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May 27 2022

Kindness isn’t weakness. Restorative approaches for just relations workshop.

We are excited to come together face to face and forge our next steps together.Everyone is welcome!Please register on this link for catering as well as for Covid safety purposes.We are fortunate to have an external facilitator, Rho Sandberg, who has generously volunteered her time to help us explore the idea that 'Kindness isn't weakness' in the context of how we live and work together as a restorative community in Canberra. Discussions that may arise include:How can we recognize and ‘see each other’ in our positions of personal and professional activity in our community?What are the shared values that will help us work together with integrity?How can we ensure that our relationships with each other are just and principled?How can we be stronger and kinder as individuals and more connected as a community?Facilitator Rho Sandberg MCCRho Sandberg is an ADR practitioner who supported the introduction of restorative practice in pilot and subsequent iterations of the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce. Her practice is informed by her early careers in the fields of neuroscience and psychotherapy, with a strong appreciation of trauma informed care.Rho is a leadership and organisational development consultant, and founder of the Global Coaching Institute, training executive and conflict management coaches in Australia, Japan, USA and Europe. Rho holds a Masters in Conflict Facilitation and Organisational Change (PWI – USA) and has a particular interest in the relationship between the conscious and unconscious use of power and the dynamics of marginalisation in the emergence and escalation of conflicts. She facilitates forums of up to 500 people globally, applying the principles of Deep Democracy and Worldwork to diversity and inclusion related dialogue and conflict.An experienced mediator, Rho was instrumental in the introduction of conflict management coaching to Australia, and worked with the Victorian Public Sector Commission to embed the conflict coaching as ADR best practice across 70 departments and agencies. A CINERGY® Conflict Coaching accredited trainer, her passion for conflict coaching led to additional studies in the field of coaching. Rho is now one of only 1200 coaches globally to achieve the status of Master Certified Coach – a skill she brings to working with executives, boards and leadership teams.www.globalcoachinginstitute.org

12:00 - 17:00
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May 27 2022

Upending I Mending - Faculty of Arts and Design annual exhibition

John Dahlsen’s mapping of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch recuperates unlovely materials – found plastics collected from Australian coastlines – into engaging formal patterns. We are invited to contemplate both the rapid accumulation of microplastics in our oceans as well as John’s acts of restoration when he picks up the tiny pieces. Place-based restoration runs through these works as one connecting theme: it is no coincidence that creative responses flourish where damage is great. Other works upend any rush to repair that may paper over damage that needs to be dwelt with. This collection mends and upends, often together, with slow-going practices of repair keeping company with exuberant explorations of breaking and unmaking.  About the artists:The University of Canberra’s Faculty of Arts and Design annual exhibition presents diverse creative responses to the inspiration, and provocation, of the theme Upending | Mending. Our artists, designers and creative educators bring together a variety of approaches to their practice – recuperating found materials, collaborating with communities, using art to focus attention on ugly matters – but share a sense that creative expression is central to their ways of reflecting, repairing and questioning the world.  Featuring:Monica Andrew, Rhonda Ayliffe, Ben Ennis Butler, Louise Curham, John Dahlsen, Dianne Firth, Caren Florance, UK Frederick, Katie Hayne, Paul Hetherington, Kerry Martin, Max Maxwell, Ross McLennan, Vahri McKenzie, HK Plum, Claire Rosslyn Wilson, Sam Tomkins, Bethaney Turner, Jen Webb, Kirsten Wehner and John White 

18:00 - 20:00 37 more dates available
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Jun 2 2022

