Category: Staff

Energy Breakthrough full STEAM ahead

Design and technology lecturer Simon O’Mallon says this weekend’s Maryborough RACV Energy Breakthrough will once again inspire tomorrow’s teachers. Simon and fellow education lecturer Peter Cox will take ten of their students to Maryborough to help judge some of the 6000-plus competitors set to take to Princes Park in […]

Celebrating Nerida’s story

Occupational therapy lecturer Nerida Hyett is completing a PhD based on community health and innovation through OT. She was asked to contribute her story for the book Celebrating Bendigo Women, which was launched last month. Here, we re-publish an extract of Nerida’s story. It’s an inspiring account of a Bendigo […]

To the bat cave, researchers

Professor Noel Meyers adjusts his earmuffs, counts three, two, one, then bang; smoke puffs, projectiles launch. It’s like being in an episode of Mythbusters. This is bat cannon in action. “Calling it bat cannon is a bit of a misnomer,” laughs Dr Ruth Lawrence. “We’re actually seeking to […]

Chat room – Simon O’Mallon

If an office reflects the person who works there, Simon O’Mallon’s hints at a beautiful mind. “Have a look around. That’ll help explain where I’m at,” he says. From retro sci fi film posters to Matisse art prints, postcards, photographs, artefacts and quotable quotes, there’s not a dull […]

Life lessons for all

If you’re looking for a sign from a higher power, The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Myers Flat is probably a good place to start. And so it was Dr Sue Gillett found herself there one recent weekend, in avoidance of the footy finals. Sue had dropped her son […]