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Welcome to UOW Outlook Magazine 2020/2021

We share stories of resilience, innovation and change in a year we'll never forget

Preparing for change

Adjusting to a brave new world and evolving technologies

Supercharging the power of inclusivity

Lilian Kikuvi highlights the importance of engaging with intersectionality

Articles

Communicating in a crisis

As a five-year-old, Jake Lapham featured in a home movie with a toy microphone in hand, parroting select words he had heard on the nightly news about a nearby bushfire.

Progress with privacy

The complexity of who owns the data being recorded by this piece of technology means that without proper safeguards, governments, employers and other stakeholders such as health insurance companies, schools and law enforcement agencies, could be able to use it to determine whether a person is fit for work or needs medical or psychological intervention.

On the front line

Australia’s Black Summer was like no other, with the bushfires that raged across the nation leaving many of us overwhelmed and in disbelief at the devastation they caused. During this extraordinary time, stories of the heroes doing battle on the frontline emerged.

Imprisoned in body and mind

While the COVID-19 pandemic has seen many Australians experience separation and isolation over the past year, it has added an extra layer of despair to the lives of those behind bars, who have had little or no face-to-face contact with loved ones.

Reimagining our University for the future

We need to think broadly and longer-term to ensure UOW thrives in a post-COVID environment, according to UOW Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Paul Wellings CBE.

A lesson in appreciation

The 2020 school year began tentatively, with a menacing pandemic in the shadows. It comes to an end, however, on a note of triumph, with a new appreciation for the teachers who united to take on the unprecedented challenge of implementing mass remote-learning during the shutdown. We spoke to the principals of two very different schools on their success strategy.

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