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Community Connections

UnCover Event: Exploring the ‘new normal’

What is the ‘new normal’? New Year’s Eve 2020 heralded a new decade and with it sweeping and devastating new challenges—bushfires ravaged our country, air quality in the ACT became the worst in the world, climate change took centre stage, the environmental impact on health and mental health came to the fore and technology both offered solutions and created new challenges.

Enlighten your mind in this special University of Canberra UnCover Pop-Up Event, author, activist and philanthropist Sarah Wilson (I Quit Sugar, First, We Make the Beast Beautiful) hosts a group of UC experts to explore what exactly constitutes the ‘new normal’, and how quickly the human brain adjusts to changes in conditions.

Join climate change adaptation expert, Professor Barbara Norman; deliberative democracy and environmental governance on climate change researcher Professor Simon Niemeyer from the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance; AI and robotics art PhD candidate David Hinwood; Associate Professor of Architecture in cutting-edge technology, Max Maxwell; and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education and technology in schools proponent Professor Barney Dalgarno.

WHAT: UnCover Pop Up Event: Exploring the ‘new normal’

WHEN: Monday, 9 March 2020

WHERE: Enlighten Pop Up Tent

Free registration is essential.

Students in Focus

Reaching for the stars

When education students Michael Playford and Christina Starr signed up to assist with the Heritage Near Me Molonglo Radio Telescope: a heritage and education partnership project, little did they know that their perspectives of teaching and learning would change.

Sport, Health & Wellbeing

There is a light … look for the signs

UC’s own Sam Smith shares her story of struggle, healing and hope, and the importance of reaching out, this R U OK? Day.

Community Connections

The future is female: girls in STEM

The University of Canberra is working with the Canberra Girls’ Programming Network to ensure that young girls not only have opportunities to meet female role models across academia, government and industry, but also feel equipped to enter the STEM industry.

Students in Focus

UnCover Documentary: Overcoming adversity and forging ahead

Growing up in Townsville, Queensland, Isobel Harris always wanted to study Law. She was inspired to attend the University of Canberra after a school tour to the city as a Legal Studies student in Year 12. This is her story.