Commencing on Monday 2 August, UC will again be joining with the team at Campus Consultancy to deliver a series of personal and leadership development programs for our students to get the most out of their University experience. Over three, two-week programs, students will get the opportunity to cover three broad areas: Community Leadership; Careers and Networking; and Health and Wellbeing. Engage with industry experts to build your skills, set yourself new academic and professional goals, and reflect on your personal growth and development. What is best, it is all completely free and all online, so you can join from anywhere. Set yourself up for Semester 2 2021 and beyond. This is UC's commitment to a healthier, happier, and more engaged you.
Date: Monday 2 August 2021Time: 1:30pm-2:30pmLocation: 1A21 & Zoom (email firstname.lastname@example.org for details)
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. You can also find some perishable items such as bread, milk and veggies delivered to us from OzHarvest. All UC students are eligible to 10 points per week to spend however they would like.The UCX Food Pantry is open Tuesday's 11am to 1pm, Wednesday's 4pm to 6pm and Thursday's 11am to 1pm.
KPMG is hosting an in-office event on Thursday the 5th August from 1pm to 2:30pm. We invite you to tour our brand-new city office, and to chat to members of our commerce focused teams about what we do and what it’s like working for KPMG. These tours will be led by members of the CFO Advisory and Governance Risk & Controls Advisory teams. You can find out more about what these teams do here: CFO Advisory, Governance Risk & Controls Advisory.To Register please email email@example.com with your name and the studies you are currently undertaking as this particular office visit is for Accounting & Commerce students. We are restricted on the number of attendees who can join due to Covid so get in quick!
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, 1:30pm to 2:30pm, 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.For this activity we using a mixed-mode format, with online and in-person at the same time. For online participation we are using Microsoft Teams. We will also meet in 1C100 (or sometimes another location) for those who would like to meet in-person. If you are interested in joining the activity please contact the organiser, Craig Johnson, to confirm the location or online details.
A conversation between Author Rod Taylor, Guests and the University of Canberra 'Future of Food in the CBR region' research groupFinding ways to feed ourselves safe, affordable, nourishing foods without damaging the environment is becoming ever more urgent. Finding ways to solve a growing food crisis and other complex environmental problems of our time is paramount. The issues facing us are deep and multi-faceted and require us to tune in to different perspectives and journeys.In his book Ten Journeys on a Fragile Planet, Rod Taylor explores different perspectives and personal insights into how a range of people and professions confront crisis. How do different people personally and professionally grapple with the environmental challenges of our time?There are strong parallels in the book with researchers at the University of Canberra and the Future of Food in the Canberra Region network. UC researchers are using inter-disciplinary skills to connect with the community.At this online event the author and people from the book will be in conversation with UC staff to share their insights.There will be a series of short talks followed by open discussion.
A conversation between Author Rod Taylor, Guests and the University of Canberra 'Future of Food in the CBR region' research groupFinding ways to feed ourselves safe, affordable, nourishing foods without damaging the environment is becoming ever more urgent. Finding ways to solve a growing food crisis and other complex environmental problems of our time is paramount. The issues facing us are deep and multi-faceted and require us to tune in to different perspectives and journeys.In his book Ten Journeys on a Fragile Planet, https://tenjourneys.blogspot.com/2020/04/ten-journeys-on-fragile-planetcoming.html Rod Taylor explores different perspectives and personal insights into how a range of people and professions confront crisis. How do different people personally and professionally grapple with the environmental challenges of our time?There are strong parallels in the book with researchers at the University of Canberra and the Future of Food in the Canberra Region network. UC researchers are using inter-disciplinary skills to connect with the community.At this online event the author and people from the book will be in conversation with UC staff to share their insights.There will be a series of short talks followed by open discussion.
You are invited to join our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paddy Nixon, at an event to recognise our UC athletes (current and alumni) and staff, who are a part of the Games in Tokyo. A hearty breakfast will be served, followed by a screening, and panel discussion.Come dressed in green and gold, or in your country’s colours.When: Friday, 6 August 2021, 8.30am – 9.30amWhere: UC Refectory
The study of freshwater ecosystems, from some of the wettest places on Earth to some of the driest, has provided the opportunity to both reach deeply into ecological theory and to directly address the challenges of policy and management. As ecologists, freshwater habitats provide the opportunity to address fundamental questions in landscape ecology, disturbance and ecotoxicology. In the applied realm, management of water quality and quantity is THE fundamental global challenge of this millennium. Through a series of case studies, I will describe how the healthy tension between the fundamental and the applied has enriched my career as a water scientist. As global water issues become still more profound, there are new challenges to reach across disciplines and embed ecology into the science of social-ecological systems to generate sustainable solutions for humanity. Speaker details: Ross Thompson Is Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Applied Water Science at the University of Canberra. His research interests are biodiversity and restoration of landscapes, mainly in freshwater ecosystems. Ross is co-lead of the $8M basin-scale assessment of environmental watering in the Murray Darling Basin and has an active research program on aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem function in urban and rural landscapes. From 2016-2019 Ross sat on the Australian Research Council College of Experts and he is a past President of the Australian Freshwater Sciences Society. In 2021 Ross was awarded the Hilary Jolly Medal for Excellence in freshwater sciences, and his talk here is a practise for his medal address in October.
