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Associate Professor Kelvin Kong

News • 8 Jun 2021

National honour for Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon

Renowned Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon and University of Newcastle Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, has been awarded the 2021 Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Medal.

Collaborative art workshop

News • 31 May 2021

OPINION: Recognising racism must be the starting place for reconciliation

The house I live in is on Darkinjung country. The backyard blends into the dense bush of the National Park. There is a bush track that leads up a steep hill to the ridgeline. The track leads to a marked Aboriginal site, where water still pools in grinding grooves.

Indigenous Education and Research Framework

News • 18 Mar 2021

Framework launched in commitment to Indigenous education and research

The University of Newcastle has unveiled a major piece in its longstanding commitment to Indigenous higher education, innovation and engagement with the launch of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Research Framework, coinciding with national Close the Gap Day.

Emeritus Professor John Maynard

News • 15 Mar 2021

Indigenous research trailblazer honoured with lecture series

Esteemed historian and Indigenous research trailblazer, University of Newcastle Emeritus Professor John Maynard has been honoured with a new lecture series in his name.

Yarning Circle

News • 8 Mar 2021

Yarning Circle to bring communities together

A Yarning Circle, established to provide a significant and accessible meeting space for local Aboriginal communities and the Central Coast community, has officially opened at the University of Newcastle’s Ourimbah campus.

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst and Taylah Gray

News • 24 Feb 2021

Chief Justice recognises Newcastle's newest lawyers among best in the country

“Great lawyers are known to come out of Newcastle, and I am confident that today is no exception.”

Black Lives Matter March

News • 26 Jan 2021

OPINION: Looking Forward, Looking Back

My grandparents were big fans of Slim Dusty. I remember as a kid, sitting in the back of their old brown Toyota while Slim’s voice crackled over the tape player.

Female smiling

News • 14 Dec 2020

Indigenous scholarships inspire new career paths

The University is honoured to announce the establishment of four new Indigenous scholarships, made possible by the partnerships and support of Port of Newcastle, The Vonwiller Foundation, BMG Australia and Moray & Agnew.

Professor John Maynard looking seriously at the camera

News • 10 Nov 2020

Always Was, Always Will Be Aboriginal Land: 2020 NAIDOC Lecture

Western science has pushed the Aboriginal presence back to a staggering 65,000 years, recognising that Aboriginal people carry the longest cultural memory known to humankind.

Associate Professor Kathleen Butler outside the Wollotuka Institute

News • 9 Nov 2020

The values of NAIDOC shouldn’t be confined to one week only

By Associate Professor Kathleen Butler, a proud Bundjalung and Worimi woman and Head of the Wollotuka Institute of Indigenous Research and Education at the University of Newcastle.

Women standing with arms cross

News • 13 Oct 2020

Women in STEMM

Dr Michelle Bovill on her unintentional research career.

Staff and students walking the rainbow crossing

News • 13 Oct 2020

Rainbow pedestrian crossing signifies University’s commitment to diversity

The University of Newcastle believes in a “show don’t tell” principle in our commitments to community and equity. That’s why, as part of the University of Newcastle’s Pride Week 2020, a permanent rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing will today be unveiled on the Callaghan campus in front of the Chancellery building.

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