Chief Minister Gallagher is proudly announcing the growth of student numbers at the University of Canberra.
Canberra is continuing to grow as an academic centre following the release of new statistics that show a 32.7% increase in student numbers at the University of Canberra over the past three years, Chief Minister and Minister for Higher Education, [...]
Dan from Strangehours was our man inside Groovin’ The Moo on Sunday and he’s sent in a slew of great photos for your enjoyment.
Looks like a hell of a party.
Enjoy the slideshow:
The University of Canberra has announced the appointment of Tom Calma as John Mackay eases out of public life:
Dr Calma, who is Deputy Chancellor and the 2013 ACT Australian of the Year, will take over from current Chancellor Dr John Mackay when his term ends at the end of the year.
“It is a real privilege [...]
Following on from yesterday’s bombshell news that John Mackay was giving up his roles act Actew and ActewAGL the University of Canberra’s Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker has announced the big guy is giving up his Chancellorship:
John Mackay decided earlier this year that he did not intend to seek re-election as Chancellor of the University when [...]
ACT Policing is investigating the discovery of two unconscious men at the University of Canberra this morning (Thursday April 11).
Around 11am, ACT Ambulance Service was called to the student accommodation building. The men, aged 28 and 26, were transported to Calvary Hospital, in a critical condition.
ACT Policing has secured the area, with AFP Forensics members [...]
Celebrating Canberra’s 100th, and their own 45th birthday, UC has installed a forest of cardboard cutout people onto their concourse. I grabbed some photos during the launch of the exhibition today.
Dozens of figures have been created by members of the University community, including children from its early childhood centre (who will attend the launch), [...]
The Brumbies have announced a new scholarship at the University of Canberra:
A high-performing South African student will receive a chance to study in Australia under a new scholarship announced today.
The University of Canberra Brumbies Scholarship for General Excellence, known as the ‘Jake White Scholarship’, includes University of Canberra tuition fees, subsidised accommodation and an internship [...]
In a press release sent out today the University of Canberra has declared that they have a plan make themselves into a world ranked university.
They don’t however reveal what the plan is, or really how they intend to go about… well anything.
The plan outlines a commitment to deeper internationalisation and improvements which will see the [...]
The University of Canberra has created a truly wonderful welcome video and placed it as a gift unto the nations on YouTube.
There are some magical moments. Below is my own favourite at 2:37.
For the pint of your choosing and/or the glory of being declared a winner, have a go at finding something funnier!
Having run out of ways to use ActewAGL to shovel your money at people beloved of the ACT Government, the University of Canberra has of late been offering jobs to all sorts of high profile people.
The Brumbies have the word that the latest is coach Jake White:
Jake White has been recognised as an Adjunct [...]
UC has been very busy hoovering up luvvies and today announce they’ve found a role for the Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf:
The new role, working alongside University of Canberra Union (UCU) chief executive Joe Roff, will see her offering support and mentoring to University sports teams while also lecturing in the University’s sports studies program [...]
The University of Canberra is letting it be known it’s celebrity hard hat day for their new medical facility:
Federal Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek and ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher turn the first sod at the Super Clinic site this morning at 10am. They will be joined by University of Canberra [...]
The University of Canberra has announced they’re providing a soft landing for failed Greens leader Meredith Hunter:
Former ACT Greens leader Meredith Hunter joined the University of Canberra today in a role that we see her help the newly-formed Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Maths engage more effectively with the community.
Ms Hunter will be [...]
Mumbrella have a piece on the Queen of the Press Gallery moving to semi-retirement.
One of Australia’s leading political reporters Michelle Grattan has resigned from The Age to a position of professorial fellow with the University of Canberra.
In her new role she will continue to operate as a journalist, writing for The Conversation as the [...]
[ 28 April, 2013; ]
Groovin The Moo have announced their lineup for what looks like a pretty good day out.
Tickets for Canberra go on sale 5 February, our event is 28 April.
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
THE BRONX (USA)
DZ DEATHRAYS (DJ SET)
FRIGHTENED RABBIT (UK)
HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY
THE KOOKS (UK)
MATT AND KIM (USA)
TEGAN AND SARA (CAN)
There’s been some water under the bridge since 21 October 2012 when UC academic and vaunted electoral expert Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Government at the University of Canberra Robin Tennant-Wood called me a bozo for questioning her “official” prediction that the ACT Legislative Assembly would have an 8-7-2 split following the ACT election.
The Canberra Times reports that efforts by the University of Canberra to have a Melbourne campus have been scuppered by the Government:
The university unveiled last year its national aspirations, announcing a partnership with the Holmesglen TAFE in Melbourne, creating the University of Canberra Melbourne.
