The UC Global Learning learning team is excited to be exhibiting at the Canada Study and Go Abroad virtual fair on Thursday 24 September (EDT - Toronto Time). Students in Canada will have the chance to virtually meet our team at the University of Canberra virtual booth and get their questions about Study Abroad and full degrees at UC answered via live chat. For all our Canadian friends, you can register to attend the event here: https://saga.easyvirtualfair.com/
My name is Neelu Gurung, and I am currently studying a master’s by Research at the University of Canberra. I am looking for volunteers to take part in a Human-Robot Interaction study, which is running from the 7th of September 2020 until the 30th of September 2020. The study will take place in the Human-Centred Computing Laboratory in Building 6 - room number 24 (6B24). Participants will first fill in a consent form and then interact with the robot. After completing the interaction, they will then fill in a brief questionnaire. The time commitment is 30 minutes. Time slots to participate are available Monday to Friday from 9 am till 5 pm. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate OR you can book a time online here : https://human-robot-interaction-study.youcanbook.me/
The UniSport Nationals is the premier sporting event on the University calendar, pitting all 42 Universities against one another in over 30 sports to determine the overall winner. This year, the Nationals event is moving to Perth, combining the Division 1 and Division 2 event across 6 days of competitive sport. Following a successful representation at both the 2019 Division 1 and Division 2 events, UC Sport is looking to send away another strong contingent of athletes. If you are interested in competing, head to the UC Sport website to check out the available sports and the respective trial dates.
Please join us for our latest CCCR seminar, presented by Raghu Gudur. Abstract: “Disability is the inability to accommodate to the world as it is currently designed” (Vanderheiden , 1997, p. 2013). What is needed to address this exclusion is more attention to empathic design that will help older people to lead an independent and dignified life. Over the past few decades, there is a growing interest in tackling the problems associated with the ageing population. Although these efforts have increased awareness and scale of the problem, on the ground, older people are still facing significant challenges to functioning optimally at home. In this talk, I would like to share my thoughts and research done as part of my OSP towards addressing the challenges faced by the ageing population in leading an independent and dignified life.
Every week as a UC Student you are eligible to use the UCX Food Pantry. Swing by to get non- perishable food items including canned beans, pasta sauces, long-life milk and noodles. All UC students are eligible to 10 points per a week to spend however they would like. What can 10 points get you exactly?? - Jar of Pasta Sauce (3 points) - Can of chickpeas (2 points) - Pasta (2 points) - Rice (1 point) - Porridge oats ( 1 point) - Washing detergent (1 point) Thursdays we also have OZ Harvest delivering fresh fruit, vegetables and more that you can grab on top of your Food Pantry points. Our hours until further notice will be; Tuesday 11am-1pm Thursday 11am-1pm Visit us at the UCX Student Lounge (across from UC Hub) Social distancing will be enforced and hand sanitising station in operation upon arrival.
Join us every week for Trivia Tuesday! You can play online via Kahoot or on campus at The Well. each week we will be joined by a different club or society hosting a variety of themes. On Campus Head to the Well starting at 6:30pm in teams to play to win a bar tab. Bookings are highly recommended! Online Play online by using the challenge link that will be posted to the UC Life Facebook page at 6:30pm every Tuesday night. Play to win a $20 Coles voucher.
It’s the day we celebrate the things that three in four Australians drink everyday! That of course would be coffee ? We are celebrating by pumping out $2 coffees* 9 am - 11 am on the concourse *Milk alternatives, flavoured syrups and extra shots will all be available at an extra cost
Navisens CEO Dr Ashod will discuss his journey from his PhD research in robotics to founding a venture-backed tech company in Silicon Valley. He’ll cover the reasons for moving from Australia to Silicon Valley and the challenges of starting a company from scratch, transitioning technology from the research lab to the real world, raising venture funding, and finding initial customers. ZOOM DETAILS: Meeting ID: 942 7063 5586 Passcode: 341982
NOTE: Due to the situation with the Corona virus, we are now holding the Reading About Jesus event online, using Microsoft Teams. If you are interested in joining the activity delivered online, please contact the organiser, Craig Johnson.) University is a great place for reading and learning! How about putting aside some time for learning about Jesus? 'Reading about Jesus' is an opportunity to join with others and read through the Bible’s accounts of Jesus, to discuss and learn together. On Thursdays, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, via Microsoft Teams. Anyone is welcome, you may be a long-time Christian, or just someone (of other faith or no faith) who would like to read about Jesus with others.(We will also meet in 1C100 for those who would like to meet in-person, up to 9 people are allowed in the room. We are trialling a mixed-mode format, with online and in-person at the same time. If you would like to come to 1C100, please email email@example.com to confirm, to ensure the numbers are managed.)
