story with UC UnCover
Conservation groups on the NSW south coast fear for the future of marine species because of the state government’s decision to allow recreational fishing in what was a protected part of the Batemans Marine Park.
One of life’s challenges is being able to deal with adversity and to find solutions when things don’t turn out as we had hoped or planned. If you’re looking for the embodiment of that challenge, meet Soumil Sharma.
When the Australian War Memorial was opened in 1941, then-Governor-General Lord Gowrie said people should come out of the memorial saying: “no more war, never again, no more war.” He believed the memorial should be a reflection on the devastating nature of war rather than a celebration of military firepower.
The annual Walt Lipke award for the best academic paper published in 2020 has been won by Mr. Munir Ahmad Saeed & UC Associate Professor in Global Studies, Dr Tahmina Rashid.
UC Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) and Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) students have produced a podcast as part of a national project involving journalism schools around the Pacific as a part of their membership for The Junction.
It was a day that Middleton recounts in her 2011 book An Unwinnable War: Australia in Afghanistan, the political backstory to how Australia got involved in the war, starting from September 11 when, in that Washington hotel room she saw the plane hit the World Trade Center....
Arts and Design alumni Renee Douros, talks about her most recent business venture, Adytum.“My studies in Interior Architecture equipped me with a solid understanding of design principles, theory, and history – which has also come into use when dealing with architects across my various projects,” says Renee.
Dickson Living Rooms is a physical and digital heritage project that seeks to expose the lived-experiences of Dickson residents through the decades: 1960s-2020s. The project is delivered by a multidisciplinary team consisting of academics and students from the UC Faculty of Arts and Design and is supported by a City Renewal Authority (CRA) Dickson Grant.
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Industrial Design from the University of Canberra in 2005, he’s moved interstate to design boats, travelled to the UK to pursue yacht design, and is the co-owner of a café in the New Acton precinct.His latest project – Goodspeed Bicycle Co. – has taken Myles to exactly where he wants to be.Myles has clocked up these achievements since graduating from UC, but to understand what motivates him, we need to back-pedal to 2001....
UC Faculty of Arts and Design alumna, one of Canberra’s best-known entrepreneurs, CEO and founder of HerCanberra, Amanda Whitley provides huge inspiration with her innovative outlook, resilience and hard work, as she juggles family commitments with a burgeoning business. The success of HerCanberra has brought many accolades for Amanda. She was awarded the title of ACT Woman of the Year in 2016 and was named one of the ‘100 Years, 100 Great Women’ by UN Australia, for making a difference to Canberra.
Haig Park Experiments wins a Planning Institute of Australia (ACT) Award for Planning Excellence in Public Engagement and Community Planning
Students from Caroline Chisholm School have been working with talented UC Faculty of Arts and Design students (pictured) throughout the semester to come up with five amazing outdoor spaces as part of ACT Health’s ‘It’s Your Move’ project. The designs include a:ninja warrior course, bike track, sensory garden, Indigenous gathering circle, and nature play area.
Honeysuckle Creek and the ACT hold a special place in the exploration of the moon. Last year, on the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, an exhibition, backed by the ACT Government under its Heritage Grants Program celebrated Canberra region’s role in that occasion. The exhibition, titled Promised the Moon: 1969-2019, was initiated and curated by Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Ursula Frederick from the UC Faculty of Arts and Design
Dr Hitomi Nakanishi and PhD student Rangga Wargadalam are invited to talk about agent-based flood/tsunami evacuation modeling in this episode of the 'Global Lab' podcast.
Design and Health colleagues Lisa Scharoun, Danny Hills, Carlos Montana-Hoyos, Fanke Peng, Vivien Sung publish their many years of research and practical pedagogical experiences around cross-cultural and multidisciplinary design for healthy ageing.
Retirement is a dirty word for Gevork Hartoonian. But at 74 years of age, he will officially hang up his academic gown and cap at the end of 2020, when he retires from the Faculty of Arts and Design, School of Design and the Built Environment.
"The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic restrictions saw a boom in cycling activity and business". Faculty of Arts and Design Associate Professor Glen Fuller Wins Best Poster Presentation at the Australian Walking & Cycling Conference.
