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Yarramundi Lecture
The Yarramundi Lecture provides a forum for the discussion of issues of local and national importance. It was established out of respect and recognition for the Darug people and has become central to the University's longstanding commitment to its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

2014 NAIDOC Week Quiz Winners
As part of the NAIDOC celebrations 2014, the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Engagement invited UWS staff and students to take part in the online NAIDOC quiz with a chance to win an iPad.

2014 Citizen of the Year - Uncle Harry Allie
A descendant of the Kudjula Tribal Group, Uncle Harry tirelessly volunteers his time and energy to better the lives of his people.

University reaps rewards
UWS staff and initiatives, including UWS Elders on Campus, have been awarded at a host of prestigious events over the past weeks. Find out more about these great achievements.

Local heroes recognised with special community awards
During the 2014 Autumn Graduation ceremonies, the Board of Trustees formally recognise members of the Greater Western Sydney community, for outstanding contributions to the region.

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
UWS recognises that having dynamic, purposeful and respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities is a key building block which underpins its philosophy of 'Bringing Knowledge to Life'.

Winners of the 2013 NAIDOC quiz announced
As part of the NAIDOC celebrations, the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Engagement and Student Support Services invited UWS staff and students to take part in the online NAIDOC quiz with a chance to win an iPad.

Local heroes recognised with special community awards in 2012
During the 2012 Autumn Graduation ceremonies, the Board of Trustees formally recognised 17 members of the Greater Western Sydney.

New scholarship creates leadership opportunities for women
A University of Western Sydney staff member has been announced as a recipient of the inaugural Australian business school scholarship

Walking with our Elders
An extraordinary meeting of ten Aboriginal Elders at the University of Western Sydney has been captured on film and will screen on Television Sydney this Sunday.

Recognised for cross cultural excellence
UWS has been short-listed as a finalist in the 2012 Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) National Diversity Awards

Celebrating NAIDOC Week with the 2012 Yarramundi Lecture
Each year, the University of Western Sydney hosts the Yarramundi Lecture in celebration of NAIDOC Week, to commemorate the history, culture and achievements.

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NAIDOC Week celebrations

Each year, the University hosts the Yarramundi Lecture in celebration of NAIDOC Week, to commemorate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The series of videos available on this page provide an overview of just some of the celebratory events that have been hosted on our campuses. For a full list of the significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dates that are recognised in the University's calendar, visit the significant dates page.