Did you know, that October is Mental Health Month?UC thrive will be sharing thirty days of wellbeing where we will be sharing 7 things you can do each week to help encourage wellbeing in your lives. You can try one or two things, or try them all! Follow UC thrive on Facebook to keep up to dateIf you ever need any support, reach out to email@example.com
We are thinking of our UC and wider ACT community at this time.If you would like to connect with our Wellbeing team for support, advice, someone to chat to, or to talk through anything that may be impacting you at this time, please come to our virtual Wellbeing drop in & chat session.Please join us if you have concerns about device access, financial support or access to any essential items.Wednesdays, 10.30am-12.30pmLink to join: https://au.bbcollab.com/guest/90fabae3372c4455820fd35f25c250e6If you are feeling overwhelmed or concerned now or at anytime, please reach out - the UC Crisis Line is available 24/7.Phone: 1300 271 790 / text: 0488 884 227
With a range of games from trivia to t-shirt drawing, Jack Box Games is sure to create a fun time.
The UCX Food Pantry is determined to serve the needs of students during this ACT Lockdown. We have created a click and collect model to ensure that students can get what they need in a safe way.How it works:Choose up to 15 points worth of itemsAllocate a collection time (you must collect your order within this time period). Items not collected in this time will be forfeited, no additional times are available.Orders close at 3pm the day before your nominated collection time.If you have ordered a StudentFresh Box, this will also be available during your collection time.Collection is at the UCX Food Pantry. Please provide your name to staff and they will fetch your items and place them on a table outside. (PLEASE BRING A BAG)We may not be able to cater to all your requests due to the pantry's stock however we will try and accommodate by substituting those items for others.
Can you find the imposter? someone among us is not who they appear to be, save yourself and your crew mates by identifying who the imposter is in this murder mystery game.All players welcome, download the free app onto your phone to play.
Join us for a live music set each Thursday brought to you by UC Life and a local musician!
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, 1:00pm to 2:00pm, 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.Due to the current COVID restrictions, this activity will be run online using Microsoft Teams (and not in-person).If you are interested in joining the activity please contact the organiser, Craig Johnson, to confirm the online details.
Sometimes it is hard to meet new people, or to find opportunities to practice speaking in English. We wanted to provide a chance to help you with this. Our English Conversation Club is an informal time, not a structured class. In a small group we talk about a different topic each meeting, with a native English speaker. Improve your English by practicing your speaking and listening, and make some new friends along the way! Anyone is welcome join this activity! The English Conversation Club is a free activity especially for international students or visiting scholars from overseas. But anyone who wants to practice their English is welcome.Due to the situation with the Corona virus, we are now holding the English Conversation Club online using Microsoft Teams (and not in-person). If you are interested in joining the activity please contact the organiser, Craig Johnson, to confirm online details.
Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) are a global invader with a tangled history with humanity as agents of biocontrol and models for ecology and evolution. We have studied populations of these fish that have invaded geothermal systems in Aotearoa and California that span a wide temperature gradient. Field surveys, common garden rearing, trait assays, and mesocosm experiments reveal wide-ranging trait variation among populations with ecological effect. Variation in traits are a consequence of interacting plasticity and evolved differences among populations. Evolutionary declines in growth rates and observed body size distributions in the wild reveal evolutionary downsizing in response to warming. Growth and size differences interact with plastic changes in physiological rates to alter metabolic scaling predictions and reduce population energy demand. Ultimately, evolved shifts in body size and plastic shifts in size-linked physiology associated with warming may enable population persistence and cause a range of ecological effects on communities and ecosystem processes. Speaker BioKevin Simon is an Associate Professor in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland. He is a freshwater ecologist with broad interests in applied and theoretical ecology. Much of his work revolves around the role that animals play in ecosystem processes. Recent research has focused on how contemporary evolution in the face of thermal change alters the role species play in ecosystems. He and his students also ficus on response of aquatic systems to a range of environmental stressors. Current work in his lab is focusing on the effects of micro-and nanoplastics and ecological processes, interactions between native and invasive organisms, and the effect of urban and agricultural land use on freshwater systems.
