News tag: 'UNSW'

Annual Warrane Lecture: Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP In Sæcula Sæculorum: Secularism and Religion Today Warrane College, UNSW, 15 August 2018

On Wednesday 15 August 2018, the Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP gave the annual Warrane Lecture on the timely topic of religious freedom. The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney since 2014, he studied History and Law at USYD before practising law and then entering the religious congregation of the Dominicans in 1985. From the Assumption to secularity
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Why don’t we argue anymore? With Dr Renée Köhler Ryan, Dean of Philosophy and Theology at Notre Dame Uni

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On Wednesday 8 August 2018, it was the Dean of the School of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia who came to talk to the young men of Warrane College. Dr Renée Köhler-Ryan, also a professor lecturing on topics such as Philosophy of the Human Person,Political Philosophy, and more, spoke about the importance of disagreement.
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“Don’t take yourself too seriously” and other tips from Andrew Baré - Delivery Director for Barangaroo and Waterloo Stations

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On Wednesday 1 August 2018, Andrew Baré - Delivery Director of Barangaroo and Waterloo Stations – told the boys at Warrane about his career and what he had learnt along the way. An engineer by profession, his past roles have included working as a Project Director for Transport for NSW, on jobs such as the southwest rail link, Wynyard Walk and more. He expressed to the boys his passion for infrastructure and what this could mean for society.
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Faith and persecution in Mosul with Archbishop Amel S Nona DD

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On Wednesday 23 May 2018, Warrane College welcomed Archbishop Amel S Nona DD, Eparch of St Thomas the Apostle of Sydney of the Chaldeans since 2015. He spoke to the boys about some of the persecution he and his church have experienced in Iraq, and it was clear that he is a man of great faith. 
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The impact of porn from a doctor’s perspective, Dr Robin Choong

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Dr Robin Choong was formal dinner guest on 16 May 2018. He is a Paediatric Intensive Care Physician with a specialist interest in neuroscience and the interaction between the human brain and its environment. He came to talk to the boys about an important topic: the impact of pornography on the brain. 
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Oversight into Airservices with Dr Claire Marrison

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On Wednesday 9 May 2018, Dr Claire Marrison had words of wisdom to share with the boys as the formal dinner guest at Warrane College. The Standards & Systems Manager at Air Services Australia, she told the boys about her work – oversighting how Airservices’ approach to both safety and environment management  – and how she got there. 
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Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis: the surgeon who fled Saddam’s regime on a wooden boat

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On Wednesday 2 May 2018, Warrane welcomed Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis as the formal dinner guest. Munjed graduated from Baghdad College High School (The American Jesuit) in 1991 and studied medicine at Baghdad University before fleeing the country. These days, he specialises in hip, knee, trauma and osseointegration surgery, and is a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and The Australian School Of Advanced Medicine.  
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Other people’s money – with Dr Michael E. Drew, consulting financial economist

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On Wednesday 18 April 2018, it was Dr Michael Drew who came along to Warrane’s formal dinner with words of wisdom for the boys.  Director at Drew, Walk & Co., a boutique firm of consulting financial economists, Drew specialises in the areas of investment governance, pension plan design, and outcome-oriented investing.  He is also a Professor of Finance at Griffith University and his research has appeared in leading journals.
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Prof Geoff Crisp - UNSW’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor on making a difference

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On Wednesday 11 April 2018, the boys of Warrane College heard from UNSW’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) himself – Professor Geoff Crisp. A distinguished chemist, he has been in the role since 2016, where he plays a leadership part in the development and implementation of the educational components of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. With numerous awards to his name, Crisp spoke to the boys about making a difference in whatever careers they were to undertake, and despite where they come from. 
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Career advice from Brendon Cook, CEO of oOh! Media

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Brendon Cook was formal dinner guest on 28 March 2018. He was ADMA Marketer of the Year in 2017 and is the International Vice President of global Out Of Home industry body FEPE(the Federation European Publicity Exterieur).
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Etiquette for young men, with Zarife Hardy

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Zarife Hardy was the formal dinner guest on 28 March 2018. She is a nationally acclaimed etiquette coach, specializing in this topic for over 25 years. In that time she has earned the loyalty of many high profiles clients and has facilitated hundreds of workshops Australia-wide.
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An insight into the work of hotel manager, Peter Tudehope

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Peter Tudehope was formal dinner guest on 14 March 2018. With an extensive background in hotels, he spoke about the journey that has led to his being the Regional Manager Australia and Pacific of Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific since 2009 and General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney since 2005.
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Sam Clear: he walked 15,600km for Christian unity

