VC message to the ANU community

8 April 2020

Dear Alumni, Donors and Friends,

I wanted to provide you with an update on what we're doing here at ANU in response to COVID-19. 

This is a challenging time for all of us, as everybody is impacted by the pandemic, regardless of where we are in the world.

At ANU, we're continuing to follow the government's health advice, which means we've shifted to remote work and study options until at least the end of semester 1, in late June. We're still operating as the nation's university and providing the best experience we can for our students within the current climate.

Our ANU researchers and I know many of our alumni are also contributing at the local, national and global level to the COVID-19 response. As well as some of the world's leading public health experts, academics across disciplines at ANU are doing incredible, ground-breaking work. To be able to share some of what they're doing with our community, I've started a series of Zoom-casts where I chat with our experts about their contributions. Last week, I spoke with public health expert Associate Professor  Kamalini  Lokuge, who shared her experience working on epidemics such as the Ebola virus and what we can learn for the current crisis. If you're interested to hear more, you can listen here.

The University is also creating new ways to support the most affected and vulnerable members of our community. I look forward to providing you with more details about this soon.

I know, by supporting each other, we can emerge from this challenge as a stronger community.

Stay well,

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