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Ideas, Progress & the Future

Cyber security: not just for the experts

The cyber security sector is one of the fastest growing in the world, and with good reason, says the University of Canberra’s Dr Abu Barkat Ullah – cyber attacks can bring nations to their knees. And cyber safety begins with the individual.

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Community Connections

I’m somebody, not just my trauma

Domestic violence awareness advocate, mother and victim-survivor Roia Atmar narrates the second season of the Tender podcast – as she talks about what came after her ex-husband set her on fire, as she held her child.

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Students in Focus

Overcoming the impossible

University of Canberra student Caitlin Holder has battled with her disability for as long as she can remember – but learning to live with it and where her limits are, has been key to her success.

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Students in Focus

Seeing past the invisible

Second-year Bachelor of Science student Zali McPherson is passionate about public health, volunteering, and ensuring that every person with a disability feels like they’re being seen.

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Alumni Stories

Shining a light on invisible disabilities

Allisha Harvey may seem like your typical Canberra public servant, but that's exactly the stereotype the UC graduate is hoping to change on this year's International Day of People with Disability.

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Business & Economy

61% of academic job losses over the past year were women

Research economist Eliza Littleton explores the gendered impact of a lack of pandemic support for public universities - against the backdrop of a widening gender pay gap.

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Alumni Stories

Championing for health

UC alumna Kym Hunter has changed the way classrooms around Australia operate, thanks to her online physical activity and wellbeing program.

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Community Connections

A life huge with possibility: my transgender son

Senior Lecturer at the University of Canberra, Dr Rachel Cunneen and her son Nick share a story of love, family, navigating change and celebrating possibilities.

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Students in Focus

An extra pair of hands to make change

Being involved in Transport Canberra and City Services’ Reconciliation Action Plan was one of the many opportunities presented to Bachelor of Visual Communication student Rebecca Drew during her internship. Her time there will remain with her for the rest of her career.

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Students in Focus

Whatever it takes

When final semester Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) student Steph Backer was given 24 hours to pack up and move to Queensland for her job with the Canberra Raiders, she jumped at the opportunity.

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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

10 Olympic Games and counting

Professor Dick Telford’s passion for sport not only shines through his research with UC, but in his long and successful Olympic coaching career.

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Community Connections

WFH offers welcome change for gender diverse employees

The flexibility and safety of working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has proven beneficial for many trans and gender diverse members of the workforce.

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Alumni Stories

Keeping Canberra informed

University of Canberra alumna Lucy Bladen is sharing COVID-19 news and updates with the Canberra community.

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Community Connections

RUOK? Day 2021: One life-changing question

Just one conversation could change – or save – a life. As we all deal with an increasingly challenging time this year, it’s even more important to reach out and ask if the people around us are really ok.

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Community Connections

Our storytelling around fatherhood must change

We need to change how fathers are portrayed in the media and at home, in order to provide better family role models, bust gender stereotypes and myths, and empower families.

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