Dog research leads to Bendigo

Anthrozoology. The word itself is no walk in the park – even spell check can’t compute. But it’s fast becoming everyday talk on the Bendigo campus, thanks to Dr Pauleen Bennett and her band of PhD candidates. Anthrozoology is all about the interactions between humans and animals. It can touch on anthropology, medicine, psychology, veterinary... Continue Reading →

Cheerio studio

It’s often said the rural Victorian landscape is a patchwork quilt. Keely Letson sits and stitches it in the corridor between the campus art studios. Fat squares of canola yellow, reminiscent of her favourite view back home. The artwork will soon hang alongside the work of 21 of Keely's peers for their final year exhibition. Keely... Continue Reading →

Accounting on puppy love

For accounting student Emma Ashworth, choosing a charity to fundraise for as part of her course was one of this year’s easiest uni tasks. It had to be Righteous Pups. The Bendigo-based not-for-profit group trains assistance dogs for at-risk teens and children with autism. “I have a sibling who was diagnosed with autism at a... Continue Reading →

Lightbox moments in life

A student exhibition at the La Trobe Visual Arts Centre blurs the boundaries between our public and private selves. It’s a topic clearly in the frame of photographer Ben Blacket. A few years ago, publicly, Ben was working as a commercial and news photographer. Privately, he was yearning for a deeper exploration of his trade.... Continue Reading →

Alumni treasure Dunolly Primary

We’re at the Dunolly Primary School, on the edge of Box-Ironbark diggings, 40-minutes west of Bendigo. Old gold country. “Are you taking a metal detector?” asks a workmate. Talk of the recent $250,000 nugget find has whipped up a barrage of ‘what ifs’. Leading teacher Judy Gibbs says the gold fever is nothing new around... Continue Reading →

Pint-sized studio performs

Graphic Design alumna Lauren Dillon has, quite literally, carved out a sweet little niche. She’s found a teeny tiny studio space in trendy Bath Lane, where she fills a gap in the lucrative wedding market. The space has Lauren’s work style all over it. It’s a compact, contained world of exquisite on-trend colour, splashes of... Continue Reading →

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