News from the VC

Three gilded gum leaves

All that glitters...

It’s been a month since I started in this new job and, #spoileralert, it has been a steep learning curve. Like all new jobs, it has come with…

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04
Apr
2023

From the Vice-Chancellor – Voice to Parliament

Hello everyone  I'm delighted to be able to share with you some important news from Friday's Council meeting. Our Council has issued a…

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24
Mar
2023

VC's Update – Indigenous Voice to Parliament

Hello everyone,  The heat of Open Day weekend seems to have now receded. It was our biggest one yet and I've been told almost 5000 future…

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10
Mar
2023

VC’s Update – ST Lee, snapshot presentations and (pi)e

Hi everyone,  It's great to be back after a fast and furious trip to India. I was part of the Australian education delegation…

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17
Feb
2023

VC’s Update – Royal visit, parliamentarians and O-Week

Hi everyone, Students and Summer have finally arrived on campus this week, and I am loving walking around and feeling all the activity. …

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03
Feb
2023

VC’s Blog – stepping down; international students return

Hi everyone,  As you may have seen at my State of the University address, I have announced my intention to finish up as Vice-Chancellor at the…

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16
Dec
2022

VC’s Update – Grads, TikTok trends and Staff Party

Hi everyone,  This is my favourite time of the year - with graduands (more than 2,000!) having their chance to walk across the stage…

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02
Dec
2022

VC’s Update – Pay increase and the Universities Accord

Hi everyone, I am writing this blog to announce some good news for our community - and after a tough couple of years, everyone needs a positive end…

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25
Nov
2022

VC's Update - Awards and Thanksgiving turkey

Hi everyone,  I am still recovering from last night's Thanksgiving dinner. VC duties kept me very busy for the day, and so for the first time…

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11
Nov
2022

VC’s Update – REECon, ARC Centres and VC Garden Party

Hi everyone,  Today marks 104 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. It's a reminder that peace is a historical…

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28
Oct
2022

VC's Update – Gandaywarra and draft RAP

Hello everyone, It seems La Niña continues to do its work at keeping things wet, but I was lucky to have a semi-dry day for a day of…

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14
Oct
2022

VC’s Update – Mask mandate update and enterprise sessions

Hi everyone,  I am writing to you from the United States, where I have made my first trip in three years. I have been to NASA, had meetings at…

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30
Sep
2022

VC’s Update – The Wizards of Oz and launching meta-optics

Hi everyone,  The ACT Government has announced the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and relaxed restrictions across the Territory…

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16
Sep
2022

VC’s Update – HDR stipend increase and Kioloa reopens

Hi everyone, As announced by the Prime Minister, following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Thursday 22 September will be a day of national…

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26
Aug
2022

VC’s Update – BE ALERT! Scam warning, wine and 3MT

Hi everyone,  Before I dive into the lighter side of this fortnight in my blog, it has come to my attention that a sophisticated financial…

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12
Aug
2022

VC's Update - international travel and President Zelenskky

Hi everyone,  After five days of summer in Korea my system is somewhat shocked by the cold and wet weather. But I can see my peach buds…

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29
Jul
2022

VC’s update – President Zelenskyy’s address to ANU students

Hello everyone,  I really enjoyed what has been a very busy week with everyone back on campus. I hope everyone has settled back and…

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15
Jul
2022

VC’s Update – July Graduations and MoU with CDU

Hello everyone   It has been invigorating to have our new cohort of Graduates in their caps and gowns across campus this week. I have…

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01
Jul
2022

VC’s update – Marramarra Murru and 75th closing celebrations

Hello everyone,  I hope you are all enjoying the lull before Semester 2 starts. I am currently in Germany for the 71st Lindau Nobel…

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03
Jun
2022

VC's update – National Reconciliation Week 2022

Hello everyone,   I may be one of the few, but I am enjoying the wintery blast. The snow on the Brindabellas, the frost across the grass and…

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20
May
2022

VC’s update – Ukraine relief concert and staff survey

Hello everyone It seems we are in for a nasty flu season this year so I would encourage you all to go out and get your flu vaccination. I had mine…

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