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One that comes about as a result of our collective efforts – in science, business, humanities, health, technology and education. One that entwines creativity with commerce, and makes justice and equity a priority.
The other 98 percent
With mental health now a prominent issue in elite sport, Southern Cross University's Associate Professor Christian Swann is co-leading a program that directs the focus into the community. And it is about to reach a global audience.
State of mind
Southern Cross University graduate Inkah Fischer was on different path in life before finding her vocation in nursing. Now she is a leader in one of the most demanding areas of care – mental health.
The Bees for Sustainable Livelihoods research group led by Southern Cross University’s Dr Cooper Schouten is bringing economic and community benefits to the people of the Indo-Pacific, where partnerships and opportunity are more than just a buzzword.
A novel harvest
Amid growing global demand for crops that provide better nutrition, greater diversity and sustainability, the research of Associate Professor Tobias Kretzschmar holds promise for the growers of the Northern Rivers.
Conducting the school of life
When speaking with John Stewart – Conductor of the Living School in Lismore – it is soon apparent that education means much more than teaching and learning, fundamental though they may be.
Dr Kate Neale gives people with disability the chance to create flourishing gardens that in turn help them to flourish as individuals.
In defence of Mother Nature
Ecological Jurisprudence is a long title for a challenging concept – the legal rights of nature – and Dr Alessandro Pelizzon is one of its most committed and globally influential advocates.
A sense of belonging is a fundamental human need, which is why Dr Kathomi Gatwiri is determined to bridge the multicultural gap in Australian society.
Behind the mask
Sally Smith was 37 and the mother of two growing boys when she enrolled as a mature age nursing student at Southern Cross University in 2015. Today, she is a leader in her profession.
Restoring the reef
For marine scientists such as Southern Cross University’s Distinguished Professor Peter Harrison, protecting the Great Barrier Reef is a mission.
The Education Equation
While mathematics is the field in which Holly excels, her calling is teaching.
Seen and heard
A sociologist and Professor of Childhood Studies, whose background is in primary teaching and teacher education, Anne has spent years working for children's rights.
Devotion to the ocean
Diving deep, Jordan Ivey is in his element. To one side, across the Pacific, lies Vanuatu, land of his ancestors.
Down to earth
The spirit of transformation runs deep in Dr Hanabeth Luke. As Australian agriculture grapples with its future, she is an inspired scientist and educator.
Humanihut provides a refuge for refugees; a place for the displaced; and a multi-faceted and superior solution literally under one roof.
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