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Student Edition

Tuesday 26 March

All the important campus news, events and opportunities for students. In your inbox every Tuesday.

The rundown - information you need at a glance

  • Friday 5 April is the census date for Semester 1, 2024. The census date is one of the most crucial administrative dates in the academic year. Visit the census date website.to ensure you are informed and prepared.

New ANU institute to advance First Nations gender equality 

The Wiyi Yani U Thangani First Nations Gender Justice Institute will advance the voices of First Nations women and girls and help improve the policies and structures shaping the lives of First Nations people.

The new institute will be chaired by ANU Honorary Professor and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Dr June Oscar AO.

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What's on

Delegate applications for the Asia Pacific Week Conference are open

17 – 20 June, 9am – 5pm

Join university students from around the world at this four-day conference held right here at ANU. In its fourteenth year, the Asia Pacific Week Conference will bring delegates together to delve into current crises affecting the region guided by professionals under the theme of Confluence and Creation in Asia and the Pacific. Delegate applications are now open until midnight 1 April 2024.

Register now

Constructing the scientific child in late Qing periodicals

Thursday 28 March, 4-5.30pm

Explore the world of childhood literature in late Qing dynasty China in this seminar with Dr Shih-Wen Sue Chen from Deakin University. Discover how periodicals like Xiaohai yuebao and Mengxue bao shaped the concept of the 'scientific' child, addressing China's future anxieties by advocating for scientific knowledge among the younger generation.

The ANU China Seminar Series is proudly supported by the Australian Centre on China in the World at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

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Agrifood Innovation Institute Industry Seminar Series

Tuesday 2 April, 10.30-11.30am

The Agrifood Innovation Institute (AFII) proudly presents its inaugural Industry Seminar Series, launching with a focus on The Biosecurity Protection Levy. This innovative government funding model, revealed in the latest Federal Budget, will shape future biosecurity initiatives.

Join us to gain insights from esteemed speakers, Tony Mahar, CEO of the National Farmers Federation, and Saša Vanek, Research Officer at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute.

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LGBTIQA+ ally training

Thursday 18 April, 10am - 12pm

Free LGBTIQA+ Ally training is offered to all students as part of the University's commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive campus where all people can safely work and study free of harassment or discrimination. Workshop dates:

- Thursday 18 April, 10am - 12pm

- Thursday 16 May, 10am - 12pm

- Thursday 30 May, 10am - 12pm

This 2-hour workshop will provide participants with knowledge and skills to create an inclusive culture for all LGBTIQA+ students and be an effective ally within the ANU community. 

Register here

First Wednesday Connect April 2024

Wednesday 3 April, 5pm - 6.30pm

First Wednesday Connect (FWC) is a regular monthly networking event that aims to broaden the innovation ecosystem in Canberra and encourage collaboration between entrepreneurs, students & researchers and innovators of all sorts.

Hosted by the Canberra Innovation Network and its partners, this networking event offers diverse learning experiences and unique connections. April's event will be at ANU College of Health and Medicine. Open to all, from students to professionals, don't miss this opportunity for networking and inspiration.

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In case you missed it

2024 ANU Susan Ryan Oration

Padma Raman, the inaugural Executive Director of the Australian Government’s Office for Women, delivered the 2024 Susan Ryan Oration last night, outlining the steps Australia needs to take in order to achieve greater gender equality.

Watch the address

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