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.
An extraordinary contribution
As the University of Wollongong’s third Chancellor (2009 -2020), Jillian Broadbent AC provided outstanding leadership to the institution over the past 11 years.
Artists as imagineers
In Australia and across the globe, COVID-19 has brought theatres, galleries, music venues, performers, and television and movie productions to the brink. And with the pandemic showing no signs of going away, there are fears that some parts of the arts industry may never recover.
From Arnhem Land to Antarctica
Dr Rhys Harding relishes a challenge. The UOW alumnus has spent the past eight years carving out a career as a doctor in some of the most remote locations in the world. That has meant different things at different points in his life. As a medical student, he spent a year in Broken Hill, becoming exposed to the daily rhythm of practising medicine in the outback New South Wales rural community.
Major philanthropic gift: a milestone in mathematics
As the future of Australia’s job market rapidly changes and maths and science continue to play a transformative role in research and development, UOW has strengthened its capacity to influence and champion progress in these vital areas.
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.