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Farewell to Director of the Whitlam Institute, Leanne Smith

Western Sydney University announces the departure of Leanne Smith, Executive Director of the Whitlam Institute, and congratulates her on her appointment as the new Chief Executive of the Australian Human Rights Commission.


New study to assess needs of Canterbury-Bankstown’s dementia community

To better support over 8,000 people living with dementia in the Canterbury-Bankstown region, Western will lead new research exploring the lived experiences of people with dementia and the city’s infrastructure.


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Opinion: What this collaboration between artists and health-care leaders teaches us about living through COVID-19

A new project that spotlights the strain from COVID-19 on our health systems and the people who work in them has invited health-care leaders and artists to create artworks.


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Opinion: If you were called by a melody, how would it sound? Communities in Ethiopia and PNG name people with unique individual tunes

36-year-old Binoora Bhultse lives in Garda village in the Oyda district of southwest Ethiopia. Binoora also has a name that is special to him.


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Opinion: Climate change is testing the resilience of native plants to fire, from ash forests to gymea lilies

Green shoots emerging from black tree trunks is an iconic image in the days following bushfires, thanks to the remarkable ability of many native plants to survive even the most intense flames.


Western Sydney University launches expert resources to help those juggling home schooling

Western Sydney University’s School of Education has launched new online resources to help parents and caregivers who are home-schooling their children during the New South Wales COVID-19 lockdown.



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