How to determine the best method of spinning out IP Meet your presenters: Ken Mahon & Richard DaleKen is an experienced professional leader based in Melbourne working in strategic innovation management, new venture creation, and translation and commercialisation of research and innovation. Ken works with a range of early stage ventures as an advisor and has been pivotal in assisting businesses in developing strategy, execution planning and capital raising. His clients include advanced manufacturing, ag tech, Defence and security, cyber security, wealth tech, and immersive technologies businesses. Ken is also a mentor working with accelerator and incubator programs and he is leading the design of venture growth programs for advanced manufacturing and deep technology.Richard is based in Sydney and has more than 25 years' experience in top-tier management consulting, new venture development, venture capital and R&D engineering. He has extensive experience in growth and transformation for a wide range of Australian and overseas organisations; from large corporations to early-stage technology businesses. He has extensive experience of working with Australian Universities as they consider the best path for developing unique ideas and IP. He has expertise and experience across a broad range of sectors.
This session brings together representatives from the Catholic Education Office, the Association of Independent Schools, ACT Education Directorate and Queanbeyan High School to provide information on finding and applying for casual roles, such as Learning Support Assistants (LSA), in local schools. Working as an LSA is a great way for education students to increase their professional skills and networks in schools, ensuring students graduate with a well rounded experience through placements and relevant work experience.All students are welcome to attend, but particularly those in first or second year of an education degree. Please register asap!Please note, for all in-person events on campus, that it is a requirement to NOT attend this event if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 or have travelled from a COVID-19 affected area as listed in the ACT Public Health Emergency Directions. You must notify staff if you become unwell during the event, and you are expected to comply with all physical distancing requirements as per University of Canberra policy. Please ensure you have the Check in CBR app installed on your phone, as use of this app is required to enter the event venue.
The Murray-Darling Basin has some of the most sophisticated water management in the world, which deals well with the very high variability of water availability from year to year. Some argue this will make water management adaptable to climate change while others argue the opposite on the basis of impacts of recent droughts. In this talk I will summarise the projections of future water availability in the Basin under climate change and how they compare to recent extreme droughts. This illustrates the conditions to which water management will need to adapt. I will then describe some of the limits of adaptability of current management practices and suggest some new approaches that could be taken, starting with the required review of the Basin Plan in 2026. Speaker details: Dr Prosser is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Applied Water Research, University of Canberra. He was previously manager of the Water Information Services Branch at the Bureau of Meteorology and Science Director for the CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Program. He has 30 years’ experience in research and program leadership, leading national R&D programs in water resources, riparian management, and catchment water quality. He is lead author of the popular book, Water: Science and Solutions for Australia; won the CSIRO Chairman’s Medal as part of the Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields project team; and is author of over 150 scientific publications. He recently assisted the Murray-Darling Basin Authority in designing their Water and Environmental Research Program from which some of the ideas presented in this seminar originated.
Learn how to get the most from the LinkedIn platform. Meet your presenter: Nick McNaughtonNick McNaughton is a highly experienced CEO who has been a successful entrepreneur, mentor, investor and fund manager. Nick started his career in the software industry where he specialised in bringing US vendors into the Asia / Pacific region. He spent extensive time living and working in Asia. He has been a successful angel investor for over two decades. Successes include Soulmates Technology, Zookoda, Vocus (ASX:VOC) & Windlab (ASX:WND).He is a veteran of the University IP commercialization field. He is the part-time CEO of ANU Connect Ventures a $37M seed investment fund (owned by the Australian National University and MTAA Super). He has reviewed and assessed a wide array of ideas, inventions and discoveries. The fund invested in several successful companies including Lithicon (Trade sale FEI), InterfereX (Trade sale – NYSE: Dolby), Instaclustr, Liquid Instruments and EpiAxis Therapeutics.He led the initiative by the Group of Eight & the University of Auckland to partner with the IP Group to open their Asia / Pacific office in A/NZ. He has also had extensive interactions with the applied technology Universities (UTS, Wollongong, Deakin and Macquarie). He is the Chairman of the Discovery Translation Fund evaluation committee (ANU, University of Canberra, CSU) and spent 18 months on the UTS Commercialisation Advisory Panel.
