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Tagged as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

School visit highlights integral role of Australia’s First People in Health

This week Griffith University hosted a School visit from Tagai State College, an independent Public School that is committed to providing education and training services… Read More

First Peoples Health: Inspiring Aspirations

The Griffith Health First Peoples Health Unit recently hosted the First People’s Aspirations to Health Programs camp on the Gold Coast Campus. Twenty-two Aboriginal and… Read More

The Baker brothers still winning hearts

If Indigenous Griffith University alumni David and Michael Baker are indicative of a new generation of Australian dentists, things are looking up, especially for people who have long missed out on quality oral health services. Read More

Brisbane to the bush, via Canada

When Nikita De Thierry worked as an Indigenous co-ordinator and teacher aide at two Brisbane high schools, the prospect of attending university in Canada or working in remote Australia was as far from her mind as they were geographically. A snap decision at a Closing the Gap education workshop steered the Wurundjeri woman and former Woodridge High student towards the School of Human Services and Social Work at Griffith University. Read More

Indigenous doctor trailblazes ASD awareness

Known affectionately to her patients as “Doctor Sam”, Samarra Toby was among the first cohort of medicine students to graduate from Griffith University’s School of Medicine, and it seems, trailblazing continues to be a consistent theme for this remarkable Gangulu woman. Read More

Karulbo opens doors to more Gold Coast medical students

Students from Griffith University’s School of Medicine are embracing the opportunity to learn more about First Peoples culture and health issues in a community setting. In the spirit of collaboration that underpins these organisations seeking to improve Indigenous health and wellbeing locally, Karulbo has generously offered more placements to Griffith University medicine students. Read More

More indigenous midwives position Griffith as leader in First People’s Health

Indigenous Midwifery student numbers at Griffith University have been increased as a result of the establishment of the First People’s Health Unit (FPHU)  last year. Read More

Cultural immersion on Palm Island

Opportunities to apply real life skills and knowledge attained at university are extremely valuable to any university student. To gain insight into their future profession, School of Medicine students recently visited Palm Island with second-year students Blake Jones and Shruti Yardi the first to go. Read More

Nursing graduate gives back

Nickita Wylie’s graduation from Griffith University as a registered nurse in 2011, was the culmination years of dedication and persistence, as well as a drive to ‘give back’. Read More

Griffith’s nursing and midwifery ranked in world’s top 30

Griffith nurses and midwives are making their mark from major cities to the most remote areas of Australia and the world is taking notice. Griffith is the only Queensland university placing on all major world rankings and this year marks the first time Griffith has posted in the top 30 universities worldwide. Read More