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New Brisbane bioethics director tackling the big questions

Dr David Kirchhoffer

LIFE, love and learning have moved Dr David Kirchhoffer from one side of the world to the other. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, David is now settled in Brisbane with his wife, raising their two young sons. He’s followed the path of academia out of Africa to Belgium and then to Australia. On the way, he’s completed a ... Read More »

ACU going strong despite cuts to eleven Brisbane-based courses

Dr Stephen Weller

DR Stephen Weller is upbeat about the rapid growth of Australian Catholic University, and particularly its Brisbane campus at Banyo, despite the axing of dozens of courses before the start of the year. “There were a number of prospective students who were disgruntled at our decision to cancel a course they had applied for – no question,” ACU’s deputy vice-chancellor ... Read More »

Report shows Australia headed towards a male teacher drought

Male Teachers in the Classroom

STRATEGIES are needed to attract more men to teaching, otherwise Australian schools are headed for a male teacher drought, a new report finds. The report Why Choose Teaching? – by the Learning Sciences Institute Australia (LSIA) at the Australian Catholic University and commissioned by the Queensland College of Teachers – recommends identifying aspiring teachers while they are still at high ... Read More »

Fear and Anxiety in Australia explored by ACU panellists

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IS Australia in a time of fear? If so, what are we afraid of and what does this mean for our future? These were the questions posed to four eminent panellists at the Australian Catholic University’s fifth annual stakeholder dinner in Brisbane on March 21. The panellists were Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge, ACU vice-chancellor and president Professor Greg Craven, Catholic ... Read More »

ACU shines a light on the difficult issues in new lecture series

Exploring contemporary social, political, cultural and religious issues, and their impact on how we understand our world, is the goal of the Australian Catholic University (ACU) Luminaries Series of public lectures, seminars, workshops, short courses, and research colloquia. Executive Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy Professor Dermot Nestor said the series, launched in September this year, demonstrates ACU’s ... Read More »

ACU: Distance education with a difference

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When Dr Nicole Archard decided to study for her masters she had temporarily moved out of the Catholic school system. “I was missing the connection I’d felt within that community and was looking for a way to re-establish it – and to gain a deeper philosophical understanding of the world,” she said. Dr Archard, now the Principal of Loreto College ... Read More »

ACU student Mack Horton leads Olympic gold rush

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University business student Mack Horton won Australia’s first gold medal of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Horton took out the 400m men’s freestyle swimming final in the early hours of last Sunday. He held off defending Olympic champion Sun Yang, from China, to become the sixth Australian to win gold in the 400m freestyle, joining the likes of ... Read More »

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