Lots of great achievements this month. First off we congratulate Associate Professor Tanveer Zia and the Girls in Cyber Security Advancing (GiSCA) program for being awarded Australia’s best higher education for young ladies in a security program in 2019 by the Women in Security Conference and Awards. Having seen this work first hand Tanveer is a well-deserved winner. https://news.csu.edu.au/latest-news/charles-sturt-girls-in-cyber-security-advancing-project-takes-out-award
The BJBS Learning and Teaching Symposium was held on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August on the Wagga Wagga campus. The symposium saw 204 academic attendees from across our Faculty and partner organisations attend the two-day event. As always this would not have been possible without Warwick Baines, Sub-Dean (Learning and Teaching) and his team. I am so sorry I could not be there but had to attend a funeral. Feedback to date has been fantastic so I am sure you all got a lot out of it other than Warwick who unfortunately lost his voice! There’ll be a more detailed report in the October edition of BJBS News but in the interim here are some key insights from the UNSymposium.
in the Maldives
In Session 2, 2019 (201960) we launched the Charles Sturt University and Maldives Police Service (MPS) agreement. To launch the partnership I met with the Commissioner of the Maldives Police Service, Mohamed Hameed in late July in the Maldives. The agreement for session 2 will see the first intake of Maldives Police undertaking the Master of Leadership and Management (Policing and Security) course. Dr Andrew McIness and Nicole Mitchell (academics from the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security) made a brilliant team in delivering the induction for the program and students have engaged really well.
and in Cambodia
On the 22 July, Associate Professor Julia Lynch, Head of School – Accounting and Finance and I attended the 2019 Economic and Finance Institute (EFI), Cambodia Annual Steering Committee meeting with our Office of Global Engagement and Partnership, Partner Managers Rachel Stephens and Amy Toon. This is an annual event to meet with our partner in country to discuss the operations of the partnership and future development opportunities.