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Bob and Gayle Cowan with UniSA Chancellor Pauline Carr

Long-time supporters recognised in Australia Day Honours

The outstanding dedication of Bob and Gayle Cowan to their local community of Mount Gambier has been recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours. The Cowans have long been supporters of the University of South Australia; the auditorium on UniSA’s Mount Gambier campus bears their name and they were made University Fellows in 2022. more…

Professor Tom Calma AO

UniSA Alumni Award recipient named Senior Australian of the Year

Before he was 2023 Senior Australian of the Year, Chancellor of the University of Canberra, a senior public servant and campaigner for social justice, Prof Tom Calma AO was a student at UniSA’s antecedent, the South Australian Institute of Technology. He was awarded a UniSA Alumni Award in 2015. more...

Founder Tania Jolley with some of the Lashes of Change community

Entrepreneur partnering in breast cancer research

Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women but researchers, with the support of the wider community, are working to identify new opportunities to treat and better manage this deadly disease. more…

Clockwise from left: Peter Martin AM, Associate Professor Andrea Carson, Misha Ketchell, and Associate Professor Dierdre Tedmanson

2022: Reckoning with power and privilege

Join Dean of Programs at UniSA Justice and Society Associate Professor Deirdre Tedmanson, political scientist and journalist Associate Professor Andrea Carson, Business and Economy Editor of The Conversation Peter Martin AM as they explore the potent forces that continue to shape our world and how those with the privilege of power don’t always prevail. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and The Conversation. watch...

Children learning about Aboriginal culture through music

Recognising the past through nature, art and song

Once home to children of the Stolen Generation, today Colebrook is “a place of healing and learning”, the story of which is told in a film which was shown at the 2022 Cannes Short Film Festival. The film is an initiative of the Blackwood Reconciliation Group which began as a study group in the 1990s and today works with past residents of Colebrook Home to inform the next generation. more...

UniSA refugee student Shikofa

Tackling Our Biosecurity Challenges

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Events & Exhibitions

Until 28 February >> Charlie’s Rainbow Move Challenge has kicked off!

You can still register to join the Charlie’s Rainbow Move Challenge for the month of February. Set your own goals and choose how you want to proceed. Just do more exercise than you usually would, meet other participants and be supported by professional trainers via social media. Go for a walk, ride a bike, kick the footy, go to the gym, take the stairs and raise funds for research into Paediatric Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). Donate to a participant or sign up yourself anytime in February, just get on board!

Wednesday 8 February >> Freedom, Only Freedom: Behrouz Boochani In-Conversation with Professor Peter Greste

Join The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre for an in-conversation with Kurdish-Iranian writer, journalist, scholar, cultural advocate, filmmaker, and former Manus Island detainee, Behrouz Boochani, who will discuss his second book, Freedom, Only Freedom: The Prison Writings of Behrouz Boochani. In his first and only Adelaide event, Behrouz Boochani will be in conversation with award-winning journalist Professor Peter Greste, with an introductory presentation delivered by Freedom, Only Freedom editor and long-term translator/collaborator Dr Omid Tofighian.

13 February - 6 April >>Sanaa Exhibition

Sanaa Exhibition returns to The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery with another eclectic and vibrant exhibition, co-presented with Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity. This exhibition aims to facilitate intercultural understanding by providing a platform to artists from culturally diverse backgrounds, and will feature an exciting mix of globally recognised names from Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya alongside locally based emerging artists.

Thursday 23 February >> Chasing Dreams: Lookslike Avido

David Avido (known as Lookslike Avido) is a self-taught fashion designer, humanitarian and entrepreneur. Highlighted by Beyonce on her “Black is King” campaign as one of the African artists changing the world, David’s work has been featured in Vogue USA and Italia. In this presentation, David will share with audiences more about his journey, his fashion label, his foundation and the impact he hopes to have in this world. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity.

Opening Friday 3 March >> Adelaide Festival exhibitions at Samstag

Three Adelaide Festival exhibitions that bring together the best of South Australian practice and the intricate ceramics of Bruce Nuske, the evocative work of Samstag scholar James Newitt, with leading international moving image artist Emily Wardill.

Thursday 9 March >> Can Seaweed Save the World?

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, in arrangement with WOMADelaide Festival's Planet Talks Program. Professor Chris Daniels, Professor of Biology at the University of South Australia will be in-conversation with entrepreneur Steve Meller and Associate Professor Catriona MacLeod, Head of the Ecology and Biodiversity Centre within Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania. They will discuss the multiple new applications and industries around seaweed in Australia, seaweed remediation and cultivation, reducing methane emissions and what are the roadblocks across policy and skill set.

Behrouz Boochani with the cover of his book 'Freedom, Only Freedom'.Hawke Centre and UniSA logos

FLEX, 17 Jan - 24 Nov 2023. MOD. Flex exhibition open nowMOD.

SA Discovery Tour, Sunday 2nd April - Tuesday 4th April 2023
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