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Meeting with Heads of Schools

Posted in employment, Uncategorized, Update on January 30, 2014 by rwaters8

My manager Clare and I have been meeting with Heads of Schools (HoS) in recent weeks to talk about how best to implement the 2013-2018 UNE Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy across UNE.

From all meetings thus far I have to say that all of the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. We have received backing from all of the schools, and they have all committed to working closely with our Human Resource Services Directorate to look at ways of increasing the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at all levels within their schools. Stay tuned as we are in for some exciting times.

Take care of yourselves, each other and your community.

Rob Waters

 

Strategic Launch

Posted in employment, JOBS, Uncategorized, Update on December 5, 2013 by rwaters8

Yaama,

 By the time you all read this post, the launch event of the 2013-2018 Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy will have taken place.  All the hard work that has gone into developing this strategy has been completed and I want to thank UNE for their support; and in particular my direct supervisor Clare Drew for the support and guidance she has given me in the development of this important document.

Please know that just because the strategy has been developed that does not mean that the hard work will cease, I believe the hard work has only just begun.  If you have not had look at the strategy yet please go to my previous post and download the PDF version of it and you will see how we are working to embed the aims of the strategy across the entire institution.

I am looking forward to the next 5 years; it will no doubt be a challenge but I feel that our Aboriginal  and Torres Strait Islander communities have a great opportunity to capitalize on the strong commitment shown at all levels of the University of New England.

Until next time, take care of yourselves, each other and your community

Rob

 

 

 ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY INVITE

Blog Archive Problemo

Posted in Update on March 23, 2012 by rwaters8

Yaama All,

As you may be aware the links on this page to the archives don’t seem to be working, I am new to this whole blogging thing so as Bryan Adams said all those years ago…..  “Please forgive me; I know not what I do” 

I will endeavor to rectify this but I can’t promise anything as I am both new AND semi literate when it comes to this blogging stuff  and if I’m not able to fix it don’t worry too much because it was probably just me jabbering on like a monkey in a tree anyways.

Before I sign off please remember to take care of yourself, your community and each other…

Robbie

UNE-4-ME

Posted in community, Update on March 6, 2012 by rwaters8

Yaama, G’day, Hello

 UNE4ME is an initiative started in early 2012 aimed at increasing post schooling tertiary study within the local Aboriginal community. It will also look at increasing the numbers of Aboriginal peoples employed in the UNE workforce.

The first phase will be a UNE4ME taste day aimed at year 4-6 school children, bringing them in and introducing them to what university campus life is like. It will also introduce parents and carers of the students to a what’s it like to work at UNE? information session. This day will include guest speakers and role models and will be facilitated by the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer.

Further development of the UNE4ME initiative will be rolled out soon aimed at broadening Aboriginal community engagement at all levels of UNE and spreading the message of inclusivity that is UNE4ME.

 

For more information don’t hesitate to contact me on the details below.

Warm Regards

Robert Waters

Aboriginal Torres Strait islander Employment Officer

Employment Equity and Diversity

University of New England

Armidale  NSW  2351

AUSTRALIA

Phone: +61 2 6773 3367    

Email: atsi.employment@une.edu.au

Web: www.une.edu.au

I wish to pay my respects to the Custodians of the lands we are on and pay my respects to our elders both past and present. I also acknowledge our children, for just as our elders have lit the way for us in the past, our children will hold the light when we are gone.

 

Yaama – G’day – Hello

Posted in community, Update with tags , on March 5, 2012 by rwaters8

Yaama, G’day, hello

I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands where I live and work; I pay my respects to Elders past and present and also acknowledge our children, for just as our Elders have lit the way for us in the past our children will hold the light when we are gone.

As you may have guessed Yaama is how we say hello in my language, I am a Gomaroi man from down the hill at Tamworth (yes the country music capital) and have recently taken up the position of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer here at the University of New England.

I am looking forward to living and working here in Armidale, but in saying that I have yet to do a full winter up here so we will see how much I am enjoying it in a couple of months.

Well that’s enough from me, but if you need to contact me please see the details below

Robert Waters

Aboriginal Torres Strait islander Employment Officer

Employment Equity and Diversity

University of New England

Armidale  NSW  2351

AUSTRALIA

Phone: +61 2 6773 3367    

Email: atsi.employment@une.edu.au

Web: www.une.edu.au