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Carmen Garcia

The Social Enterprise Investing in Opportunities for Refugees and Celebrating Multiculturalism

As the founder and CEO of Community Corporate, Carmen Garcia has built the social enterprise from scratch and – even now with all its success and an award-winning, robust team – she still delights in getting involved in the day-to-day core business tasks. It reminds her what she’s fighting for; to open up opportunities for those who so often do not get a chance, and helping as many refugees, migrants, women, and youth as possible. more...

Ian Trust AO

Community Development Titan Celebrated with Queen’s Honour

The Queen’s Birthday Honours and Awards recognise the outstanding service and contributions of our fellow Australians. This year, Ian Trust AO, Chairman and Executive Director of Aboriginal development organisation, Wunan, was among a number of high-achieving University of South Australia alumni, staff and community that were honoured. more...

Dr Jessica Wojciechowski

Pharmacist Innovating at Pfizer in the Midst of the Pandemic in the US

After being fast-tracked for a promotion, Pharmacometrician Dr Jessica Wojciechowski became an Associate Director at Pfizer in Connecticut in just three years. Now, despite working from home since March 2020, she has continued to innovate and significantly contribute with the company throughout a chaotic year full of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine development and distribution. more...

Jana Drummond

Graduate Behind the Curtain at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Communication and Media graduate, Jana Drummond has taken the Adelaide Festival circuit by storm after her first year as Producer of the 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival – the largest cabaret festival in the world since 2001. She is now well and truly cementing her place in Adelaide’s arts industry being recognised for her passionate leadership within the festival’s organisation. more...

Dr Janette Young

Puppy Love: Pets and Aged Care Mental Health Benefits

Dr Janette Young is passionate about improving mental health in aged care with a little help from our furry friends. The UniSA researcher and her team are working to develop ways of allowing older people to safely bring their pets with them into care, collaborating with aged care and residential services, veterinarians, and animal welfare to ensure the safety and effectiveness of this program. more...

Education (Junior Primary) graduate, Owner of Tribal Expertise Facility and Chairperson of the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee, Mark Koolmatrie, Durkhanai Ayubi of Parwana Afghan Kitchen, Cordelia Claye, Elder of the Sierra Leone Women’s Association of SA, George Georgiadis, Managing Director at Never Never Distilling, and Ines Patritti, Director at Patritti Wines.

From Bush Food to Banjaan Borani – Food, Family and History On A Plate

Education (Junior Primary) graduate, Owner of Tribal Expertise Facility and Chairperson of the State Aboriginal Heritage Committee, Mark Koolmatrie joined Durkhanai Ayubi of Parwana Afghan Kitchen, Cordelia Claye, Elder of the Sierra Leone Women’s Association of SA, George Georgiadis, Managing Director at Never Never Distilling, and Ines Patritti, Director at Patritti Wines, for an evening of migrant and indigenous food stories and how they inform identity and connection to heritage, home and country. Watch the video presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, as part of the Adelaide Food Fringe here...


14 July >> Dr Norman Swan: So You Think You Know What’s Good for You?

We all want to be healthier, but do you know what's good for you? Informative, accessible and easy to understand, So You Think You Know What's Good for You? is a book that has everything you need to know about health and wellbeing, delivered with Dr Norman Swan's trademark clarity and wit. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

15 July >> Samstag Museum of Art’s SYMPOSIUM

Artists draw on historical collections in the creation of new work. In this series of online conversations artists, collection curators and historians come together to discuss cultural agency, the politics of display, colonial legacies, and generative pathways to repair. Featuring James Nguyen & Victoria Pham with Stephen Zagala (Research Fellow, World Cultures, South Australian Museum), James Tylor with Dr Frances Wyld (Lecturer, Aboriginal Studies, UniSA), Taloi Havini with Professor Nicholas Thomas (Director, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge).

16 July >> Feast for a Future at Lot100

Community Corporate is hosting Feast for a Future at Lot100 to support refugees and can make a profound impact in the lives of our newest Australians through work. When we say feast we mean four-course banquet including all you can eat wood fire pizzas and premium drinks package including gin and tonics in the Adelaide Hills iconic venue Lot 100 in our beautiful Adelaide Hills region. Book here.

