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Wendy Schaeffer-Macdonald OAM competing in an equestrian event

Olympic Gold Medallist Returns Home to Honour Family's Equestrian Legacy

As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics play out on our screens, we’re looking back to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics when physiotherapy graduate, Wendy Schaeffer-Macdonald OAM, beat all the odds – and a broken leg – to become the youngest female equestrian gold medal Olympic winner. After an illustrious career with even more incredible wins across competitions around the world, she has now returned home to South Australia. Here she is channelling her passion for riding and horses into honouring her family’s equestrian legacy in a tribute to the thoroughbred she won gold and began her career with a decade earlier in Sunburst Equestrian. more...

Shahnaaz Ansari

UniSA Graduate becomes First Female Muslim Civil Engineer in Nepal

Shahnaaz Ansari remembers being woken in the middle of the night and seeing her mother standing over a dripping tap to collect what little water she could to provide for their family during a devastating drinking water crisis in her home country of Nepal. She’s now become the country’s first female and Muslim civil engineer and is dedicated to providing safe and sustainable access to quality drinking water to those desperate for the luxury too often taken for granted. more...

Brittany Evins, Journalist at ABC News, reporting from an orchard in blossom

Regional SA Journalist Recognised for Australian Bushfire Coverage

A number of the University of South Australia journalism program’s outstanding graduates were recognised last month at the preeminent Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance’s SA Media Awards. Among the awards was emerging ABC News journalist, Brittany Evins, recognised for coverage of the recent devastating Australian bushfires. She is currently based in Renmark covering the life and times of the Riverland and Mallee community. more...

Bri Lee in her study

Who Gets To Be Smart: Bri Lee In-Conversation With Jane Caro AM

Bri Lee and social commentator Jane Caro AM recently took part in an in-conversation discussing Bri’s latest book Who Gets To Be Smart – a forensic and hard-hitting exploration of knowledge, power and privilege – interrogating the adage, 'knowledge is power', and calling institutional prejudice to account. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Matilda Bookshop. watch...

Dino Vrynios and Sara Horstmann

Creative Husband and Wife Duo are Designing a Better Future Together

UniSA Creative graduates, husband and wife powerhouse Sara Horstmann and Dino Vrynios have established Adelaide based Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design practice, Das Studio, and in a couple of short years, the practice has expanded at an unprecedented rate with great success. Here they share their story and some vital advice for fellow Creatives. more...

Professor Nicholas Procter

UniSA Mental Health Expert on Taking Care of Your Mental Health
and When to Reach Out

Professor Nicholas Procter is Chair of Mental Health Nursing at UniSA and Director of the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research and Education Group, and in this extended interview with Wellbeing SA, he discusses how we can take time to go gently, plan for what’s next and take the good into our next ‘new normal’ way of life, particularly as we come out of this difficult period. His work is also highlighted as part of UniSA’s Enterprising Minds for Mental Health fundraising appeal. Through the appeal, UniSA is asking our community to join us in making mental health a priority by donating to the Mental Health Research Fund and supporting this crucial research. Follow Professor Nicholas Procter and his Group on twitter here, or watch the video here.

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2 August onwards >> UniSA Open Days: Online & On Campus

Kicking off in August, explore your future study and career options the way you want to. Connect with us online or step on to one of our six campuses, either way, you’ll have access to exclusive degree videos, campus tours and experiences, teaching staff and students that can talk you through the UniSA experience, and much more! Find out more now.

2 September >> Correlation: An Evening with Restless Dance Theatre

Restless Dance Theatre is Australia’s leading dance theatre company working with artists with and without disability. Their artistic voice is loud, strong and original. Join Michelle Ryan, Artistic Director of Restless, together with University of South Australia's Dr Boram Lee and the dancers, as they introduce you to the work of the Company. They will provide a unique insight into the making of an exciting new dance piece, Correlation, being developed between Restless and South Korean Dance Company LSF. The session will be facilitated by Dr Maggie Tonkin and livestreamed to LSF (Light Sound Friends) in South Korea. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Restless Dance Theatre.

1 and 8 September >> UniSA Business MBA Information Sessions

Are you an experienced manager, driven to create new solutions, lead innovative teams and deliver exceptional results in the context of disruptive change and global uncertainty? 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.

9 September >> 2021 UniSA 3MT Final – Virtual Event

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a national competition celebrating the research undertaken by PhD candidates. Competing for a chance to represent UniSA in the Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition, our PhD candidates communicate their research using one slide, and non-technical language in just three minutes. The 2021 UniSA 3MT Final will be held on Thursday 9 September at 6.00pm ACST virtually. Please register your interest here so that we can keep you up-to-date, and send you access details for the online broadcast.

Save the Date: 14 September >> 2021 Annual Hawke Lecture delivered by Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC

The Annual Hawke Lecture is presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre as an opportunity to consider the larger issues of life, including the future of our nation and our world, and how we can shape it. Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC will deliver the 23rd Annual Hawke Lecture: The Complexities of Science Based in the time of COVID. Registration will open soon.

19 October >> 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture delivered by Craig Foster AM

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, Craig Foster AM, former Socceroos captain and now human rights advocate will present the 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture. Despite calls of ‘togetherness’ and ‘shared humanity’, of the ‘interconnectedness’ of everyone in society in Australia and around the world during the height of COVID-19, the pandemic uncovered staggering inequality. Craig explores a new social bargain with human rights at its core.


23 April to 24 September >> Alex Martinis Roe: To Become Two

Alex Martinis Roe brings To Become Two to the Samstag Museum of Art, a film installation concerned with the structure of relationships within collectives, and how these relationships underpin feminist political practices. Alex Martinis Roe is a Samstag scholar, who undertook post-doctoral research at the Universität der Künste, Berlin from 2013-2016.

23 April to 24 September >> Reading Room

Spend time in Samstag’s Reading Room. You will find books and other materials that have informed our current exhibitions, along with titles that build upon the ideas raised. Enjoy this informal place to sit and read the books, dive into the research behind the artworks, or just relax.

4 August to 27 August >> Artists on the Inside

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Department for Correctional Services, as part of SALA. Artists On The Inside presents artwork created by adults incarcerated in South Australia’s prisons. The works allow contributors to participate in the community both as prisoners and as artists, using art as the medium to create and share stories. This exhibition, on display in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, provides an opportunity for prisoners to express creative talent and vision, and for visitors to reflect on their assumptions about prisoners and what can be achieved within institutions.

1 September to 29 September >> Message on a Bottle

The Wine Label is a powerful icon. Based on the theme of 'Past, Present and Future', Message on a Bottle will showcase the historical, social and cultural impact of South Australian wine label design artefacts, curated from a span of 30 studios over 50 years. It will be a rich exposé of the integral relationships between label designer, grape grower, wine producer, sales marketer – weaving the threads of education, commerce and research for the public to sample. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and UniSA Creative in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery.

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