Jason Connor

Ma & Morley Scholar Jason Connor

North Lambton, Newcastle NSW
Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management
Scholarship Category: Indigenous
Enabling Pathway: Yapug

A passion to be an Indigenous leader in the fields of environmental science and marine biology motivated Jason to return to study after a ten-year break. After completing the University’s Yapug program, Jason commenced a Bachelor of Environmental Science and Land Management. Jason believes that by adapting million-year-old traditional techniques to contemporary settings, Aboriginal culture can play a major role in fostering more sustainable use of resources. His interest in preserving culture extends to his work as a volunteer in the University’s archaeological Glam X lab and as a local leader and mentor. Jason hopes to enter a cadetship with the CSIRO.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.