Holy, Holy @ UC Refectory

After a massive rejig and a whole heap of calendar juggling, we're thrilled to announce the brand new rescheduled dates for our HELLO MY BEAUTIFUL WORLD album tour. Based on how things are going, these dates should be a hoot and hopefully, by then, the powers that be will let us all sing and dance together again. It feels like forever since we have seen you all, and we can't wait to come visit and play these new tunes for you - so please hold onto your tickets! When these shows finally happen next year, it's going to be beautiful. We are also excited to announce that we are partnering with an organization called Carbon Co to calculate the emissions generated from our flights and driving on this tour and offset them. The system works by funding and supporting projects which reduce greenhouse gas emissions via a range of technologies in projects from around the world. More details can be found on the touring page of our website ??????.~Fresh from the announcement of their forthcoming fourth album, Hello My Beautiful Worldout Friday 20 August via Wonderlick Recording Company, today Holy Holy  shares their irrepressible new single The Aftergone (feat. CLEWS).   To mark the release, the sonic masterminds have announced a national tour in November and December.   Holy Holy’s exhilarating live spectacle will commence on Thursday 5 November in Perth, and continue throughout Margaret River, Bunbury, Torquay, Frankston, Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle, Sydney, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Adelaide, Hobart and Launceston.Recorded in a series of modest studios and spare rooms in Tasmania and Victoria, Holy Holy’s fourth album, Hello My Beautiful World is perhaps their most fully realised. Built upon a foundation of electronic beats and rolling synths, the record combines lush string arrangements, May-esque guitar riffs and chanted vocals to produce a heady and persuasive mix. The record moves fluidly through a collection of feverish moods and atmospheres, unfolding unpredictably and building to a series of fierce and manic highs. It’s a dense and ambitious record suited to close and repeated listening.Like many records you will hear throughout 2021, Hello My Beautiful World was largely forged in the midst of Australia's lockdown period.   The pair didn't tackle the album entirely on their own - Japanese Wallpaper added distinctive texture and flair across the album, CLEWS, meanwhile, have their voices featured on the incessant, electric cut The Aftergone, and of course there is the hyperactive, fiery guest verses of Melbourne rapper Queen P on Port Rd. Throw in the flourishes of composer Toby Alexander's string arrangements, plus collaborations with The Presets Kim Moyes, and you're looking at a record that sees the band redefining itself as a powerful force in the Australian songwriting landscape.Featuring lead single Port Rd. feat. Queen P, the grandiose second single How You Been and recent arresting album track Believe Anything, Hello My Beautiful World is an accomplished release from a band that is certainly not short on accomplishments. With their three full-length albums to date, the duo have built a loyal and dedicated fanbase with over 100 million streams across their body of work and multiple gold and platinum singles hanging on their walls. If that wasn't enough, there are nominations for ARIA Awards, J Awards and National Live Music Awards to take note of, all maintained through their fanatically attended live shows and unique songwriting.Hello My Beautiful World will be released through Wonderlick Recording Company on Friday 20 August.

20:00 - 23:30
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Jun 7 2022

Krebs Lecture 2022: Is de-extinction the solution?

Globally we are facing a biodiversity crisis, with species becoming extinct at an unprecedented rate. What if extinction was not forever, and we could ‘de-extinct’ species? Modern molecular approaches are making it increasingly feasible to bring back extinct species. Internationally, efforts have focused on species as diverse as passenger pigeons and woolly mammoths. In Australia there has been a particular focus on the potential to recreate the extinct Tasmanian tiger.While the molecular science is advancing rapidly there are a range of important questions about de-extinction. How feasible is it really?? Are there concerns from ecological, ethical and Indigenous perspectives? Should we recreate extinct species or focus our limited resources on preventing extinction?Our esteemed panel will discuss these issues and more in a free-flowing session based on short presentations from different perspectives and an open forum with questions from the floor.We are fortunate to have three confirmed speakers on this fascinating and controversial topic.Andrew J Pask is a Professor in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. Andrew does research in Reproduction, Developmental Biology, Endocrinology and Evolutionary Biology. Most recently he has led a research program aimed at de-coding the genome of the Tasmanian tiger and understanding the potential for it’s de-extinction. Gregory Andrews was Australia’s first appointed Threatened Species Commissioner and is a former Ambassador and senior climate change negotiator. During his time in the Australian Public Services’ he was one of the most senior Indigenous staff members. Mr Andrews has a strong understanding of biodiversity conservation in Australia from practical, policy and Indigenous perspectives.  Professor Kerrie Wilson is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability Strategy) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Kerrie has two decades of experience leading and conducting research into the science, strategy and policy of conservation. She is particularly interested in applied resource allocation problems, such as how to invest limited resources to protect or restore biodiversity and what sociopolitical and institutional factors influence investment success in conservation. 

06:00 - 08:30
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Jun 8 2022

Health Research Week - HRI Geospatial Health Lab and VIDEA Lab Tour

Come explore HRI’s Geospatial Health and new VIDEA labs, learn about our research and how you can get involved.About this eventOur Labs:Geospatial Health Lab - The Australian Geospatial Health Lab (AGeoH-L) is a unique partnership between the University of Canberra and GIS global industry leader Esri for advanced spatial health research.The Australian Geospatial Health Lab (AGeoH-L) unravels how relationships between environmental context and population composition together shape health. The focus is the active appraisal over time of dynamic, inferential relationships between people and places to inform improved public health and medical systems. VIDEA Lab - As Australia’s first lab to combine expertise from two related areas of knowledge: visual analytics and decision analytics, the VIDEA lab provides new opportunities to better plan mental and public health.The VIDEA Lab is central to the national and international visual and decision analytics hub within University of Canberra. This hub brings together national and international decision-scientists and visual analytics experts from many disciplines to research specific areas of policy and society.It uses new and advanced technologies and methods (e.g., machine learning, artificial intelligence and network analysis) and data science to visually analyse patterns of mental healthcare across the community to provide a better knowledge base and optimise communication with policy makers and stakeholders in the public health sector. We use our uniquely combined capacity in machine learning, data visualisation, modelling and advanced data analytics, to analyse and visualise complex healthcare data sets.

