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Fundraiser for Kangaroo Island fire victims

UniSA Business School and City West-based café Food Lore have raised more than $20,000 to support bushfire affected families on Kangaroo Island.

Business School Concierge Milan Mili coordinated a morning tea fundraiser in the Yungondi Building at City West during January. Activities include a silent auction, live entertainment, reptile handling experiences, and food and drink donated by Food Lore.

The event raised more than $16,000, which has since increased to more than $20,000. The online donation page is still open. People can also donate directly to the KI Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund.

Meanwhile, a group of staff in Student and Academic Services (SAS) raised almost $6000 for the State Emergency Relief Fund by offering to shave off their beards. Ryan McEachen, Con Mavris and Richard Irons had their beards shaved off in late January after vastly surpassing their initial fundraising target of $2000, with McEachen and Mavris also shaving off their hair.

Fundraiser for Kangaroo Island fire victimsFresh Faces for Fire Fundraiser

Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program

The 2020 Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) is underway at UniSA, bringing together more than 50 participants from 13 countries.

Now in its ninth year, the five-week live-in experience is jointly organised by UniSA in partnership with the International Space University, based in Strasbourg, France.

More than 250 students have graduated from the Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program at UniSA and this year’s class is one of the largest. Participants hail from Australia, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Romania, Thailand, UAE, the United Kingdom and USA.

SHSSP Program co-director Dr Ady James says there is significant international interest in Australia’s space industry activities.

“There’s been more exposure to what’s happening in Australia and people are interested to see what’s going on here,’’ Dr James says. “They are coming to this course because they see future opportunities working in and with Australia.’’

The SHSSP is designed for professionals involved in the international space sector, graduate researchers seeking broader knowledge of international space activities, and undergraduate students in the final two years of their studies seeking exposure to the various aspects of space studies.

The SHSSP is held from 13 January to 14 February.

Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program

Tour Down Under 2020

UniSA was well represented in both the men’s and women’s events at the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under.

UniSA is the naming rights sponsor for the Australian National Team when it competes at the Santos Tour Down Under. Team UniSA-Australia is home to Australia's best uncontracted cyclists as well as those tied to teams not participating in the Santos Tour Down Under.

Team UniSA-Australia performed strongly in both the women’s and men’s events this year.

Rach Neylan led the UniSA-Australia women’s outfit on the road in 2020. She was joined by her Casa Dorada teammate Josie Talbot, Nicole Frain, Ruby Roseman-Gannon, Macey Stewart, Georgie Whitehouse and Sophie Edwards.

The men’s line-up was spearhead by Adelaide’s Jarrad Drizners (contracted to ProTeam Hagens Berman Axeon for 2020) and Australian national track team cyclist Kelland O’Brien. They were joined by current under-23 Australian Road Champion Nick White, under-23 road world championship representative Sam Jenner, Tyler Lindorff (Team BridgeLane) and Australian national track team members Cameron Scott and Sam Welsford.

Drizners finished third in the Young Riders classification and 22nd overall.

The Santos Tour Down Under took place from 16-26 January 2020.

Photos by UniSA, Ed Boey and Santos Tour Down Under @cauldphoto. Photos by UniSA, Ed Boey, Santos Tour Down Under @cauldphoto and @Legoman_adel