UC Open Day is a once-a-year opportunity to see what it's like to live, study, and work in the nation's capital. It's you chance to experience life at the University of Canberra first-hand. You'll get the chance to explore the campus and discover different courses, career opportunities, latest innovations, student club and societies, and so much more! Postgrad Information Hub: Interested in postgraduate study at UC? The UC Postgrad Information Hub will have everything you need to know whether you are considering a career change, looking to progress your career or interested in postgraduate study options at UC. The UC Postgrad Information Hub will be open all day in the Clive Price Suite (1C50).You will gain access to:Complimentary refreshmentsPersonalised consultation with expert faculty staff or academicsAdmissions assistance and course advice, suited to your circumstanceReceive FEE support and adviceSpeak to postgraduate representatives from all five facultiesUpdate your LinkedIn profile picture, with an instantly downloadable and professionally taken photoSecure your future with a UC postgraduate degree. Gain the tools to succeed, change and enhance your career. Can't make it on the day? Don't stress! Register your interest and you'll gain access to a suite of online course information sessions and virtual facility tours. We'll also have a team dedicated to assisting you online on the day.
The widespread occurrences of pharmaceutically active compounds (PhACs) have been reported in the surface water all over the world. These occurrences raised a concern over their potential ecological effects on freshwater ecosystems. This research investigated the effects of selected (PhACs) on the rates of leaf litter decomposition which is an essential process in the freshwater ecosystems. The study investigated the PhACs effects on leaf litter decomposition rates (LLDRs) separately, in mixture, and combined with temperature as an environmental stressor. The study investigated the mediation of microbes and invertebrate shredders on the effect of PhACs on LLDRs.The study findings suggest that there is basis for concern about the biological effects of PhACs in the environment, and there is need for further investigation into the degradation processes and pharmacokinetics of PhACs in natural systems, in combination, and in interactions with other environmental factors. Speaker details: Haysem Alhassen is PhD candidate at the University of Canberra and member of the Centre for Applied Water Science. His PhD research title is Effects of multiple pharmaceutical stressors on freshwater ecosystem process. Haysem holds bachelor’s degree in medical forensic and analytical chemistry from the University of Victoria. He also completed one year honours research in Environmental Science at the RMIT University. Currently he works full time as an academic advisor at a foreign diplomatic mission, looking after his wife and daughter, and preparing to submit his thesis soon. Today he is giving his final seminar talk.
You've done the research, you have developed IP, but how does this fit into a Business Case, and what else do you need to consider? Whether you are pitching your idea internally to gain support, or to a potential external investor, having a clear business case is a crucial component on the Commercialisation Pathway. A compelling business case is very different to a research proposal. This webinar will walk you through what elements you need to consider, your messaging and audience and likely areas to work on.
Forming a company and spinning it out is a daunting step, and to succeed you are going to need money. This webinar will examine the various sources of potential capital: family and friends; crowdsourcing; angel investors and Venture Capital. The webinar will also touch on pitching your spin-out, ensuring you are realistic in your 'ask', and what you should be prepared to 'give away'.
Defence has a very healthy research budget. Find out how you could potentially access this. Meet your presenter: Ken MahonKen is an experienced professional leader based in Melbourne working in strategic innovation management, new venture creation, and translation and commercialisation of research and innovation. Ken works with a range of early stage ventures as an advisor and has been pivotal in assisting businesses in developing strategy, execution planning and capital raising. His clients include advanced manufacturing, ag tech, Defence and security, cyber security, wealth tech, and immersive technologies businesses. Ken is also a mentor working with accelerator and incubator programs and he is leading the design of venture growth programs for advanced manufacturing and deep technology.
Ways of managing the Foreign Interference rules in a University settingIn mid-2018, the Federal Government introduced a package of reforms aimed at strengthening Australia's national security and protecting our political system from foreign interference and covert influence. This was followed in Nov 2019 with the Guidelines to Counter Foreign Interference in the Australian University Sector. This webinar will look at the Guidelines to understand how they might be applicable to your teaching and research activities, and what you need to do to be compliant. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-to-be-foreign-interference-ready-tickets-135227612429