As part of the plan, UC was to offer 11 degrees directly [...]
The Canberra Times has the grim tale of Augusto Ricardo Tamayo-Del Solar, formerly a lecturer at the University of Canberra, now found guilty of “committing an act of indecency on a child” on top of pleading guilty to “procuring a child for sex, two counts of committing acts of indecency, using a child to produce [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a fire at the University of Canberra last night (January 6).
Around 9.10pm, police attended the student accommodation unit, where ACT Fire and Rescue had extinguished a couch which had been set alight. Police are treating the fire as suspicious.
Police are urging anyone who observed suspicious activity in the vicinity [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue are currently on scene at Cooinda Street, Bruce, at the University of Canberra campus, attending to smoke issuing from a residential block of accomodation.
On arrival, firefighters found a residential area vacant and heavily smoke logged with all four stove stop elements in the common kitchen area turned on.
A passer-by noticed [...]
The University of Canberra has announced they’re opening the study of pharmacy to undergrads.
The new Bachelor of Pharmacy allows high-performing high school students to go straight into a pharmacy program, instead of taking an undergraduate degree then applying for the University’s master’s program.
The popular Master of Pharmacy will continue to be offered to students [...]
ACT Fire & Rescue are on scene at Monana Street, Bruce, at the University of Canberra following a gas line rupture.
Three fire pumpers are on scene and have isolated the gas leak from a 50mm gas line wearing Breathing Apparatus.
Adjacent building has been evacuated as a precaution.
Update to follow.
Gas line was ruptured by workmen [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has the news that the Commonwealth is spending up on developing the University of Canberra’s capacity to attract students:
“The announcement of an additional $26 million made today by Minister Evans represent a significant investment and vote of confidence in the University of Canberra and in the ACT Government’s plans to develop Canberra’s [...]
UC have posted this to YouTube which should be of interest to our many readers in the Public Service:
Gary Gray AO MP, Special Minister of State and Minister for the Public Service and Integrity, spoke on the future direction of the Australian Public Service (APS) in this public lecture as part of the ‘Canberra Conversation’ [...]
c_c has pointed me at an interesting post on the ANU Stalkerspace:
Was anyone else abused by these fugly fat moles today at ANU? Their t-shirts read “old ressies” and “old res boys 2012”. I will not tolerate the sexually explicit and abusive language directed at me today while i was walking to class with [...]
An interesting yarn in Crikey today about UC student James Kent and Dr Rehana Dutton:
In August 2011 Kent visited Dr Rehana Dutton at the university’s Health and Counselling Centre, after hearing from other students that Dutton refused to prescribe contraception. ”I went in primarily just to find out what the Billings and rhythm methods were,” [...]
If UC can get a hospital across the road from Calvary Hospital why not build a “Sports Hub” across the same road from the Australian Institute of Sport?
I mean having sold off their HQ for apartments the Brumbies will need somewhere to train right?
A re-elected ACT Labor Government will contribute $5 million to work [...]
The University of Canberra is letting know all who will listen that PRIME7 television personality Madelaine Collignon graduated with a Master of Legal Studies last week, her third degree from the University of Canberra.
It takes all sorts to make a world.
Someone has FOI’d “Critical Incidents at ACT Schools“.
So for fun I thought I’d tally them up:
Lake Ginninderra 5
Kaleen High 4
Lanyon High 3
Gungahlin College 2
Hawker College 2
Melrose High 2
Telopea Park 2
Ainslie Primary 1
Alfred Deakin High 1
Arawang Primary 1
Campbell High 1
Canberra High 1
Caroline Chisholm 1
Dickson College 1
Forrest Primary 1
Florey Primary 1
Gilmore Primary 1
Gordon Primary 1
Kingsford Smith 1
Chief Minister Gallagher is letting it be known that she’s signed a Heads of Agreement with UC for the “University of Canberra Public Hospital”:
The Chief Minister and University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker signed a Heads of Agreement this morning confirming the ‘University of Canberra Public Hospital’ will be built on the northwest of [...]
[ 26 October, 2012; ]
UC Live! has announced what they’ve got planned for Stone Day this year.
Entering its 44th year of awesome parties of all shapes and sizes to commemorate the laying of the University of Canberra’s Foundation Stone, Stone Day is here to stay, and is singing a brand new tune and rocking a fresh new look in [...]
Elections ACT are now running a more up to date list of political donations and this afternoon a swag of them have turned up (dated 6 August).
We don’t know what Dataflex’s connections are but the rest!
So Hawker Britton are star Labor Party lobbyists. Somewhat in disgrace we gather after founder Bruce Hawker ran the campaign [...]