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20 March 2017
Everyone has a story to share

At our Living Library, people will be the Books and share their experiences as part of the University’s commitment to build a culture of inclusion and diversity on campus.

13 March 2017
Cultural Competence – Aboriginal Sydney

A new online course from the University of Sydney’s National Centre for Cultural Competence uses Aboriginal experiences and narratives of Sydney to explore the key themes and capabilities of cultural competence.

01 March 2017
Strategic plan essential for increased Aboriginal participation

A landmark scheme to lift enrolment and completion rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students has been hailed as crucial to achieve real progress in the sector. 

21 February 2017
Water flowing into remote schools and parks

A scheme aimed at improving oral health and reducing obesity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities has installed cold fresh water in Boggabilla’s school – and now also its town park. 

07 February 2017
Academic records documenting Indigenous communities recognised

A vital resource of Australian academic work and engagement with Indigenous people, held by the University of Sydney, will be inscribed on the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

01 February 2017
Explainer: how does the Aboriginal numeric system work?

What are the common myths and misunderstandings about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people count? Indigenous knowledge keeper Shannon Foster explains in this opinion piece. 

16 January 2017
Aboriginal teens call University of Sydney home for a week

Over 200 students from across Australia will attend an academic and cultural workshop, as the University of Sydney expands its school outreach program to engage regional students and increase participation in STEM subjects. 

08 December 2016
Boosted support for Aboriginal students in critical first year

From 2017, commencing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students will be offered guaranteed and subsidised accommodation and a structured peer mentoring program.

11 November 2016
University to replant jacaranda along with native tree

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence, today announced that the University's iconic jacaranda tree will be replaced next April with a cloned jacaranda as well as a native tree.  

10 November 2016
Continuing Charles Perkins’ work

Our three recipients reflected on the life-long achievements of Dr Perkins, their experiences in teaching and on the future.