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By 2016

By 2016 it will be 50 years since Charles Perkins became the first Aboriginal man to graduate from an Australian university, the University of Sydney. By 2016 our aim is to welcome an additional 600 talented and passionate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people into our diverse university community.

Shanes's story

Deanne Smith

Professor Shane Houston

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) – Gangulu
Born
I was born in Newcastle but my home is located at Mount Morgan in central Queensland.
People
Gangulu
Schooling
Ingleburn Public High School NSW and Curtin University in WA.
Motivation
Seeing how knowledge and research can change Aboriginal peoples lives, being exciting about seeing my own research unfold to reveal new ideas.
Challenge
Staying healthy in an exciting, demanding and rewarding job that has a lot of sitting down.
Sydney Uni
A place with a long history, but with a vision for the future.
By 2016
Success! 600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at Sydney – a university that is infused with Aboriginal culture and celebrates it, as well as known nationally and internationally for producing the best graduates and research.