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Alumni Stories

“Stick at it”: The screenwriting’s on the wall for this UC film grad

Screenwriter and UC alumnus Abhi Jeyakkumar keeps one of his university assignments in plain sight on his bedroom wall – just to remind him of how far he’s come, and what it took to get there.

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Community Connections

How to protect children from the confronting news of the bushfire disaster

UC Assistant Professor Dr Zinnia Mevawalla is providing information and advice to parents about how to protect children from trauma in the wake of the nation’s recent bushfires.

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Arts & Culture

UnCover Podcast: Garth Nix and Felicity Packard in Conversation

Author Garth Nix and screenwriter Felicity Packard discuss their time growing up in Canberra and building careers as writers within Australia and abroad.

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Environmental Influence

Bushfire relief for the local habitat: How Canberrans can buoy local ecosystems

The University of Canberra’s Professor Ross Thompson shares practical measures for Canberrans to help local habitats during this devastating bushfire season – and spark hope and resilience for the long journey ahead.

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Ideas, Progress & the Future

Advocating for change in rural education

Associate Professor Philip Roberts is ramping up his research in rural education outcomes after receiving a prestigious Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.

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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

Maximising performance for the elite

A partnership between the University of Canberra and Australian Institute of Sport has scholarship recipients working to optimise the health and performance of elite athletes.

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Community Connections

A privilege and an honour: Outgoing VC reflects on Canberra

University of Canberra, UC, Vice Chancellor Professor Deep Saini, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Menslink, Lake Burley Griffin, Royal Canberra, UC Capitals, Brumbies

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Alumni Stories

Words and pictures: building a world of books

Fascinated by the curious dance of text and illustrations, UC alumna Stephanie Owen Reeder has built a life around both, as one of Canberra’s most prolific authors, illustrators and editors.

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Alumni Stories

Helping the less fortunate

University of Canberra graduate Welhelmus Poek sets his sights on developing an organisation to help young people in Indonesia

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Students in Focus

Building a brighter future

Rund Alnasser is ready to take on the world after becoming a New Colombo Plan Ambassador

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Ideas, Progress & the Future

UnCover Podcast: The Other Colours of the Rainbow

Hear TV personality Benjamin Law, PhD student Robin Ladwig, Professor Raechel Johns and President of the UC LGBTIQ+ student society, Jace Reh, discuss all the colours of the rainbow and the next steps for supporting the LGBTIQ+ community.

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Ideas, Progress & the Future

UnCover Podcast: In Conversation with Charles Landry

Hear from international urban-change leader Charles Landry, who recently toured Canberra to discuss all things ambition and the concept of the ‘Creative City’

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Community Connections

Stitching for good: The job of a trauma teddy

All it took was a pair of knitting needles, colourful yarn and loads of creative energy for these passionate students to stitch 76 trauma teddies for the Australian Red Cross.

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Community Connections

Mirror and crucible: how a diverse Census could drive a more progressive society

Including more diversity in the national Census has a two-fold power – to reflect the truth of community diversity, and to create a more progressive society, says Assistant Professor Dr Peter Graham.

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Community Connections

An evolution of hearts

Same sex couples are changing what parenting looks like, says UC academic Dr Raechel Johns, from how they grow their families to how they redefine traditional gender roles.

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