The University of Canberra Wunderkammer Exhibition is a display of objects, works of art and decorative items from across the different University Collections held on campus and brought together in a manner to resemble the origins of modern museums. About the exhibitionThe University of Canberra Collections consist of the Art Collection, Matthias Geological Collection, Ecology Wet and Dry Specimens Collection, Indigenous Teaching Collection, Australian National Museum of Education, Rare Books Collection, Nursing Historical Collection and the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature. The exhibition features 50 items of significance from across all collections and some of the objects presented have rarely been on public display before. The Wunderkammer concept goes back to the 15th Century where private collectors, often princes of the realm, collected a wide range of objects or provided patronage for scholars who collected specimens on their behalf. The objects were often displayed in an eclectic but aesthetic manner in rooms and suites specifically set aside for them. The collections served as a projection of regal power as princes could demonstrate through their collections mastery of the world, knowledge and learning. Each display cabinet will have a selection of objects set out in an aesthetic manner to replicate the Wunderkammers of old. One of the most intriguing aspects of this form of display is how the placement of objects aesthetically will interact with both the viewer and each other.
Grab some popcorn, chat with us about how your semester is going so far and find out all about the different services that are available to support you. We will be at the entry to the Refectory between 10am and 12noon.
Meet Actor and Author M.J Dougherty and listen to his story of how he went from suicide survivor to walking the Red Carpet in Hollywood. Chronicled in his best selling novel, Life Lessons From a Total Failure, MJ will be candidly sharing his story and sharing what he has learned on his journey (that’s including his experiences working on Dexter and Greys Anatomy!)
Meet Actor and Author M.J Dougherty and listen to his story of how he went from suicide survivor to walking the Red Carpet in Hollywood. Chronicled in his best selling novel, Life Lessons From a Total Failure, MJ will be candidly sharing his story and sharing what he has learned on his journey, including his experiences being a gay man in a small town in Pennsylvania, to working on some on Hollywood’s hottest shows. As an advocate for LGBTQ youth of America MJ is keen to meet and speak to UC’s LGBTQ community. Light refreshments will be provided.
Meet Actor and Author M.J Dougherty and listen to his story of how he went from suicide survivor to walking the Red Carpet in Hollywood. Chronicled in his best selling novel, Life Lessons From a Total Failure, MJ will be candidly sharing his story and sharing what he has learned on his journey that’s including working on Dexter and Greys Anatomy, to writing a best selling novel.This event is ideal for aspiring writers in understanding the process of how Dougherty wrote a best selling author
Whether you are starting your UC journey this semester, or have been here for a few years, please join fellow mature age students, UC Student Mentors and key support staff for a coffee catch up. Connect to your peersEngage with support servicesFREE COFFEE!
Do you have what it takes? Are you tough enough to give to a child doing it tough? Do you want to give back to the community? The Student-led knitting project meets once a week to knit teddies for kids who are having a tough time. Come along to our meetings one a week to chat and knit up a storm. ***All supplies provided ***Dont know how to knit? We will teach you!
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.
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 your 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, displays, clubs and so much more.UC staff will be available and stationed at info points throughout the campus to assist you if you need any help.
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. Whether you consider yourself tech savvy, a creative thinker, a health and science enthusiast, an aspiring teacher or you are passionate about business, government and law – we’ve got you covered! UC Open Day is jam packed with fun activities and entertainment from the Canberra community. We have several Canberra attractions and employers in attendance, we will have giveaways on the day through Hit 104.7 and over 200+ Information sessions, hands-on workshops, and displays and demonstrations on offer throughout the day. This is YOUR chance to link in with the community and experience what Canberra has to offer.