21 July >> 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture delivered by Craig Foster AM

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, Craig Foster AM, former Socceroos captain and now human rights advocate will present the 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture. Despite calls of ‘togetherness’ and ‘shared humanity’, of the ‘interconnectedness’ of everyone in society in Australia and around the world during the height of COVID-19, the pandemic uncovered staggering inequality. Craig explores a new social bargain with human rights at its core.

27 July >> Who Gets to be Smart: Bri Lee In-Conversation with Jane Caro AM

Join The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Matilda Bookshop as they discuss Bri Lee's latest book, Who Gets To Be Smart - a forensic and hard-hitting exploration of knowledge, power and privilege. Bri will be in-conversation with social commentator Jane Caro AM. Interrogating the adage, 'knowledge is power', and calling institutional prejudice to account, Bri Lee once again dives into her own privilege and presumptions to bring us the stark and confronting results.

31 July >> Illuminate Discussion

As part of Illuminate Adelaide's MAAD - Music and Art After Dark, The Avalanches - Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi will be in conversation with Australian radio legend, Zan Rowe (triple j, Double J) along with artist Jonathan Zawada for a special panel unpacking the band’s past, present and future. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

2 August onwards >> UniSA Open Days: Online & On Campus

Kicking off in August, explore your future study and career options the way you want to. Connect with us online or step on to one of our six campuses, either way, you’ll have access to exclusive degree videos, campus tours and experiences, teaching staff and students that can talk you through the UniSA experience, and much more! Find out more now.

5 August >> Correlation: An evening with Restless Dance Theatre

Restless Dance Theatre is Australia’s leading dance theatre company working with artists with and without disability. Their artistic voice is loud, strong and original. Join Michelle Ryan, Artistic Director of Restless, together with University of South Australia's Dr Boram Lee and the dancers, as they introduce you to the work of the Company. They will provide a unique insight into the making of an exciting new dance piece, Correlation, being developed between Restless and South Korean Dance Company LSF. The session will be facilitated by Dr Maggie Tonkin. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Restless Dance Theatre.

1 and 8 September >> UniSA Business MBA Information Sessions

Are you an experienced manager, driven to create new solutions, lead innovative teams and deliver exceptional results in the context of disruptive change and global uncertainty? Join us online or on-campus to find out why the Master of Business Administration (MBA) from UniSA Business may be your best next move. Registrations are essential here.


23 April to 24 September >> Alex Martinis Roe: To Become Two

Alex Martinis Roe brings To Become Two to the Samstag Museum of Art, a film installation concerned with the structure of relationships within collectives, and how these relationships underpin feminist political practices. Alex Martinis Roe is a Samstag scholar, who undertook post-doctoral research at the Universität der Künste, Berlin from 2013-2016.

23 April to 17 July >> James Nguyen and Victoria Pham: RE:SOUNDING

Vietnamese-Australian artist James Nguyen and Victoria Pham explore Đông Sơn drum. Nguyen is an artist working in in Naarm/Melbourne, who has exhibited across Europe, the U.S. and the Asia Pacific. Pham is a sound composer, archaeologist and artist who specialises in archaeoacoustics, working between London, Sydney and Paris.

23 April to 24 September >> Reading Room

Spend time in Samstag’s Reading Room. You will find books and other materials that have informed our current exhibitions, along with titles that build upon the ideas raised. Enjoy this informal place to sit and read the books, dive into the research behind the artworks, or just relax.

16 July to 31 July >> Ghost Stories

Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi (The Avalanches) turn their gaze to the visual art world to bring us an exhibition showcasing the works that influenced the pair's most recent Australian Music Prize-winning album We Will Always Love You. Featuring works by Jonathan Zawada and The Experience Machine, the exhibition will offer audiences a rare insight into the album’s cosmic and meditative visual language. On display in The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery as part of Illuminate Adelaide.

4 August to 27 August >> Artists on the Inside

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Department for Correctional Services, as part of SALA. Artists On The Inside presents artwork created by adults incarcerated in South Australia’s prisons. The works allow contributors to participate in the community both as prisoners and as artists, using art as the medium to create and share stories. In taking on the role of artists, prisoners challenge themselves to think differently about their relationships with the self, the community and culture. This exhibition, on display in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, provides an opportunity for prisoners to express creative talent and vision, and for visitors to reflect on their assumptions about prisoners and what can be achieved within institutions.

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