Our Events

The IERC always has something for you to check out! We have reoccurring events such as trimester/semester barbeques, Summer/Winter school, workshops, awards night and much more. Click on the below to join us in the celebrations and if you see an event that particularly interests you, you can email us to find out more. Alternatively, sign up to our monthly newsletters to stay up to date!

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24 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 | | Indigenous Education and Research Centre
JCU Winter School for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

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Important reoccurring IERC events

Indigenous Students’ Awards Night

The annual Indigenous Students’ Awards Night recognises and celebrates the academic and personal achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at James Cook University.

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Eddie Koiki Mabo Lecture Series

Eddie Mabo was a staff member at JCU from 1967 to 1971. From 1973-1983 he established and became director of the Black Community School in Townsville and enrolled as a student studying teaching. It was through his association with JCU humanities and education staff, Professor Henry Reynolds and Associate Professor Noel Loos, that Eddie became interested in who owned the land on which his people lived, and in Native Title. Find out more about the pursuit of this prominent person who has made a significant contribution to contemporary Australian society through the Mabo Lecture series.

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Eddie Mabo.

Indigenous Student Graduations

Each year, we see many of our graduating students from the Cairns and Townsville campuses attend the Sashing Ceremony prior to their official graduation. The cultural sash identifies the students' cultural heritage as being Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or both.  This intimate ceremony welcomes family and friends to attend.

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National Indigenous Learning Support Conference

The inaugural National Conference on Indigenous Learning Support held recently at James Cook University in Townsville drew over 100 professional support staff from 27 Australian universities.

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IERC staff