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ANU Staff newsletter

Tuesday 21 February

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

What you need to know

  • A fifth COVID-19 vaccine dose is now available. If you’re eligible for the vaccine, ANU staff can book an appointment to receive a FREE booster dose on campus at the University Pharmacy. For more info, visit the ATAGI’s vaccine booster advice.

  • It is the last week to collect free rapid antigen tests (RATs) and P2 masks at the Kambri Hub:   
    • Available between 10am – 4pm on Tangney Road (around the corner from Harry Hartog) TODAY, tomorrow 22 February and Thursday 23 February.
    • Don’t forget your staff ID.
    • Read more on COVID-Safety on campus. 

2023 Susan Ryan Oration delivered by Senator Katy Gallagher, Minister for Women

Thursday 2 March, 3.30pm 

The 2023 Susan Ryan Oration will be delivered by Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher, the Minister for Women. The Susan Ryan Oration was established in honour of one of Australia's greatest gender and age equality pioneers, the late Honourable Susan Ryan AO.  
This annual Oration gives our nation and our community the opportunity to remember Susan and reflect on her incredible legacy of advocacy and her far-reaching contributions that changed Australia and our world for the better. 

The event aims to drive important conversations around gender equity and discrimination - national debates that Susan helped ignite across her many years of work. Spots are filling up fast, reserve your seat now.

Register for the 2023 Susan Ryan Oration 

Events & activities

Book Launch and In Conversation with Don Watson  

Wednesday 22 February, 6-7pm 

Don Watson and Chris Wallace will be talking about Don’s latest book, The Passion of Private White, a journey of two worlds colliding – that of the intensely driven Vietnam veteran and anthropologist Neville White, and the world of some hunter-gatherer clans in remote north-east Arnhem Land with whom he has lived and worked for half a century, studying their culture and language and mapping their lands and their history. As White began to understand this ancient culture struggling between the demands of Western modernity and the equally pressing need to preserve their lands, customs, laws and language, he was also trying to transcend the mental scars inflicted on the battlefields of Vietnam. 

Register for In Conversation with Don Watson


Film screening - Critical capital: recovery and justice

Wednesday 22 February, 5-7.45pm 

The ANU Law Reform and Social Justice (LRSJ) Indigenous Reconciliation Projects invites you to join the free film screening, After the Apology followed by an online keynote address by Ngunnawal woman Dr Sharynne Hamilton. A confronting but important opportunity to engage with how the child protection system continues to fail Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples, separating children from families at an increasing and disproportionate rate. Dr Hamilton will share her extensive knowledge and research on models of reform within the child protection system for moving forward, particularly within the ACT.  

Register for Critical capital: recovery and justice


Science. Art. Film. FREE Film Series at the NFSA 

Wednesday 22 February, 6pm 

Returning in 2023 with a monthly series, SCIENCE. ART. FILM. uncovers wacky, weird and wonderful facets of science and art in films - in discussion with artists and ANU scholars from different disciplines. The first screening is 2013 zombie romantic comedy film, Warm Bodies

Register for Science. Art. Film


2023 Gareth Evans Oration delivered by Lord Chris Patten

Tuesday 14 March, 6-7pm 

The last Governor of Hong Kong, Lord Chris Patten will visit The Australian National University next month to deliver in the Gareth Evans Oration for 2023. 

Lord Patten will point out ‘my generation is fortunate to have lived in the better half of the 20th century. It has been a little like living during the decades after the Congress of Vienna in the 19th century. There has been an effective world order which has, for most of us, ensured rising prosperity and peace. By the late 1980s some claimed that liberal democracy had triumphed everywhere. This was a rather rash prediction since we now see the splintering of the post war system of international order, the rise of China with all its consequences as well as an increase in the number of authoritarian states around the globe. With American leadership how can we ensure that liberal democracies are able to create a global partnership which does not exclude China and other authoritarians but ensures the survival and success of open societies." 

Lord Patten will do an exclusive book signing before the Oration. The Hong Kong Diaries (2022) will be available for purchase. 

Register for the 2023 Gareth Evans Oration



Submissions now open for 2023 Eureka Prizes Award Program 

Fill out an entry form or nominate someone you think is deserving or share across your school/college networks. There are 18 prizes across 4 categories. 

Entries close 7pm AEST Friday 14 April  

Finalists announced Wednesday 19 July  

Winners announced at Award Ceremony Wednesday 23 August  

In case you missed it...

  • Roundtable session on Chat GPT and AI in Teaching
    Listen back to the session and read the FAQs that ANU academics need to know. 

  • The Future of Education at ANU Symposium
    Recently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) hosted the University’s Future of Education Symposium; the first event in a series of conversations about enhancing student learning and experience at ANU.
    • Dates and registrations for future events are soon to be announced, along with details of grants that will be on offer to support innovative approaches to learning and teaching across ANU. Be sure to visit the Symposium website to stay up-to-date with these announcements, access resources from the day and to secure your spot for future events.

Services' fun fact for the week 

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