UnCover Events: Future Bright - Celebrating UC's 30th

‘Is our future bright?’

As Canberra’s university turns thirty years young, help us celebrate our milestone and look to the next thirty years with the Future Bright Facebook live event.

Join comedian, TV personality and UC Alumnus, Wil Anderson, as he hosts UC’s 30th anni­versary celebration with a panel of UC experts – a public and free Future Bright Facebook Live event on Friday 6 November from 7.30pm.

Join the stream online, get involved with the audience and panel through interactive and enjoy a music performance from Alice Ivy.

Friday 6 November


Wil Anderson


Wil Anderson’s high energy, unpredictable comedy on stage has a joke count that should carry a heart health warning. Astute and hilarious, the host and executive producer of Gruen, seamlessly blends wit and intelligence on current affairs, pop culture and politics. He did his stint in Canberra at UC before joining the press gallery at Parliament House before realising comedy paid better than journalism.

Jason Bainbridge

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design

Professor Jason Bainbridge sure knows the value of the humanities on humanity. Having researched the impact of popular cultural representations of the law through popular culture TV shows, films and books, he has insight on how the humanities can allow society to imagine the future we want to create.

Karen Strickland

Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health

Professor Karen Strickland provides professional leadership as an academic nurse leader. Karen joined the University of Canberra in 2017, in the role of Clinical Chair in Nursing at ACT Government Health Directorate until September 2019. Karen understands the importance of nurses as the heart of the health system, particularly in times of pandemic and health crises.

Cindy Mitchell

Chief Executive Officer of The Mill House Ventures

Social Impact Strategist for the Faculty of Business, Government and Law, Cindy Mitchell, is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Mill House Ventures, the Canberra region's first dedicated social enterprise business development consultancy at the University of Canberra. Cindy was the Founder and CEO of No Sweat Fashions, a not for profit social enterprise designed to create training, employment and work experience opportunities for migrant and refugees settling in Canberra. She is a passionate advocate for civil society and the social enterprise and social impact investment movements globally. For this work, she was recognised as the 2020 ACT Woman of the Year.

Kerrie Heath

Co-Director – UC Affiliated Schools Program

Clinical Associate Professor Kerrie Heath is the Co-Director of the nation-leading ACT Affiliated Schools Program. She has proven success as a strategic and operational leader across a number of settings in ACT Public Schools, the ACT Education Directorate and in Universities. Kerrie led the development of the ACT Minister for Education’s incoming minister’s brief, contributing to the development of the Future of Education Strategy. Kerrie is now a Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra where she leads significant school-university partnership initiatives, teaches on undergraduate and post graduate programs and was program director for the Master of Education program.

Enjoy live performance by Alice Ivy

Alice Ivy Photo Credit: Michelle G Hunder

Alice Ivy’s eclectic signature sound spans sample-influenced soul, hip-hop and electronic pop that she brings to life live as a multi-instrumentalist.

Melbourne based electronic producer Alice Ivy released her debut album I’m Dreaming in February 2018 and has since performed more than 200 shows worldwide, including Australian national tours with Flight Facilities, Vera Blue & The Jungle Giants, SXSW 2018, Falls Festival, Listen Out and Splendour In The Grass.

With seven consecutive singles on high rotation on triple j and a reputation for explosive live performances, Alice Ivy is fast becoming recognised as one of Australia’s most versatile and exhilarating artists. Her second album Don’t Sleep, featuring collaborations with Thelma Plum, Ecca Vandal, Odette & Montaigne, among others, came out worldwide in July 2020.

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