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Helen McLean

A Life of Advocacy and Giving Back to the Community

When Helen McLean was in the midst of her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at UniSA, a lecturer had a life changing impact on her. Recognising her intelligence and potential before she did, he gave her the resolve to reach goals she never knew could be achieved. Now, Helen has taken this important lesson to advocate for the many talented women in her own life. None more so than Kelly Stevens, who she has known for more than two decades and is now mentoring with new fundraising initiative, Charlie’s Rainbow. The organisation was set up in honour of her son Charlie – and his inspiring spirit – after losing his battle with childhood cancer just over a year ago. more…

Chris and Jeannine Malcolm

The Circular Economy in Action Turning Waste into Food

Education graduate, Jeannine Malcolm is using her passion for sustainability through a different avenue with the establishment of Mobius Farms, the first organic insect bioconversion facility in South Australia working to fight food waste in the state. The ingenious social enterprise uses Black Soldier Larvae to convert low value food waste into nutrient-rich pet food and garden fertiliser – sustainable insect protein. more...

Themis Chryssidis at work in the kitchen with a colleague

Sprouting a Healthy and Empowering Food Empire

Themis Chryssidis’ innate entrepreneurial spirit has served him well building a leading healthy, sustainable food empire. At the helm of Sprout Food Group – encompassing cooking classes, nutrition programs and catering – Themis and his team share how to enjoy fresh, healthy, seasonal food every day and highlighting the relationship between food and health. He’s now establishing new ventures Dietary Hawk and restaurants Lou’s Place and eleven. more...

Maggie Beer AO DUniv

Maggie Beer AO DUniv Recognised in Australia Day Honours

The Australia Day Honours and Awards recognise the outstanding service and contributions of our fellow Australians. This year iconic cook, author and food producer, Maggie Beer AO DUniv, a philanthropic heavyweight, women’s sports star, and an education trailblazer are among a number of high-achieving University of South Australia alumni, staff and community that were honoured. See the full list of UniSA graduates and friends recognised for their service. more...

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting) (Honours) and Master of Visual Arts graduate, artist and poet Elyas Alavi

The Samstag Scholar Exploring Displacement and Identity

After moving to Australia via Iran as an Afghan refugee, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Painting) (Honours) and Master of Visual Arts graduate, artist and poet Elyas Alavi, was awarded the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship. In conversation with the Museum, the Samstag Scholar discusses his experience of the Scholarship living in London among the great Galleries, and how he navigated the disruption of a global pandemic. listen...

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Events & Exhibitions

1 February until late November 2022 >> Experience MOD.’s INVISIBILITY

INVISIBILITY is everywhere. It’s the people you don’t notice, the environmental changes we can’t see, and the algorithms working hard behind the scenes. What can we notice when we start paying attention? In MOD.’s new exhibition, we’re shining a spotlight on all the things we can’t see to help us better understand the world around us and our place in it. Are you ready to see the unseen?

7 February to 14 April >> Sanaa Exhibition

Curated by Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity, co-presented and sponsored by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and supported by Principal Partner LK, Sanaa Exhibition returns to the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery in 2022. Exploring the theme of Home, the Sanaa Exhibition features contemporary Australian based artists from Aboriginal, African, Iranian, Colombian and Brazilian backgrounds alongside international artists from India, Senegal, Kenya and South Africa.

Thursday 10 March >> Big: The Role of the State in the Modern Economy. Dr Richard Denniss In-Conversation with Jane Caro AM

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, in arrangement with WOMADelaide Festival’s Planet Talks Program, Dr Richard Denniss outlines how all the big challenges of the 21st century, from climate change to the impact of big tech on our democracy, will require more government spending, regulation and, most importantly, more creativity in thinking about the role of Government. Dr Denniss, Author and Chief Economist at The Australia Institute, will be in-conversation with social commentator Jane Caro AM.

Thursday 17 March >> A Yarn with Djon Mundine OAM FAHA and Dr Tyson Yunkaporta

Two prominent Aboriginal thought leaders will join UniSA as part of a new Visiting Research Fellowship scheme. Curator, artist and activist, Djon Mundine OAM FAHA, and author, researcher and arts critic, Dr Tyson Yunkaporta were named the inaugural Pirku murititya UniSA Visiting Research Fellows – a donor co-sponsored program. In this yarn, facilitated by UniSA’s Pro Vice Chancellor: Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy, Professor Irene Watson, the Pirku murititya UniSA Visiting Research Fellows will share their wealth of experience and expertise in their respective fields. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, Samstag Museum of Art and the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor: Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy, UniSA.

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