News for RIDBC Renwick Centre

These are the news items relating to the RIDBC Renwick Centre.

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12 March, 2013

A study published in the January 2013 edition of the Journal of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, is being used to shed light on childhood hearing loss in Australia.

19 December, 2012
Participants gather round a cake to celebrate the 300th birthday of Abbe Charles-Michel de l'Epee

Recently, the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Renwick Centre hosted the fifth Deaf History Workshop. This year’s theme was Deaf Education in 1950s Australia.

Held as part of RIDBC Renwick Centre’s Continuing Professional Education Program and conducted by RIDBC Lecturer, Dr Breda Carty, as well as guest lecturers Darlene Thornton and Dr Susannah Macready, the week-long program drew 18 participants from around Australia, almost all of whom were Deaf.

13 September, 2012

35 Teachers of the Deaf from around the State came to RIDBC Renwick Centre for the 2012 Itinerant Teachers of the Deaf (ITOD) Conference this month.

25 June, 2012
Melinda Whipp (Graduate) and Professor Greg Leigh

At a recent ceremony at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) in Sydney, 51 new graduates were recognised for completing their postgraduate qualifications in special education. These graduates completed their studies through RIDBC’s Renwick Centre and will now help to alleviate a critical shortage of trained teachers of children with hearing or vision impairment.

9 February, 2012
Chris Rehn, Caroline McMillen and Greg Leigh

The Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Newcastle, Professor Caroline McMillen, recently visited the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Renwick Centre, an affiliate of the University of Newcastle. Professor McMillen assumed the position of Vice-Chancellor in October 2011 on the retirement of her predecessor, Professor Nicholas Saunders.

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