10:00 - 12:00
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Jun 8 2022

A Creative City: Researching Canberra’s Creative Industries

Uncovering Canberra as a highly creative city. Public lecture and Adjunct staff event.Drinks and canapes 5-6pmFaculty of Arts & Design Public lecture 6-7pmThe 2022 Creative Canberra research project is an environmental scan of the ACT creative industries sector undertaken for, and in partnership with the ACT Government, the University of Canberra, and the local creative industries. Through mixed methods analysis and the development of a suite of bespoke methodological tools, this study analysed the current state, scope and potential of the ACT creative industries to identify the ACT’s unique competitive advantage, development pathways and distinctive opportunities for (and constraints on) future jobs creation and the sustainable economic development of the sector. Our research shows that the ACT is a highly creative city with opportunities for strengthening and growing the role of creativity and the creative industries. This seminar explores the complex research process and findings for Canberra from this significant interdisciplinary partnership project.Professor Jason BainbridgeExecutive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design: Jason has extensive experience in developing creative industries strategies and leading multidisciplinary teams to implement and imbed them in Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.Associate Professor Cathy HopeCathy has expertise in designing and delivering creative sector-led projects for improved people and place outcomes in the ACT. She has delivered and evaluated multiple projects in partnership with ACT government, industry, the creative and community sectors and community including Haig Park Experiments, Social Art Park, Grants in the City and Ginninderry Open and Green Spaces.

17:00 - 19:00
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Jun 11 2022

The Jezabels @ UC Refectory

THE JEZABELSPrisoner 10 Year Anniversary Tour MELBOURNE, AU (Nov 1, 2021) – THE JEZABELS have just announced a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their 2011 Australian Music Prize, ARIA & AIR Award Winning, ARIA #2, iTunes #1, Gold Album Prisoner! For the first time, the band will be playing their most successful record, in its entirety live on stage. “We couldn't be more excited to be getting back together again for an Australian tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our debut album 'Prisoner'. We are pleased to say we'll be playing this baby live in full for the first time. It's been a hell of a decade since it came out, but it's made us all the more grateful for some of the things we took for granted. Like so many bands, playing our records live was always as important, if not more important, than making those records. We can't think of a better way to celebrate 'Prisoner' and say thank you to our fans that have supported us over the years than to announce this tour. We hope you can join us,” says the band. Tickets go on sale at 12pm, Wednesday November 4. My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 12pm, Thursday November 3.  For complete tour and ticketinformation, visit: livenation.com.au. Prisoner is a panoramic study of tension and emancipation, from the echoing stone cathedral of the title track to the sun-blasted morning of the first single, Endless Summer; from the cloistered atmospherics of the instrumental interlude, Austerlitz, to the chiming and climbing pop of Deep Wide Ocean and the quiet reflecting pool of Peace of Mind.  To mark the occasion, they will be releasing a limited collectors 7inch of a live recording of City Girl, captured at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne in 2011. The 7inch will only be available to ticket buyers to purchase. “Prisoner is also arguably the only Jezabels album that feels like an entirely cohesive body of work. The songs occupy the same musical universe — and more often than not, they bleed into each other, making the full 59-minutes feel like one great continuous ebb and flow.”Junkee “The Jezabels' immense sound isn't just imposing; it also upends familiar assumptions.” Sydney Morning Herald.

20:00 - 23:30
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Jun 16 2022

UC Staff Giving Day 'Walk Together'

The University of Canberra’s inaugural Staff Giving Day, Walk Together, invites our community to join forces in support of our UC Students who are facing financial hardship.Hosted by the UC Advancement Team, Walk Together will include an accessible, mapped out, short walk around our beautiful campus, followed by a free BBQ on the concourse, with all staff and students invited to participate.This special day includes a Staff Giving Day, where everyone is invited to make a tax-deductible financial donation in support of our UC students in need. UC Staff’s generosity to our students through our Staff Giving Program is something that is extremely valued and has played a key part in giving our most vulnerable students’ the opportunity to continue their studies and achieve their goals.However, the need continues. In 2021 the UC Foundation saw 139 eligible applicants apply for a UC Foundation Scholarship, but due to funding, only 17 could be awarded. Your support to our Staff Giving Day has the power to change lives. Every dollar counts and together, makes an enormous difference!By joining us for this special event you will be a part of a vibrant and meaningful day that highlights UC’s bold values, bringing our university community together to make a positive difference to students within our community who need it most.Join us and Walk Together this Thursday 16 June. Together we have the power to change lives.Registrations required to help us coordinate catering, thanks!

12:00 - 14:00

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