On Friday 22nd October at 7 pm we will be recognising and celebrating all the events and efforts by our clubs and societies in the period 11th October 2020 to 1st October 2021. Join us online for this year's Campus Life Awards. We will be celebrating online this year with a special surprise for all attendees (who purchase a free ticket before the event)! Make sure you sign up and grab your free ticket for the event so you can receive your special surprise! Here is the link to grab your ticket in order to redeem the surprise https://clubs.canberra.edu.au/Products/332 Don't forget to nominate for the awards: https://clubs.canberra.edu.au/CLAwards
The Global Employability Program provides International Students a unique insight into Australian workplace and the opportunity to learn new skills and practice these in a safe and supported environment before starting their clinical placement.These sessions are tailored to provide support to international students, for their upcoming internships or placement.The session aims to help build a variety of skills including confidence, communication, cultural awareness, familiarity with workplace norms and language that will assist students throughout their placements/internships and professional journey after UC.Please note that in order to compete the program and get your badge you will need to complete all the online content on https://uclearn.canberra.edu.au/enroll/PYCGFE and attend one Face to Face session.To join the sessions:The session will run on the GEP Online UCLearn canvas site in a Virtual Room.Date and Time Session 1: 26 Oct 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pmSession 2: 28 Oct 2021, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us for our weekly trivia night!Trivia is hosted by a different UC Club or Society each week with a range of topics covered!
Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow Rachel, Foundation Director of the Health Research Institute, will present the 10-year development of the Institute under three University strategic plans and in the context of Higher Education changes to research funding. She will focus on development of strategy and research themes that have demonstrated successful income streams, research outputs, impact, and productive collaborations.Presented online via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86954395718?pwd=eU9OMzlrZWR6R2RBVk1qUFAzVStJZz09 Passcode 404570
The Attorney-General’s Department has opportunities for temporary employment in the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) program and FEG Recovery program.Multiple roles are available, including Fair Claims Assessor, Review Officer, with the FEG Reviews Team & the FEG AAT, Litigation & Review Team, Program Officer and more.These roles are suitable to a variety of degrees and especially suited to students who would like to gain experience in the public service, with a focus on legislation, policy, program delivery and governance. Applicants must be Australian citizens and be eligible to apply for a Australian Government security clearance for these roles.Please join this information session via zoom to find out more about the roles and how to apply.An overview of the roles is available on Careerhub at these links:https://www.canberra.edu.au/unihub/students/jobs/detail/455840https://www.canberra.edu.au/unihub/students/jobs/detail/455839Session:Fri 29 Oct 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Increase the impact of your research and industry engagement using entrepreneurial methods.Research to Impact is a short webinar for researchers (PhD candidates and upwards) to introduce a practical tool that helps you take your research out of academia, engage with industry and find new opportunities. As a researcher, you may be frustrated by the difficulty of finding ways to apply your research or ideas into meaningful results in the real world. The changing landscape has led to career challenges for early stage researchers and lower funding for research team leaders. Join us for this practical webinar, and stimulate your thinking in how you can advance your projects, ideas and research by finding answers about industry needs, adapting to make you more prevalent in your field and even attract resources you need to take your projects forward.We use lean innovation methods developed for startups and proven to work for researchers to:Show you practical new ways to think about innovation that will enable you to better engage the communityHelp you create real collaborative conversations with industry that can lead to opportunitiesChallenge you with fast-paced real-world tasksEmpower you to explore new options for your career, industry engagement and commercialising your inventionsGive you new tools to connect and explain your research
GradWISE celebrate an incredible year of graduate outcomes for 2021 and partnership with the University of Canberra!Through the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, GradWISE students and graduates have demonstrated agility and resilience in what has been a year of transformation.Are you thinking about your graduate career?On the back of the great success achieved in 2021, GradWISE look ahead to a new year and look forward to helping you shape your future careers. Through one-on-one, group and online services, GradWISE will give you the skills, assistance and industry exposure you need in finding your perfect graduate or entry level role.Join the GradWISE team for an information session to learn about the award winning program and supports available to students and graduates living with a disability, injury or illness in securing sustainable employment in their field of study.
GradWISE celebrate an incredible year of graduate outcomes for 2021 and partnership with the University of Canberra!Through the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19, GradWISE students and graduates have demonstrated agility and resilience in what has been a year of transformation.Are you thinking about your graduate career?On the back of the great success achieved in 2021, GradWISE look ahead to a new year and look forward to helping you shape your future careers. Through one-on-one, group and online services, GradWISE will give you the skills, assistance and industry exposure you need in finding your perfect graduate or entry level role.Join the GradWISE team for an information session to learn about the award winning program and supports available to students and graduates living with a disability, injury or illness in securing sustainable employment in their field of study.Session: 11 Nov 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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
Open Source Hackathon Win up to $10,000 and get support to generate ground breaking ideas and launch a high-growth impactful business leveraging OpenSource technologies between 22 and 26 November 2021. Competition for diverse teams of innovators excited by innovation and entrepreneurship. Exceptional collaborative atmosphere with access to leading mentors with short workshops that help participants generate, evolve and pitch ideas to win the vote of the judges. This hackathon is a collaboration of the University of Canberra, Instaclustr and the Caneberra Innovation Network.$10,000 cash in prize money!It is free to participate but your team can win cash from this pool and there is more, please visit link below to get more info and to register your team for Open Source Hackathon! Link: https://opensourcehack.cbrin.com.au/