Burgmann College

Queer* update for Semester 1

Semester 1 kicked off with the annual Queer* Night In, a forum where all ressies are invited to discuss queer issues, share stories, and learn from each other in a safe and welcoming space. We then moved to Mardi Gras Paint n Sip, a night of groovy tunes and Pride-themed painting where we crafted an incredible new Pride banner for the Dining Hall (pictured).


Arts update for Semester 1

 Adventures in Juvenile Organised Crime

There we were, in the shimmering light of a freezing Canberra sunrise, knee-deep in Kambah Pool, holding onto the camera for dear life. Jack, lead actor for this year’s 40 Hours of Film competition, walked, fully clothed, into the lake, with only one chance to make this take work….


College welcomes new Deputy Principal, Ms Cris Clucas

New Deputy Principal Ms Cris ClucasIt’s with great pleasure we share the appointment of Ms Cris Clucas (she/her) to the role of Deputy Principal, commencing 12 May.

Cris studied at ANU School of Art in the early 1990s and worked as a graphic designer for 10 years before moving to students support roles at ANU.


A special visit from the Tiwi Strong Women

The Tiwi Strong Women's GroupIn May, we were delighted and honoured to host members of the Tiwi Strong Women’s Group.

The singing group from Bathurst Island were in Canberra for the Canberra International Music Festival and to work with Associate Professor Kim Cunio, Head of the ANU School of Music, who this year joined Burgmann as a Residential Fellow.


Moving ANZAC Day Service led by residents

Joseph Negrine playing bagpipes at the ANZAC Day ServiceFor this year’s ANZAC Day, a group of 11 undergraduate and postgraduate residents ran a moving commemorative service for residents, staff and alumni, featuring poems, personal reflections, and letters sent home from the battlefield during World War I, as well as a bagpipe performance by current resident Joseph Negrine.


Scones and recollections with foundation resident Judy Middlebrook

Judy Middlebrook with then Acting Principal Amelia Zaraftis and Principal Sally Renouf's daughter AvaAvid historian and foundation resident Judy Middlebrook (1971-1980) shared homemade scones and archival riches with Principal Sally Renouf and then Acting Principal Amelia Zaraftis in March.


Bruadarach Medal awarded for efforts keeping our community connected

Benjamin Jefferson, Declan Duncan-Keen, Gregory White & Casey WhiteA gift of alumnus Casey White (2010-2013) and his family, the Bruadarach Medal is awarded to a Burgmann resident who has shown exceptional entrepreneurial spirit in providing an educationally beneficial experience outside of the normal student experience of the Burgmann Residents’ Association.



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