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Heri Apriyanto

A Quest to Conserve and Care for Indonesia’s Most Precious Botanic Garden Plants

Heri Apriyanto has been able to take his lifelong passion for conservation and nature, and combine it with an innovative professional career in IT. He’s currently developing a system to conserve and protect the exorbitant amount of plants that litter the four national Indonesian Botanical Gardens on behalf of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences and 34 more Botanical Gardens on behalf of local government in the country. The system that he has been creating and implementing is vital, not only for the conservation of plant species, but the management of the many botanic gardens to analyse and report when the best time is to water particular plants, ideal soil conditions, pruning time, and combating disease and pests. more…

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Equipping Australian Farmers to Get the Most Out of Every Day

Dr Kate Gunn is passionate about the mental health of rural communities. Through extensive consultation with farmers – and her background as a clinical psychologist – she has developed ifarmwell: a website designed to be useful for farmers who are currently feeling down or stressed. It is also useful for those who would simply like some new tools to improve their ability to cope with the uncertainty associated with life on the land, from the privacy of home, tractor or shed. more...

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The Good Crisp Company is Revolutionising Snack Food

In the search for a FODMAP-friendly and nutritious snack to satisfy him, entrepreneur Matt Parry was on the lookout for something his three young daughters could also enjoy. Enter The Good Crisp Company – a range of canister crisps made with clean and simple ingredients. After a rebrand coincided with a launch into the American market, and a move with his family of five to Colorado, The Good Crisp Company are now expanding into some of the United States' most sought after supermarkets, including Walmart and Whole Foods. more...

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Levelling the Playing Field: The Refugee Reality in Sport

On the surface, the same sport rules apply to all participants, uniting people from every age, race and cultural background, but participation rates for refugee and CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) groups are significantly lower than the general population. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, in this Australian Refugee Association (ARA) and Hawke Centre Conversation, a line-up of experts delve into the question: is sport really the great leveller? watch...

James Tylor

Artist James Tylor and the Darkness of Enlightenment

Multi-disciplinary contemporary visual artist James Tylor’s stunningly immersive work was a significant component of the Samstag Museum of Art’s 2021 Adelaide // International offerings this year. His exhibition, The Darkness of Enlightenment, calls into focus the mistakes, mistranslations and loss of knowledge resulting from European colonist processes in documenting Kaurna culture. Here he engages in conversation with poet Dominic Guerrera about his work. more...

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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.

6 October >> Professor Cassandra Szoeke: Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, this online event with Professor Cassandra Szoeke explores her research-based approach to ageing well: Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing. Living Better, Living Longer. Cassandra will be in-conversation with University of South Australia's Professor Susan Hillier. Secrets of Women’s Healthy Ageing, draws on the findings of a unique study that has focused on the health of more than four hundred women in their mid-to-late lives. Over the past thirty years a team of international investigators has compiled a remarkable amount of data, aiming to raise awareness of modifiable risk factors in women’s health.

Until 1 October 2021 >> Madison Bycroft: BIOPIC or Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée

The Samstag Museum of Art presents the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Madison Bycroft. BIOPIC or Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée has been commissioned by Samstag in partnership with the South Australian Film Corporation and SALA Festival. Bycroft’s ambitious project exemplifies our ongoing commitment to supporting the creation of significant screen-based works and the presentation of new work for South Australian audiences.

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