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Ideas, Progress & the Future

Still fighting for climate change resilience: UC’s Professor Emerita launches new book

Professor Emerita Barbara Norman’s new book offers direction for building our way to a climate resilient and adaptive future.

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Alumni Stories

‘Razor’ Ray fell into AFL, but has since progressed in leaps and bounds: Sport Walk of Fame

UC alumni ‘Razor’ Ray Chamberlain may have landed in AFL by accident, but he’s made a long and successful career out of it.

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Students in Focus

Education transforms – and everyone should have a chance at it

Lily O'Donnell has experienced the transformative nature of higher education and through her roles as an Aspirations Agent, tutor and mentor, works to ensure that every young person has the chance to access it.

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Alumni Stories

A sporting career that’s spanned three decades: Sport Walk of Fame Inductee, Louise Burrows

From playing for the ACT Brumbies to representing Australia at four World Cups, Louise Burrows has been playing rugby union for almost 30 years and is now being recognised at the Sports Walk of Fame.

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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

"I love the challenge of racing against yourself": Sports Walk of Fame

Benita Willis is one of 22 inductees into the University of Canberra's Sports Walk of Fame, and since becoming a mum two months ago, is reflecting on her professional career as a runner.

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Students in Focus

IDPWD: Disability doesn't just affect those who are disabled

Ahead of the University of Canberra's International Day of People with a Disability celebrations on Wednesday 16 November, it's important to recognise that disability doesn't just affect the person who is disabled.

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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

The King of Sports Management

Sydney Kings owner Paul Smith has an unashamed passion for sport that has driven his global success in sports management and a place on the UC Sports Walk of Fame.

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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

Celebrating a career that has bridged industry and research: Sports Walk of Fame inductee, Professor David Pyne

Professor David Pyne credits a strong vision and good people for his 40-year history with the University of Canberra and induction to the Sports Walk of Fame.

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Students in Focus

Letting go of other people’s expectations and writing your own story

An immigrant, PhD candidate, wife and mother, Dua’s biography has had chapters all around the world, but she credits her family and Australia for the opportunity to write her own story.

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Environmental Influence

A platypus can glow green and hunt prey with electricity – but it can’t climb dams to find a mate

One of the planet's most unique creatures, the platypus is at risk of extinction, with human-caused threats including habitat loss, climate change, pollution and invasive species like foxes and dogs. Researchers have now added another to that list – dams.

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Students in Focus

An awakening experience for students working in mental health

Postgraduate students are delivering a successful early intervention program for young people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) characteristics in a unique practical placement opportunity.

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Alumni Stories

Sharing the flavours of my culture

Although Arika Errington grew up feeling like she couldn’t embrace her Aboriginal culture, she is changing that for her daughter – starting with her native food business.

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Students in Focus

Recipe for Success

Swapping kitchen time for lab work, three UC postgraduate students are drawing on their culinary backgrounds as they pursue their passion for nutrition

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Arts & Culture

Circus Elephants, Fairies, and Rock n Roll – the Stonefest story

With the return of Stonefest in 2022, UC student Liam Mulhall explores the history of the festival.

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Transforming PE, one lesson at a time

Sophie Newton is working alongside internationally renowned Physical Education pedagogues to produce ground-breaking research in early childhood education.

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