Posts for November 2015

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesEnough of aid – let’s talk reparations

The Guardian, 28th November 2015 Debate around reparations is threatening because it upends the usual narrative of development. The impact of colonialism cannot be ignored A mosaic in Cajamarca shows an encounter in 1532 between the conquistador Pizarro and the […]

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Online CounsellingWhen love isn’t love anymore

Written by guest blogger Amanda Watts You may not be being hit, punched, pushed or restrained for it to be domestic violence. What looks like jealous behaviour or protectiveness, might reveal an attitude around ownership and lack of respect. A […]

Online CounsellingSkype Drop-In hours

Congratulations on the end of semester 2, 2015.  Most of you are probably relaxing by a beach right now….or still sleeping. For those of you who are still studying for the year or those who might want to still want […]

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesAnti-Muslim extremists: how far will they go?

ABC Australia, 22 November 2015 Image: Three hundred and fifty United Patriots Front supporters rallied in Bendigo to protest a Muslim mosque (Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)   Even before the Paris terrorist attacks, far-right groups in Europe were capitalising on anti-Muslim […]

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Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesYouth-led development in the Pacific: a pilot study in strengths-based participatory research

At a time when global development conversations are focused on the post-2015 development agenda, and with the perspectives of young people finally being recognised as a key consideration as we move beyond the Millennium Development Goals (United Nations, Global Thematic […]

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Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesMeet The Refugees Making New Lives For Themselves In Western Sydney

BUZZ Feed News, 16 November 2015 Photography by UON Development Studies Graduate Conor Ashleigh They escaped a violent and bloody conflict to become inspiring Australians. After years of violent and bloody conflict, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, […]

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Online CounsellingTouched by loss

Sometimes there are few words that make sense. These are the times I find myself thinking of loss. The loss of life, loss of function, loss of love or loss of self. Loss rarely makes sense and is rarely welcomed […]

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesKoran guided me in how to turn tweets from trolls into a force for good

Brisbane Times, 12 November 2015 Bombarded with hateful tweets from trolls, it was only natural that my response would be rooted in the fact that I am Muslim. Susan Carland is fighting Twitter trolls by donating $1 to UNICEF for […]

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Online CounsellingMirror Mirror on the Wall

Does anyone else ever catch their reflection in a mirror or a glass shop front and think “Is that really what I look like?” or find themselves wondering why the clothes never look as good on them as they do […]

Earth Science2015 Project Students

Several Earth Science and Environmental Science students have recently completed a research project as part of their third year of studies. This research project helps students develop essential skills in practical research and report writing, and can also assist in […]

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  1. Irene

    Hello Tectonics & Earth research team, I am writing to you to address the following. On last Wednesday 24 Jan 2018 I was camping at Long Flat Ellenborough reserve NSW, where I noticed that the Hastings /Ellenborough river adjacent to the campground was extremely warm. Given the recent earthquake activity... Read more...

  2. Alda

    I'm very happy to discover this page. I wanted to thank you for ones time due too this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every little bit of it and I havfe you book marked tto see new things on your blog.

  3. Isobel Fitzpatrick

    Wow! How long have these studies been going on and when will we see some concrete results? I have to admit that I needed to Google a few of the words that I didn't quite understand. The main point though is that this is very interesting.

Online CounsellingStop Worry Time

Is there a better time to talk about worry than now, exam time. Reach Out and CCI have developed an app called Worry Time which allows you to track and store your worries for later in the day and allow […]

Earth ScienceGEOS2200 Pacific Palms Field Trip 2015

Over 3 days during September ~30 students went to Pacific Palms to look at sedimentary rocks and the depositional environments they formed in. This field trip involved some rock climbing, dolphin watching, looking at fossils and trekking through Booti Booti […]

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  1. Irene

    Hello Tectonics & Earth research team, I am writing to you to address the following. On last Wednesday 24 Jan 2018 I was camping at Long Flat Ellenborough reserve NSW, where I noticed that the Hastings /Ellenborough river adjacent to the campground was extremely warm. Given the recent earthquake activity... Read more...

  2. Alda

    I'm very happy to discover this page. I wanted to thank you for ones time due too this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every little bit of it and I havfe you book marked tto see new things on your blog.

  3. Isobel Fitzpatrick

    Wow! How long have these studies been going on and when will we see some concrete results? I have to admit that I needed to Google a few of the words that I didn't quite understand. The main point though is that this is very interesting.

Earth ScienceGEOS1050 Mt Seaview Field Trip 2015

On the weekend of the 12th of September ~70 students travelled around Booti Booti National Park, Port Macquarie and Mt Seaview to look at a traverse across an ancient arc-forearc-subduction/accretion system. Over the two days we looked at the rock […]

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  1. Irene

    Hello Tectonics & Earth research team, I am writing to you to address the following. On last Wednesday 24 Jan 2018 I was camping at Long Flat Ellenborough reserve NSW, where I noticed that the Hastings /Ellenborough river adjacent to the campground was extremely warm. Given the recent earthquake activity... Read more...

  2. Alda

    I'm very happy to discover this page. I wanted to thank you for ones time due too this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every little bit of it and I havfe you book marked tto see new things on your blog.

  3. Isobel Fitzpatrick

    Wow! How long have these studies been going on and when will we see some concrete results? I have to admit that I needed to Google a few of the words that I didn't quite understand. The main point though is that this is very interesting.

Online CounsellingAll roads lead to success

Well it’s that time of the year when students start to panic about exams and end of year results. Well not all of you but definitely a fair few of you. You start calculating how many marks you need to […]

Geography, Environmental Studies, and Development StudiesWhat if Aboriginal people helped all Australians to connect to country?

The Guardian, 2 November 2015 Picture this: every time Malcolm Turnbull addresses the nation, he acknowledges the Aboriginal country he was born on. @IndigenousX host Charlie Jia imagines a new kind of united Australian identity Charlie Jia: ‘How much better […]

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