University of Canberra
|University of Canberra|
|Motto||Australia's Capital University|
|Chancellor||Prof. John Mackay|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Stephen Parker|
|Location||Bruce, Canberra, ACT, Australia|
|Campus||Urban 290 acres (1.2 km2) (Bruce campus)|
|Affiliations||ASAIHL, New Generation Universities|
UC offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering six main learning areas: Applied Science; Health; Art and Design; Business, Government and law; Education and Information Sciences and Engineering. UC is partnered with two local ACT schools UC Senior Secondary College Lake Ginninderra (formerly Lake Ginninderra Senior Secondary College) and University of Canberra High School (formerly Kaleen High School). The University of Canberra College also provides other pathways into university for domestic and international students.
Basic information 
The ACT Government provides around one percent of the university's operating budget.
The University of Canberra was first established in 1967 as the Canberra College of Advanced Education. The Canberra College of Advance Education became the University of Canberra under sponsorship of Monash University in 1990.
Over 60,000 students have graduated from the university since 1970.
The four faculties include:
ESTeM (Education,Science,Technology and Maths) 
The ESTeM faculty focuses on area of study that contributes to producing a student with a range of knowledge in similar areas of study. Courses such as Biomedical, Forensic and Environmental Sciences, teaching in early childhood, primary or secondary, Information and Technology.
Arts and Design 
Arts and design primarily provides students with the skills to be successful in a wide range of careers in the new arts. Arts and design specialise in, Graphic Design, Advertising, Journalism and Media Arts.
Business, Government and Law 
The Business Government and Law Faculty provides students with a choice and flexibility together with real world experience. Students have the option to major in over 70 areas from across the University. Students can venture into Accounting, Finance, Law, Economics, Marketing, Management and Construction.
UC also offer a range of double degrees that combine two degrees from different faculties.
University of Canberra College 
The University of Canberra College specialises in preparing both Australian and International students for study at the University of Canberra. If you do not gain direct entry into a degree at UC, you can choose from one of many pathway programs.
These programs will prepare students for study at, and qualify them for, entry to the University. As well as prepare students who have gained direct entry to the University but feel assistance is needed for particular subjects.
Research centres 
The university has a number of research centres relating to its areas of research strength. These are:
- Institute for Applied Ecology
- National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)
- eWater Cooperative Research Centre
- Cooperative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism
- Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre
- Centre for Labour Market Research
- Australian Institute for Sustainable Communities
- Centre for Customs & Excise Studies
- Centre for Developing Cities
- Centre for Research and Action in Public Health
- Centre for Research in Public Sector Management
- Centre for Tourism Research
- Communication & Media Policy Institute
- Corrosion & Spectrochemistry Laboratory
- Human Computer Communication Laboratory
- Learning Communities Research Area
- Lifelong Learning Network
- National Centre for Corporate Law & Policy Research
- National Institute of Governance
- National Institute of Sports Studies
- Ngunnawal Centre
- Professional Management Programs
- Schools & Community Centre
- Teaching and Learning Centre
Notable places and objects 
Notable persons 
Notable staff members have included:
- Donald Horne, journalist, writer, social critic, historian and public intellectual
- Arthur Hoyle, historian
- Ingrid Moses, Chancellor
- Susan Ryan, one-time Labor government Minister
Notable alumni include:
- Ben Alexander, Australian Rugby Union Player, The Captain of The University of Canberra Brumbies
- Wil Anderson, comedian
- Adam Boland, producer Sunrise, Weekend Sunrise and The Morning Show - Channel Seven.
- Simon Corbell, ACT Attorney-General, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for Environment, Water and Climate Change and Minister for Energy. Former President, University of Canberra Students' Association
- Nathan Deakes, Olympic athlete and World Champion in 50 km Walk
- Scott Fava, Western Force rugby union player
- George Gregan, former Captain, Australian national rugby union team
- Justin Heazlewood, aka The Bedroom Philosopher, comedian/folk singer
- Kelly Hoare, member of the Australian House of Representatives
- Betty Kitchener, founder of mental health first aid training and CEO of Mental Health First Aid International
- Virginia Judge, Member for Strathfield and NSW Minister for Fair Trading, Citizenship and Minister Assisting The Premier on the
- Garth Nix, author
- Lee Lai Shan, Olympics Gold Medalist in Windsurfing
- Petria Thomas, Olympic swimmer and multiple gold medal winner 
- Wayne Sievers, former police officer, trade union official, social justice campaigner and political figure
- Ursula Stephens, Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector
- Alan Tongue, Canberra Raiders Rugby League player
- Jonathan Uptin, weekday presenter of National Nine News in Darwin.
