Department of Indigenous Studies
Department of Indigenous Studies
Warawara - Department of Indigenous Studies is an Academic Department located within the Faculty of Arts. Apart from teaching Indigenous studies across the university, Warawara facilitates an alternative entry program aimed at providing access for Indigenous people to undergraduate courses across the University. Our research specialties emphasise Indigenous education and health, Indigenous methodologies, and Aboriginal Astronomy
In addition to facilitating educational opportunities for Indigenous people, Warawara also offers student support to Indigenous students enrolled across the University.
NOTE: There will be no First Year BCM intake in 2013.
- Block Information: BTeach | BCM | ITAS 2013 OCS Dates available now
- Undergraduate studies in Indigenous Studies: BA | BSocSci | Honours
- Postgraduate in Indigenous Studies: MPhil | PhD
- Indigenous Scholarships | More Scholarships
- Alternative Entry Program
INTRODUCING OUR NEW HEAD OF DEPARTMENT - Warawara is pleased to announce that as of the 2nd January 2013, Associate Professor Michelle Trudgett is now the Head of Warawara - Department of Indigenous Studies. Michelle is an accomplished academic with an international reputation as a leading Indigenous Australian scholar whose research provides considerable insight into the area of Indigenous participation in higher education, with a specific focus on the postgraduate sector. Warawara looks forward to a bright future with Michelle at the helm. Warawara would like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge our previous Head of Department Associate Professor Susan Page. Susan was the Head of Warawara for 5 years and provided valuable leadership, support and guidance to the department, the University and the Higher Education sector at an outstanding level. We are pleased to announce that Susan will continue to work within the department as an Associate Professor, and as an integral part of the Warawara Management Team.
MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY IS PROUD TO BE PART OF THE NEW NATIONAL INDIGENOUS RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGES NETWORK - Dr Michelle Trudgett of Warawara - Department of Indigenous Studies is part of a large team that was successful in securing $3.2 million in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to establish a National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network. The network is headed by leading Indigenous academics Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson and Associate Professor Maggie Walter. Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research made the announcement at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on Monday 5th November 2012, where he stated:
"This new network will help develop much-needed connections between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers across the country-and at all career stages-to build Australia's research capacity, expertise and experience,"
Warawara believes that this network will provide a significant contribution to the sector and are proud that Macquarie University is represented through Michelle's involvement in the network.
CONGRATULATIONS A/PROF SUSAN PAGE - DIRECTOR OF NATSIHEC - Staff and students of Warawara would like to congratulate A/Prof Susan Page for her recent election to the inaugural Board of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC). A/Prof Page is joined by Professor Peter Buckskin (Chair), Professor Anita Lee Hong (Deputy Chair) and Ms Leanne Holt (Treasurer), Professor Stanley Nangala, Professor Aileen Morton-Robinson and Professor Boni Robertson as the Directors of the corporation. The announcement came at the recent inaugural Annual General Meeting of the group. The appointment of A/Prof Page is a tribute to her contribution to the sector over many years. We wish A/Prof Page all the best in her role.
Alternative Entry 2013 - Warawara has set it's date for our Alternative Entry testing for entry to Macquarie in 2013. Our testing date will be 21 November 2012.Further details will be announced closer to this date. If you would like to register your interest, please contact Justin Hodges on 02 98504209 or via email on email@example.com
ARC SUCCESS!!! - Dr Michelle Trudgett, A/Prof Susan Page, and Dr Neil Harrison were awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant for 2012-2013. The study is titled 'Enhancing the quality of academic supervision provided to Indigenous Australian doctoral students'. This project will undertake a detailed investigation into the supervision provided to Indigenous Australians who now hold a doctoral qualification in order to identify successful supervision strategies. A best-practice model for the supervision of Indigenous doctoral students will be constructed as a resource for all academics. Michelle and Susan are particularly excited by this news and the positive impact this research can have on Warawara and the wider Macquarie University community.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CORRINNE FRANKLIN!!! - Corinne submitted her Honours thesis titled 'Moral Linen: Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmate experiences of dress in Parramatta Girls Home' on 31 October 2011. Corrinne was recently awarded the Sally White - Dianne Barwick Award. Excellent work Corrinne!
2011 saw the graduation of a number of Indigenous students from both Block mode as well as 'mainstream' programs.
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