Professor Bainbridge joined UC as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design in August 2019. He developed his keen interest in film studies, law and popular culture completing a Law/Arts degree and PhD and these studies continue to provide an important basis for much of his research. "“I’ve looked at series like Law & Order, Perry Mason and Ally McBeal, films adapted from John Grisham novels and even comic book superheroes like Daredevil and She Hulk and how they present the superhero as an alternative justice figure."
Upon graduating from FAD, Jamie upped the ante, believing there was a void in Canberra’s advertising market with space for a younger, more agile, and commercially-focused marketing agency – one that inspired creative ideas and could execute these across every discipline.That company was Coordinate, which is now Canberra’s leading advertising agency.
Parents and children across Canberra are set to become more educated in the online safety space thanks to researchers from the School of Arts and Communication at the University of Canberra, who today received a $118,000 grant to establish the ‘Safe Online Together’ program.
This podcast was developed to educate people on Indigenous ways of being, doing and knowing, and to inspire awareness and a deeper understanding and appreciation of the richness Aboriginal people bring to Australia.
Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system. They are hardworking, adaptable, and resilient. From the frontline of battlefields to facing the pandemic, their role in the world makes a fitting theme for this year. As part of the globally recognised Year of the Nurse and Midwife, seven students from the Faculty of Arts and Design created an exhibition that celebrates the vital role of nurses in our society.
A new era of online innovation is sparking hope for Canberra’s entrepreneurs and small businesses, facing the impacts of the pandemic.To assist small businesses in navigating these stressful times, six students from the University of Canberra designed an online Toolkit on behalf of the International Association of Business Communicators. Hannah Gollasch, Eliza Maddever, Stella Abeysinghe, Leo Sloan, Esther Abakah, Angus Moore
Students from Journalism, Film and Communications and Media have been busy behind the scenes of the Australian Crisis Simulation Summit being held in Canberra. Student Cara Lehr reflects on her experience with CURIEUX.
The University of Canberra and the International Code Council are pleased to be hosting the inaugural annual Forum of the International Building Quality Centre (IBQC). The Forum will also formally launch the first IBQC publication entitled: IBQC Principles for Good Practice Building Regulation
"If you see your ideas and projects as 'experiments' in the way a scientist would, then you can set yourself free of fear of failure."
“Governments at all levels acknowledge the importance of transitioning Australia’s built environment to a more environmentally sustainable future” (The Parliament of Australia).
‘Kamberra’ is a Ngunnawal word meaning ‘meeting place’. It’s a perfect representation for what the city has become, particularly in regard to the many First Nations Australians living here today. Lisa Fuller is a Murri woman from Eidsvold, Queensland, currently doing her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Canberra.
UC adjunct Dr Patrick Mullins recently won the National Biography Prize. Dr Mullins is a Faculty of Arts and Design Alumni and the completion of the book was supported by a UC CCCR Donald Horne Creative & Cultural Fellowship.
We are super proud of Architecture alumnus AJ Bala, whose drive and determination led him to being CEO of a start-up, forming his own t-shirt business, The T.Read AJ's full story C/O The RiotACT
A calendar of free events presented by the City Renewal Authority that brought new life to Braddon’s Haig Park in 2019... are back for the warmer months of 2020 —along with a host of fresh, COVID-safe events, activities and installations, presented in partnership with the University of Canberra, Faculty of Arts and Design.
Since finishing her Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing), Elly Taylor has joined forces with her sister Bethany and fellow UC graduate Ashley McGrath, to pursue their passion for storytelling and opened a publishing company, Swell Publications. And despite only having graduated this year, the business has taken off!
In an increasingly environmentally-conscious world, the global problem of plastic waste is one that requires new and unique solutions.
Older Canberrans are confident using email, but are falling behind when it comes to video apps like Skype and Zoom, according to new research from the News and Media Research Centre (N&MRC) at the University of Canberra.
Professor Gevork Hartoonoian, Iranian born architect talks to Alex Sloan about his early life in Tehran, his fascination with the relationship of technology with architecture and the joys of teaching.
