Photo of Alister receiving his degree
Torres Strait Islander Alister Bartholomew receives his degree from University of Sunshine Coast chancellor John Dobson. Silver Rose Photography

Torres Strait Islander Alister Bartholomew is putting his university education to good use. The 41-year-old from Buderim, in south-east Queensland, recently completed a combined arts and education degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), and is now working as a community partnerships officer with the Department of Education and Training in Maroochydore.

“My current role is to help teachers embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into the school curriculum and also develop and strengthen partnerships between schools and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, ” the husband and father of two said.

“My ultimate goal is to encourage, to mentor, to help and serve my community via the noble and rewarding profession of teaching.”

Story courtesy of The Koori Mail – Read the full article (PDF).

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    • Many terms are used depending on context such as First Australians, Indigenous Australians, First Nations people, etc. In a contemporary context, we generally refer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people(s).

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