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Dog parties and wine bars: Haig Park activations return for spring

Cathy Hope | Arts & Design

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.

Grads 2020: Elly Taylor - Story Telling and Smiles

Elly Taylor | Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing)

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!

Designing for Sustainability

Sam Tomkins | Bachelor of Design

In an increasingly environmentally-conscious world, the global problem of plastic waste is one that requires new and unique solutions.

Older Canberrans need help with Zoom and Skype to stay connected

Caroline Fisher | Arts and Design

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.

Gevork Hartoonian: On Afternoons with Alex Sloan

Gevork Hartoonian | Master of Architecture

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.

Post-pandemic cultural shifts: Will Covid kill the bra?

Jordan Williams | Arts & Design

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.

The Festival of Creativity

Arts & Design

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.

Here is the news (good and bad) for local readers

Sora Park & Caroline Fisher | Arts & Design

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

Greening up the Australian Capital Territory

Barbara Norman | Arts & Design

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.

Recognition at ACT Young Citizen of the Year Awards for UC students

Beniah Colbourn and Travis Salviejo | Bachelor of Communication & Media/Bachelor of Design

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.

One of the best design books in the world a UC creation

Professor Livio Bonollo | Bachelor of Design

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.

From Canberra to Amsterdam

Tom Vullings | Bachelor of Communication and Media (Marketing Communication)/Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication Design)

“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.”

Visualising a Future Canberra

Erin Hinton | Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture)

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.

Iso Topics

Belco Arts | Arts & Design

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.

Discover your own path

Keisha Preston | Bachelor of Communication and Media

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.

Designing for a Remote World

Stephanie and Jessica | Bachelor of the Built Environment (Architecture)

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.

Lights. Camera, Ashley

Ashley Parker | Bachelor of Arts (Film Production)

One of Canberra’s best female filmmakers doesn’t want that title. She just wants to be Canberra’s best filmmaker.

UC Alumnus Reaching for the Stars

Hew Sandison | Bachelor of Arts (Film Production)

It’s the moment Hew Sandison has been working toward since graduating from UC 2013 with a Bachelor of Media Arts and Production degree.

World-First, International Building Quality Centre (IBQC)

Bronwyn Watson | Bachelor of Building and Construction Management

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.

Poetry on the Move Festival moves online

Arts & Design

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.

Explore your curiosity and upskill with UC

Arts & Design

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.

Animated Performance

Amy Campbell | Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media)

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.

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