Insight 11 - June 2014 - page 8

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A
CUhasbegun the transitionprocess
towardsbecomingaTobacco-Free
University from July1.The smoke-free
initiativewill be takenupbyall ofVictoria’s
universities in2014, andACUwill continue
toexpand thepolicyacrossall seven
campusesby July1, 2015.
The transition toa tobacco-freeenvironment
will occur in twophases:
• TheMelbourneandBallarat campuses
will pilot a six-month transitionprogram
toa tobacco-freeenvironment starting
July1, 2014.
• Followinga reviewof theVictorian
campuses’experience, the remainingACU
campuseswill transition toa tobacco-free
environmentby July1, 2015.
A tobacco-freeenvironment currentlyexists
on theBallaratCampus, however the intentof
thepolicy is toalso support staffand students
inquittingormanaging their smokingwhile
oncampus, and to reduce the impactof
smokingon surroundingareas.
ACUDeputyVice-Chancellor andChief
OperatingOfficer,Dr StephenWeller, said the
initiativewasapositive step towardsproviding
ahealthyenvironment for staffand students.
ACUQUITSSMOKING
T
heMostReverendDenis JHartDD,
ArchbishopofMelbourne, hasbeen
electedPresidentofAustralianCatholic
UniversityLimited.
ArchbishopHartbeginsafive-year term
through toApril 2019, andwillbe the third
President in theUniversity’shistory, succeeding
HisEminenceGeorgeCardinal PellDDACwho
was recentlyappointedPrefect for theEconomy
of theHolySeeandVaticanCityState.
Vice-ChancellorProfessorGregCraven
thankedCardinal Pell forhis serviceand
commitment to theUniversity, andwelcomed
the incomingPresident.
“Cardinal Pell’sdedicationandcommitment to
thedevelopmentofACUhasgreatlybenefited
both theUniversity, andCatholiceducation
inAustralia,”he said.“Hehasbeena loyal and
generous supporterof theUniversity since its
establishment in1991.
“Onbehalf of theMembersand theSenate I
extendcongratulations toArchbishopHarton
hiselection. It isagreathonour tohave such
adistinguishedmemberof theAustralianand
Catholiccommunity to lead theUniversity.”
ArchbishopHartholdsanumberof rolesboth
in theChurch inAustraliaanduniversally,
includingPresidentof theAustralianCatholic
ArchbishopsConference, amemberof the
Pontifical Council forCulture, andearlier this
yearwasalsoappointedbyPopeFrancisas
memberof theCongregation for theEastern
Churches.
ARCHBISHOPHARTAPPOINTEDPRESIDENT
OFACULIMITED
AHELPINGHANDFORSCHOLARSHIP
WINNERS
R
ubyWarber relocated toMelbourne
from thecountry townofCollie in
WesternAustraliaat just 17, topursue
herdreamofbecomingaclinical psychologist.
Now25and inher secondyearof aMasterof
Psychology (Clinical) atACUMelbourne, she is
well on theway toachievinghergoal.
“Collie isbeautiful country,but Imovedaway to
studyand followmyheart.Mymother instilled
inmeastrongsenseofambition,and itwaswith
hersupport Iwasable to take thishugestep.”
Ruby said shehoped toworkwith the
AboriginalHealthService, and focuson
startinga supportgroup for youngwomen–
beinganambassador for social andemotional
wellbeing. Shewouldalso like towork
towardseducatingnon-Aboriginal andTorres
Straithealthcareworkersabout culturally
appropriatecare.
Rubywas recentlyawarded theWexford
SenateBursary scholarship–establishedby
theAustralianmembersof theWexfordSenate
to supportAboriginal andTorresStrait Islander
studentsundertakingpostgraduate studyat
ACU.
Ruby isoneof 169 studentswho received
scholarshipsandbursariesacrossACU’s
Ballarat, Brisbane,MelbourneandSydney
campuses in2014.
Visit
toapply for
a scholarshipatACU.
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