Celebrating the University of Canberra’s First ChancellorYou are Invited to the Launch ofJean BlackburnEducation, feminism and social justiceby Craig Campbell and Debra HayesTo be launched by Professor Barbara Pamphilon AM, Interim Dean, Faculty of Education University of Canberra and assisted by Ph.D. StudentsEvent Details: Date:Tuesday 17 September, 2019 Time: 4.00pm for 5.15pm followed by refreshments and the Annual Australian National Museum of Education Lecture which will commence at 6pm. “Jean Blackburn is one of Australia's truly remarkable womenof modern times.” — Michael Pusey“Australian education still needs Jean Blackburn.” — Susan Ryan Australian National Museum of Education Annual LectureFollowing the Book Launch we will be hosting the Annual Australian National Museum of Education Annual Lecture. Presenting is Leading Technology and Education Academic, Professor Robert Fitzgerald Pro Vice-Chancellor Education Strategy, Charles Darwin University will speak on Mindstorms 4.0: Children, technology and learningProfessor Fitzgerald has built an international reputation for innovation in education design in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, working with schools and universities in Australia and internationally.A MUST FOR ALL STEM EDUCATORS AND OTHER TECHNOCRATSHistorical Perspectives on Education Series, No 13Date: Tuesday 17 September 2019Time: 5.15pm for 6.00pm
The Melanie Swan Movie Night is back for 2019 and you're invited to join in the fun at Palace Electric!Get your crew together for a screening of 'Judy' starring Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland circa 1969 as she arrives in London for a run of sell-out concerts.The movie night raises vital funds to support the University of Canberra cancer research being spearheaded by Professor Sudha Rao.Professor Rao and her team are leading the fight against cancer in the ACT and are on the brink of significant advancements in the prevention and treatment of metastatic cancer.Help support this incredible research by attending the movie fundraising evening, in honour of Melanie Swan, who lost her battle with metastatic breast cancer.You will be able to hear directly from Professor Rao to learn more about this incredible research taking place in Canberra.Key DetailsWhen: Thursday 17 October 2019, 6:00 PMWhere: Palace Electric CinemaDress: CasualParking: available under the cinemaMovie: Judy starring Renee ZellweggerTicket cost: $70 + GSTYour ticket includes admission to the movie, glass of wine/beer, popcorn, choc top, water and a Swarovski crystal necklace valued at $70.
Stonefest 2019 | Saturday 19 October | UC Refectory & UC Hub | 18+ Full Lineup: (in alphabetical order) British India | Ceres | Cry Club | Example (UK) | FRITZ | Genesis Owusu | Good Doogs | Japanese Wallpaper | Mallrat | Moaning Lisa | Ninajirachi | Pagan | RAAVE Tapes | Sampa The Great | Skegss | Sputnik Sweetheart | Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers | Thelma Plum After nearly a decade in hibernation, Stonefest returns to the University of Canberra. Set to take over UC Refectory and UC Hub this October with a mammoth lineup of international acts, Hottest 100 favourites and some of Australia’s hottest new talents, Stonefest is a nostalgia trip and a glimpse into the future all in one. Heading up the lineup are a duo of Australian acts. Skegss have shot to stardom with their buzzed-out, relatable surf rock that saw them claim #11 in the 2018 Hottest 100 with ‘Up In The Clouds’, whilst Mallrat is on a trajectory all her own, with an entirely sold out national tour that included four back-to-back shows at the Corner Hotel and three at The Triffid in Brisbane. There are also nods to Stonefests past, with British India returning to the festival they played more than a decade ago and Euro pop megastar Example dropping in from the UK. Canberra acts have been kicking some serious goals in recent times, and they’re well-represented with globetrotting rapper/performance artists Genesis Owusu and alternative rockers Moaning Lisa heading up a local contingent that also includes Sputnik Sweetheart and Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers. ‘Clumsy Love’ singer Thelma Plum, Zambia-born rapper Sampa The Great, instant party RAAVE Tapes, past Unearthed High winner Japanese Wallpaper, and emo favourites Ceres prove that there’ll be something for everyone across Stonefest’s two stages. Emerging acts Cry Club, Good Doogs, Ninajirachi, Paganand FRITZ round out the lineup, offering new discoveries for the uninitiated.
We love supporting women and celebrating the University of Canberra community who are changing the world and shaking things up - one step at a time. Please join the Office of Advancement at our annual Women's Breakfast with your MC for the morning, the incredible Virginia Haussegger AM, as we hear from inspiring speakers including Kate Munari and Professor Sudha Rao. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the National Portrait Gallery, network the room and throw your support behind a truly inspiring cause; the UC Cancer Research Fund.