Among this week’s roundup of Flinders success stories are two awards for contributions to Indigenous health, timely heritage grants to take stock of valuable University collections, and screen production graduates make winning short films.
Accolades for Indigenous Health leaders
Flinders Rural and Remote Health NT members have been in Canberra for the Indigenous Allied Health Australia 2022 National Conference with several Flinders staff and NT health workers recognised for their contribution towards improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Karla Canuto who received the Contribution to Indigenous Research Award and Ryley Park, a final year speech pathology student at Flinders in SA, who received the Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health Award. Ryley, who grew up in Darwin, will be returning to work at Royal Darwin Hospital next year.
Protecting history thanks to new grant
The Flinders University Museum of Art has been recognised with a National Library of Australia Cultural Heritage Grant to assist in the conservation of its at-risk magnetic media in the ‘Post Object and Documentation’ archive.
While ensuring preservation of the artworks, the digitisation project will also provide better access to these collections.
As well, Flinders Palaeontology has been given a small heritage grant to conduct a ‘Significance Assessment of the Flinders University Vertebrate Collection.’
Read more here.
Screen graduates keep on winning
Flinders screen production graduate Hannah Ranger’s short doco, My Uterus is Trying to Kill Me, won the best short documentary at the Sydney Women’s International Film Festival. My Uterus is Trying to Kill Me shares the personal stories of those living with endometriosis.
Hannah will also work on a new three-part documentary with UK health expert Dr Michael Mosley, to be filmed at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health (FHMRI Sleep Health) at Flinders University. The project is funded by Screen Australia, Screenwest, the SA Film Corp and SBS.
Meanwhile, Flinders Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) graduate Emily Eilers, who co-directed My Uterus is Trying to Kill Me, has gone from strength to strength since winning the Australian Cinematographers Society (SA) Student Encouragement Award last year. This award was for a 16mm short film Cleo she shot in her third-year topic. Emily and Hannah completed Honours in 2021.