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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. 

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

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02 November 2016
Charles Perkins' fire in the belly: we need to reignite it

On the 50th anniversary of Charles Perkins’ graduation, a passionate panel of high profile politicians and community leaders considered 100 years in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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27 October 2016
We should be no less committed to the future than Charles

Professor Shane Houston reflects, takes stock and considers the future of education for Aboriginal people in Australia as we celebrate 50 years since Dr Charles Perkins graduated from the University of Sydney. 

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27 October 2016
NHMRC funds new Centre for Research Excellence in Indigenous Health

The National Health and Medical Research Council has funded an alliance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, health services, clinicians and researchers across Australia to develop a suite of workforce development, prevention and treatment programs to reduce alcohol-related harm among Aboriginal Australians.

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24 October 2016
Our Australian Financial Review Higher Education Award finalists

The University of Sydney has four finalists in the annual Australian Financial Review higher education awards, which celebrate excellence in the sector. 

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21 October 2016
50 years back - 50 years forward

Fifty years after Charles Perkins’ graduation, a panel of politicians and community leaders will discuss 100 years in the lives of Aboriginal people. 

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21 October 2016
Maternity care for Aboriginal women

A new maternity services plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in rural and remote communities is urgently required, a report has found.

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