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Sam Clear's experience: 15,600km on foot, 568 days, 11 near-death encounters. After formal dinner on 7 March 2018 he told the tale of his walk through South America, Central America and North America, across Siberia by train, and on foot again from Moscow to the westernmost point of Spain – why he did it, and the lessons it taught him.
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Prof Les Field AM on the buzz of working in the university environment

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Professor Les Field AM, UNSW's Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, spoke with residents about his career path and the buzz of working in the university environment. The formal dinner took place on 2 August 2017.
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What affects your motivation? Ideas from educational psychologist Scientia Professor Andrew Martin

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When educational psychologist Scientia Professor Andrew Martin from UNSW’s School of Education spoke to the Warrane boys on Wednesday 24 May 2017, he spoke of his area of research – motivation. A timely topic for the boys with university exams upon them, Martin told them how he looks at the factors and the processes that are relevant to learning: what switches students on and what switches them off?
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Communication professor Jim Macnamara on how to listen at an organisational level

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When Jim Macnamara, Professor of Public Communication at the University of Technology Sydney, spoke to the Warrane boys on 22 March 2017, it was all about listening. He told them that just as listening is so important on an interpersonal level, it is also important at an organisational level – a particular interest of his.
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Liam Clifford: even busier than your average med student

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If your stereotypical medical student doesn’t have time for anything apart from university, then 25-year old Liam Clifford just isn’t that guy. While he’s been studying hard for seven years at UNSW – three years of medical science, first class honours the following year, and then three years of undergraduate medicine after that – this Warrane resident manages to fit in a whole lot more.
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William Horspool on his PhD and other adventures

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Whether you know him as Will or Bill, you can’t deny that William Horspool’s hometown has the best names – he hails from Dark Corner Road in the village of Sunny Corner. There surely can only be few reasons to leave a place that sounds so pleasant, but William’s will do the trick: he’s residing at Warrane to do his PhD.
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Patrick & David Tighe on college life, future goals and who inspires them

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Keen to know why Warrane residents, Patrick and David Tighe, seem to be made of good stuff? We’re guessing there must be something in the water of their hometown of Coonabarabran. Or perhaps there’s something in the stars, because this country town, 500 kilometres north-west of NSW, happens to be the astronomy capital of Australia.
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NSW Premier’s chief of staff: faith can play a part in politics

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Do you think that personal faith should play a part in politics? It’s the kind of discussion you’d probably avoid at a friendly dinner party, but it was exactly what Bay Warburton spoke about to the Warrane boys on Wednesday 5 October 2016. And he should know all about it, considering that he’s a practicing Christian as well as Chief of Staff for NSW Premier, Mike Baird.
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Recapping this year’s Big Picture Program

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16 boys, 4 nights, 1 college, and insights aplenty
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Trigger warnings at university: to use or not to use?

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“Before I start, I’d just like to warn you all,” said Matthew Beard, “if you have strong feelings about political correctness, free speech, or you think that trigger warnings are universally good or bad, this talk may be upsetting to you. I would encourage you to stay all the same.”
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The sky’s the limit for one of this year’s Rural Scholarship recipients

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Tim Gallagher is studying Aviation Management at UNSW.
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The Camino de Santiago: not just a walk

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Donnelly brothers, Matt and Joe, share their experience of walking the Camino from Portugal to Spain
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Warrane celebrates its best ever semester of sport

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Warrane’s sporting dominance continues with the college’s most successful semester to date.
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Leveraging Your Mindset for Academic Success

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Associate Professor at the UNSW School of Management, Peter Heslin helped open the academic year with some insights into academic success.
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2015 College Awards

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The College Awards for 2015 were recently presented to Warrane residents for a variety of achievements and milestones in their time at university:
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An expert on drug abuse speaks on the dangers of marijuana

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Prof Jan Copeland, Director of the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre, spoke on the dangers of cannabis abuse, when she visited Warrane College on 21 October 2015.
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Vice-Chancellor outlines exciting future

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The President and Vice-Chancellor of UNSW Australia, Professor Ian Jacobs, outlined an exciting, ambitious and bold future for UNSW when he spoke to Warrane residents at the College’s formal dinner on Wednesday 29 July 2015.
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Deputy Vice-Chancellor urges students to become leaders

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The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) at UNSW Professor Iain Martin urged students residents at Warrane to work towards becoming community leaders after they graduate from university.
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