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Alumni Stories

Holding on to the good things that last

An alumna of the University of Canberra, Jane Crowley celebrates the spirit of sustainability with her Dirty Janes outlets in Canberra and Bowral, NSW – they're both treasure troves for antique hunters and vintage-lovers.

Jane is a huge believer in upcycling and recycling. “Retaining the essence of a place or thing is what is important, holding on to all that is good about it – letting it speak to you rather than trying to turn it into something it isn’t,” she says.

And this year, the spirit of resilience hallmarked by things made to last is even more important to celebrate – Jane is a champion of things made with love and to be loved.

Read her story in UnCover Magazine.


Video by John Masiello.

Ideas, Progress & the Future

Robots for the real world

University of Canberra researcher David Hinwood has his head in robotics theory and his feet firmly on the ground – theory only makes sense if it has practical use in the real world, he says. And he’s set his sights on a robotic revolution in the textile recycling industry.

Alumni Stories

GRADS 2021: David Njoroge Thuo

Growing up in Kenya, David Thuo has a deep understanding of how human encroachment affects wildlife – his latest research applies molecular tools to help in cheetah conservation. This week, he received his PhD from the University of Canberra.

Alumni Stories

GRADS 2021: Sarah Fisher

A combination of resilience, determination and reaching out for support has seen Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) graduate Sarah Fisher realise her dreams of investigating the mysteries of weather phenomena, while living with multiple chronic health conditions.

Community Connections

Capturing the spirit of those who step up

Published by the ACT Volunteer Brigades Association, Ablaze preserves the experiences of the volunteer fire fighters who served in the Black Summer of 2019-2020. University of Canberra community members and brigade volunteers Allison Ballard, Martin Greenwood and Katie Tabke share stories of an unforgettable fire season, the monumental human force that stood against it – and people who keep showing up for each other.