Indigenous Education and Research Centre Our students: Making a difference

Our students: Making a difference

2019 JCU Indigenous Student Award Night
Celebrating the achievements of Indigenous students at the third annual JCU Indigenous Student Award Night

Dr Nickalus Saveka

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (JCU Graduate)

Dr Nickalus Saveka

“We have to change our way of not aiming for anything higher, because we think we’re not smart enough. I was never smart at school either, but it’s just that thinking.”


Max McLachlan

Bachelor of Business, Majoring in Economics and Management

Max McLachlan

“I spent my internship in Tahiti, French Polynesia. In my three weeks in Tahiti, my role was to observe, learn, develop and implement strategies and ideas to improve trade between Australia and Tahiti."


Jade Gould

Bachelor of Science (JCU Graduate)

Jade Gould

"Investing these few years in yourself learning and developing, and the connections made at uni is extremely valuable."


Anastasia Jensen

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Anastasia Jensen

"I like to share my story because it gets down to basics with a lot of young people. Many who I have spoken to come from a very similar background to me."

How doctors can help close the gap
First year Medicine student Joanne Kaczmarek talks about how doctors can help close the gap in Indigenous health.
Thinking about a research higher degree?
JCU's Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates provide advice for new candidates. (HDR) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates provide advice for new candidates.
Indigenous Undergraduate Student Awards 2018
JCU celebrated the academic achievements of Indigenous students at the recent Indigenous Undergraduate Student Awards.