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Inaugural medical imaging grads

The first cohort of students graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) and Master of Medical Imaging from the University of Canberra on Wednesday 9 October.

These courses are globally recognised and are respected qualifications that enable students to pursue a career as a radiographer, mammographer, angiographer and more.

“This Bachelor of Medical Radiation Sciences (Medical Imaging) and Master of Medical Imaging furthers UC’s focus on career-orientated courses for health professionals to meet local, national and international health workforce needs,” said Professor Michelle Lincoln, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health.

New spots for dogs to make a splash

The ACT Government has introduced new dog off-leash and swimming areas so four-legged friends have a safe place to exercise and cool down during summer.

The new dog swimming areas cover south, central and north Canberra, including areas around: Lake Tuggeranong, Greenway; Orana Bay and Kurrajong Point beach, Yarralumla; Yerrabi Pond, Gungahlin; Lake Ginninderra and Diddams Close, Belconnen.

ACT Minister for City Services Chris Steel said more off-leash areas have been added across the ACT including in Gordon, Kambah, Farrer, Narrabundah, Charnwood and Bonner. He reminded all dog owners they are required to have effective control of their dog.

“This applies to both on and off-leash areas, with on-the-spot fines of $250 and a maximum court ordered penalty of up to $2,400. Owners who let their dogs off-lead in an on-leash area may be fined.”

To view the new dog off-leash and swimming areas, visit actmapi.act.gov.au

Co-designing community space

The community is being invited to get involved in the design of a new community space at Woden Library where the Heritage Library used to be located.

Woden Library opened in 1977 and is the busiest of the nine public library branches in the ACT.

ACT Minister for City Services Chris Steel said the space freed up by the Heritage Library “gives us an opportunity to work with the community to co-design the upgrades to meet the needs of the Woden community”.

People can share their ideas online at yoursay.act.gov.au where they can also register to attend a design workshop on 6 or 9 November. Visit the ideas wall at the Woden Library to share your thoughts or speak to a staff member. Consultation closes on Friday 15 November.

ARF calendar launch

ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) will launch their 2020 calendar featuring dogs rescued from local and regional pounds and cared for by ARF volunteers on Sunday 20 October 11.30am at Walt & Burley, Kingston Foreshore.

Since its inception in 2001, ARF has rescued and rehomed over 3,000 dogs and found homes for hundreds more through its extensive community networks. Calendars will be available for $10 at the launch.

Visit fosterdogs.org for more information.

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