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Lewis O’Brien Building event

A special event was held in November to mark the renaming of UniSA’s Law Building at City West to the Lewis O’Brien Building in honour of the highly respected Kaurna Elder and leader.

Uncle Lewis Yarlupurka O’Brien AO is an educator, philosopher, historian, advisor, counsellor, writer, and speaker of the Kaurna language.

An Adjunct Professor and Fellow of the University, Uncle Lewis is the recipient of numerous awards – including the 1977 Aboriginal Elder of the Year, the 2009 National Committee of Human Rights Citizen of Humanity award, and an Order of Australia Medal.

Watch a video celebrating Uncle Lewis Yarlupurka O’Brien and the renaming of UniSA’s Law Building in his honour.

Read the full story in UniSA News.

Lewis O’Brien Building event
UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd, Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Uncle Lewis Yarlupurka O’Brien AO, UniSA Chancellor Pauline Carr and Senior Kaurna Man Mickey Kumatpi O’Brien.

Lewis O’Brien Building event

F1 race cars and submarines fast track kids to take on STEM

From the adrenalin of a Formula One racetrack to the silent depths of a deep dive, race cars and submarines were put to the test as more than 100 South Australian students got their gear on for the state finals of the F1 and Subs in Schools STEM Challenge.

Known as the world’s foremost student competition for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the competition involves more than 22,000 students in 17,000 schools across 51 nations.

Featuring miniature Formula 1 race cars and futuristic submarines, students showcased their designs, planning and performance as they battled it out to be the best of the best.

Hosted by UniSA and supported by the South Australian Government, the Re-Engineering Australia (REA) program encourages South Australian school children to embrace STEM to ensure that Australia has the highly skilled, technical and creative minds that are needed for a productive and sustainable future.

The competition was held at UniSA’s Magill campus on 30 November and 1 December.

F1 and Subs in Schools STEM Challenge

Vice Chancellor’s lunch for Emeritus Professors

A Vice Chancellor’s lunch for UniSA’s Emeritus Professors was held in early December. It was an opportunity for guests to catch up with colleagues and reflect on the year that was.

Photos by Alice Healy.

Vice Chancellor’s lunch for Emeritus Professors