Canada and Australia are the product of colonialism, with resulting harm to Indigenous culture, but both nations are pursuing a path of reconciliation. Canadian Justice Minister and Attorney-General, Jody Wilson-Raybould QC, spoke about progress in her country on this issue when she delivered the annual ANU Reconciliation Lecture. Below is an edited extract of her address.
First published by Woroni, the ANU student newspaper, on 17 October 2016. By LEWIS POPE.
Take five minutes to chat with MR JEREMY SMITH BIT '95, BE (Hons) '97, MPhil '09, Grad Cert '14, from the Research School of Engineering.
After meeting at the ANU Alumni Gala Dinner in Melbourne in November 2015, Elaine Li, BA ’13 and Jonathan Craig, LLM ’14 immediately liked each other, but a missed phone call meant they might not meet again.
Before his death in September 2014, Emeritus Professor at the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) Tony McMichael had been looking forward to releasing the final revision of his manuscript for publication. His wife DR JUDITH HEALY describes how she took on the project.
During an internship in the Northern Territory, BONNIE MCLEAN developed a digital solution to help locals learn their languages.
One of the less publicised developments in higher education over the last quarter of a century has been the growth of internship programs, says Dr JOHN HART.
SUZY URBANIAK, BSc Geol (Hons) ’87, is passionate about taking her students out of the classroom and is surprised how little teaching styles have changed over the years.
Learning the language was embarrassing at times but ZOE CAMERON persevered and enjoyed her exchange.
took a suggestion from a mutual friend to get JESS TSIMERIS, PhD ’15 and JIMMY THOMSON, PhD ’14 together, as they tell ROSS PEAKE.
Exchange student Leon Rebello made the most of his time in the Netherlands, riding a bicycle to classes at Utrecht University, and travelling to many other parts of Europe.
On campus you can find collections of rare books, fossilised skeletons, maps and pollen.
Everyone has a favourite book, whether it’s a classic or not. Here’s what some of the ANU community nominate as their most memorable read.
First published by Woroni, the ANU Student Newspaper, on 20 July 2016. By SHAMIM MAZARI.
In the summer of 1999, Don Watson spent two months at the Humanities Research Centre, enjoying the peace and quiet of the ANU campus as he gathered his thoughts on his time as speech writer for Prime Minister Paul Keating.
As part of the ANU Women of Note lecture series, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor GILLIAN TRIGGS, came to the University to talk about the problem of sexual harassment at Australian universities. She also told a large audience about growing up in London where she studied ballet but realised early on she was never going to make it as a successor to Margo Fonteyn. After coming to Australia with her parents, she studied law and found her life’s direction in international law. She married a diplomat and was able to work for her Australian law firm at each diplomatic post. She says she was honoured and not a little surprised when offered the role as President as she was not really a human rights expert. Here is an edited extract of her speech.
Take five minutes to have a chat with DR ASH LENTON, Research Fellow with the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Professor Lawrence Saha says we will probably never stop hearing about this testing program.The stakeholders are numerous, the attitudes towards it are very diverse and the consequences can be serious. But what is it all about?
ALLAN BEHM BA Hons (Asian Studies) ’72 reflects on how a busy career in foreign affairs, consulting and politics has led him to two unexpected organisations.
With both his parents dead, ANU student BASHIR YOUSUFI left Afghanistan to find a new life.
A $12.5 million strategic investment is revitalising the ANU School of Music, says Professor MALCOLM GILLIES.
When Judith Clingan started studying French, early English and German as one of the University’s first undergraduate cohort in the early 1960s, she didn’t know her love of music would give her a lifelong link to ANU.