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Mar 7 2024

Culture and Creativity seminar – Prehistoric Joy: Using Archaeology to Write a Personal Memoir about Family Violence

Speaker: Dr. Andrew SneddonDate\Time: Thursday 7March 2024, 12:30-13:30Location: Building 1 Level A Room 1A21, University of Canberra (https://www.canberra.edu.au/maps/buildings-directory/building-1); or Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93012439780AbstractDr. Andrew Sneddon spent a career writing about other people – by delving into their archaeology, assessing the significance of their heritage places – before he turned his hand to writing about himself. Was it liberating? At first it felt that way. In his memoir (Prehistoric Joy), about growing up in a family beset by domestic violence and alcoholism, Andrew found himself writing in a new language where he was the boss, telling his story, in his own way, instead of having to accommodate a ‘multivocal past’ and competing academic opinions about how things should be interpreted. But during the editing process, and since Prehistoric Joy’s publication, he has entered a world of difficult conversations, where he has learned that his personal story intertwines with those of others and that no story is univocal. Andrew will talk about his memoir and the writing experience, drawing on his career as an archaeologist, while describing how it is that storytelling is at the heart of everything, that it has consequences, and carries with it responsibilities.Anyone is welcome!Bio: Dr. Andrew Sneddon is an archaeologist and heritage practitioner with over thirty years’ experience in Australia and internationally. He has published monographs and peer-reviewed articles on the prehistory of Cyprus, a collection of poetry (Ghost Armies), and most recently a memoir entitled Prehistoric Joy.The Culture and Creativity Seminar Series is hosted by the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. To discover upcoming seminars, please follow us on Facebook @uccccr, or Instagram and Twitter @uc_cccr. Alternatively, join our mailing list by emailing cccr@canberra.edu.au.Any questions and accessibility requests please contact: cccr@canberra.edu.au.

12:30 - 13:30
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Mar 12 2024

CDDGG 10th Anniversary Seminar Series: Can deliberative democracy take root in settler colonial states?

This event is hybrid. Join us on Zoom or at Building 24, University of Canberra.Can deliberative democracy take root in settler colonial states?Can deliberation have a decolonial future? How can theorists and practitioners of deliberative democracy challenge entrenched paternalist attitudes towards Indigenous people and institutional non-listening? You are invited to join a conversation with Dr Justin McCaul of the Australian National University and Dr Emily Beausoleil of Victoria University of Wellington / Te Herenga WakaThis event is part 2 of a 10-part seminar series on 10 Big Questions on Deliberative Democracy.This seminar will be chaired by Adele Webb.About the speakersJustin McCaul is a descendent of the Mbarbarum Traditional Owners of far north Queensland. He is a Research Associate at the College of Law, ANU. Before pursuing an academic career, he worked for more than 20 years in Indigenous policy for several non-government organisations including Oxfam Australia. His recently completed PhD examined Indigenous rights, Australia’s native title system, and deliberative democracy.Emily Beausoleil is a Senior Lecturer of Politics at Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University and Editor-in-Chief of Democratic Theory. She is an Associate Investigator on the ARC grant ‘Democratic Resilience: The Public Sphere and Extremist Attacks’ held at U Canberra and Research Associate of He Whenua Taurikura-Centre for Research Excellence on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism. Her first book, Staging Democracy: The Political Work of Live Performance (De Gruyter) launched a new book series (Critical Thinking and Contemporary Politics) in 2023.Seminar Convener: Adele WebbOnline floor manager: Ferdinand SanchezAll Centre seminars are recorded. To access the recording of our seminar series and other events, visit our YouTube channel.To subscribe to our mailing list, email Ferdinand.Sanchez@canberra.edu.au

11:15 - 12:30
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Mar 14 2024

Culture and Creativity seminar – Reflective Frames: Exploring models of intercultural poetry-making in place

