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Maple Leaf School opened at Mawson Lakes

An English-Mandarin bilingual school, Maple Leaf School, has officially opened at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes campus.

The founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Maple Leaf, Dr Sherman Jen, along with other members of Maple Leaf Educational Systems, travelled to Adelaide for the official opening.

Maple Leaf School - University of South Australia was opened by the Governor of South Australia Hieu Van Le AC and Dr Jen. It is the first Maple Leaf School in the Southern Hemisphere.

Students are able to study for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) as well as the Maple Leaf Chinese Diploma.

Photos by Catherine Leo Photography.

Planting the maple leaf at Mawson Lakes.Maple Leaf Schol - University of South Australia principal Steve Bousfield, Maple Leaf Educational Systems founder and Chairman Dr Sherman Jen, UniSA Pro Vice Chancellor for Education, Arts and Social Sciences Professor Joanne Cys and Maple Leaf School - University of South Australia board Chair James Beeke plant a maple tree to celebrate the school's opening.

Maple Leaf School opened at Mawson Lakes. Photos courtesy Catherine Leo Photography

ANFF-SA Microengineering Winter School

A free four-day microengineering winter school was held at Mawson Lakes earlier this month.

The microengineering winter school provides students, researchers, academics and industry with a fascinating introduction to the design and fabrication of microfluidic/electronic, MEMS, optical and sensing chips.

It is run by the South Australian node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF-SA), which specialises in world-class design and engineering solutions to deliver advanced manufacturing technologies to local, national and international users.

The winter school included presentations and practicals delivered by industry leaders and technical experts who introduced photolithography, design for photolithography, etching, PDMS devices, microelectrodes, characterisation, simulation and optical interference and spectra.

ANFF-SA Microengineering Winter School

Launch of SA Refugee Youth Population report

Research from UniSA has highlighted the rich cultural diversity of youth with refugee backgrounds in South Australia and early findings suggest that these young Australians are actively engaged in education and are successfully working towards high aspirations.

In a major report, Demographic Profile of SA Refugee Youth Population 2019, released as part of an Australian Research Council-funded research project looking at refugees’ transition from school to further education, training and employment, researchers have shown that positive education experiences can be the vital key to future success, professionally and personally for refugees.

The report was launched by the Governor of South Australia Hieu Van Le AC in late June at UniSA’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery as part of SA Refugee Week.

Launch of SA Refugee Youth Population report