The Briefing Podcast: To find out a bit more about what the pandemic and recession might do to the way we dress, eat, work and play we’ speak to Associate Professor Jordan Williams, who is a cultural critic specialising in creativity and trauma.
A program of four short, virtual sessions across four weeks, hosted by a group of creative thinkers who will share different ways you can harness the power of creativity to disrupt the status quo.
If you’re looking for evidence that local newspapers play a vital role in regional Australia, you don’t need to look any further than northern New South Wales. Despite the shaky business model, the thirst for local news hasn’t gone away in regional Australia
As part of a global push by planners to act on climate change, leading edge research is currently underway at the University of Canberra in partnership with the ACT government. The research, titled Climate wise outcomes for urban planning in the Australian Capital Territory, is due to be completed by October this year.
Mr Colbourn is a graphic designer – who is nearing the end of his studies in Communications in Marketing and Visual Communications (Graphic Design) with UC’s Faculty of Art and Design - who often helps up-and-coming musicians by providing free or low-cost artworks and designs to represent their music.“It’s so important for artists to be able to communicate their brand effectively through visuals,” he said.
Designers and design educators worldwide are turning to University of Canberra Emeritus Professor Livio Bonollo’s book Product Design: A course in first principles after it was ranked number 30 in the BookAuthority’s list of the 100 best product design books of all time.
“I soon realised that as much as I liked designing, it was marketing that sparked the most interest. I quickly changed my degree to a double degree to include both graphic design and communications in advertising.”
Amila Badungodage has been awarded a research grant from the Alastair Swayn Foundation to support his research project around COVID-19.
Iso Topics is an exhibition of works by staff, students and affiliates of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research in the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. This is the 26th year that UC researchers have presented a group exhibition of their creative work.
Architect and UC Assistant Professor, Erin Hinton, is in a unique position to assess Canberra’s progression from a country city, which just happens to be the Nation’s capital, to a burgeoning metropolis.
Communication and Media student, Keisha Preston, wasn’t always sure what she wanted to do in her career but after some wise words of advice, she’s now well on her way to making a mark on the industry.
Jessica and Stephanie have been kicking goals not only in their academic results, but in their extracurricular activities too. They were recently crowned the winners of the Student Organised Network for Architecture (SONA) UpScale challenge for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and New South Wales (NSW), in which their brief was to address working from home challenges for teachers and built environment students.
The Amplifying Indigenous News project will road-test, document and analyse an innovative strategy for amplifying Indigenous voices in news media.
Australia risks losing billions in revenue, as well as its international reputation, if it continues to ignore the plight of 500,000 international students
One of Canberra’s best female filmmakers doesn’t want that title. She just wants to be Canberra’s best filmmaker.
It’s the moment Hew Sandison has been working toward since graduating from UC 2013 with a Bachelor of Media Arts and Production degree.
The International Building Quality Centre (IBQC) is a world-first, independent organisation, established at the University of Canberra, with the aim to restore confidence, and create a better outcome for the community.
The Poetry on the Move Festival looks slightly different in 2020, with the celebration of poetry to be delivered fully online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expand your skill set this winter with one of the Faculty of Arts and Design (FAD) short courses. Uniquely designed for the Canberra community, our range of online courses were created to upgrade your technical design skills, sharpen your creative ideas, or engage with the latest research in media and culture all from the comfort of home.
Amy completed her final project ‘Animated Performance’ for her graduating project in 2019. The performance, integrates her love for dance and motion capture. As for choosing Digital Media, Amy says “I have always had a passion for game development and undertaking a Digital Media degree at UC has given me a variety of opportunities to expand my skills.
Hands up if you've downloaded Animal Crossing recently? You're not alone! According to PHD student Anna Tito, "games are having a big swell right now because everyone is at home and available to play. The audience is growing quickly, and developers are recognising that and catering to new audiences."
In recent months, many of us have moved online for everything from work, to school, to shopping and ordering dinner. Companies around the world have scrambled to adapt not only their business models, but their digital presences in order to keep up with an increasingly online society.Assistant Professor in Visual Communication at the University of Canberra, Ben Ennis-Butler, is an expert in digital interfaces and says that this period of time could change the way businesses operate forever.