DSC PVC Paul Gough
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RMIT’s Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, College of Design and Context is standing in front of a public sculpture and talks directly into camera:
PAUL GOUGH SPEAKS:
Hello there and welcome to the day when we unveil this remarkable sculpture called Wurrunggi Biik - Law of the Land by Vicki Couzens with Jeph Neale and Hilary Jackman.
VISUAL: Slow-motion panning shots of the sculpture, a 2.4m artwork signifying a long-lasting spiritual connection to Country.
It’s a remarkable piece of sculpture. It represents overlapping possum skin cloaks and promotes the concept of sovereignty. It encourages all of us with a possibility of a shared future.
Rather remarkable piece, which was unveiled last week. I hope you get a chance to look at it in detail.
VISUAL: Back to Paul Gough, who talks directly into camera.
We’ve also got some terrific charcoal drawings that show the genesis of the piece of work.
So, a few headlines to share with you today.
We’ve got 24 Associate Deans who are putting together their roadmaps at the moment.
This is a tremendous burden of work - really enjoyable and sets the future for each of our disciplines in the college. They are linked very strongly to the school and college plans and they are very, very closely aligned with the areas of focus - and I’ll be saying a bit more about those in my next video.
But also in the video here you’ll get text to those areas of focus. So, to give you an example, in the roadshows I was on recently – and I saw many of you in Brunswick and in Bundoora and here at the city – we talked about, say, the student area of focus, which will be a tremendous asset for the college.
It looks to have support for each of the 15 programs in the fab 15 – around program principles, interventions to make our teaching and learning even better, targeted support, authentic assessment, pulling all our WIL activity together and micro credentials embedded. So, watch this space for more about areas of focus.
The other one that’s happening at the moment is we are celebrating some extraordinary successes.
At a DSC exec last week, I brought in the wonderful Karli Verghese, Associate Professor in Design, to celebrate her achievement in winning a CRC in fighting food waste in this country. A 10-year project – 10 years, 121 million dollars with 28 partners.
It’s the kind of thing DSC does extraordinary well.
So, I’m really, really proud of all our people, of all our partnerships and I’m particularly proud of the public artwork that we have in this wonderful campus.
PAUL GOUGH FADES OUT TO TEXT ON SCREEN:
Visit the DSC staff page https://www.rmit.edu.au/staff/our-structure/dsc
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