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14 October 2021

Professor Jennifer Barrett appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor Indigenous (Academic)

The University of Sydney announced today that Professor Jennifer Barrett has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor Indigenous (Academic) signalling the University's commitment to Indigenous education and research.
22 September 2021

Indigenous Artists-in-Residence

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has established the Indigenous Artists-in-Residence program, a pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to interact and collaborate with Conservatorium students and staff in the sharing of music, knowledge and culture.
21 September 2021

First Peoples arts company shares unique insights with students

Moogahlin Performing Arts, the renowned Sydney First Peoples arts company, is in residence in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies enabling students to observe the process of fine-tuning a script with actors.
26 July 2021

Over 150 computers donated for Aboriginal children’s home learning

It's hard enough for school students to learn from home during Greater Sydney's ongoing lockdown. But what if you don't even have a computer? A University staff member has organised a donation drive to rectify this issue for Aboriginal children in need.
08 July 2021

How children can help Aboriginal Elders during lockdown

Mutual caring between Kinship and foster carers and the children in their custody emerged as a silver lining during last year's lockdown, a new report finds.
05 July 2021

What it means to Heal Country

Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver reflects on the significance of this year's NAIDOC Week theme, Heal Country, for protecting the unique and dynamic environments, sacred sites and cultures of First Nation Peoples across Australia.

02 July 2021

Aboriginal health care from an Aboriginal doctor

Dr Robert Blackley has committed his whole life to helping make things better for Aboriginal people. Having recently graduated from Sydney Medical School at the age of 43, he's only just getting started.

01 July 2021

With research, communities should lead and academics follow

Historically, research was done 'on' communities. A new generation of researchers seeks to reverse this harmful practice. They say the goals of a newer, more beneficial method - community-led research - will only be fulfilled when communities take the research reins.
28 May 2021

Sydney Law School endorses Uluru Statement

The University of Sydney Law School has called on the Commonwealth government to enshrine a First Nations Voice to Parliament in the Australian Constitution, and to establish a Makarrata Commission, as Australia's First Nations People have requested.
07 May 2021

Preventing Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Research from the University of Sydney and current coronial inquests highlight the immediate attention needed into Aboriginal health services for those incarcerated, in order to prevent deaths in custody.