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Jun 28 2022

Upending I Mending - Faculty of Arts and Design annual exhibition

John Dahlsen’s mapping of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch recuperates unlovely materials – found plastics collected from Australian coastlines – into engaging formal patterns. We are invited to contemplate both the rapid accumulation of microplastics in our oceans as well as John’s acts of restoration when he picks up the tiny pieces. Place-based restoration runs through these works as one connecting theme: it is no coincidence that creative responses flourish where damage is great. Other works upend any rush to repair that may paper over damage that needs to be dwelt with. This collection mends and upends, often together, with slow-going practices of repair keeping company with exuberant explorations of breaking and unmaking.  About the artists:The University of Canberra’s Faculty of Arts and Design annual exhibition presents diverse creative responses to the inspiration, and provocation, of the theme Upending | Mending. Our artists, designers and creative educators bring together a variety of approaches to their practice – recuperating found materials, collaborating with communities, using art to focus attention on ugly matters – but share a sense that creative expression is central to their ways of reflecting, repairing and questioning the world.  Featuring:Monica Andrew, Rhonda Ayliffe, Ben Ennis Butler, Louise Curham, John Dahlsen, Dianne Firth, Caren Florance, UK Frederick, Katie Hayne, Paul Hetherington, Kerry Martin, Max Maxwell, Ross McLennan, Vahri McKenzie, HK Plum, Claire Rosslyn Wilson, Sam Tomkins, Bethaney Turner, Jen Webb, Kirsten Wehner and John White 

10:00 - 16:00 5 more dates available
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Jun 29 2022

Student Feedback Focus Group: In Person

Students are invited to give feedback on a draft framework aimed at supporting student success across our institution and each phase of the student life cycle through a whole -of-University approach as well as discuss an update to the current Student Charter.Student Success frameworkThe framework has been developed in consultation with staff from many different areas of the university, including academic faculties and professional business areas. We would now like to ensure that what we are proposing meets the needs of our students and ask student to fill in any gaps we may have, expand on student requirements, enhance our principles and intentions.Student CharterThe Student Charter sets out the rights and responsibilities of all students within the University context. As this is about you, the students, we value your early input into this very important document. Staff of the University will be consulted at the next stage of the document, followed by a final consultation stage with the Student Representative Committee and University senior staff.In considering the possible improvements and updates to the Charter, we have been benchmarking across the sector for charters which would best suit the needs of UC students. You will be asked to consider the charters of other Australian universities and consider a renewal of the UC Student Charter.Registrations are required though please do feel free to bring a friend along on the day to add their voice to the discussions as well.Lunch will be on offer for the face-to-face session.Prefer to join online? Register for the Friday 8th of July online session here

11:00 - 12:30
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Jun 29 2022

Student Feedback Focus Group: In Person

Students are invited to give feedback on a draft framework aimed at supporting student success across our institution and each phase of the student life cycle through a whole -of-University approach as well as discuss an update to the current Student Charter.Student Success frameworkThe framework has been developed in consultation with staff from many different areas of the university, including academic faculties and professional business areas. We would now like to ensure that what we are proposing meets the needs of our students and ask student to fill in any gaps we may have, expand on student requirements, enhance our principles and intentions.Student CharterThe Student Charter sets out the rights and responsibilities of all students within the University context. As this is about you, the students, we value your early input into this very important document. Staff of the University will be consulted at the next stage of the document, followed by a final consultation stage with the Student Representative Committee and University senior staff.In considering the possible improvements and updates to the Charter, we have been benchmarking across the sector for charters which would best suit the needs of UC students. You will be asked to consider the charters of other Australian universities and consider a renewal of the UC Student Charter.Registrations are required though please do feel free to bring a friend along on the day to add their voice to the discussions as well.Lunch will be on offer for the face-to-face session.Prefer to join online? Register for the Friday 8th of July online session here

11:00 - 12:30
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Jul 8 2022

Student Feedback Focus Group: Online

Students are invited to give feedback on a draft framework aimed at supporting student success across our institution and each phase of the student life cycle through a whole -of-University approach as well as discuss an update to the current Student Charter.Student Success frameworkThe framework has been developed in consultation with staff from many different areas of the university, including academic faculties and professional business areas. We would now like to ensure that what we are proposing meets the needs of our students and ask student to fill in any gaps we may have, expand on student requirements, enhance our principles and intentions.Student CharterThe Student Charter sets out the rights and responsibilities of all students within the University context. As this is about you, the students, we value your early input into this very important document. Staff of the University will be consulted at the next stage of the document, followed by a final consultation stage with the Student Representative Committee and University senior staff.In considering the possible improvements and updates to the Charter, we have been benchmarking across the sector for charters which would best suit the needs of UC students. You will be asked to consider the charters of other Australian universities and consider a renewal of the UC Student Charter. Prefer to join in person? Register for the 11am Wednesday 29th of June session here

