From the VC's Desk

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Role models matter

Friday, 10 August 2018

During my time at UON, I have worked hard to address gender inequality. We have made progress, certainly, but there remains more to do and the current environment demands that we push for the acceleration of progress.

The Fellow, a Birthday, the Budget and some Wedding…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Any VC’s email inbox has to bear a heavy load, which really no self-respecting inbox should be asked to endure. An average day brings myriad media alerts with equal and opposite views on the merits of the Federal Budget, news from UON staff working in time zones across the world, the inevitable financial documents, invitations to conferences… not to mention that invite to some wedding in England...

A very UON Christmas

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Twas the week before Christmas, and across UON,
The year’s flurry and bustle drew close to the end

Transitions and timing

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

November is suddenly upon us and as crisp springtime mornings give way to long summer evenings, and the mosquitoes begin to emerge in earnest from the gum trees, it is a good time to reflect on the year that has been and what lies over the horizon.

All things being equal

Friday, 29 September 2017

Sometimes there are national conversations about equality where it is both surprising and disheartening that there is a need to have such conversations in 2017.

Reminder: Same-sex marriage postal survey

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Dear UON students and staff,

Enough is enough

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The release this week of the Change the Course Report on Sexual Harassment and Assault in Australia’s universities represents a turning point for higher education. More than 30,000 university students responded to the survey to share their experience of sexual harassment and sexual assault in locations both associated with and not associated with their university.

Organisational Design

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

We are all aware of the major shifts taking place in higher education. When many of our current students were in primary school, not many of their parents were thinking of how education would prepare their daughters or sons for jobs in creative industries, drone design, data science, cybersecurity or technology-assisted health care.  Not all academics starting their first job in a university twenty years ago would have foreshadowed how critical interdisciplinary education and research would become for the graduates of the future, how digital literacy and analytics would change learning, and how courses could become both massive and micro.