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19 June 2017
University sponsors Garma Youth Forum

As sponsor of this year’s Garma Youth Forum, we’ll host workshops for school students run by our Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Faculty of Science, Sydney College of the Arts as well as the Sydney University Law Society.

16 June 2017
Responding to fetal alcohol impacts in children

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are more likely to fail at school, have attention problems and talk about killing themselves, according to their teachers, says University of Sydney research.

02 June 2017
Charles Perkins portrait displayed in building bearing his name

A portrait of renowned activist Dr Charles Perkins AO – the first Aboriginal man to graduate from an Australian university, the University of Sydney – was officially unveiled during National Reconciliation Week 2017. 

02 June 2017
Five things you should know about the Mabo decision

As we celebrate 25 years since the Mabo decision, we take a look at some of the key facts from this significant milestone in our history.

31 May 2017
Increasing access for regional Indigenous students

A transformative program of educational outreach will launch across regional and rural NSW during National Reconciliation Week, as the University of Sydney’s Widening Participation and Outreach goes on the road. 

29 May 2017
Five things you should know about the 1967 Referendum

As we celebrate 50 years since the 1967 Referendum let’s reflect upon some of the key facts from this important milestone in Australia’s journey towards reconciliation.

26 May 2017
10 Indigenous staff and students taking the next steps

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students reveal what this year’s National Reconciliation Week means to them, and the steps they’re taking in the journey to achieve reconciliation. 

24 May 2017
University congratulates new AIATSIS appointments

The University of Sydney warmly congratulates new Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) CEO and council members, including Sydney’s own Dr Myfany Turpin. 

12 May 2017
National Reconciliation Week – Let’s take the next steps

We’re hosting a range of events that are open to our community and the general public to mark National Reconciliation Week from 27 May to 3 June. 

03 May 2017
Leader in Aboriginal health receives honorary degree

The University of Sydney has conferred a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) upon Naomi Mayers OAM, for her work delivering and transforming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health care.