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From left: Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Enterprise Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington AO, Jessica Stenson, Dr Odette Pearson, Sabra Lane, and Chancellor Pauline Carr, Darren Thomas was unable to attend due other commitments

UniSA’s night of nights

The University of South Australia community came out in force for the 2022 Alumni Awards. This highly-anticipated event celebrated the achievements of four diverse graduates who are making their mark in their chosen fields. It was an opportunity for their success to be acknowledged; and for them to acknowledge those who have supported them on their journey so far. more…

Jessica Stenson

Jessica Stenson
Olympian, gold medallist and athlete

The past 12 months have been great for Jessica Stenson. A personal best in the Perth Marathon was followed by a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. Her natural talent, strong work ethic and knowledge of the human body have combined for success on the track, while she’s also enjoying the triumphs of those she coaches in sport … and in life. more...

Darren Thomas

Darren Thomas
Global Food Producer

With an annual turnover of $2.5 billion, Thomas Foods International (TFI) is Australia’s largest family-owned meat processing company, exporting 80 per cent of their product. Taking the reins from his father Chris, Darren Thomas has turned a small South Australian company with three staff into a global food producer employing more than 2000 people, with offices in Europe, Asia and the United States. more...

Sabra Lane

Sabra Lane
Journalist and presenter

Many of us start the day with Sabra Lane as she presents current affairs on ABC Radio’s AM but may not be aware of her work with the PCOS Association of Australia which led to the revision of world guidelines for diagnosis. After decades in broadcasting and serving as only the second female President of the National Press Club, Sabra is turning her attention to the task of wooing back “news avoiders”. more...

Dr Odette Pearson

Dr Odette Pearson
Co-theme leader Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity

Associate Professor Odette Pearson was appointed co-leader Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Institute (SAHMRI) in March this year, leads an independent program of research, and is passionate about building the capacity of the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers. She is co-chair of the Aboriginal Human Research Health Ethics Committee of South Australia and is the first Aboriginal board member of the Adelaide Fringe. more...

UniSA refugee student Shikofa

Events & Exhibitions

Until 2 December >> The Quilt: An Australian AIDS Memorial

Quilts are inherently special objects. Made by an individual for their home, or by a group for their community, quilts are representative of love and connection. This exhibition at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, curated by South Australia Mobilisation + Empowerment for Sexual Health uses quilts to remember those who lost their lives to AIDS and to memorialise the lives lost at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, the exhibition will feature several blocks of the iconic quilt and important ephemera associated with the AIDS epidemic.

2 December >> Christmas Star Party

Bring your picnic rug, chairs, drinks (no alcohol) and nibbles and enjoy a night under the stars on the lawn area of the Adelaide Planetarium. Arrival FROM 8pm with stargazing and telescope viewing from 8.45pm. Van Dough will be on site for the night for donuts, coffee and milkshakes.

8 December 2022 to 27 January 2023 >> C-Idea Design Awards Exhibition

The C-IDEA Design Award is an annual multinational juried design competition. With jury members from 20 countries, and over 30 representatives from high-profile designers to educators, these awards aim to recognise and promote visionary talents. Representing a wide array of design fields, works ranging from Industrial Design, Architecture, Interior Design, illustration, Animation, Fashion, Communication Design and New Media, will be on display at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and UniSA Creative.

Until 16 December >> Soda Jerk: Open Sauce

Hello Dankness, a new commission by Samstag in partnership with the Adelaide Film Festival, is Soda Jerk’s third feature film. Hello Dankness screens within Soda Jerk’s solo exhibition, Open Sauce, which also includes screenings of their controversial political fable TERROR NULLIUS (2018) and a large-scale installation of THE WAS (2015), Soda Jerk’s video collaboration with The Avalanches. Hello Dankness screens 3:30pm daily.

The Hon Julia Gillard AC,with her book title Not Now, Not Ever repeated. Watch.

People at a UniSA event, with text overlay 'Update your details'.

Behrouz Boochani next to the cover of his book: Freedom, Only FreedomHawke Centre and UniSA logos

Black and white photo of concrete pillar looming out of the sea, with row boat in the foregroundSamstag logo
SA Discovery Tour, Sunday 2nd April - Tuesday 4th April 2023, Register now, proudly supporting Flinders Foundation and the University of South Australia

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