Welcome to your June edition of eSydney, which brings you news and events from the University.
Limited places are still available for the first ‘Behind The Scenes’ on Tuesday 7 June at Ausgrid’s state-of-the-art training facility and education hub. Register online | Find out more
Thanks to those who completed the SAM Readership Survey, keep an eye out for the July edition to find out the competition winners.
With kind regards
Tracey Beck | Director, Alumni and Events Office
An Integrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy and Services Plan – alumni feedback sought
The University has committed to developing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Integrated Strategy, and is seeking your feedback and input. Read an Open Letter from Professor Shane Houston, Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
Social networking may prove key to overcoming isolation of older adults
The University of Sydney is leading an investigation into the use of online social networking tools and other information technologies by older Australians as a means of combating social isolation and increasing community engagement of seniors.
World leading genetic research focussed on muscle function and performance has won Kathryn North, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health, the 2011 GlaxoSmithKline Australia Award for Research Excellence.
Research Symposium 2011 Fri 8 July
Alumni and friends are invited to join guest speakers and Australia’s key thinkers to discuss economic and environmental resilience. Find out more
Reconciliation Week lecture
Download the Sydney Ideas podcast of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mr Mick Gooda's contention that without effective engagement the reconciliation agenda will stall.
Don’t miss out on your chance to get involved with Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness Short Courses this winter.
Registrations are open now for Pilates, Introduction to Fencing and Golf for Beginners. Find out more.
JJC Bradfield was one of the great visionaries of Australian engineering. Famed as the designer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge project, he also produced a range of brilliant and influential works that remain relevant today.