The University of Newcastle, Australia

WILDLIFE SUSTAINABILITY AND US

The University of Newcastle is celebrating our 55th anniversary since becoming an independent institution in 1965. As such, 2020 marks a special year for our legacy and continued commitment to our regions, communities and responsibilities – and an important value under the University’s strategic priorities is our commitment to “Sustainability”.

The recent bushfire crisis across Australia greatly impacted the environment, ecosystem, and everyday lives of many people and wildlife. Our wildlife has the same right as us to love, live and thrive sustainably on our planet. This sentiment is shared and felt globally at the heart of the climate change debate.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also changed the way we engage with the community. In light of the virus affecting many large public events, the concept of Newcastle China Week 2020 has been revisited and the cultural festival will be postponed. Nonetheless, the Confucius Institute at the University of Newcastle endeavours to engage with our community, with plans to present an online preview of the “Love Between Two Cranes” photographic exhibition. In addition, a comprehensive exhibition of "Wildlife Sustainability", including the collection of Mr Wang’s masterpieces, will also be held at the University Gallery at a date to be announced.

Online exhibition

Red sunset with several cranes

Love Between Two Cranes

Photography by Mr Keju Wang

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