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Your gift at work - archived stories from 2008

UniSA would like to acknowledge the broad range of gifts we receive from corporate and individual donors. Some of the unique programs established because of these generous gifts are detailed below

Pank Family triples commitment to UniSA

The Pank family have generously donated funds to establish four new scholarships in memory of David and Margaret Pank

Margaret Pank

David Pank

Heidi Keyton winner of the Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation Prize2008 Winner, Heidi Kenyon -
Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation Prize

Constance Gordon-Johnson, an artist, sculptor, designer and teacher, was passionate about art and its place in the community. Born in Memphis, USA, she contributed actively to community arts in South Australia for nineteen years before her tragic death in a car accident in 2000.

As a legacy of her devotion to the arts, Constance made provision in her Will to establish a fund for an annual grant to help talented sculptors. The resulting Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation Prize has been awarded to an outstanding student enrolled in the final year of the Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree at the South Australian School of Art each year since 2004.

The winner of the 2008 Prize was Heidi Keyton (pictured) with  the installation, Everything you can think of is true... is an intuitive investigation of human-made and natural materials (vinyl records and avocado leaves) infused with notions of memory, transience, fragility, shadow and light.  It seeks to evoke personal narrative for the viewer.

The Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation exhibition catalogue (PDF file 559kb) is available from the South Australian School of Art.

Duguid Memorial Lecture

Professor Peter Buckskin and Dr Andrew DuguidIn late November 2008, Professor Peter Buckskin, Dean and Head of School at UniSA's David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research (DUCIER), delivered the 2008 Duguid Memorial Lecture entitled Indigenous Education Outcomes: Are the answers in the mainstream? (PDF 113kb - download Adobe Acrobat).

Professor Buckskin's lecture examined nationwide management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and the realities of the vast gaps in educational and social outcomes.

The biennial Duguid public lecture is organised jointly by UniSA and Flinders University, in honour of the lives of Dr Charles Duguid OBE and his wife, Mrs Phyllis Duguid OAM, who were early 20th century pioneers and advocates for the advancement of Indigenous people.