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01/11/2018
RIDBC School Support Students (Vision Impairment) with their support teachers.

Each year, NASA shares their US Space and Rocket education Centre in Alabama with a group of students with vision impairment from around the world for the Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS).

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27/03/2012
Chris Rehn, James Pittar and Reuben Mourad

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has raised over $50,000 through the Splash for Cash season, with the main event held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC) last Saturday 24 March. The event saw 85 swimmers digging in to swim more than 5,670 laps of the Olympic pool, and fundraising over $25,000 for RIDBC. Blind marathon swimmer, and Splash for Cash ambassador, James Pittar swam 252 laps on the day.

20/03/2012
Group of swimmers in the pool

Eleebana mother and daughter duo, Julia and Grace Charter, are taking up the challenge for charity at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) annual Hunter Splash for Cash swimathon. RIDBC’s Hunter Splash for Cash event is being held at the Forum Sports and Aquatic Centre, Newcastle University, on Sunday 25 March, from 9:30am – 2:30pm.

20/03/2012

Glenwood resident, Kirsten Hayes, is again showing her support for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) at the annual Sydney Splash for Cash swimathon. RIDBC’s Sydney Splash for Cash event is being held at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (SOPAC), Sydney Olympic park, Homebush, on Saturday 24 March, from 8am – 3:00pm. Kirsten’s husband, Linton, and her two daughters, are also set to jump in and swim for the good cause.

09/02/2012
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.

16/12/2011
Clinical Associate Professor Catherine Birman

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has announced the appointment to the Board of renowned cochlear implant surgeon, Clinical Associate Professor Catherine Birman. As a prominent Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and in her capacity as Deputy Director of the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC), A/Prof Birman has worked closely with RIDBC staff and families for many years.

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