To support and raise awareness for World Access to Higher Education Day, Widening Participation will be hosting an event on the 26th of November, at UC Theatre from 12:00-1:30pm. Students, staff and the wider UC community are invited to the documentary screening of “Unlikely” which investigates America's college dropout crisis through the lives of students navigating the broken higher education system and the innovators working to close the opportunity divide. Watch trailer.
Keep clothing out of landfill and learn new skills. Bring your worn, torn and buttonless clothing to the UC Repair Cafe and we will help you to revitalise it. If you know your way around a needle and thread, come along and help others.
Please join us for the next Centre for Creative & Cultural Research seminar. All welcome.AbstractThe nature of Aboriginal peoples’ relationships to stone artefacts has changed since the 1960s in southeast Australia—now recognisably more social, spiritual, and immediate than temporally distant, historical, or technological. Drawing from published accounts and on personal experience, I suggest that this change, while not universal, is directly linked to compliance or developer-funded archaeology as a dominant mode of archaeological investigation and Indigenous engagement. Archaeological surveys and excavations have enabled Aboriginal individuals and groups to return to previously unvisited parts of Country and thereby they have been able to renegotiate the contemporary meanings of and emotional responses to stone artefacts. Such remaking of meanings is being done in ways that contrast with the dominant and disenfranchising Western scientific values typically ascribed to objects by archaeologists and government cultural heritage laws and regulations. In this presentation I explore the opportunities and challenges faced by those concerned with more-than-scientific meanings of stone artefacts. More generally, and based on the evidence presented here, I argue that Indigenous ontologies of care now stand in opposition to State sanctioned ontologies of harm.Short bio:Steve Brown is an honorary research associate with the Museum and Heritage Studies Program at the University of Sydney, a lecturer at the University of Canberra, and a special advisor with GML Heritage. He was the lead author of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape World Heritage Nomination (2017). Steve is a co-editor of Object Stories: Artifacts and Archaeologists (Routledge 2015); Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas: Governance, Management and Policy (Routledge 2018); and is currently co-editing the Routledge Handbook on Cultural Landscapes.
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?
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.
TUKA is hitting the road this November for the first solo headline run of shows his had since 2015!Celebrating the launch of his brand new singles “Selling Me Out” and b-side “F*ck You Pay Me” TUKA will be touring a brand new show with a live band and special guest ALPHAMAMA among others.
TRIVIUM are mainstays on the Global touring circuit, regularly making pivotal appearances at Wacken Open Air, Bloodstock, KNOTFEST & more! Catch them at their only headline show when they visit Australia for Good Things Festival this December.TriviumGood Things Festival Headline Sideshow Presented by Destroy All Lines with Eye of the EnemyDoors: 8PMWednesday 4th DecemberUC Refectory, Canberra18+
Off the back of their epic new single ‘All My Friends Are Dead' The Amity Affliction are heading out on a massive regional tour to kick off the new year.Support from Odd Worlders, Ocean Grove and New Zealand’s Antagonist AD, plus local supports TBA.Tickets on sale Monday 7 October, 9:00 am via Moshtix.
Join Ball Park Music, Spacey Jane and Sputnik Sweetheart for one heck of an O-Week party. ** This event is Licenced/All Ages **