Professor Peter Radoll is Professor of Information Technology and the inaugural Dean of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership and Strategy, and Director of the Ngunnawal Centre at the University of Canberra. Peter is a descendant of the Anaiwan People of northern New South Wales. Before taking up his current position, Peter held various roles in the university sector including: Inaugural Dean and Director of the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle, Director of the Tjabal Centre and associate lecturer in Information Systems at the Australian National University. He is Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre of Economic Policy Research at the ANU. He is a director on the board of the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre and the Smith Family.
‘Universities and Reconciliation – why has it taken so long to get here?’
The University of Canberra launched its first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander strategic plan in 2017 with the aim of improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across all areas and functions of the university namely: Education, Research, Employment and Community Engagement. UC aims to have; parity in Indigenous and non-Indigenous completions by 2022, 3% Indigenous Employment, a comprehensive engagement strategy and an Indigenous lead research Institute.
As important as the Indigenous strategy is, as education providers move to delivering digital materials it is important to consider our audience. Peter will examine elements of the Indigenous strategy and explore the challenge of providing digital content to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.