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2019 Long Service Awards

2019 VC's Awards for Long Service Recognitions

12 December 2019

Congratulations and THANK YOU to our long service award recipients for your commitment and contribution to CDU particularly in the field of research, over many years:

  • Alicia Boyle - 20 Year Award
  • Professor Michael Christie - 25 Year Award

VC's Awards

2019 VC's Awards for Exceptional Performance

12 December 2019

Winner of the 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Emerging Researcher

> NI PhD graduate Dr Tracy Woodroffe Nominee 2019 VC Award for Exceptional Performance in Research & VC Honourable Mention
> The Growing Up Yolŋu Team incl. Associate Professor Anne Lowell, Associate Professor Elaine (Läwurrpa) Maypilama & Emily Armstrong.

Nominee for the 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional Performance in Research

> Dr Deepika Mathur Nominee 2019 VC Award for Exceptional Performance in Research & VC Honourable Mention
> The NESP Threatened Species Team incl. NI’s Associate Professor Kerstin Zander.

Thank you to Pascal and Michael for accepting the awards for researchers that couldn't attend the ceremony. Facebook Post Link

Dr Kate Golebiowska

2019 CDU Academic Staff Promotions

11 Decemeber 2019

BIG Congratulations to researcher Dr Kate Golebiowska on being awarded an Academic Promotion.

Aspro Kerstin Zander

Solar Panel Adoption Survey

10 December 2019

Northern Institute’s Professor Kerstin Zander talked to Lyrella Cousins at ABC Radio Darwin's Afternoon show about the NT being the slowest uptake of solar energy in Australia despite being one of the sunniest places in the world. Kerstin is currently running a Solar Panel Adoption Survey to look at the barriers for people to invest in solar and how the government may help them.

Listen to the interview HERE - go to 7.40min


Dr Deepika Mathur

Grant gives life to zero-waste building idea

02 December 2019

Staff at CDU who shared a vision for a zero-waste construction site have won a $50,000 grant to advance the project. Northern Institute Senior Research Fellow Dr Deepika Mathur and School of Trades Lecturer Mark Fudge are the brains behind the initiative, which harbours the potential to reform an industry that is responsible for more than 30% of waste sent to landfill. They plan to develop the concept at a building site in Alice Springs, where construction is scheduled to start early next year.

The Northern Territory Government’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources has provided the funding through the Environment Project Grants initiative. Read more....

The RIEL tropical turtle research group

Turtle team wins NT award

02 December 2019

Here's a story about the RIEL Tropical Turtle Research Group, including NI researcher Associate Professor Linda Ford, that has recently taken home an NT Natural Resource Management Award. Read the full story

Yasunori Hayashi

Brevity the key to understanding Yolngu culture

02 December 2019

CDU is helping Top End doctors and nurses improve their understanding of Yolngu language and culture with a series of short workshops at Royal Darwin Hospital. Indigenous Knowledges Lecturer Yasunori Hayashi said the weekly workshops were just 10 minutes in duration.

“Ten minutes may not sound like much time to unpack the vastness of Yolngu Aboriginal knowledge, yet we find that by administering things in small doses and in the right manner is highly effective,” Mr Hayashi said. Read more.....


Prof Ruth WalllaceOur North, Our Future Video

29 November 2019

The north has always been a great place to live and do business. It’s contribution to Australia’s prosperity continues to grow. This video shows how we are progressing the northern agenda and growing a stronger north. Watch Here

Professor Ruth Wallace stars at 2:05

Indigenous Languages and Health Communication Symposium, 21 NovIndigenous Languages and Health Communication Symposium

29 November 2019

Approximately 150 health staff, interpreters, researchers, leaders and policy makers met last week at The Indigenous Languages and Health Communication Symposium held at the JMB auditorium (Royal Darwin Hospital). Participants shared their projects, initiatives, hurdles, plans and strategies for improving health communication for speakers of Indigenous languages.

This was a joint initiative of Menzies School of Health Research, the NT Aboriginal Interpreter Service and Northern Institute. Stay tuned for more events, partnerships and collaborations next year as we plan to expand the discussion of sustainable change across the NT and Northern Australia. Photos by Courtney Wilson, Menzies School of Health Research. View more photos

Yolŋu Studies Centre Four Half-Days Intensive Course

Yolŋu Studies Four Half-Days Intensive Course

27 November 2019

In the beginning of December, CDU Yolŋu Studies Centre will be running a Four Half-Days Intensive Course at Casuarina campus in Darwin. You will learn the introductory-level of Yolŋu gurruṯu and Gupapuyŋu Dhuwala language with two Yolŋu lectures from Galiwin'ku.

More information and registration

You will receive a micro credential (digital badge) upon the completion of this intensive course

NI CIFAS Stakeholder breakfast

NI CIFAS Stakeholder Stand-Up Breakfast

26 November 2019

Our Stakeholder Stand-Up Breakfast was held this morning at the Northern Australia Development Offices (NADO) in Darwin city.

BIG THANK YOU to the staff of NADO (especially Kim & Krystle) + Renee & Stephen of Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network for ALL your support and helping make our event such an outstanding success! View more photos