09:30 - 11:00
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Jul 10 2022

The Hard Aches @ UC Hub

Beloved rockers The Hard Aches have today announced their first new single since 2019, Party Ghost, a lightning strike of a song that explores finding comfort in the uncomfortable – out today.   The group have also announced a mammoth national tour to celebrate the release, kicking off in July and moving through major and regional cities across QLD, NSW, ACT, TAS and SA, wrapping up on Kaurna Land at The Governor Hindmarsh on August 6.  Party Ghost, which features Cahli Blakers of Teenage Joans on backing vocals, is the first taste of The Hard Aches’ new album, set to drop later in 2022. Party Ghost is one of those rare songs that hits the listener with a wave of nostalgia upon the very first listen – evocative and complete, brightly distorted guitars propel the song forward, reaching for tightly constructed arcs that follow the song’s lyrics in perfect tandem.  Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, Ben David explains, “It’s all about finding yourself in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar smells and unfamiliar sounds…it’s about reflecting on your own existence, and your own experiences then learning from them, and doing everything you can to do better. Most of all, it’s about trying to understand how it must feel to be an animal, moved away from your safe place, put through big changes, and unable to understand them.”Recorded during lockdown at Southbank Studios in Adelaide, Party Ghost is a testament to The Hard Aches’ ethos as creatives – keeping empathy at the fore, passionate about society’s treatment of animals, and committed to exploring the emotional breadth that all living beings share. With this ideology in mind, the lyric “I’m sure you’ll come back when the parties get boring,”takes on a whole new meaning. After supporting Aussie legends Grinspoon on their national tour in 2019, touring came to an abrupt halt for The Hard Aches, as the band were directly affected by first the Black Summer bushfires, then the pandemic, keeping the band on home soil for two years. But they made the most of a bad situation, raising over $16,000 in bushfire relief funds, then using the coronavirus lockdown time to write and record their new album, which is expected to drop before the year is out. In the meantime, The Hard Aches are stoked to return to the national touring circuit in July and August to celebrate Party Ghost and the return of shows, as Ben says, “It’s been a huge shock to the system, not being able to share in the smiles and good times that come with touring and playing shows. It feels surreal to be back announcing shows – but it feels right. We are stronger than ever as a band with this new material, and with the addition of the amazing Eb Tonkin on bass. We really can’t wait to get back out there.”Listen to Party Ghost by The Hard Acheson your preferred streaming platform.

19:00 - 23:30
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Jul 22 2022

How to build a successful process for spinning out University IP

How to develop appropriate and timely internal processes to facilitate the spin-out of IP, to the benefit of all stakeholders.About this eventMeet your presenters: Ken Mahon & Richard DaleKen is an experienced professional leader based in Melbourne working in strategic innovation management, new venture creation, and translation and commercialisation of research and innovation. Ken works with a range of early stage ventures as an advisor and has been pivotal in assisting businesses in developing strategy, execution planning and capital raising. His clients include advanced manufacturing, ag tech, Defence and security, cyber security, wealth tech, and immersive technologies businesses. Ken is also a mentor working with accelerator and incubator programs and he is leading the design of venture growth programs for advanced manufacturing and deep technology.Richard is based in Sydney and has more than 25 years' experience in top-tier management consulting, new venture development, venture capital and R&D engineering. He has extensive experience in growth and transformation for a wide range of Australian and overseas organisations; from large corporations to early-stage technology businesses. He has extensive experience of working with Australian Universities as they consider the best path for developing unique ideas and IP. He has expertise and experience across a broad range of sectors.PD+streams: Strategic | IP Management | Commercialisation of Research

12:00 - 13:00
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Sep 16 2022

Ngaiire @ UC Hub

NGAIIRE - Album Tour at UC Hub on Saturday 29 January 2022 has been rescheduled to Friday 16 September 2022.A message from the event organisers:"Due to the continuing uncertainty and in order to deliver the best show around the country Ngaiire has made the tough decision to postpone her album tour to August/September 2022. All tickets will be automatically transferred to the new dates, though if you are unable to make the new date refunds are available up until the 13th January.We look forward to getting around the country and seeing you all soon!"Your current tickets are automatically valid for the new date - if you can make it, no action is required on your end & we'll see you soon! 5 years in the making, Ngaiire is taking her third album ‘3’ around Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand to celebrate its August 27th release.  You can expect the signature vocals, beats and costumes that have seen Ngaiire receive countless awards including four National Live Music Awards, an FBI Radio SMAC Award and the inaugural Australian Women in Music Award for Artistic Excellence. Not to mention bringing her signature style to the stages of Glastonbury and Splendour In The Grass and tours alongside Sufjan Stevens, Alicia Keys and Leon Bridges. ‘3’, a deeply personal album, brings Ngaiire’s heritage as a Papuan New Guinean woman to the foreground, exploring the link between heritage and westernised existence.  “I am full to the brim of stories that many don’t have the privilege to hold within themselves; some I know quite well and some live deep in my DNA that I won’t have enough lifetimes to unpack. But the ones I know, I will tell how I want to because I can. So here is a collection of love letters to 3 entities - myself, my country and those I love both here and now departed.” - NGAIIREFor the first time, Ngaiire will be releasing ‘3’ in a limited edition vinyl. Pre-buy your copy now HERE

