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ANU Staff Newsletter

Monday 24 April

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

What you need to know

  • A reminder that tomorrow (Tuesday 25 April) is the Anzac Day public holiday. 
  • The advertisement for our next Vice-Chancellor and President is now live on the ANU jobs website. If you would like to have input on the search process, ask a question or make any other comments, please email VCsearch@anu.edu.au.

Their Names Liveth For Evermore?

Who do we remember when we come together on Anzac Day and who do we forget?  Anzac all too often is the story of soldiers, but women also suffered and also served. 

This Anzac Day, The Australian National University will tell the story of Narrelle Hobbes, reminding us of those who fall outside the official ambit of remembrance.

In a special Anzac Day Broadcast, three ANU historians will trace her remarkable journey across the globe. 

ANU Professor appointed as a UNHRC Mandate Holder

An International Relations expert and human rights advocate at the ANU Coral Bell School, Professor Bina D'Costa has been appointed as the United Nations Human Rights Council Special Procedures Mandate Holder in the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (WGEPAD).  

A devoted human rights advocate, Bina plans to use her position in the WGEPAD to work alongside people of African descent and help identify patterns of exclusion that function as barriers to their issues as well as contribute to the framing of human rights advocacy and aspirations at a global level. 

"I am committed to contribute to understandings of how to decolonise human rights and develop deeper knowledge of a whole range of concerns that impact people of African descent." 

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Friday 28 April aims to raise awareness of the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally, and the responsibility of governments, employers, and workers to ensure a safe and healthy working environment through laws, infrastructure, and participation in preventive measures. 

At ANU we prioritise and value the safety and wellbeing of our staff, with a focus on ensuring a healthy and inclusive work environment. Maintaining your health and wellness and supporting the health and wellness of those around you, is an important part of our daily life on campus.

To mark this day the Work Environment Group/Work Health and Safety Team (from within the People and Culture Division - formerly the Human Resources Division) compiled a checklist to ensure you and your team can work safely at ANU. 

Events & activities

Global Climate Policy for Philosophers

Launch of the Cybernetic Imagination Residency program

Friday 28 April, 10.30-11.30am

The ANU School of Cybernetics invites you to attend the launch of the Cybernetic Imagination Residency program.

The ANU School of Cybernetics has established the program dedicated to scholarship, leadership and creating credible, hopeful and unexpected stories about the future which imagine and instigate positive change.

Register for the Cybernetic Imagination Residency launch

Global Climate Policy for Philosophers

Crossroads, Lifelines and Guardrails: 2023 Southeast Asia Regional Geopolitical Update

Monday 1 May, 8.15am-5pm 

The ANU Southeast Asia Institute (SEAI) will host the inaugural Southeast Asia Regional Geopolitical Update to analyse, debate, and better understand contemporary security developments in the sub-region of Southeast Asia as a whole and explore themes spanning multiple Southeast Asian countries. 

Register for the Southeast Asia Regional Geopolitical Update

Righteous, Regal and Recherché?

Racism and Mental Health on Campus

Tuesday 2 May, 6-7.30pm 

The Fighting Racism and Bigotry conversation series is back for 2023.  

The intersection of racism and barriers to mental health care creates a significant challenge for people of colour and minorities. The impact of racism on mental health is well-documented and significant, contributing to problems such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. 

This conversation panel will explore experiences of racism, related mental health concerns and current support structures on campus. It will also consider ways in which the University can improve its wellbeing and mental health services for the ANU community. 

Register for the Racism and Mental Health on Campus panel 

Negotiating your wellbeing 

18th Heinz Arndt Memorial Lecture     

Wednesday 3 May, 5-7pm 

This year the Heinz Arndt Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Sean Turnell who will discuss the perils of economic reform in Myanmar.  

