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Australia's Epic Story

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH) is working to tell a brand-new environmental and human history of Australia, New Guinea and eastern Indonesia. https://epicaustralia.org.au

Social Sciences in Spotlight

To mark the inaugural Australian Social Sciences Week JCU academics invited Year 9 students from around Townsville and North Queensland to the Townsville campus to discuss what a Bill of Rights for Australia might look like. www.jcu.edu.au/courses…/study-areas/arts-and-social-sciences

Field Trip to Papua New Guinea

Anthropology honours student Mallory Notting talks about going on an ethnographic field trip to PNG as part of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants.

Celebrating Indigenous Student Success

JCU celebrated the academic achievements of Indigenous students at the Indigenous Undergraduate Student Awards. The awards were hosted by the Indigenous Education and Research Centre (IERC) at JCU, which supports Indigenous students in achieving their full potential.

Art, Science and Community Join Forces

Plastic pollution is having a devastating effect on the ecologies of ocean habitats. Exploring ways to connect art, science and community in addressing such urgent environmental problems, a Creative Ecologies workshop and the Plasticene Marine art exhibition were held at The Cairns Institute recently.

The Superstars Who Shape Future Teachers

Outstanding Site-Based Teacher Educators were celebrated at the 'Education Conversation' events held at both JCU's Townsville and Cairns campuses. www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study/study-areas/education

Social Entrepreneurship the Way of the Future

In recent years, social entrepreneurship has emerged as a promising approach that uses business techniques to address socioeconomic inequalities. Dr Narayan Gopalkrishnan and collaborators have formed the Social Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia (SESA) Network to further the cause.

Making a Difference in Mental Health

Close to 200 attended the 2nd Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference at JCU's Townsville campus.

Fighting for What's Right

Congratulations to College of Arts, Society and Education Outstanding Alumni Award winner Dana Esperanza. Dana is a leader in effecting change in social and welfare policy and practice and completed a Bachelor of Social Work at JCU.

Archaeology Opens Door to Global Career

Congratulations to College of Arts, Society and Education Outstanding Alumni Award winner Dr Susan McIntyre-Tamwoy. Dr McIntyre-Tamwoy is a cultural heritage research specialist  whose work has taken her around the world.

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