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GRADS 2021: Wayne Applebee

As a child, Wayne Applebee was told he would amount to nothing. This week, at the age of 72, he graduated from the University of Canberra with a Doctorate in Cultural Studies.

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Students in Focus

GRADS 2021: Michelle Sofo

After commencing her studies with the University of Canberra’s inaugural Master of Speech Pathology cohort in 2018, Michelle Sofo is now graduating, after studying part-time and facing many challenges along the way.

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Students in Focus

GRADS 2021: Ella Hourigan

As the University of Canberra celebrates graduation week, recent Bachelor of Communications in Advertising graduate Ella Hourigan shares her success story.

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Alumni Stories

GRADS 2021: Sarah Fisher

A combination of resilience, determination and reaching out for support has seen Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) graduate Sarah Fisher realise her dreams of investigating the mysteries of weather phenomena, while living with multiple chronic health conditions.

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Ideas, Progress & the Future

Robots for the real world

University of Canberra researcher David Hinwood has his head in robotics theory and his feet firmly on the ground – theory only makes sense if it has practical use in the real world, he says. And he’s set his sights on a robotic revolution in the textile recycling industry.

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Alumni Stories

Writing the way through the comic world

University of Canberra alumna and comic book writer Julie Ditrich is officially the first Australian woman to write for The Phantom comic book series.

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Alumni Stories

Hey Fritz making waves in sustainability

University of Canberra alumna Sammy Williamson has channeled her passion for sustainability to co-found a new peer-to-peer sustainability rental platform, Hey Fritz.

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Community Connections

How to: Be a better ally for transgender and gender diverse people

Transgender Day of Visibility is a day for celebration and reflection – everybody deserves the opportunity to be their whole selves, always.

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Community Connections

Journey to self: out of the binary box

For University of Canberra PhD student Phil Pearson, the realisation that they were outside of binary gender structures was a pivotal moment on the path to belonging.

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Business & Economy

The ins and outs of a corporate psychopath

University of Canberra Associate Professor Benedict Sheehy is using his corporate law expertise to find solutions to deal with corporate psychopaths and toxic management.

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Alumni Stories

30th Anniversary: Turning passion into practice

University of Canberra alumna Molly Dickson always knew she was going to be a teacher.

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Arts & Culture

Poets working together

This World Poetry Day, UnCover speaks to University of Canberra Professor of Writing and International Poetry Studies Institute Head, to find out just how widespread poetry really is – even when you don’t realise it.

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Community Connections

An Invitation: Let’s Dance

The University of Canberra’s Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Plan 2020-2022 is about people flourishing together – it’s an invitation to embark on a roadtrip towards belonging, says the University of Canberra’s Ellen Swavley.

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Ideas, Progress & the Future

Rage & the rise of a new women’s movement

There is extraordinary power in the emotions surfacing in women around Australia right now says Virginia Haussegger Founding Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation at UC.

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Students in Focus

Equipping students to thrive

Through the UC Thrive program, University of Canberra PhD student Hollie Speer is using her lived experience to support other students who are struggling.

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