Date\Time: Thursday 14 Mar 2024, 16:30-17:30Location: on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/99827954634 AbstractCities like Barcelona have long since struggled with the influx of visitors. The same images appear on hundreds of feeds, creating an image of a place that is reduced to its well-known attractions. But these snapshots are not how locals see their cities. The tension between these different ways of seeing in a place can easily fall into a dichotomy of those who belong and those who should go home. But being in and exploring place is not so simple – there is great potential in visiting an unknown place to reveal new ways of seeing and thinking. So, how can we slow down and really observe that which makes a place unique? Drawing from her practice-led research of intercultural poetry-making, Claire will present concepts behind the project The Postcard Exchange, which investigates an approach of close observation and multimedia creation to exchange experiences about place and our relationship to it. All are welcome! BioDr. Claire Rosslyn Wilson is a poet, researcher and editor based in Barcelona. Claire develops video works that explore the unfamiliar (both in terms of unfamiliar places and cultures and the unfamiliarity of the more-than-human). Originally from Naarm, and having worked for periods in Thailand, Singapore and now Barcelona, Claire is particularly interested in how creative practice can be an entry point into exploring the unfamiliar and the unknown in an open and curious way. Claire has a practice-led PhD focusing on translocal creative practice.  Dr. Claire’s research is being developed as part of the Donald Horne Creative and Cultural Fellowship with the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra.The Culture and Creativity Seminar Series is hosted by the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. To discover upcoming seminars, please follow us on Facebook @uccccr, or Instagram and Twitter @uc_cccr. Alternatively, join our mailing list by emailing cccr@canberra.edu.au. Any questions and accessibility requests please contact: cccr@canberra.edu.au. 

16:30 - 17:30
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Mar 26 2024

First Aid Course

UCLifex and Surf Life Saving NSW are bringing a First Aid course straight to you on campus to make it as simple as possible for you to get certified! There are 2 course options, please see the details of each below to choose which course you'd like to do. Please note, HLTAID011 includes HLTAID009, both courses are run together, those only completing the CPR component (HLTAID009) will just finish earlier in the day. Please only book ONE of the below courses. Course 1.HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationCourse DescriptionThe Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course delivers the essential principles, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council.Course ContentRecognise an emergency situation and convey details of the incident to emergency servicesLegal issues and infection controlAssessing the casualty and recognising the need for CPREmergency action principles - DRSABCDPlan an appropriate first aid responseExternal cardiac compressions (CPR)Adult, infant and child CPR rates and techniquesOne and two person CPR techniquesUse of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)Contribute to workplace reporting of an incident and psychological impacts on self and othersDuration - 2.5 hours including assessment.Entry Requirements - Participants must be a minimum of 10 years of age on the date of final assessment.Assessment - The course is assessed through demonstration*, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. Please note, it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.Certification - Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the following unit of competency: - HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationValidity - One (1) year from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that you update your CPR skills every 12 months.Course 2.HLTAID011 - Provide First AidCourse DescriptionThis course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. Once completed, participants will obtain a first aid certificate that is valid for three years. The Provide First Aid course is nationally recognised ACECQA approved training.Course ContentLegal issues and infection controlDRSABCD action planThe principles of first aid and its applicationsRecognition and management of emergency situations and convey details of the incident to emergency servicesCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and DefibrillationContribute to workplace reporting of an incident and psychological impacts on self and othersTreatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burnsEmergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or coldRecognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsyManagement of common medical emergencies using available equipmentTreatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stingsEntry Requirements - Participants must be a minimum of 14 years of age on the date of final assessment.Delivery Options - One full day of training (8 hours) plus a question and answer workbook (available online) to be completed independently prior to the day of practical training.Assessment- This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. Please note, it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.CertificationUpon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the following units of competency:- HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation - HLTAID010 - Provide basic emergency life support- HLTAID011 - Provide First AidPre Course Learning - Approximately 1 hour online activities.Validity - Three (3) years from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that the CPR component of this course be updated every 12 months

09:00 - 17:00
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Mar 27 2024

First Aid Course

UCLifex and Surf Life Saving NSW are bringing a First Aid course straight to you on campus to make it as simple as possible for you to get certified! There are 2 course options, please see the details of each below to choose which course you'd like to do. Please note, HLTAID011 includes HLTAID009, both courses are run together, those only completing the CPR component (HLTAID009) will just finish earlier in the day. Please only book ONE of the below courses. Course 1.HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationCourse DescriptionThe Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course delivers the essential principles, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council.Course ContentRecognise an emergency situation and convey details of the incident to emergency servicesLegal issues and infection controlAssessing the casualty and recognising the need for CPREmergency action principles - DRSABCDPlan an appropriate first aid responseExternal cardiac compressions (CPR)Adult, infant and child CPR rates and techniquesOne and two person CPR techniquesUse of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)Contribute to workplace reporting of an incident and psychological impacts on self and othersDuration - 2.5 hours including assessment.Entry Requirements - Participants must be a minimum of 10 years of age on the date of final assessment.Assessment - The course is assessed through demonstration*, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. Please note, it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.Certification - Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the following unit of competency: - HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationValidity - One (1) year from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that you update your CPR skills every 12 months.Course 2.HLTAID011 - Provide First AidCourse DescriptionThis course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. Once completed, participants will obtain a first aid certificate that is valid for three years. The Provide First Aid course is nationally recognised ACECQA approved training.Course ContentLegal issues and infection controlDRSABCD action planThe principles of first aid and its applicationsRecognition and management of emergency situations and convey details of the incident to emergency servicesCardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and DefibrillationContribute to workplace reporting of an incident and psychological impacts on self and othersTreatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burnsEmergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or coldRecognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsyManagement of common medical emergencies using available equipmentTreatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stingsEntry Requirements - Participants must be a minimum of 14 years of age on the date of final assessment.Delivery Options - One full day of training (8 hours) plus a question and answer workbook (available online) to be completed independently prior to the day of practical training.Assessment- This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. Please note, it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.CertificationUpon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the following units of competency:- HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation - HLTAID010 - Provide basic emergency life support- HLTAID011 - Provide First AidPre Course Learning - Approximately 1 hour online activities.Validity - Three (3) years from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that the CPR component of this course be updated every 12 months

