Busy start for ATSIS Unit.

9 February 2018

As the holidays come to an end, 2018 looks very busy for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

The Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement), Mr Shane Drahm, said this year got off to a quick start with two InspireU Camps and the Doctor of Medicine Pre-Orientation in January.

“The year started with the Senior Engineering and Junior STEM InspireU camps and the Doctor of Medicine Pre-Orientation Program almost immediately after returning from the break,” said Mr Drahm.

The InspireU program was a great success which saw some very talented and enthusiastic prospective students immerse themselves in the UQ culture for almost a week.

Immediately following the camps, we were excited to host the Doctor of Medicine Pre-Orientation Program, which covered issues such as identity, connecting with the Faculty of Medicine, current student Q & A and Higher Research Degree Pathways. Guest speakers included ATSIS Unit’s Dr Chelsea Bond, Condy Canuto, UQ Poche Centre’s Kelly Roberts and former UQ student Dr Tegan Archibald, who told the students about her University life and how she coped with studying Medicine. 

The Pre-Orientation Program concluded with Goorie Berrimpa student representatives informing the future Doctors the benefits of being involved with the student collective.

Dr. Tegan Archibald (R) speaks to students at ATSIS Unit's Doctor of Medicine Pre-Orientation Program.
Condy Canuto and Dr. Chelsea Bond share their University and life experiences with the students.
(L-R) Padden Ruscoe-Jones, Nathanael Leavy, Reece Griffin, Jessina Cheney and Grace O'Connor participate in the Doctor of Medicine Pre-Orientation Program.