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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.

Arts & Culture

Circus Elephants, Fairies, and Rock n Roll – the Stonefest story

With the return of Stonefest in 2022, UC student Liam Mulhall explores the history of the festival.

Alumni Stories

GRADS 2021: Dan Polgolla

Dan Polgolla was at a crossroads in life … and just as he found his path, he was badly burned in a horrific kitchen fire. Last week, Dan graduated with a Bachelor of Communication and Media from the University of Canberra – he talks about emerging from his worst moments to find his best.

Dhunning - Indigenous Impact

Shared sovereignty the ultimate dream for UC alumnus

UC alumnus Fred Leftwich is an advocate for human rights and justice for Indigenous peoples, and for one day achieving shared sovereignty in Australia.