09:00 - 17:00
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Mar 30 2024

Overnight Hike

This is the club’s first overnight trip, and what better way to start it than in Canberra’s own Nmadgi National Park?  You will need to sign up for this trip, as spaces are limited to the first 20 people to sign up on the spreadsheet below. If you don’t make the 20-person limit, put your name below, as this will be a ‘waiting list’ for anyone who pulls out. The club can supply you with gear, but you need to list this on the spreadsheet.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iWAQmm8tw3enMjhyGWNs9TTSJfnqZqFi3aR-EOxKflE/edit?usp=sharing This trip will be a 2-day, 1-night trip where you hike from the Honeysuckle campground to Booroomba and camp at the campground here (Boorooma). Then returning the same way back to the Honeysuckle campground the following day.  The trip rating on AllTrails is moderate, but we think most beginners (with moderate physical abilities) can participate.  The walk to Booroomba Rocks is a breathtaking hike in Namadgi National Park. You can start your trek from the Honeysuckle Campground, which is well-equipped for an overnight stay. The trail takes you through towering forests and up to the massive granite cliffs. Although there are some steep sections, the stunning views from the top make it well worth the effort. Many consider these to be the best views from the Brindabella Ranges. All the additional details, including the map, can be found on the AllTrails site below.  https://www.alltrails.com/en-gb/explore/trail/australia/australian-capital-territory/booroomba-rocks-from-honeysuckle-campground?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-static-map

06:00 - 19:00 1 more date available
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May 26 2024

Dear Seattle - ‘idc’ Regional Tour

SUPPORTS: with Special Guests Late 90’s and DeadshowwsDEAR SEATTLE are taking to the motorways on a mammoth regional tour across Australia in 2024 off the back of their recent single ‘idc’. An instant modern-day grunge classic, Sydney indie mavericks DS return armed with the anthemic new single, out now via Domestic La La.Packed with fuzzy guitars, nostalgic rock nods and catchy melodics for days, ‘idc’ follows on from the quartet's recent upbeat outing ‘Nothing's Stopping Me Now’ with lashings of heart and a criminally catchy chorus primed for group singalongs.Produced by long-time Dear Seattle friend and producer Fletcher Matthews (Trophy Eyes, The Buoys, STUMPS), ‘idc’ cuts a sharply fun figure, with the latest track ultimately starting life as a joke, springing to life at the end of an extensive writing session. "idc started out as a joke," shares guitarist and vocalist Brae Fisher. "Our producer Fletcher and I had spent almost a month writing a song every day, and I think we both went a bit loopy and needed to blow off some steam. I was actively trying to write the worst lyrics I could for the chorus, which is where the line “write a chorus rhyme it with nirvana came from”... and we were just laughing the whole session. Annoyingly the song itself and the melodies turned out to be sick and our whole team loved it. The more I listened to it though, the more I realised how much I loved it’s message, namely that I need stop taking myself so seriously all the time, sometimes it’s nice to just be a dumb kid again.""Nowadays we’re constantly being polarised, judged and becoming more and more detached from each other in the process. It sucks. Life is tough. It gets expensive, it’s constantly demanding, and we’re surrounded by so much negativity that it’s hard to find the motivation to put on pants in the morning, so whatever you need to do to make it that little bit easier, just do it." Tickets to the ‘idc’ tour are on sale now, catch Dear Seattle throughout May, June & July.

19:00 - 23:30

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