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26 April 2021

Shellie Morris awarded honorary doctorate

The University of Sydney has awarded an honorary doctorate to Shellie Morris in recognition of her extraordinary contribution to music performance and education, in particular for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their culture and language.
23 April 2021

For love of country

As we pause to honour those who are serving and who have served this ANZAC Day, it's also a time to reflect on what serving for this country means for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

05 March 2021

New Indigenous strategy and student centre launched

Today the University of Sydney launched One Sydney, Many People with the aim of creating a sense of belonging and demonstrating visible leadership and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and culture. Coinciding with the launch was the opening of the new dedicated student centre, The Gadigal Centre.
16 November 2020

Charles Perkins Oration

2020 has highlighted the need for a renewed focus on racial equality. Marking its 20th anniversary, the Charles Perkins Oration continues to emphasise the need to continue the fight for equality of First Nations people as Charles Perkins himself had envisioned.
07 October 2020

Dhuwarr: a celebration of Gomeroi grasses, grains and placemaking

For First Nations cultures of Australia, we are a collective of hundreds of countries, rich with connection to the earth. A new installation explores this understanding - a distinct approach that aims for meaningful cultural and knowledge exchange.
30 June 2020

Native Grains: Narrabri researchers meet with Aboriginal community

Indigenous knowledge and agricultural science are uniting to help support a renaissance in Aboriginal agriculture in western NSW. The winners will include farmers looking for additional income streams.
09 June 2020

What does racism look like in Australia?

As Reconciliation Week comes to an end and as we celebrate the life and work of Eddie Koiki Mabo's overturning terra nullius in 1992, we are witnessing a global movement challenging racism and the institutional practices that support it.
29 May 2020

COVID-19 moved teaching online, but students & staff continue to thrive

Despite the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak, domestic and international students at the Business School are continuing to help social enterprises solve real-world business problems - some even across different time zones.
20 May 2020

Scholarship supports education and teaching of Indigenous language

In life and death moments, clarity and purpose can be found. Kelli Owen's moment showed her that she wanted to help Aboriginal kids know their traditional language. A scholarship helped her do it.
17 January 2020

Live-in program inspires future engineers

25 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from years 10, 11 and 12 have attended a one-week program at the Faculty of Engineering to learn key skills and meet experts from the sector.