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Tuesday 7 November

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

ANU launches a new, ground-breaking program for refugees

The Australian Refugee Welcome University Sponsorship Consortium (ARWUSC), spearheaded by ANU, unites 12 universities deeply committed to creating a positive social impact. This collaborative effort, spanning the nation, aims to develop an innovative educational pathway for refugees looking to settle in Australia. 

Twelve Australian universities are partnering with the Commonwealth government to facilitate a streamlined process for refugees from conflict zones such as Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine to pursue higher education at their institutions.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said “this (program) gives an opportunity to empower people to create better lives for themselves and others”. The consortium will deliver long-term benefits to Australia and offering opportunities to young people who have had their educational journey disrupted. 

The 12 universities signed up for the Australian Refugee Welcome University Sponsorship Consortium are The Australian National University, the University of Canberra, Charles Darwin University, Charles Sturt University, Curtin University, Deakin University, Griffith University, the University of Melbourne, the University of South Australia, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Tasmania and Victoria University.  

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Can you dig it? 

Meet Zali Boyd, who found the Mornington Peninsula Field School and the PNG Field School to be her most valuable experiences during her five years at ANU. After her time at ANU she secured a job as an archaeologist and cultural heritage advisor. Fast forward to last month, Zali Boyd celebrated her first published research paper, titled Indirect dating of secondary cave burials in the Massim region of Papua New Guinea reveals last millennium reorganization of social practices.

Not sure if you’ll dig archaeology? Enrol for the Mornington Peninsula Field School and find out, just like Zali did. Enrolments for 2024 are now open.

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Events & activities

Launch of the ANU Philippines Institute 

Friday 10 November, 5.30-7pm

You're invited to the launch of the ANU Philippines Institute. This initiative is a joint venture supported by the Australian Government and ANU to promote Philippines-related research, partnerships and policy research. It will be inaugurated by Professor Helen Sullivan, the Philippine Ambassador to Australia, H.E. Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega, and Ms Michelle Chan from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

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Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies: The New Frontier in Treating Mental Illness 

Wednesday 15 November, 6.30 - 8.30pm 

ANU and Mind Medicine Australia are delighted to present an International Public Lecture by Dr Ben Sessa (UK), a leading psychiatrist in psychedelic research. He'll discuss psychedelic drugs, their safety in treating various conditions, neuroplasticity, clinical applications and safe delivery protocols. After the lecture, a panel will join for discussion and Q&A. 

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Ideology and Emotions: Rural Youth Mobilisation in Colonial Taiwan 

Thursday 16 November, 4 - 5.30pm        

Presented by the Australian Centre on China in the World, this presentation by Sayaka Chatani, an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore, will explore the evolving socioeconomic conditions, aspirations, and emotions of village youth in Xinzhu Province, offering insight into the mobilization process.         

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Women, Gender, and Authority Workshop

Friday 17 November, 9 - 5pm

This one-day workshop delves into the gender-authority relationship and its impact on women's daily lives from Late Antiquity to the pre-Modern era. It explores experiences of secular and monastic women, covering themes like marriage, widowhood, marital relations, mobility, race, and slavery.The workshop features keynote speakers, panels, and a round table discussion.

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2023 Conference on Women’s Safety and Financial Security

Thursday 23 November, 9 - 5pm

Experts will come together to address gendered violence, highlighting the role of women's financial security. It will feature panel discussions on labour markets, gender inequality, financial abuse, and legal and political factors in intimate partner violence.

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The Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology 2023 Conference

Wednesday – Friday, 6-8 December 

ANU School of Philosophy and The Australasian Society for Philosophy and Psychology present a three-day conference that will bring together scholars and students at the intersection of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science. 

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Applications now open for 2024 Kingsland Fellowship 

The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s (CSO) Kingsland Fellowship for tertiary and postgraduate musicians encompasses solo, chamber and orchestral playing, audition preparation, and career development. The program inspires artistic excellence and creates pathways to professional performance and other arts industry opportunities. Through a competitive audition process, CSO identifies outstanding students who are motivated to expand their skills and contribute meaningfully to their community. 

The CSO offers this training in a supportive environment, tailored to the unique artistic path and goals of each Fellow. To audition, fill out the application form and send to Donna Parkes at kingsland.program@cso.org.  

Applications close on Monday 20 November 

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evokeAG 2024 Student Attendance Sponsorship

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT) is an annual event that attracts leaders, farmers, innovators, accelerators, researchers, universities, corporates, government and investors to learn what is happening across agrifood tech in Australia and the world. 

CEAT will support six ANU students (undergraduate or postgraduate) to attend evokeAG, in Perth on 20-21 February 2024. 

Interested students are invited to express their interest by completing an online form and emailing a copy of their most recent academic transcript to ceat@anu.edu.au. 

Expressions of interest close on 12 November 2023. Late applications will not be considered. 

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Student Giveaways

We have special giveaways for students attending the Meet the Author events.

You'll have the opportunity to win one of two copies of an author's book and be among the first to have it signed at the event. These books are available for ANU students of any program level to win. Simply follow the instructions in the entry form to participate in the draw, and you could be one of the fortunate winners.

Meet the Author - Wendy Harmer

Tuesday 14 November , 6 - 7pm

National treasure, Wendy Harmer will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on her frank, funny, fearless memoir Lies My Mirror Told Me. Wendy's tale of overcoming adversity is told with her trademark in-your-face frankness and celebrated wit.

Win a copy of Wendy’s book, Lies My Mirror Told Me. The competition closes at noon AEDT on Friday 10 November.

Enter Now (Terms and conditions apply)

Meet the Author - Kate Ceberano

Monday 20 November, 6 - 7pm

Singer, songwriter, performer and artist Kate Ceberano will be in conversation with Karen Hardy on Kate's beautiful, illustrated memoir, Unsung, featuring her inspirational song lyrics, stories, paintings and embroidery, and celebrating four decades of song writing and recording.

Win a copy of Kate's new illustrated memoir Unsung. The competition closes at noon AEDT on Friday 17 November. 

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Meet the Author - Clementine Ford

Wednesday 22 November, 6pm

Incendiary feminist and bestselling author Clementine Ford will be in conversation with Amy Remeikis on her new book I Don't, which presents the inarguable case against marriage for the modern woman.

Win a copy of Clementine’s new book, I Don't. The competition closes at noon AEDT on Monday 20 November.

Enter Now (Terms and conditions apply)

Meet the Author - Liz Hayes

Monday 4 December, 6pm

We have a special giveaway for the Meet the Author event with Liz Hayes. You can win a copy of her new book I'm Liz Hayes and be one of the first in line to have it signed at the event. Liz has been on TV for over four decades, co-hosting Channel 9's Today show and doing investigative journalism on 60 Minutes for over 25 years. Australians have enjoyed her work for years. 

To win a copy of Liz’s new book, I'm Liz Hayes. The competition closes at noon AEDT on Friday 1 December.

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