News from the VC

Kambri and lake

VC's Update - The community we value

In recent weeks, our campus has witnessed the encampment protest in Kambri in response to the ongoing conflict in Gaza and student movements around…

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Three gilded gum leaves
31
Jan
2024

All that glitters...

It’s been a month since I started in this new job and, #spoileralert, it has been a steep learning curve. Like all new jobs, it has come with…

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A hard hat on a table, with two handwritten notes placed in front of it.
19
Jan
2024

VC's Update - Hard hat required

 I am sitting in my new office and the sun is shining out the window, which does feel like a welcome surprise. It’s been a busy day up here on…

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08
Jan
2024

VC's Update - Welcome back to ANU

Hi everyone,Happy new year and welcome back to ANU. For me, the new year has brought a new role, as our Vice-Chancellor, which is both daunting and…

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A gift of art by Jesse Martin for Brian
18
Dec
2023

VC's Update - 'Twas the night before my annual 'end of year' video…

Hello everyone,Firstly, I’d like to say thank you to all the staff who turned out to celebrate with me at the End of Year Awards and Garden Party…

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A toast to Brian
01
Dec
2023

VC's Update - 2023 Alumni Awards and Highly Cited Researchers

Hello everyone,It’s the first of December and so it is officially the final stretch of my tenure as Vice-Chancellor of the ANU. Although I am busily…

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Vice-Chancellor, the Hon Andrew Giles and guests at the ƵMigration Update.
17
Nov
2023

VC's Update - A fortnight of 'missions accomplished'

Hi everyone,It has been a busy and interesting couple of weeks, and I have been to a series of great events which in different ways have shown how we…

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03
Nov
2023

VC's Update - A powerful speech from Stan Grant

Hi everyone, People keep asking me if things are winding down, but my life seems even busier than normal. While some of the things happening I…

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20
Oct
2023

Acting VC’s Update – Upholding our values

Hello everyone,  This week the Vice-Chancellor is visiting New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles where he is attending a…

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06
Oct
2023

VC’s Update – A new Vice-Chancellor and a gathering of unity

Hi everyone, I'm so pleased that Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell AO FAHA FTSE has been appointed as our new Vice-Chancellor. Many of you…

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22
Sep
2023

VC's update - Reflections on a tough few days

Dear All This been one of our toughest weeks at ANU. It's also been a week where we've seen the very best of our community.  Let me call out…

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08
Sep
2023

VC’s Update – Enterprise bargaining update and VC awards

Hi everyone,  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first operation of the University's Heavy Ion Accelerator Facility (HIAF) ­- one…

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25
Aug
2023

VC’s Update - A trip to the South Pacific

Hello everyone, I am wearing purple today in support of the University's commitment that our campus and our community be one of the most inclusive…

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11
Aug
2023

VC’S Update – Realising our national mission and a farewell

Hi everyone,   Last night we had a spectacular event at Llewellyn Hall that we co-hosted with the New Zealand High Commission…

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28
Jul
2023

VC’s Update – Enterprise Bargaining Update and 3MT Final

Hi everyone,   I have lots to update you on even though it's only a week since my last blog.   On Wednesday, I personally…

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21
Jul
2023

VC’s Update – Welcome back and the Voice Dialogue

Hi everyone,   As we start the second semester, welcome to all of our commencing students, and I hope everyone else had a restorative…

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07
Jul
2023

VC's update – Voice Dialogue for students across Australia

Hello everyone,  I was in Europe last week and visited the leadership of both SciencePo in Paris and Humboldt University in…

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16
Jun
2023

VC’s Update – satellites and ‘uncharted territory’

Hi everyone, It has been a busy few weeks on campus and we have had two public holidays. I spent my Saturday morning at the Quad Fellowship Summit…

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02
Jun
2023

VC’s Update – ‘ending racism’, PM Modi and Mulligan’s Flat

Hi everyone, This week marked the anniversary of the National Apology to the stolen generations in Parliament and the release of the 1997 report '…

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19
May
2023

VC's Update – Federal Budget and bucking horses

Hello everyone,   The year seems to be flying by. As the leaves fall, and the days shorten, it is clear that…

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05
May
2023

VC's Update - The Growth Summit and Brian's vintage

Hello everyone, I've just got back from Geneva where I attended the 2023 Growth Summit at the World Economic Forum (WEF). I realise there is a…

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