Towards reconciliation

Photo of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) Shane Houston and VC Dr Spence

Professor Shane Houston and Dr Michael Spence

Professor Shane Houston, recently appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) at the University, was Master of Ceremonies at the flag-raising celebration to mark the beginning of Reconciliation Week.

“It is important that Indigenous culture moves from the corner to the main part of University life,” Professor Houston said, referring to the usual position of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, outside the Nicholson Museum and flying proudly from the Clock Tower for the first time in the University’s history.

Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor of the University, spoke of the University’s commitment to Reconciliation, saying, “We will never know what it means to be an Australian university until there is reconciliation.”