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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bush uni to have new base

Story courtesy the Koori Mail ..

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Scholarships for girls

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

TWO Dubbo College Higher School Certificate graduates have been awarded $5000 scholarships towards their ongoing education.

Breanna Nolan-Dixon, 17, and 18-year-old Karee Carney applied successfully for the 2018 Nestle AYDP Girls’ Academy Scholarships. The scholarships are open to Year 12 students in Girls’ Academies throughout Australia.

Breanna is hoping to study social work. “I aim to co-enrol in TAFE and Charles Sturt University Dubbo to study social work and I really hope to be able to give back to my local community,” she said.

“Through the years I have received support myself from foster care and from hospitals and it’s important for me to be able to pay my community back.”

Fellow Wiradjuri woman Karee hopes to study to become a modern history and visual arts teacher.

“At this stage I have been accepted to study at Macquarie University but that is my backup plan because I would really love to study a Bachelor of Secondary Education in Humanities and Social Science at the University of Sydney,” she said.

“Ultimately I would like to get back to rural and regional NSW and work in an area that is socio-economically disadvantaged.”

The Nestle scholarships provide girls with money for educational resources and travel.

The Dubbo College Girls’ Academies were launched at the start of 2017 to cater for the educational needs of Indigenous girls. Academies have been established at Dubbo College Senior Campus, as well as Delroy and South Campuses.
Scholarship winners Breanna Nolan-Dixon and Karee Carney.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NPY chief honoured

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

THE University of South Australia has honoured Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council chief executive Andrea Mason.

The Aboriginal leader was one of four UniSA graduates to be recognised at the university’s Alumni Awards in Adelaide this month.

Ms Mason heads a women’s council that undertakes a diverse range of activities to create employment, support health and wellbeing, and tackle domestic violence and other social challenges.

She was named the 2016 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year and the NT finalist in the 2017 Australian of the Year Awards.

Ms Mason was selected as one of six members of Australia’s new Indigenous Advisory Council and soon after appointed co-chair.

She credits her extended family and a loving upbringing with shaping her core values and determination to succeed.
Andrea Mason

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Language school for Sydney

Story courtesy the Koori Mail ..

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

UTS students set to venture forth

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

THE first group in a UTS business degree for Indigenous students has wrapped up its final year with a presentation of start-up ventures.

They are members of the Bachelor of Business Administration course established three years ago.

The program aims to develop skills in business management, leadership and enterprise development, and builds on participants’ current workforce expertise and Indigenous community knowledge.

“I would like to say congratulations to the students. I know this is the culmination of three years of very hard work,” said Associate Professor Chris Burton, Associate Dean (Education) at the UTS Business School.

“The Bachelor of Business Administration is a program that really underpins the values of UTS, particularly around building skills and capacity in problem solving, creativity and social innovation.”

At the presentation, students pitched their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of judges.

Janelle Clarke, Michael Ingrey and Khaila-Rose Prior detailed ‘Jakmi’, a voice recognition device that provides a safe way to access smartphone applications while driving.
Christian Hampson, Clarence Slockee, Naomi Broom and Kaitlan Cuell pitched ‘Workabout’, an online platform that connects backpackers and travellers with Indigenous and other business owners to improve the working holiday experience.

Larissa Behrendt, Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at UTS, said she was inspired by the students’ ideas and how they were imbued with Aboriginal culture, values and heritage.
Course participants, from left, Justin Hodges, Khaila-Rose Prior, Christian Hampson, Kaitlan Cuell, Naomi Broom, Janelle Clarke, Gavin Mate, Clarence Slockee and Michael Ingrey.
Picture: Shane Rozario

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