Unlimited options: What would you like to study in Australia?

OzTREKK Blog: by Admissions Officer Heather Brown

As the admissions officer for undergraduate and postgraduate programs here at OzTREKK, I have learned about some awesome program options available to students!

Did you know that there are genetic counselling degrees available? Are you passionate about underwater archaeology? Have you always wanted to learn more about marine biology and study it in an awesome climate? These are all great choices for students to consider and our Australian university partners are always looking for Canadians to apply.

Also, studying these programs in Oz may give you a competitive edge with unique placement opportunities that are not available here in Canada. Whether you want to apply to unique or typical programs, studying an undergrad or postgrad program would be exciting if you have the opportunity to live in and travel Australia! Here are some of my favourites!

Master of Integrated Water Management The Master of Integrated Water Management at the Uni…

Sydney Law School lecturer discusses misconceptions about crime

Punishment isn’t always the answer to reduce crime.

How do we encourage people not to break the law? Most times we think of crime, it’s after the fact. But what if through certain measures we could stop a crime before it happens? No, it's not a Tom Cruise movie, simply the idea that through certain measures, the opportunity for crime may be removed. Dr Garner Clancey from Sydney Law School joined Open for Discussion to chat crime statistics and the strategies used today to prevent crimes.

Dr Garner Clancey, a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Sydney Law School, is an expert in crime prevention and statistics and over the past 25 years has worked with NSW Police, the Department of Juvenile Justice and other government organisations on a number of crime prevention strategies. Here, Dr Clancey shares four misconceptions about crime:
Myth 1: The crime rate is going up We’re not in the grips of a crime wave. In fact, the overall crime rate in NSW has been declinin…

Monash to become first 100 percent renewable energy powered university in Australia

The university is investing $135 million to achieve its aim with a project called Net Zero.

By the year 2030, Monash University expects all of the energy used on its campuses will be clean and renewable.

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, said the Net Zero initiative was the most ambitious project of its kind undertaken by an Australian university.

“Leadership in sustainability, of the kind to which Monash aspires requires much more than being carbon neutral by offsetting emissions through carbon credits or similar mechanisms. The university strives to completely eliminate its dependence on fossil fuels,” Professor Gardner said.

“Monash is actively reducing its emissions and, by transforming our energy infrastructure and following a deep decarbonisation strategy, ensuring that all the energy we use on our campuses is clean.”

As well as committing to net zero carbon emissions from their Australian campuses, all of Monash’s operations will a…

Bond Law finishes the mooting year on the winner’s podium

Bond University has capped off an outstanding year for its mooting teams by winning the biggest national moot competition in Australia.

Bond Law School students, Pierfrancesco Benedetti, Matthew Keyte, Oceane Pearse and Cameron Simpson out-argued 26 teams representing 17 of the country’s most prestigious universities and law schools to take out the Annual Michael Kirby Moot on Contract Law for 2017.

The team’s winning achievements also included Honourable Mentions for Best Written Claimant Memorandum and Best Written Respondent Memorandum, while Oceane Pearse was awarded the prize for (joint) Best Oralist in the final round.

Named in honour of retired high court judge, the Honourable Michael Kirby, the competition involved four intense days of mooting, and written summaries of argument before each moot. The moot problem involved a contractual law dispute, and included the cutting-edge issue of a smart contract.

“Winning the Kirby Moot is particularly significant for the Bond team, giv…

James Cook University celebrates 25 years of nursing

James Cook University is proud to celebrate 25 years of nursing graduates serving northern Queensland communities.

Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition at JCU, Professor Melanie Birks said the silver jubilee is about celebrating the achievements of nursing graduates and the important role they play in northern Queensland and beyond.

“JCU has graduated many nurses and midwives who have gone on to make a difference to the communities we serve,” said Professor Birks.

"We are exceptionally proud of our staff, students and graduates and value our excellent relationships with industry partners. Marking our twenty-five years of producing a major component of the healthcare workforce in this region formalises this pride in our achievements.”

To mark the occasion, the university is naming a lecture theatre at the Townsville campus after the late Emeritus Professor Barbara Hayes OAM. Professor Hayes was the Foundation Head of the Department of Nursing Sciences and Foundation Professor …

Shannon’s favourite vegetarian restaurants in Australia

OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston has been a vegetarian since 1999, and when she travels to Australia, she likes to discover some of the best vegetarian restaurants in the places she visits.

Whether you're a vegetarian, a vegan, or a proud meat eater, Australia offers a huge variety of restaurant styles and cuisine! You didn't choose to study in Australia because you wanted to sit indoors and eat frozen pizza and hot dogs, right? While famous for their insanely delicious coffee, Australia is also home to many "healthy lifestyle" eateries, and I've made a list of some I think you should check out!

Trippy Taco in St Kilda, Victoria
Vegan Mexican? Yes, please. Even though I am not a vegan, this place is great as it can make anything into a vegan option if you should so choose! Cuisine includes tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, breakfast burritos and Nutella and banana in a flour tortilla. Yum. Beverages are Inca cola and beverag…

OzTREKK Australian Law Schools Seminars

Want to study law but unsure of your options? Do you have questions about admissions, program structures, accreditation, practicing in Canada? Join OzTREKK for the upcoming Australian Law Schools Seminars and get the answers to your questions. Everyone is welcome to attend. Seating is limited, so be sure to register.

University of Toronto Mississauga
Date: October 16, 2017
Time: 3 - 5 p.m.

Ryerson University
Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 2 p.m.

The following Australian Law Schools offer either a graduate-entry LLB or JD:
Bond Law SchoolGriffith Law SchoolJCU Law SchoolMacquarie Law SchoolMonash Law SchoolMelbourne Law SchoolNewcastle Law SchoolUQ Law SchoolSydney Law SchoolUWA Law School