Register for the Heinz Arndt Memorial Lecture  

Vinnies and ANU+ Sleepout 

Meet the Author – Tracey Spicer

Thursday 4 May, 6-7pm  

Tracey Spicer will be in conversation with Michelle Ryan on Tracey's new book Man-Made: How the bias of the past is being built into the future, in which the Walkley Award-winning journalist exposes the next frontier of feminism. Man-Made aims to open readers' eyes to a transformative technological shift in society and give them the tools to make positive change. 

Register for the Meet the Author with Tracey Spicer 


COVID-19: Your up-to-date information  

Now that the winter season is almost upon us, a few reminders: 

- If you test positive to COVID-19, you still need to register your positive result via the ANU form and inform your supervisor. 

- If you are feeling unwell, you should stay home.  

- If you must come to campus or travel in public for something unavoidable, wear a mask and keep your distance from others.   

- You can book telehealth appointments via the ANU Medical Centre for COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related medical concerns. 

- Staff can access free flu vaccinations to maintain their health and wellbeing during the upcoming influenza season. Staff can receive the vaccination on campus at the ANU Medical Centre or Pharmacy, or off campus by accessing a voucher code (via HORUS) to be used at any Terry White Chemist.   

- ANU staff can also book an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 booster dose on campus at the University Pharmacy. For more info, visit the ATAGI’s vaccine booster advice.

For more information please visit the University's official COVID-19 advice


Changes to staff log in from the Information Security Office

On Wednesday 26 April, the next phase of streamlining and improving ANU login security will commence by adding a secondary Authenticator prompt to Web Applications.

This will use the same authenticator app (i.e. MS Authenticator, Google Authenticator) staff already have set up on their devices, so there is nothing new required.

Please read the details from the Information Security Office.


ANU Insight Student Analytics 

The Planning and Service Performance (PSP) have enhanced ANU Insight’s Student Load and Enrolment reports and dashboards with queries, reports and dynamic dashboards.  

To access ANU Insight reporting, please visit https://insight.anu.edu.au/


First Kambri Market happening this Friday

Friday 28 April, 12-4pm 

EOIs are still open for Kambri Market stallholders. 

The Joplin Lane Markets will provide a great opportunity for staff and students to sell their items in a sustainable way. It’s free to have a stall, we just ask that you don’t sell food or drink. To book a stall space, contact Geraldine or Dharmesh via Kambri.venues@anu.edu.au

If you don't have anything to sell, come and enjoy the Joplin Lane Friday music sessions while indulging in some lunch at the Kambri tenancies and grooving to some awesome tunes, all while supporting a sustainable event initiative. 


Vice-Chancellor's Award for Reconciliation – call for nominations  

A reminder that nominations for the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Reconciliation are open and will close next week on Tuesday 2 May

From 2023, the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Reconciliation will be awarded to align with National Reconciliation week, in May-June each year. 

This award aims to encourage and recognise ANU staff members for initiatives and activities that support the pursuit of reconciliation, within the University or beyond. 

Visit Vice-Chancellor's Award for Reconciliation for more information.


Staff Giveaway   

The Imperfects Live On Stage 

Saturday 13 May, 6.30pm 

Are you a fan of The Imperfects podcast? Well, get ready for a real treat. For the first time ever, co-hosts Hugh, Ryan, and Josh are performing their hilarious and heart-warming show live

Join the founders of The Resilience Project, Hugh van Cuylenburg, and his brother Josh, along with comedian Ryan Shelton on an unforgettable tour that will leave you laughing, feeling, and thinking. 

This isn't your typical podcast episode on stage. It's a celebration of our imperfections and our connections. And who knows, you might just learn a thing or two about embracing imperfection. 

Two double passes are up for grabs. Follow the instructions in the entry form to go into the draw and you could be one of the lucky winners! Competition closes at noon AEDT on Wednesday 3 May 2023. Terms and conditions apply. Visit Llewellyn Hall’s website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see other upcoming events. 

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75th Anniversary Debate: University of the future

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen our recent post about 5 cool things at Mt Stromlo Observatory with the one and only Dr Brad Tucker.

Watch the video

Make sure you're following @ouranu for all the latest highlights across campus. 


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