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University of Canberra Women's Celebration Breakfast

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Join us for breakfast, with a generous side serving of inspiration.

As a valued supporter of the University of Canberra, we would be delighted by your presence for a breakfast, raising funds for cancer research. The University of Canberra Women's Celebration Breakfast is open to both men and women to come together to celebrate the inspiring and trailblazing women of the UC and broader Canberra community.

WEDNESDAY 11 OCTOBER 2017
National Arboretum Canberra

Time: 7:00am - 8.45am
Cost: $88 per person or $800 for a table of 10
Dress: Business casual

The breakfast is a great opportunity to make new connections, hear from a panel of extraordinary women and support ground-breaking research to improve treatments and survival rates for metastatic cancer patients through the UC Cancer Research Fund. Then breakfast, and yes it will be a tasty one!

Can’t make it on the day but still want to make a contribution? You can make a donation here.

The Women's Celebration Breakfast is proudly supported by our Gold Sponsor, Rolfe Classic BMW



MEET THE SPEAKERS:

Event MC: Emma Macdonald - Associate Editor, HerCanberra and UC alumna

Emma Macdonald is a multi-award winning journalist and is Associate Editor of HerCanberra. She is the co-founder of maternal health charity Send Hope Not Flowers and is the Telstra ACT Business Women of the Year for 2016 in the Social Enterprise category. She is the convener of Women in Media Canberra. Emma has been a journalist for 23 years – 13 of which were spent in the Press Gallery where she was Canberra Times Bureau Chief. She has won a number of national and international journalism prizes including two Walkley awards. She has two beautiful children and loves her role at HerCanberra telling the best of the city’s stories. Emma studied Journalism at the University of Canberra.

Keynote: Professor Sudha Rao - University of Canberra Cancer Research

Professor Sudha Rao is one of UC’s leading researchers and is pioneering research that aims to eliminate metastatic cancer in breast cancer patients, a cause close to the hearts of many women. Professor Rao will share with you her teams’ ground-breaking research into eliminating cancer stem cells and stopping the recurrence of cancer. You will be able to see how research happening right here in the ACT will help change the face of cancer treatment.

Panel Leader: Jane Alver - University of Canberra Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis

Jane Alver is a PhD Candidate at the University of Canberra and holds multiple degrees from universities in Sydney and from Oxford University. Currently working at Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra, Jane's research interests vary from gender, diversity, civil society organisations, women's leadership, international women's rights advocacy and the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN in New York.

Panellist: Scott Pearsall - White Ribbon Ambassador and University of Canberra Acting Director of Student Success

Scott Pearsall is currently the acting Director of Student Success at the University of Canberra. Scott is a lawyer and mediator, and he maintains strong links with the legal profession. Scott served as the University of Canberra’s representative on the ACT Law Council for a number of years and he is a current member of the ACT Law Society’s Professional Conduct Committee (which governs professional conduct in the ACT). Prior to his employment by the University of Canberra, Scott worked as a senior government lawyer. Scott has also worked in private practice and as a sessional lecturer in Law at the Australian National University. Scott is an Independent Advisor to the Commissioner for Working with Vulnerable People Registrations and is a proud and active White Ribbon Ambassador.

Panellist: Diana Abdel-Rahman OAM - Human rights campaigner, peace activist and UC alumna

Diana Abdel-Rahman is an advocate for Muslim rights and multicultural issues in both her local and national communities. Tirelessly campaigning for human rights, her proud voice has been heard throughout a variety of platforms whether it be through her own radio station or her active involvement with over 10 different local councils, forums and boards. Passionate about topical issues related to the Muslim community, Diana also often delivers presentations to universities, community groups, churches, and various law enforcement agencies. Diana studied Communications at the University of Canberra.

Panellist: Dr Anita Heiss - UC CIRI/FAD Research Fellow (Writing and Indigenous Studies)

Anita Heiss is the author of non-fiction, historical fiction, commercial women's fiction, poetry, social commentary and travel articles. She is a regular guest at writers' festivals and travels internationally performing her work and lecturing on Aboriginal literature. She is a Lifetime Ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW. Anita also divides her time between writing, public speaking, MCing, managing the Epic Good Foundation and being a 'creative disruptor'.



For further information, please contact the Alumni and Community Engagement Team on 02 6206 3959 or alumni@canberra.edu.au

Thank you for joining us in our fight against metastatic cancer – we look forward to seeing you there!

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