Community, Education

From Iran to Australia: the triumph of an Ahwazian Arab in Adelaide

He has lived through the Iraq-Iran war, dodged death a few times, fled his country and flown across the world to rebuild a life in Australia with nothing more than $20US, a blanket and the clothes on his back. Eight years on and Ahmad is the first Ahwazian Arab man in South Australia to graduate from University – an extraordinary feat for someone who spoke no English when he first arrived here in 2008.


The secret to doing business since 1943

Hughes Newsagency has a long history of making people feel special. When deli owner, Jeff Hughes saw an opportunity to buy the newsagency next door in 1943 he knew what great customer service was all about – being a friend. The kind of friend who listens carefully, the kind of friend who helps. For three… Continue reading The secret to doing business since 1943

Community, Health

The heartening story of Melissa Swinbourne

UniSA Health science student, Melissa Swinbourne finds a way to return the favour to the organisation that supported her and her family through a very stressful time. Born with the congenital heart defect, Aortic Stenosis, Melissa didn't required corrective heart surgery until 2009 when the narrowing aortic valve to her heart became severe. Read more

Community, Education, Information Technology

Libraries keeping community connected

Libraries today are so much more than just a quiet place to browse through books for borrowing. There's a buzz. An energy. And people of all ages are getting involved. I've been to Baby rhyme, Preschool story time, borrowed toys, DVDs and books of course, but recently a Knit and stitch group caught my eye. What a great chance… Continue reading Libraries keeping community connected

Environment, Gardening

Raising the beds at UniSA’s Community Garden

Over six months ago the UniSA Community Garden Project at Mawson Lakes began with an exotic fruit orchard. Now it includes raised garden beds. Mediterranean herbs, lettuces, broad beans, strawberries and carrots are abundant. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of Ms Andrea Duff’s Community Service Learning Project students, Dr James Ward, Dr Delene Weber, Dr Sharolyn… Continue reading Raising the beds at UniSA’s Community Garden

Community, Environment, Gardening

UniSA’s community garden takes root

On its 25th Birthday, UniSA’s Community Garden Project on the Mawson Lakes campus has finally taken root. Community Service Learning Course Coordinator, Andrea Duff says the team of green thumbs never lost their motivation over the lengthy two years it took to complete the unijam “quick win”. 'Dr James Ward, Dr Delene Weber, Dr Sharolyn Anderson, Facilities Management Unit and Grounds… Continue reading UniSA’s community garden takes root

Health, Science

Smart oil based drug formulations win Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship

Tahnee Dening’s research into improving the oral absorption of antipsychotic medications for schizophrenic patients has won her an Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship. The internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship funded by the Australian Government will support Tahnee’s PhD research at Lundbeck, a global pharmaceutical company in Denmark. The Minister for International Education, Richard Colbeck awarded Tahnee and 30… Continue reading Smart oil based drug formulations win Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship

Information Technology

The trade-off: search results for personal information

Do you know how much and what kind of personal information you are trading each time you search for results online? Anisha Fernando is a PhD student from the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences researching ways to manage the flow of personal data in web searches whilst empowering users. Read more

Business, Marketing

China’s taste for Australian red wine

With a value estimated at over $1.7 billion China’s wine import market is growing rapidly. Finding out what Chinese consumers like in a glass of red is UniSA School of Marketing PhD student and Senior Sensory Scientist at The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), Patricia Williamson. Patricia has been working out the most important factors… Continue reading China’s taste for Australian red wine