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Alumni Stories

Black, loud and proud: how education laid the foundation for Dion Devow’s future

ҹAV alumnus Dion Devow’s journey took him from Darwin to Canberra – and in the process made him a successful entrepreneur and a champion of Indigenous culture.

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Dhunning - Indigenous Impact

Navigating the intersection of healthcare and social justice

Proud Wiradjuri woman and UC alumna/student Chrystale Langford is a passionate advocate - and as a neurodivergent mother of neurodiverse children, this quest for change is both personal and professional.

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Community Connections

Stepping Into Internship takes workplace inclusion to a new level

Australian Disability Network’s Stepping Into Internship gives UC staff and students the opportunity to grow their confidence and capabilities.

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Students in Focus

Choosing an education: How Seku Drame’s life journey led him to UC

Seku Drame always knew he wanted to study at university, even if it meant he would walk his path alone.

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Alumni Stories

“A place to grow”: UC’s effect on Rahul Mirchandani and his burgeoning family agribusiness

Dr Rahul Mirchandani visited the ҹAV more than 25 years after graduating with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), reflecting on a time in his life that sowed the seeds of success.

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Students in Focus

From pretend play to pursuing a career in primary education

Imogen Bailey always knew she wanted to be a teacher. Now in her final year of a Bachelor of Primary Education at the ҹAV, and teaching in a local primary school herself, Imogen is living her dream.

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Alumni Stories

Finding a way to engage nature ... with empathy

For nature-lover Eliana Hack, everything fell into place when she decided to pursue a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) at the ҹAV ... but that doesn't mean she didn't face her fair share of challenges. Family, friends and her innate passion for her field saw her through them all.

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Community Connections

Taking inspiration from women across the globe

ҹAV student and BroadAgenda intern Sarah Grieb reports on how Stephanie Copus-Campbell, Australia’s Ambassador for Gender Equality, finds her passion for gender equality stoked by the women she meets around the world.

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Alumni Stories

Lucy Molenkamp: Making a difference in the daily lives of others

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy graduate Lucy Molenkamp didn’t let COVID-19 and a chronic condition get in the way of pursuing a career in allied health.

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Ideas, Progress & the Future

Where industry and institution collide: Meet new FAD Executive Dean Julian Knowles

UC’s new Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design talks digital disruption, lifelong learning and how it’s all not as bleak as you might think.

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Community Connections

UC academics connecting with Franklin Women

Women in the health and medical research ecosystem face unique career challenges. Five ҹAV academics share their journeys with the Franklin Women mentoring program, including the UC leaders who brought Franklin Women to the ACT.

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Community Connections

Inspiring Women: Jen Webb

Distinguished Professor of Creative Practice at the ҹAV Jenn Webb talks about the impact of creative practices and collaboration, being a feminist researcher, and the continuous enchantment she finds in her work.

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Alumni Stories

Grads 2024: Ugyen Tshering

He didn’t start school until he was 12 years old – now, Dr Ugyen Tshering has graduated with a PhD from the ҹAV. The Bhutanese national is set to change the teaching of critical reading for his country.

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Alumni Stories

Grads 2024: Jack Bell

Jack Bell thought his future lay in the theatre, and university wasn't initially even a consideration - but today he's on the postgrad research path at the ҹAV, as he helps look for a cure for chronic Hepatitis B.

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Community Connections

"We couldn’t be more grateful to be where we are today"

UC’s own Keanna Costa has lived both the dream and the nightmare of motherhood, as her son Eli was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. Now, Keanna and husband Fiore are raising awareness and funds and lobbying for more research to fight the disease.

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