Public lectures and video downloads
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citations
Southern Cross University has received four national Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. The winners will each receive Citations worth $10,000, at the 2011 Australian Awards for University Teaching ceremony at the Sydney Opera House on August 16.
Timor-Leste President receives Honorary Doctorate
24 June 2010
Dr Josť Ramos-Horta, the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, was made an Honorary Doctor of Southern Cross University at a ceremony held at the Lismore campus (June 24). The award to Dr Ramos-Horta, in recognition of his significant contribution to international human rights, was conferred by the University Chancellor, The Hon John Dowd AO QC. The MC for the ceremony was Janelle Saffin, federal Member for Page and University council member.
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Geoffrey Robertson QC
Internationally renowned author and human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC addressed a packed audience at Southern Cross University's Lismore campus on 6 August 2009, while he was in Australia to open the Byron Bay Writers Festival, as the University's sponsored author. The guest lecture in the Whitebrook Theatre preceded his opening night speech for the Byron Bay Writers Festival and public opening lecture at the Festival - held for the first time at Belongil Fields. Professor Clark introduced him at both events.
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A Vision for Our Region
Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Clark has led Southern Cross University for the past five years and will retire at the end of August 2009. Professor Clark delivered a series of public farewell lectures in July at the Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Tweed Heads campuses.
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Towards reconciliation - sorry business and the role of a treaty in reconciling Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, by Dr Loretta Kelly.
26 May 2008
Indigenous lawyer and lecturer at Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, Dr Loretta Kelly, takes a look at the role of a treaty in this keynote address to mark National Sorry Day. Dr Kelly is a Gumbaynggirr and Dungutti woman from the North Coast of NSW. Her doctoral thesis was in the area of native title mediation, and she is particularly interested in how these tools can be used as processes of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Her address was given at the Whitebrook Theatre, Lismore campus.
Audio link [24mb, 58 minutes]
Consuming Innocence: Popular Culture and Our Children, by Associate Professor Karen Brooks.
In this public lecture, Associate Professor Karen Brooks, head of the media studies department in the School of Arts and Social Sciences, gives an insight into the complex relationship that tots, tweens and teens, nevermind adults, have with popular culture. She considers the role popular culture and, more importantly, parents, play in creating children's ideas of themselves and the world they live in.
Audio link [14.5Mb, 63:20 minutes]
Whaling Wars: Reality Truth and ethics, exposing the lies about whaling by Associate Professor Peter Harrison
Associate Professor Peter Harrison exposes the lies and misconceptions about Japanese "scientific" whaling and highlights the case for protection of endangered whales through non-lethal research, and the threats posed by the inhumane and unnecessary Japanese whaling in Australia's southern antarctic waters.
'A Decade on the High Court', Honourable Justice Michael Kirby
30 March 2007
Justice Kirby, one of Australia's longest serving judicial officers, delivered the keynote address 'A Decade on the High Court' at the inaugural Michael Kirby Lecture Series, hosted by Southern Cross University's School of Law and Justice.
[Media Release] | Audio link [13mb, 57 minutes]
Public talk on Peace and Healing by acclaimed Indigenous actor David Gulpilil
20 February 2007
Legendary actor, accomplished artist and tribal dancer, story teller and writer, David Gulpilil, was a guest speaker at Southern Cross University's Orientation Week.
[Media Release] | Audio link [31mb, 38 minutes]
Updated: 06 May 2013