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My Australia Awards Story: The Ambassador by Chance

When I was young, I used to hear my big sister say that when she grows up, she wants to become an ambassador of the Philippines. I never cared about it or even bothered to know the meaning and spelling of the word “ambassador”. I would just stare at her and laugh. What’s with the serious stuff about the future anyway? I was too young then to even care and think about my own future.

My Australia Awards Story: Leo Jamorin

Mr Leo Jamorin obtained his Master of Human Resource Management from Griffith University in 2014 with the support of Australia Awards. He was awarded the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in recognition of his outstanding academic performance at the university. Leo is currently a Senior Human Resource Specialist at the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Regional Office in Region VI.

Student to examine natural disaster responses in the Philippines

Filipino Angelo Paolo Trias will consider ways to increase youth participation in natural disaster prevention, preparation and response strategies as part of his two-year Master of Emergency and Disaster Management at CDU.

My Australia Awards Story Teachers Special - Toni Dinah Cheer Fernandez

To celebrate the culmination of National Teachers’ Month (4 Sept – 4 October) and World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, Australia Awards Philippines will feature three of its teacher-scholars who are making a difference in their communities through their Australian education. Know more about our educators, and their hopes and inspirations in the following multi-part interview piece for the “My Australia Awards Story”.

My Australia Awards Story - Teachers Special: Dianne Indy Tolentino

To celebrate the culmination of National Teachers’ Month (4 Sept – 4 October) and World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, Australia Awards Philippines will feature three of its teacher-scholars who are making a difference in their communities through their Australian education. Know more about our educators, and their hopes and inspirations in the following multi-part interview piece for the “My Australia Awards Story”.

My Australia Awards Story - Teachers Special: Alex Geronimo

To celebrate the culmination of National Teachers’ Month (4 Sept – 4 October) and World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, Australia Awards Philippines will feature three of its teacher-scholars who are making a difference in their communities through their Australian education. Know more about our educators, and their hopes and inspirations in the following multi-part interview piece for the “My Australia Awards Story”.

Making a Difference Through Peace Journalism by Primy Cane

Primy Cane has just completed her Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney through the Australia Awards Scholarships. She writes about her goals as a journalist and her learning experience in Australia to commemorate the International Day of Peace on 21 September.

A Wonderful Journey: My Sydney Experience

Somebody said ‘Life is a wonderful journey!' Coming to Australia was a fulfillment of a high school dream of having a scholarship education abroad. It is also the fulfillment of a childhood dream of seeing the uniquely designed and iconic Sydney Opera House and later realized that it is a stepping stone to see the interesting Maoris of New Zealand.

Filipino scholar receives award for academic excellence in Australia

Knoy Bite beamed with Filipino pride when she received the coveted Dean’s Honours List Award during the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) awards ceremony on December 12, 2012. She was, after all, one of the only few Southeast Asian students recognised during the event.

Disability fuels young Filipina leader’s drive to succeed

Born prematurely at only five months and three weeks old, Nastassja Ramos’ childhood life was marked with pain and difficulty. Her difficult birth led to complications that left her a spastic diplegic—a condition where cerebral palsy only affects the lower extremities. She has spent most of her life using crutches for mobility.

Four outstanding Australia Awards alumnae working to make a difference in the Philippine land sector

The Fellowship exposed me to how land administration and management is done in Australia. Because of this, I was able to appreciate the reform initiatives that DENR is currently implementing.

Australia Awards PhD student commended for her research

Filipino Australia Awards scholar Muriel Nuguit, a PhD student at the Australian National University, has been highly commended for her research on earthquake hazards at the 2016 International Conference on Building Resilience on 7-9 September 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. Congratulations, Muriel!

Australia Global Alumni holds Alumni Network Summit

Australia-educated Filipinos recently gathered for a day of knowledge sharing and networking. The Alumni Network Summit focused on the theme “rekindle, re-tool, and reach out”, to provide alumni with new ideas and perspectives and additional motivation to use their Australian education, training, and network to reach higher goals. Alumni volunteers led by Dr. Nikki Gavino, the summit’s conference chair, organised the program and served as session chairs, documenters, and event staff.

Australia Inks Deal with DBM, Asia Pacific College on Government and Academe Scholarships

Carnegie Mellon University in Australia (CMU-A) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Philippine Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Asia Pacific College (APC) for postgraduate study opportunities of government and academe professionals at the university.

Australian Government supports development of Davao City’s Transport Plan

The Australian Government recently assisted Davao City’s efforts to improve its Comprehensive Transport and Traffic Management Plan (CTTMP) for 2018-2022 with a benchmarking mission to to Brisbane and Gold Coast. Six (6) key officials from Davao City went to the two bustling Australian cities to meet their counterparts and learn how they are meeting the transport and traffic challenges of their communities.

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