Research Festival

6 – 10 June 2022

University of Canberra Research Festival

Celebrate, Connect, Energise

UC’s inaugural Research Festival is a university-wide festival of research showcases, workshops, tours, pitch competitions, networking and social activities, and public lectures.

We will hear from established research networks, transdisciplinary research groups collaborating across faculties, faculty research groups, current students, adjuncts, and more. Featuring more than 40 events over five days, the festival aims to celebrate, connect, and energise our UC research community following two years of restricted research.

Date: Monday 6 to Friday 10 June
Venue: Various locations across the University

Research Festival: Day 1

Day One of the festival will showcase the University’s innovative and multi-disciplinary research projects. These include presentations from some of our established research networks, such as Climate Change Adaption and Resilience Research Network and Health Humanities Network, and from transdisciplinary research teams collaborating across the University.

Location: 2B9


Opening session

Acknowledgement of Country

Presented by Professor Mick Cardew-Hall, DVC Research & Enterprise (acting) and Professor Lucy Johnston, DVC Research & Enterprise (incoming)


Morning tea


Research Network Showcase

  • Climate Change Adaption and Resilience Research Network (CCARRN): Enabling interdisciplinary research across the University of Canberra
  • Health Humanities Network: Transdisciplinary research to address complex problems
  • Health innovations in AI and robotics

Networking lunch

A light lunch will be hosted by the DVC Research & Enterprise. Registration is required.

Register now


Research Showcase

  • Maternal and child/adolescence health and educational outcomes in developing countries
  • Teaching Students to Fact-Check: Media Literacy in the Attention Economy
  • Can Transwomen Athletes Ever Win?
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to the sustainability of rural communities, a role for UC?
  • The Research Cluster for Digital Inequality and Social Change (RC-disc)
  • 2.40pm

    Afternoon tea


    Research Showcase

  • ‘Smashing faculty boundaries’, a ‘Yarn’ about the use of restorative practice in research to find solutions to our most wicked equity challenges.
  • Future of Food in the Australian Capital Region: A multidisciplinary and multisector research collaboration
  • The development of a novel pharmacological treatment for myopia (short-sightedness) - a cross faculty initiative.
  • Faculty programs

    General events

    Open for all UC staff, students and adjuncts to attend.

    View program

    Faculty of Arts and Design

    Targeted to Faculty of Arts and Design staff, students and adjuncts.

    View program

    Faculty of Business, Government & Law

    Targeted to Faculty of Business, Government & Law staff, students and adjuncts.

    View program

    Faculty of Education

    Targeted to Faculty of Education staff, students and adjuncts.

    View program

    Faculty of Health

    Targeted to Faculty of Health staff, students and adjuncts.

    View program

    Faculty of Science & Technology

    Targeted to Faculty of Science & Technology staff, students and adjuncts.

    View program

    Talk to us

    Want to know more about the Research Festival? Email the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise at DVCR&

    UC Research Festival logo