Student boosts Indigenous literacy and numeracy

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A passion for helping Indigenous children realise their potential has led Griffith University Master of Education student Susan Kersland to dedicate her life to ‘closing the gap’. After graduating with an Honours degree in education, Susan taught in Brisbane for two years, then in March 2011 moved to the remote Cape York community of Laura, […]

Teaching dream becomes reality

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Kylie Heron, mother of seven and winner of the Governor-General’s Indigenous Student Teacher Scholarship in 2010, has just received another award that will boost her study hopes. She says the $1500 Education Queensland grant will help with living expenses during the five weeks she’ll be away from home. “I’m looking forward to teaching in North […]

Study helps soldiers’ ‘Difficult Return’

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Visiting Canadian psychologist Dr Marvin Westwood will present a public lecture at the launch of the Australian Research Council Discovery Project – The Difficult Return – at Griffith University on Friday, April 15. The Difficult Return is a three-year ARC study exploring arts-based approaches to mental health literacy and building resilience with recently returned military […]

Global politics and the changing nature of security

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Visiting Canadian Fellow Dr Robert Jackson will examine global politics and the changing nature of security including children in armed conflict, at a seminar at Griffith University today (March 28). In his presentation, Dr Jackson from the University of Redlands, California will discuss new security dilemma and globalisation. “The old security issues refer basically to […]

Study finds Muslims keen to integrate

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Most Muslims feel part of Australian society a new Griffith University study has found. Published in the latest issue of the Journal of Sociology, the study challenges popular assumptions that Muslims are opposed to integration and reject Western values, says lead researcher Dr Halim Rane (pictured). “We surveyed 428 Muslims in Queensland to identify their […]

Griffith University and Navitas commended in AUQA audit

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Griffith University and global education partner Navitas have been recognised for commitment to academic standards and student support by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA). The AUQA audit has commended the Queensland Institute of Business Technology for its effective academic board and strong relationship with the University. It was also commended for its support for […]