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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. 

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.

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. 

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

The NHMRC 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.