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Alumni Stories

UnCover Documentary: Care and compassion at the heart of nursing

For Josphine Lokai, graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing is a significant milestone and a journey sparked by the tragic loss of her eldest son almost a decade ago in the Republic of Kenya.

Josphine moved to Australia in 2017, setting up a new life in Canberra where she began her studies at CIT, worked in aged care and spent two years as an enrolled nurse at the University of Canberra Hospital. She applied to study a Bachelor of Nursing at UC and  became a full-time undergraduate student in 2020 through the COVID-19 pandemic.

She describes nursing as her passion, and a profession which is all about care and respect, where you “look at the person, not the disease.”

This is her story.

Words by Emma Larouche, video production by John Masiello, photos by Tyler Cherry.

This March, the University of Canberra congratulates the graduating class of 2023.

We are so glad to celebrate this milestone with you. You have overcome challenges with grace and resilience, and grown in remarkable ways.

Many of you are already making an impact in your chosen fields, and others have embarked on their postgraduate study path – we look forward to seeing what you achieve in these next steps in your amazing journeys.

Sport, Health & Wellbeing

Taking the lead in covering women’s sport

UC Alumnus and The Canberra Times Sports Editor Chris Dutton shows true leadership in the coverage of women’s sport.

Alumni Stories

Building trust, empowering women

Just graduated from the University of Canberra, Courtney James is living her dream – working as a midwife and intent on improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and babies.

Alumni Stories

UC's 30th anniversary: Myles ahead of the curve

UC alumnus Myles Chandler is achieving great things, putting his degree to use designing Canberra-made bicycles.

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UC alumnus establishes Canberran company

UC alumnus Joe Fan has created Canberra's largest Chinese media company aimed at supporting the Chinese-speaking community.