20:00 - 23:30
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Sep 30 2022

In Hearts Wake @ UC Hub

Australian heavy music act In Hearts Wake are stoked to announce a massive national tour in celebration of their new feature length documentary, GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK, which has recently finished screening across the country and internationally alongside Earth Week 2022.The huge 27 date GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK tour will be hitting cities and regional towns across Australia throughout August, September and October 2022 and will also feature some of the most exciting heavy acts in the country with support from RedHook, Pridelands and Banks Arcade.“After not being able to tour properly for the past two years, it is our great pleasure to announce this huge national run of shows and return to towns that we love. We are also excited to take this new touring model out on the road and keep learning along the way. We cannot wait to celebrate Green Is The New Black with you!” said In Hearts Wake.GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK examines the music industry’s relationship to the environment. While the film chronicles the making of In Hearts Wake’s 100% carbon offset 2020 album Kaliyuga and their journey to becoming the first band to be a certified Carbon Neutral Organisation, it is more than a film about one band and one album. As In Hearts Wake examine their processes and search for more environmentally sustainable options, inspiring new possibilities for an entire industry begin to emerge.In Hearts Wake’s GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK Tour will see the band perform brand new songs written and produced especially for the new film, along with fan favourites from the outfit’s impressive five album discography.In true In Hearts Wake form, the band will offset 150% of the carbon emissions created from their touring operations, carefully calculating all emissions produced to cater for their transport, energy and consumption over the run of shows. The band are also pleased to share that the video for Worldwide Suicide has been nominated for the first ever Environmental Music Prize, a new award that amplifies the voices of artists who inspire action for climate and conservation through inspiring music videos. In addition to the tour, In Hearts Wake today also announce that a special Pay Per View screening of GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK will take place on Tuesday 17 May, along with a live Q&A hosted by the band. There will be one tree planted for every admission. Tickets to the screening and the tour will be available from 9am AEST Wednesday 4 May via inheartswake.com. Any fans that purchase a ticket to GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK Tour before 11:59pm AEST Sunday 15 May will gain automatic access to the Pay Per View screening and Q&A - so gather your friends and get on to tickets quick.

20:00 - 23:30
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Oct 14 2022

How to be Defence Ready

How can you tap into the millions of dollars Defence has to spend on research and development?About this eventMeet your presenter: Ken MahonKen is an experienced professional leader based in Melbourne working in strategic innovation management, new venture creation, and translation and commercialisation of research and innovation. Ken works with a range of early stage ventures as an advisor and has been pivotal in assisting businesses in developing strategy, execution planning and capital raising. His clients include advanced manufacturing, ag tech, Defence and security, cyber security, wealth tech, and immersive technologies businesses. Ken is also a mentor working with accelerator and incubator programs and he is leading the design of venture growth programs for advanced manufacturing and deep technology.Prior to his current role he was the Director Ventures at Deakin University with responsibility for commercialisation of University research through new ventures. The commercialisation ventures Ken created include FLAIM Systems a VR based fire fighter training solutions business, Universal Motion Simulator currently delivering armoured driver simulators to the Australian Defence Forces, and Fika Entertainment providing virtual production services for the global media market. Ken has also worked in the commercial research, industry engagement, licensing and partnership building as a Senior Commercial Manager at Deakin University.PD+ streams: Commercialisation of Research | Strategic

12:00 - 13:00
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Nov 18 2022

How to be Foreign interference ready

Ways of managing the Foreign Interference rules in a University setting.About this eventMeet your presenter: Ken MahonKen is an experienced professional leader based in Melbourne working in strategic innovation management, new venture creation, and translation and commercialisation of research and innovation. Ken works with a range of early stage ventures as an advisor and has been pivotal in assisting businesses in developing strategy, execution planning and capital raising. His clients include advanced manufacturing, ag tech, Defence and security, cyber security, wealth tech, and immersive technologies businesses. Ken is also a mentor working with accelerator and incubator programs and he is leading the design of venture growth programs for advanced manufacturing and deep technology.Prior to his current role he was the Director Ventures at Deakin University with responsibility for commercialisation of University research through new ventures. The commercialisation ventures Ken created include FLAIM Systems a VR based fire fighter training solutions business, Universal Motion Simulator currently delivering armoured driver simulators to the Australian Defence Forces, and Fika Entertainment providing virtual production services for the global media market. Ken has also worked in the commercial research, industry engagement, licensing and partnership building as a Senior Commercial Manager at Deakin University.PD+ streams: Strategic

