Drop in to relieve stress, have fun on Tuesday afternoons at the UC Gym from 3.30-5pm during October.Help raise funds for mental health resources, including a table tennis table, at the ACT Extended Care Unit (ECU). The unit adjacent to Calvary Hospital provides residential care for people with complex and enduring mental health issues.Support University of Canberra Table Tennis Club at Bruce raise funds together with the Canberra Mental Health Forum for the Canberra Hospital Foundation: drop in Tuesday afternoons at the UC Gym from 3.30-5pm during October. Gym is Building 4. Gold coin donation or donate to https://www.canberrahospitalfoundation.org.au/donate-now/ in text box write Mental Health: ECU.Also participate in a range of other events table tennis events during October Mental Health Month in the ACT:https://www.mentalhealthmonthact.org/calendar#mentalhealthmonthact and #mhmact
Learn how to make delicious and cheap meals, meet new people and get a free feed right here on campus.Attendees have the chance to win one of two $25.00 Coles Gift Cards along and a recipe drawn up by a member of UC’s Nutrition & Dietetics department to most effectively spend it.Brought to you by Student Welfare — UC Belong ProgramSpaces are limited, to attend please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org from your student email account providing your name, student ID number, contact number and dietary restrictions. Registrations close one week prior to cooking class. All Students are Welcome!
Join us for an evening of excitement and edutainment as we watch our University of Canberra (UC) Researchers ‘Pitch for Funds’.With a stellar judging panel watching on, you will learn about exciting research taking place at UC and discover how our star researchers are finding practical solutions to real world problems.They are all working towards making the world a better place through their research, but there is only thing stopping them; money (lack of!).On the night, accompanied by a single PowerPoint slide and/or prop, our researchers will try to convince the judges to invest real money in their project, from a total prize pool of AUD $12,000.We look forward to seeing you there.#WeAreUC #P4F
In memory of our beautiful friend and colleague, and to remember her life and work, please join us for the Inaugural Dr Sarah Cope Memorial Lecture. Food will be served and work presented by her colleagues before a tree planting ceremony. The Caring for Older People Excellence (COPE) Award will also be presented for the first time to help continue work in the field Sarah was so passionate about - aged care. This event will take place in Building 2B02 at the University of Canberra. All are welcome and we hope to see you there.
Up to 60% of stroke survivors still have non-functional arms six months after stroke. Thousands of repetitions of movements are needed to improve function via neuroplasticity. Face-to-face time with therapists will never be able to provide all the hours needed, so the search is on to develop assistive devices which patients can use both under supervision and on their own to achieve these repetitions. We will likely be relying more on these devices as they become more widely available in the future.This talk will describe some of the devices in development, as well as those available now. Professor van Vliet, a stroke researcher and clinician, works with engineers on developing devices to improve stroke outcomes, and uses devices in her clinical practice. The focus of the talk will be on sensor-based devices such those using gaming technology, virtual reality and exoskeletons, which provide feedback to the person so that they can improve motor control as they practice. The current barriers to more people being able to access these devices will be discussed along with potential future solutions.