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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.

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