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CSU hosts Indigenous staff conference


Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017

Indigenous staff from Charles Sturt University (CSU) will meet in Wagga Wagga this week for an annual conference to engage in professional development and networking.

Nguluway, the Wiradjuri for 'meeting with each other', will be held on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 October at the CSU Convention Centre.

With up to 30 staff expected to attend the conference from across the University, the event will start with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at 12.45pm on Tuesday 17 October.

The conference will hear from the University's senior leadership team, with a question and answer session on Wednesday 18 October.

CSU's Indigenous Employment Coordinator Ms Catherine Maxwell said, "Staff attending the conference will give staff a great opportunity to talk directly with Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann and meet his team in a relaxed and comfortable space. 

"During Nguluway, Indigenous Australian staff come together and meet, some for the first time, to develop professional and personal relationships across campuses and work areas.

"The conference is an important annual event as it helps to create a sense of community and support within the University for Indigenous Australians, as well as providing relevant professional development specific to Charles Sturt University," Ms Maxwell said.

The full Nguluway conference program can be found here.

Media contact: Aaron McDonnell, 0427 845 830

Media Note:

The media is invited to attend a Cultural Session with Indigenous staff and the Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann from 8.50am to 9.50am on Wednesday 18 October at Yindyamarra Reconciliation Site, near car park 7, across Darnell Smith Drive, CSU in Wagga Wagga.

The conference runs from 12.45pm Tuesday 17 October to 12.30pm Wednesday 18 October at the Convention Centre, building 230, near car park 69, Jingellic Place, CSU in Wagga Wagga.

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