Recent media reports paint a disturbing picture of housing affordability in the ACT, particularly for young people and families in rental accommodation or seeking to rent, as well those wishing to enter home ownership. Indeed, by some measures, the ACT rental market appears to be the worst in Australia.This IGPA Public Lecture will examine the policy context and framework under which housing affordability has deteriorated in Canberra where the Government exercises a much higher level of control over the supply compared to other jurisdictions.The Seminar is jointly convened by Professorial Fellow Jon Stanhope AO and Adjunct Professor Dr Khalid Ahmed PSM. The PanelDR CARLETON BRUIN CHRISTENSEN studied philosophy in both Australia and Germany. He has taught at various universities including Newcastle, Sydney, Frankfurt, Leipzig and the Australian National University in Canberra. He is now a researcher at the University of New South Wales.Besides his work on the German philosophy of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he has published on the philosophy of technology and sustainability, e.g., “Human Ecology as Philosophy” and “Two Kinds of Economy, Two Kinds of Self—Toward More Manageable, Hence More Sustainable and Just Supply Chains”.Bruin is keen to build interdisciplinary links to other areas of inquiry relevant to issues of the environment and sustainability. He is also actively engaged in local politics, particularly on urban development and public transport, and is a founding member of the Canberra Planning Action Group, which is seeking to develop a Canberra-wide perspective on, and improvement of, the ACT government’s strategies of urban renewal.ANNA DENNIS graduated from ANU with Honours in Sociology in 2018. Anna has been engaged in a range of community and social issues as an activist and an advocate. She is on the steering committee of the Refugee Action Campaign, and played significant parts in campaigns for marriage equality and higher education reform. This year, Anna worked with Better Renting to lead a community engagement project demonstrating the importance of energy efficiency for renters, who often pay high utility bills and experience health problems living in inefficient homes. She worked with renters in Canberra to make their homes warmer over winter, and continues to advocate for policy changes to alleviate this burden. PROFESSORIAL FELLOW JON STANHOPE AO was a member of the ACT Legislative Assembly from 1998 to 2011. He was the Territory’s Chief Minister from 2001 to and 2011, and also held the portfolios of Health, Attorney-General, Municipal Services, Economic Development and Treasury during his tenure. He was Administrator of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories from 2012 to 2014. Besides IGPA, Jon is currently engaged with Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Service as an adviser. This event is free to attend but please RSVP through Eventbrite
Join UC M.U.S.I.C. Society musicians on the 21st of November 7- 11 pm for a free night of entertainment.
UC Life and the University of Canberra SRC proudly presents the official 2019 University of Canberra Graduation Ball. A very special night to remember is promised with canapes, 2 course menu and drinks package with live entertainment, student awards and an event photographer.The ultimate pat on the back and a farewell to your studies in style.A night best enjoyed to be shared with your graduating friends, so organise a tableTickets on sale Friday 21st June 12pmEarly bird $115*General Admission $125** Plus booking feesPlus ones, Non-UC students and students who aren’t yet graduating are all welcome*This is an 18+ only event
The ACT has led the nation in the fight for marriage equality introducing the (repealed) Marriage Equality Same Sex Act in 2013, and registering the highest percentage of ‘yes’ votes in the 2017 postal survey (74%).The Office for LGBTQI+ Affairs sits under the ACT Chief Minster’s portfolio, we have a dedicated rainbow bus, and our national monuments light up in bright rainbow colours each night. It can be argued that the ACT is the most progressive state or territory in Australia for gay and lesbian rights. But what about the oft-unheard stories from the other colours of the rainbow—bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex and queer people?
Join us to find out more about your postgraduate study options at the University of Canberra This is for anyone:Wanting to boost their career opportunities by adding to their qualifications.Aspiring to become a subject matter expert.Thinking about making a career changeWithout a professional degree, but with 5+ years of relevant professional experience looking to gain an academic qualification.Webinar sessions are interactive, online based information sessions, designed so you can learn about your study options and get your questions answered from the comfort of wherever you may be.You can register to attend as many webinar sessions that are of interest to you. Postgraduate Information sessionsTopic AboutDate/time*RegistrationYour Postgraduate Experience and Study Options at UC Join this webinar as we help you to navigate your postgraduate study options25 November 1:00 PM Register NowFunding your Postgraduate Study Choosing to pursue postgraduate study does not have to break the bank. Explore the possible options that will make postgraduate study more accessible and affordable.25 November 2:00 PMRegister NowThe postgraduate admissions process explainedJoin us in this webinar and learn more about the postgraduate admissions process.25 November 3:00 PMRegister NowWhy do a research degree?Considering a degree by research?Before embarking on your research student journey, join this webinar to find out more about the identifying a supervisor and research thesis topic, and the support available to your during your candidature.25 November 4:00 PMRegister Now Postgraduate Course SessionsTopic AboutDate/time*RegistrationArts and DesignMaster of ArchitectureConsidering becoming an Architect? Find out about this professionally accredited two-year course, which focuses on the contemporary issues informing urban architecture.26 November 4:00 PM Register NowMaster of Arts in Creative and Cultural FuturesLead the way in a rapidly changing cultural sector. Join this webinar to learn about the Master of Arts in Creative and Cultural Futures.27 November 4:00 PM Register NowBusiness, Government and LawMaster of Business AdministrationAn MBA from UC can help professionals and aspiring managers enhance their career opportunities and facilitate job promotions and higher salaries. An MBA provides a distinct advantage for advancement to management or leadership positions. 28 November 3:00 PM Register NowMaster of Human Resource ManagementAre you looking for a career in Human Resources? Perhaps you are already working in Human Resources and want to upskill? 28 November 1:00 PM Register NowMaster of Professional AccountingThe UC Master of Professional Accounting course is the perfect study pathway for:- Internationally educated accountants, looking to meet the minimum entry requirements for working in Australia as established by the CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant) Australia, and CAANZ (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand).- Students who already hold a postgraduate degree in another field but considering exploring switching careers and becoming an accountant.28 November 2:00 PM Register NowEducationMaster of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) & Foreign Language Teaching (FLT)Learn to teach a language and open a world of possibilities! No previous teaching experience or qualification required.20 November 1:30 PM Register NowMaster of EducationIf you are an Education graduate looking to take your career to the next level, join this webinar about the Master of Education.26 November 3:00 PM Register NowHealthGraduate Certificate in Sports AnalyticsBring your A-game and launch your career in sports analytics. Join this webinar to learn more about how sport is using data to drive decision making on the playing field.27 November 3:00 PM Register NowMaster of Public HealthLooking to make an impact on fields of disease prevention, health promotion, health policy, environmental health and health systems?27 November 1:00 PM Register NowScience and TechnologyMaster of Information Technology and SystemsMaster of Business InformaticsMaster of Data ScienceMaster of EngineeringConsidering a career in IT and Engineering? Join this webinar to learn more about what each of our postgraduate courses can equip you with to be job-ready, world-ready and future-ready.27 November 2:00 PM Register NowCan’t make it? Don't worry! Register anyway and you will receive a link to the recording after the session.We look forward to meeting you online.Secure your future with a UC postgraduate degree. *Times listed in AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time
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 Dr Kellie Toohey. 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.