NOTE: Due to the situation with the Corona virus, we are now holding the English Conversation Club online, using Microsoft Teams. If you are interested in joining the activity delivered online, please contact the organiser, Craig Johnson. The English Conversation Club is a free activity organized by one of the UC Chaplains – Craig Johnson. Especially for international students or visiting scholars from overseas. But anyone who wants to practice their English is welcome.
Talk details: Causal identification is a challenging but fundamental task in many fields, including when studying complex dynamical systems wherein experiments or model-based regressions may not be available or appropriate. Dealing with the complexity of real-world phenomena requires tools that can characterise and test causality in nonlinear dynamical systems. One promising method is called empirical dynamic modelling (EDM), which allows distinguishing causation from mere correlation while making minimal assumptions about nonlinearity, stability, and equilibrium of the underlying complex system. This presentation introduces the key concepts of the empirical dynamic modelling and discusses some examples using the edm package in Stata.
Abstract - As digital media have become integral parts of children’s lives, their overdependence on digital media has raised numerous concerns. As primary socialisation agents, parents are expected to play an active role in guiding and managing children’s digital media use, which is a principal focus of “parental mediation” research. In this seminar, I will discuss key insights I have gained from 10 years of research on parental mediation reflected in a recently published book Screen-Obsessed: Parenting in the Digital Age (2019). Specifically, my talk will address (1) young people’s use of digital media; (2) the impact of parental mediation on digital youth’s risk-taking behaviours; (3) factors influencing parental mediation practices and effectiveness; and (4) challenges and gaps in current parental mediation research. Key findings from recent studies conducted in multiple countries and their implications will also be shared and discussed.
Abstract - This presentation, co-authored with Mahin Raissi and Bethaney Turner, critically engages with the Actor-network theory notion that human and nonhuman actants have symmetrical capacities. In contrast, we distinguish ‘actor-actants’ who have the capacity to care about other actants, from ‘issue-actants’, who do not. We operationalize the gathering together of matters of concern by mapping how similar Australian and Canadian bee-related websites connected to issues such as ‘colony-collapse’. Our symmetrical hypothesis is that major differences in Australian and Canadian geographies and exposure to parasites will lead to different rates of connection. This hypothesis is confirmed: all influential Canadian websites connected to ‘colony-collapse’, whilst no influential Australian websites did. Our findings also suggest an asymmetrical explanation: influential Australian bee-related websites were aware of the catastrophic disappearance of bees, but did not care. Denying some actor-actants have agency over others means it is impossible to form a moral opinion about connections, or about the rights of dominated actor-actants.
You’re invited to our free personal consultation to learn more about salary packaging the Maxxia way. This is great opportunity to find out how you can maximise your tax benefits, and, ask any questions you might have. See you there! Please click below to find out more about novated leasing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbq0k4yrD54&t=2s Can't make it? Feel free to contact Greg directly on 0421 032 046 or firstname.lastname@example.org Bookings are not required
Drawing on the staff expertise of our guest facilitators, we will explore Leadership and PD with an Indigenising the Curriculum lens.
Abstract - Jenny will discuss her new book How Artifacts Afford: The Power and Politics of Everyday Things (MIT Press, 2020). Affordances are the ways design features enable and constrain user engagement and social action. This book introduces the mechanisms and conditions framework of affordances in which technologies request, demand, encourage, discourage, refuse, and allow in ways that vary across contexts and between different people. The framework shifts the question in affordance analysis from what technologies afford to how technologies afford, for whom, and under what circumstances? This talk will address the politics and power encoded in sociotechnical systems and demonstrate a simple framework for technological analysis and design.
After the most tumultuous period of their lives both personally and professionally, Boy & Bear are back with another national tour. Following the release of Suck On Light, the boys are excited to share their new album with audiences across Australia and New Zealand in 2020. Tickets on sale Thu 13th Dec18+ event