- David Vernon, writer
- Vivek Wadhwa, technology entrepreneur and academic
- Steve Whan, Member for Monaro and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Minister for Primary Industries and Minister for Rural Affairs
The University has one campus, located in the suburb of Bruce, which covers 290 acres of buildings, roads and access routes. Being a small University with a small campus, there are just over 25 buildings, each dedicated to a particular purpose. Most of these buildings are arranged around the main concourse. New students are always advised during orientation week that the buildings are not numbered in order.
The Library 
There is only one Library on campus. Students also have access to a large online database free of charge. Students and the general public may also use the National Library of Australia, which is located a short bus trip or drive from the University.
This is ths main area in which students hang out during their day at university. It provides a laid back area to study or socialise, with Cafes, Tvs, Pool Tables and Lounges. As well as this there is also study rooms that are available for hire by students and staff.
The Hub 
Located under the main concourse, providing food, a post office, a pub and a Commonwealth Bank of Australia
The Gym 
Inside the gym there is 2 full size basketball courts, as well as a fully equipped gym. As well around campus are 5 ovals, tennis courts and an outdoor basketball court.
Student accommodation 
There are three accommodation options for students - Arscott House (run by the University Students Association), Weeden Lodge (run by the company Unilodge) and University of Canberra Village (run by Campus Living Villages). All options are provided to all students, including international students.
Foundation stone and Stone Day 
At the end of the year, after classes finish but before exams, Stone Day is usually held, a music festival with local bands, which lasts several days. The day before it is known as Stone Eve. It started as a celebration held annually to mark the placing of the foundation stone by Prime Minister John Gorton on 28 October 1968. This founded the Canberra College of Advanced Education, which became the University of Canberra in 1990.
The stone is under glass, outside, near Building 1 at the University, and an inscription on it reads:
This Stone was unveiled by the right honourable J.G. Gorton, M.P., Prime Minister of Australia, on 28 October 1968, to mark the establishment of the Canberra College of Advanced Education.
Over the years the Stone Day program has gradually become larger and larger, taking up a whole week and now Stonefest is one of Australia's most popular music festivals. The first foundation celebrations were held in 1971. In 1973 Stone Day celebrations were held over two days, which was expanded to take up a whole week in 1976. In the 1980s and 1990s Stoneweek became a popular Canberra entertainment event, which in 2000 became Stonefest.
Wikimedia outreach 
- Student authored open textbooks - Some courses have been assigning students chapters (instead of essays) for writing open textbooks.
- Women's Group Mentoring Program - The University of Canberra has conducted a Women's Group Mentoring Program since 1999. Women's Group Mentoring Program
- National Institute of Sport Studies - UCNISS has been using Wikiversity to document their work in developing open academic practices. Work includes course outlines, research and development, and other projects.
- Recent Changes Camps - The university has hosted 2 Recent Changes Camps so far, and plan to host more annually. Documentation is kept on Wikiversity.
See also 
- University of Canberra (Wikiversity)
- MacDonald 2011
- University of Canberra 2011
- UC intake hits record high, The Canberra Times, 15 Mar 2011
- Towell 2011
- University of Canberra 2011a
- Brumbies. "University of Canberra Brumbies name their Captain". Brumbies. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
- Petria Thomas : Olympic, Sport, Keynote Speaker
- Canberra Times (10 March 2011). "UC regional expansion plans closer". Canberra Times. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- Goulburn Post (13 March 2011). "University bid fails". Goulburn Post. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- MacDonald, Emma (17 February 2011). "Hawke urges UC, CIT to tie knot". Canberra Times. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- Towell, Noel (28 February 2011). "Cameron Offices set to house UC students". Canberra Times. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- University of Canberra (2011). "About the University : The University : University of Canberra". University of Canberra. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
- University of Canberra (2011a). "Faculties, Centres and Business Units : The University : University of Canberra". University of Canberra. Retrieved 14 March 2011.