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Note to staff

4 July 2014


Curtin celebrates NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week (6-13 July) is a national event in celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, history and achievements. It has been celebrated in the first week of July since 1957.

Curtin is celebrating NAIDOC Week with a number of activities on the Bentley Campus, including the annual Flag Raising Ceremony on Monday 7 July.

I encourage staff to attend the flag raising, which will be held at 9am at the flag poles in the Centre for Aboriginal Studies Auditorium.  This will be followed by a morning tea and NAIDOC Week lecture at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS). The lecture will focus on this year’s theme, Serving Country – Centenary & Beyond and will be delivered by Professor Marion Kickett, Director of CAS.

I would like to thank all those involved with running the NAIDOC Week events. I am very pleased to see that Curtin engages proactively with this important week in the annual calendar.

To find out more about Curtin’s NAIDOC Week activities, visit here. More information on NAIDOC Week is also available online.  

New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support Awards

I am pleased to advise that Dr Nina Tirnitz-Parker from the School of Biomedical Sciences, and Dr Ryu Takechi from the School of Public Health, have both received New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Awards from the State Government.

The NIRIS scheme supports outstanding, up-and-coming Western Australian researchers who are ineligible for Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund grants as they are new to their field. Recipients receive individual grants of $10,000.

My congratulations go to Dr Tirnitz-Parker and Dr Takechi on these awards.



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