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Indigenous Leadership

At UC, we are seeking to set a new benchmark for impact for all people through Indigenous Leadership. The Office of Indigenous Leadership collaborates with staff, students and partners to create opportunities for change and progress.

News and events highlights


4 October – Voice to Parliament Lecture: The role and impact of media reporting on the voice

As part of UC’s Voice to Parliament lecture series, this event will feature a panel of Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, academics and journalists to discuss the role of media in informing and educating the public about the Voice to Parliament referendum.

The event is jointly hosted by the Amplifying Indigenous News project (based in the News and Media Research Centre) and the Office of Indigenous Leadership.

The Voice to Parliament lecture series provides a forum for constructive dialogue and growing understanding on aspects of the proposed Voice to Parliament.

Full details on lecture series


Virtual Freedom Ride Launch

The Virtual Freedom Ride provides the opportunity for students and staff from education institutions across the country to get informed about the Voice referendum and lend their support, without even having to step onto a bus. The new website and social media channels have been facilitated by the University of Canberra’s Indigenous Leadership team, with a goal of providing a resource that would be useful to people from schools and universities across the country.

Virtual Freedom Ride Launch | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

Welcome from the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership

Maree Meredith


That’s welcome, in Ngunnawal language.

At UC, we want to walk with and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to create a better future.

To do that, we need to understand, grow and celebrate Indigenous leadership – which we do through our courses, our research and programs that partner with community.

We have adopted an outside-in approach. We are demonstrating our commitment to helping improve the lives of First Nations people by listening to communities, empower Indigenous people and work together to create solutions.

Because we value Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous culture, our approach to Indigenous Leadership involves sharing opportunities and cultural insights with all people – both in Australia and internationally. First Nations people have rich cultures, knowledge and also potential – and UC is committed to building networks and opportunities that enable growth.

We are privileged to be based on Ngunnawal country, with the opportunity to share and engage with First Nations people from across Australia and around the world.

So whatever your language, whatever your country, we look forward to welcoming you to engage with us at UC.

Maree Meredith
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership)