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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

USQ welcomes new student interns

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

THE University of Southern Queensland has welcomed its newest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student interns, Justin Dolman and Ashleigh Hyland.

The student internships are an initiative of the university’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Career Development and Employment Strategy and part of USQ’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

They are designed to assist Indigenous students find employment at USQ while completing their degree.

Bachelor of Business (Management and Leadership) student Mr Dolman has joined the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Office (Academic Services), while Bachelor of Science (Environment and Sustainability) student Ms Hyland works in the USQ Residential Colleges section.

Mr Dolman, who also interns at Indigenous Business Australia, said the program is giving him a competitive edge before he enters the graduate market.

“The work complements my studies and is similar to tasks I’ll do when I graduate, so it’s definitely helping a lot,” he said.

In addition to her studies, Ms Hyland is a USQ student ambassador and ‘Meet-Up’ scheme leader, as well as a resident advisor at Concannon College. Her internship at USQ Residential Colleges will have an environmental focus.

“I’m working on the environment and sustainability plan to be implemented in the colleges, exploring what opportunities are available and feasible, as well as what’s already under way,” Ms Hyland said.

“I hope the internship helps me improve my professional skills and provides a taste of what my graduate job could be like next year.”
USQ student interns Justin Dolman and Ashleigh Hyland


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Law student in the running for award

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Indigenous students attend science camp

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

TWO Indigenous students have had the chance to show their science skills and knowledge at the Asian Science Camp in Bangalore, India. Krishna Valadian, from Darwin High School, and Brittany Abraham, from Loreto Normanhurst in Sydney, attended the camp with more than 200 students from Asia, Australia and Oceania. The six-day camp aims to inspire the next generation of scientists through lectures, discussions, master classes and social and cultural events. Brittany, 16, said she was inspired to take up science after ending up in intensive care. “I was paralysed after an accident and because of the care I had when I was in hospital I was inspired to become a doctor,” she told  the Koori Mail.

“Once I got out of hospital I got involved in science and went to the CSIRO Science Camp in Adelaide. “I want to get as much experience as possible and get involved in as much as possible.”
Brittany said she has “a curious mind” so learning how the world works through science was an obvious step for her. “I’ve always wondered why things happen,” she said. “After my accident I was told I wouldn’t walk again. And I’m walking today so I wondered why that happened. “It’s interesting to learn why the body does things like that.”

Brittany has also attended a leadership camp with Macquarie University, learning about science and gaining leadership skills at the same time. She said she gets involved in anything she can because she never knows what opportunities might arise.

“I wouldn’t be doing all these things unless I was really motivated,” she said.

“If I could give advice to younger people I’d say set your goals and work really hard to get to them. Be proud and challenge yourself.

“The most important thing is to be motivated.”


Krishna Valadian and Brittany Abrahams at the science camp in India

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Trainee Mikaela is ready to help out with major events

Story courtesy the Koori Mail

ABORIGINAL ArtsReady trainee Mikaela Earnshaw is shining in her role at Stonington Youth Services, Melbourne, helping with the organisation’s major events. Ms Earnshaw called on experience she gained helping with the City of Stonington’s National Reconciliation Week celebrations to help run the youth services’ annual fashion gala and art exhibition at Prahran Town Hall.

“Being involved in something on this scale was rewarding in itself,” the 20-year-old said.

“To see all the work and effort everyone put in over the month come together into a successful event was impressive and something I would have never been able to experience without ArtsReady.

“From the start to the end I was involved. I even sat in many committee meetings and helped make decisions on lighting, decorations and other event arrangements.”

Since starting her ArtsReady traineeship this year, Ms Earnshaw has been involved in five events with Youth Services as well as helping out with their other programs and services. “Having the opportunity to help with all these events has made me realise this is something I want to pursue,” she said.

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Mikaela Earnshaw with work colleague Alexandra Millar.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Good word put in for indigenous literacy

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World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education

26-Jun-2016

The World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education is in Toronto, Canada in July 2017

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Curriculum revamp

THE draft Australian Curriculum attempts to move beyond, rather than entrench, a ‘black armband’ view of history, according to Aboriginal educator Chris Sarra.

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