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UniSA Marks 30 Years with Alumni Awards Celebration

The prestigious University of South Australia Alumni Awards is an annual milestone in the University’s calendar and showcases the most distinguished members of our global alumni community, our innovators and pioneers – people making a real difference in the world. Despite the occasion looking a little different this year with mask mandates and COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 Alumni Awards finally brought together our UniSA Community after a break in 2020 – Everyone from Premiers and Senators to young entrepreneurs, seasoned research and business leaders, and fellow alumni gathered together in recognition of four outstanding graduates, their inspiring careers and extraordinary contributions to society. more…

Commissioner of the South Australian Police Grant Stevens APM LEM

The Police Commissioner Keeping South Australians Safe

These past two years Commissioner of the South Australian Police Grant Stevens APM LEM has been a fixture on our screens. At the helm of the State’s COVID-19 emergency response, Business graduate Commissioner Stevens has been a reassuring authority guiding us through this time of disruption and uncertainty, his presence a welcome reprieve. Emerging from what he describes as an ordinary upbringing to one of the most powerful figures in the South Australian community – personally leading and delivering some of SAPOL’s most significant programs – has surprised no one more than himself. more...

Dr Caroline Atkinson

Healing Trauma Through Aboriginal Processes of Ceremonial Release

We Al-li is a phrase of great significance to Social Work graduate Dr Caroline Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer of the culturally informed trauma integrated healing organisation of the same name. In Woppaburra language ‘We’ means fire and embodies the spirit of cleansing that is essential to healing. ‘Al-li’ means water, the source of all life. Traditionally, once a place has been burnt and cleansed by fire, the rain comes, and green shoots begin to thrive to give evidence of new life. This hopeful imagery is a powerful symbol of the work We Al-li and Caroline do every day. more...

Wayne Lewis

Behind Some of Hollywood’s Most Memorable Moments

One summer afternoon in early 1995, Visual Arts graduate Wayne Lewis and three friends sat around on worn leather couches in Kensington’s Rising Sun Hotel nursing their drinks. Little did they know this meeting would change the trajectory of the South Australian film industry, and visual effects in cinema as a whole. That day the globally lauded visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) was born, and some twenty six years later, the studio is still delighting and inspiring audiences worldwide creating some of Hollywood’s most memorable onscreen moments – and a couple of Oscar nods under their belt. more...

Kate Swaffer

From Country Kid to World Advocate for Dementia

Psychology and Arts graduate, Kate Swaffer became an accidental activist after a diagnosis of a rare younger onset dementia irrevocably changed her life forever. Turning this devastating news into what she calls a “gift”, Kate has accomplished a colossal amount in the 13 years since her diagnosis as Cofounder, Chair and CEO of Dementia International Alliance, advocating for millions around the world. Many years later there is still much work to do, but as a humanitarian, activist, independent scholar and author, Kate continues to challenge the stigma and discrimination of such a diagnosis. more...

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Events & Exhibitions

18 November >> William Cooper: An Aboriginal Life Story. Professor Bain Attwood In-Conversation with Senator Patrick Dodson

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, Professor Bain Attwood provides an important tribute to the work and life of an extraordinary Aboriginal activist in his latest book, William Cooper: An Aboriginal Life Story. Bain will be in-conversation with Senator Patrick Dodson. Not politically active until his 70s, William Cooper became a notable activist, best recognised for his landmark 1933 petition to the King for representation of Aboriginal people in the Commonwealth Parliament.

Until 26 November >> Embracing the Ordinary Moment

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Neami National, and on display at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Embracing The Ordinary Moment brings together a diverse array of artists' works; each expressing how they have found resilience throughout the pandemic by not just engaging in the small and ordinary moments of the day but embracing them as stepping stones to foster their creativity, drive and wellbeing.

1 and 7 December >> UniSA Business MBA Information Sessions

If you are an experienced management professional, driven to create new solutions, lead innovative teams and deliver exceptional results in a context of disruptive change, studying a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of South Australia is for you. Join us online or on-campus to find out why the Master of Business Administration (MBA) from UniSA Business may be your best next move. Registrations are essential here.

Until 3 December 2021 >> Samstag’s 2021 Spring Season

The Samstag Museum of Art’s Spring Season showcases three moving image installations that explore the complex relationship between fiction and documentary and offer an insight into history, imagination and storytelling. In Samstag’s ground floor gallery, Pilar Mata Dupont’s The Ague draws upon the scientific world of London’s Kew Gardens. Upstairs, the Karrabing Film Collective’s Night Time Go, begins hewing closely to the historical details of the disenfranchisement of Indigenous peoples. Lastly, Israeli-born, Berlin based Omer Fast’s Continuity tells a disturbing tale of a middle-class couple. Check out all Samstag has to offer here.

Until 31 January 2022 >> MOD. UP CLOSE

Are you ready to get up close? MOD.’s UP CLOSE is an exploration of a spectrum of closeness. Starting inside our bodies, we consider touch and relationships with people and machines before spanning out to the way we move through place and space. Find out about the 100 trillion microorganisms living inside you, see what tears look like under a microscope with each tear as individual and unique as its owner – and have a spontaneous conversation with a stranger, but is it human or AI?

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