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Planning healthier cities

Cities are home to the vast majority of Australia’s population, but as our urban centres have grown, so too have the nation’s waistlines, prompting one UniSA urban planning educator to urge that health is made a priority in city planning. Full story...

Velo-City Global sets wheels in motion for industrial design student

For one UniSA student and cycling enthusiast, last month’s Velo-City Global Conference in Adelaide was just the start of an exciting cycling journey which will take him to China.

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UniSA honours a best-selling author and an animal campaigner

UniSA awarded two Honorary Doctorates last month – to best-selling author Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE and to primatologist Dame Jane Goodall.

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Students design and build for Vanuatu

An award-winning UniSA project is designing and constructing visitor accommodation for a remote Vanuatu community so that tourism will help villagers afford education for their children.

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Achievements and announcements

UniSA graduate wins prestigious $35,000 art prize
UniSA graduate Zoe Kirkwood has won a prestigious art prize worth $35,000 after being selected to exhibit at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) Hatched 2014 National Graduate Show.
Kids graded D-minus for physical activity
UniSA-led research came under the world media spotlight recently when Australia’s first ever physical activity report card was released, scoring Aussie kids with a D-minus.
Nursing awards for UniSA lecturer and graduate
Dr Angela Kucia, UniSA Senior Lecturer in Nursing, was recently awarded the Research award in the 2014 South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, while graduate Tania Day was successful in the Aboriginal Nurse/Midwife category for her work at Southern Flinders Health.
New director at Centre for Peace and Security
Lecturer of International Studies, Dr Adam Simpson, has been appointed as the inaugural Director of the Centre for Peace and Security at UniSA’s Hawke Research Institute.
New Professor of Art
A new media artist, writer and curator has joined UniSA as a Professor of Art in the School of Art, Architecture and Design.
Reconciliation Week creates new campus art
A small group of students from the Indigenous Support Services Unit (ISSU) at City East campus have created some big artworks with Indigenous artist Narisha Cash at the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.
Director of the International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding
Urban researcher Professor AbdouMaliq Simone took up the role of Director of UniSA’s International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding earlier this year.
New head of sleep research
Professor Mary Carskadon is UniSA’s new Director of the Centre for Sleep Research.
New Professor of Education
Professor Stephen Dobson has joined UniSA as Professor of Education in the School of Education, coming from a professorship at Hedmark University College in Norway.
Bike safety for UniSA staff
UniSA’s health and safety area is encouraging staff who ride to work to take part in a free Bike SA cycling safety program.
Smoke-free university
UniSA is launching a two-pronged attack on smoking, making all campuses smoke-free from World No Tobacco Day on May 31, and providing support to help students and staff kick the habit.
UK alumni get the inside running on international football venture
UniSA has forged a relationship with one of the world’s oldest football clubs – Arsenal Football Club – to develop a program that is focused squarely on helping young people find opportunities and encouragement to learn through sport.
UniSA journalism graduate is SA Journalist of the Year
Several UniSA alumni and students were among the journalists recognised at the recent SA Media Awards with Sarah Martin named South Australian Journalist of the Year.