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Students in Focus

"Empower, upskill and support young people"

Jorja is the first in her family to attend university – now, she’s ensuring others have the opportunity.

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Alumni Stories

A side hustle with a difference

Sarah Dove has always been drawn to helping others and knew she belonged in a career where she could make change. As a nursing tutor with the UC Equity and Participation Program, she’s found the perfect role to unite her love for nursing, and desire to help others overcome social injustice.

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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

First generation student with a firm focus on brain health

Vicki McCarthy is the first in her family to pursue a tertiary education, with her love of sport leading to exercise-based research as a University of Canberra PhD candidate.

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Alumni Stories

“Representation matters”: UC alumna’s tech career journey

In an industry dominated by men, UC alumna Erika Bell has carved out a successful tech career, sharing her story to attract more diversity to the sector.

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Community Connections

"I didn’t go into this expecting anything in return, I just did it because it felt right”

This year Mijica Lus was recognised as a 2022 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year, for her contributions in volunteering across Canberran not for profit organisations.

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Ideas, Progress & the Future

The humble brilliance of plants

A disgusting possum dissection and inspiring lecture on photosynthesis pushed Kyle Hemming into the world of plants during his undergraduate studies. In 2022, he graduated with a PhD from the University of Canberra, focusing on native and exotic grasses.

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Ideas, Progress & the Future

Deliberative democracy and refugees: ensuring they have a voice

PhD candidate Mohammad Abdul-Hwas’ thesis is inspired by Syrian refugees’ stories and his family’s experience from Palestine.

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Community Connections

"I've never felt like I was on my own"

When the University of Canberra’s Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President Operations Vicki Williams leaves UC this month, she knows that operations will be in the good hands of an empowered, collaborative portfolio – hear from both Vicki and some of her portfolio, in this tribute to teamwork.

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Sport, Health & Wellbeing

Women’s breast satisfaction impacts their quality of life

University of Canberra researchers found women with larger breasts are less satisfied with their breasts and that this has significant implications for their quality of life and physical activity participation.

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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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