Acknowledgment of Country
UniSA acknowledges that its campuses are built on the traditional lands of the:
UniSA respects the Kaurna, Boandik and Barngarla peoples' spiritual relationship with their country. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land and acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to those people living today.
We acknowledge the diversity of Aboriginal peoples, past and present.
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Welcome to country and acknowledgement of country (you tube)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander welcome to the new Vice Chancellor, Professor David G, Lloyd.
The University of South Australia has long been engaged in the education and employment of Indigenous Australians. This commitment was pioneered by the work of our antecedent institutions, is enshrined in the University’s Act of establishment and is symbolised by the Statement of Reconciliation and by the Reconciliation Stone on each campus.
UniSA aims to achieve a target of at least 2 per cent of its student population and its workforce being Indigenous. It is a leader in delivering quality research on Indigenous issues and in providing Indigenous content in all of its undergraduate teaching programs.
The University’s strategic vision, Horizon 2020, reaffirms its commitment to Indigenous Australians and indicates that by 2020 this:
will be given expression across the University’s activities in the curriculum of its educational programs, in improved graduate outcomes in a range of professions where Indigenous people are currently underrepresented, and in UniSA ’s staffing profile, where Indigenous employees will be well represented among both academic and professional staff.
UniSA has created a new role of Dean: Indigenous Scholarship, Engagement and Research to help guide the University community to achieve these aspirations.
The University of South Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to join the University as undergraduate and postgraduate students and as staff.
UniSA annually submits to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) an Indigenous Education Statement (IES). The 2015 IES details 2014 outcomes along with future plans to meet ongoing responsibilities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student achievement in higher education. These responsibilities include assessing and reporting on progress towards improved educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as set out in the goals of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Policy.