12:00 - 13:00
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Nov 25 2022

How to create mutually successful joint ventures

What are the key ingredients for a joint venture to be a success for all parties involved?About this eventMeet your presenters: Nick McNaughton & Ken MahonNick is a highly experienced CEO who has been a successful entrepreneur, mentor, investor and fund manager. Nick started his career in the software industry where he specialised in bringing US vendors into the Asia / Pacific region. He spent extensive time living and working in Asia. He has been a successful angel investor for over two decades. Successes include Soulmates Technology, Zookoda, Vocus (ASX:VOC) & Windlab (ASX:WND). He is a veteran of the University IP commercialization field. He is the part-time CEO of ANU Connect Ventures a $37M seed investment fund (owned by the Australian National University and MTAA Super). He has reviewed and assessed a wide array of ideas, inventions and discoveries. The fund invested in several successful companies including Lithicon (Trade sale FEI), InterfereX (Trade sale – NYSE: Dolby), Instaclustr, Liquid Instruments and EpiAxis Therapeutics.Ken is an experienced professional leader based in Melbourne working in strategic innovation management, new venture creation, and translation and commercialisation of research and innovation. Ken works with a range of early stage ventures as an advisor and has been pivotal in assisting businesses in developing strategy, execution planning and capital raising. His clients include advanced manufacturing, ag tech, Defence and security, cyber security, wealth tech, and immersive technologies businesses. Ken is also a mentor working with accelerator and incubator programs and he is leading the design of venture growth programs for advanced manufacturing and deep technology.PD+ streams: Strategic | Commercialisation of Research

12:00 - 13:00
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Dec 8 2022

Midland @ UC Refectory

Grammy®-nominated trio MIDLAND will return Down Under in December 2022 as they bring THE LAST RESORT: GREETINGS FROM TOUR to Australia.  The country music superstars will kick off their tour in Canberra on the 8th December before making their way up and down the East Coast of Australia. Hailing from Dripping Springs, TX lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound that is rounded out with lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition in both sound and style the trio initially garnered attention playing clubs in the region.  Their critically acclaimed freshman album, “On the Rocks” (Big Machine Records), features 13 tracks with song writing credits from each member alongside hitmakers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.  Launching to rave reviews from notable outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone Country, “On the Rocks” was declared “the year’s best Country album” by Washington Post. Their debut No. 1 single “Drinkin’ Problem,” which offers an intentional nod to Country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s, earned the band their first Grammy Awards nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.  Midland was also named New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards and nominated for three CMA Awards including Vocal Group of the Year, Single of the Year for “Drinkin’ Problem” and New Artist of the Year.   Their second album LET IT ROLL was a top five release on the Australian Country album ARIA Charts in 2019 and coincided with their first visit to Australia as part of the international contingent headlining the inaugural C2C Music festival in September 2019.  Showcasing their Texas County/traditional country style, they gripped a local audience that loved their retro 70s country sound and songs about lost love, endless desert roads, electric rodeos and drinkin’ problems. Midland will release their new album THE LAST RESORT: GREETINGS FROM (Big Machine/UMA) in May 2022. The trio spent the pandemic exploring their creative depths, from progressive Country that grew out of “Urban Cowboy” through Dwight Yoakam’s post-traditionalism, and arrive with their third studio album.  Midland once again tap into that post-urban cowboy sound that their fans love.   The album is accompanied by a European and US Tour from May 2022.  Midland’s special guest is Australia’s own country music superstar *Travis Collins. Since bursting onto the scene with Start the Car in 2005, Collins has fast established himself as a leading light in Australian song. Nine studio albums later and Collins is a regular mainstage fixture at Australia’s peak country music festivals and routinely plays to sold-out crowds across the country. His most recent album, Wreck Me (2020) reached No.1 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart, debuting in the Top 10 of the ARIA Albums Chart, and landing at No.4 on the iTunes Australian Albums Chart. It also landed Collins his second ARIA Awards nomination for Best Country Album. Collins is a multiple Golden Guitar Award winner. Pre-sales for THE LAST RESORT: GREETINGS FROM TOUR will commence from Friday, 6th May.   General on sale will begin Tuesday, 10th May, 10 AM local time.  *Travis Collins not appearing in Melbourne

19:30 - 23:30

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