Queensland student Elvis Deschamps is set to become the first recipient of the the Manteena Scholarship for Leaders in Construction from the University of Canberra.
The scholarship, part of the Bachelor of Building and Construction Management degree, is now offered to one student in their first year of study. Awarded by local Canberra [...]
A collection of artifacts from Canberra’s education past are being displayed in a new exhibition at the University of Canberra.
A Century of Schooling in the National Capital will include artifacts, images, and documents from a variety of collections, and will be formally opened tonight.
Ms Lombard, who is studying a Bachelor of Heritage, Museums and [...]
A panel of “eminent” judges are currently examining over 200 entrees to the University of Canberra’s Lodge Competition.
The 224 entries of four panels each will be judged in the Melba Copland Secondary School gym over two days before the winner is announced is on 23 May – 101 years after Walter Burley Griffin was announced [...]
I added the dystopian part. That was a lie. Sorry.
Professor Jennifer Graves from the University of Canberra has predicted the end of sex, specifically the male sex. Sounds interesting.
During a lecture tonight, hosted by the Australian Academy of Science, thinker-in-residence with the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology Jennifer Graves will describe how [...]
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), [...]
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 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 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 [...]
Treasurer Andrew Barr has announced we’re funding the expansion of the University of Canberra’s student accomodation:
The loan was provided under a Disallowable Instrument tabled today in the Legislative Assembly.
The loan is for UC’s ‘On-Campus 1′ development, which is due to begin construction in a matter of weeks, and has been made possible as part [...]
The University of Canberra has thirteen students, a staff member and three graduates participating in the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will be participating in swimming, track and field, volleyball and cycling events.
The university also has a researcher attending the games in order to run a study on volunteers.
The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling at the University of Canberra has broken down the impact of the carbon tax by state, and discovered that the ACT will be paying above the national average. This will be due to our higher incomes and the production of more emissive energy in the ACT.
Results show [...]
The ongoing PR woes of the University of Canberra continue this morning as their PhD student Lynne Minion goes for another trot in The Australian (you can get around the paywall via google.
On Thursday, following Parker’s arrival home, UC issued a media release defending its conduct, claiming that English expression was only one component [...]
The UC Monitor has a story on their student Jeremy Woodhill who has won a Australian Innovation Challenge award in the ‘backyard’ category.
His invention, the Smart GPO, came about when he looking to make power points safer. However he got a lot more than he originally bargained for.
“The Smart GPO works to significantly reduce [...]
It seems that the University of Canberra just can’t keep itself out of trouble, particularly in regards to their journalism school. After recent controversy about Lynne Minion being asked by course convenor Crispin Hull to pass failing international students, one would think that they would want to lie low for a while.
However, when five journalism [...]
The ABC tells us the University of Canberra will be home to a new super clinic that will offer a variety of services including radiology, pathology, pharmacy and psychology services.
As well as giving students access to a wide range of medical care at their doorstep, Frances Shannon, acting Vice-Chancellor, believes it will also benefit [...]
Crikey is running a piece on efforts by the University of Canberra via lecturer Crispin Hull to stop journalism students digging into cuts by the the University.
the deputy dean of arts and design, professor Greg Battye, instructed Hull to pass on a message to me as the one remaining student refusing to withdraw their [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that her preferred option for a new hospital is within a stone’s throw of the existing Calvary hospital:
The report assessed four potential sites: including the Calvary Hospital Campus, the University of Canberra, Gungahlin Town Centre, and Block 12 Section 78 Nicholls. The report identified the University of Canberra as the [...]
Gizmodo has the touching tale of the University of Canberra’s Saroo Brierly long quest to find his family in India:
The details of what happened after Brierley and his brother got off of that train are sparse, but the few glimpses we get aren’t happy ones. Over about a month of searching, he almost drowned [...]
Local ‘revolutionary’ John Passant, who has dedicated his life to calling on workers to arise from their slumber and seize control of the state (albeit from the twin ivory towers of academia and the ATO where he was an Assistant Commisioner) appears to be in a bit of trouble.
According to the Fair Work Australia website, he and [...]
The Canberra Times brings word that the University of Canberra will be the front of jersey sponsor for the Brumbies this year.
Both sides are talking some serious hogwash. This from Vice-Chancellor Parker:
Professor Parker said while the sponsorship would boost the university’s profile as a ”sporting university”, the partnership could lead to the two groups [...]
An Andrew Seach has kicked off an e-petition to save the Japanese Language Program at the University of Canberra.
With many students in the middle of their degrees this cancellation would cause so much stress and many problems. Especially for the ones who decided to go to university to specifically learn the Japanese Language.
The University of Canberra’s Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker gave the Don Aitkin lecture last week and he’s now posted it on his blog.
It’s something I think you should all read in full, unless you are already very, very smart it will make you smarter.
But for mine the essence of it is this bit.
In educational terms, Assurance [...]
I have been aware for quite some time that mentally, up top I am not quite with it. No, I’m not a mentally deranged lunatic or totally mentally handicapped, but yeah, I’m not Einstein either. I have issues with attention span, memory, thought process, the concept of time in general and I’ve got symptoms of [...]
The University of Canberra is shouting from the rooftops that its graduates lead the nation in “getting a job” and “positive graduate outcomes”.
Apparently two graduates getting jobs working for the Brumbies is all the proof we need.
The ABC has word on Jon Stanhope’s appointment as a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra.
His new role will include teaching, research and giving strategic advice to vice-chancellor Stephen Parker.
Professor Parker says Mr Stanhope brings a wealth of experience to the job.
“His appointment will strengthen our research and education programs in leadership and [...]
The University of Canberra Monitor Online has proudly announced the winner of the “What U C” video competition (we’re sure they were very proud of that clever name).
Yukina Kawase and Tatsuya Yamasaki were awarded first place for their video which focused on the scenery, multiculturalism and kangaroos on campus.
Ms Kawase and Mr Yamasaki were [...]
I’m moving to Canberra end of year and trying to find out about primary and high schools both private and government run.
Also if anyone has any ideas regarding well priced, pleasant suburbs within a 10 km radius of the Canberra University it would be much appreciated!
Andrew Barr has announced that he’s handed over the names of two schools to the University of Canberra:
Today I launched the University of Canberra (UC) partnership with the ACT Department of Education and Training, which sees Lake Ginninderra College and Kaleen High School officially become the University of Canberra Senior Secondary College, Lake Ginninderra and [...]
ABC News and tonight’s 7:30 are covering the Canberra angle on the release today of a survey by the National Union of Students revealing the troubling extent of sexual violence and safety fears of students at Australian universities, including institutions in Canberra. The argument is that Canberra’s universities should do more to prevent it, with [...]
The Herald Sun is carrying AAP copy on moves by UC to ban the sale of water bottles on the campus.
The ban is being phased in, becoming absolute in late March
While I think making a habit of buying bottled water is stupid what else shall we ban on these grounds?
Andrew Barr has breathlessly announced that work has begun out at UC for:
The Innovative Sustainable Practical Interactive Research in Education (InSPIRE) Centre, which will be the centre for teacher training and research in the use of ICT in education, has received $2 million from the ACT Labor Government and $5 million from the Federal Labor [...]
Katy Gallagher has pushed out one of the most badly written media releases I’ve seen in a long time about “the new Centre for Research and Action in Public Health (CeRAPH) at the University of Canberra.”
“The Centre for Research and Action in Public Health will increase capacity to tackle some of the most important [...]