UC Wil Anderson 30 birthday
UC alumnus and renowned comedian Wil Anderson will host The Future Bright Facebook Live event with a panel of UC experts live in Canberra this November. Image supplied.

One of Australia’s premier comedians and UC alumnus Wil Anderson is scheduled to host his alma mater’s 30th anniversary celebration live here in Canberra this November.

The Future Bright Facebook Live event will be run online with a limited socially distanced live audience at The Street Theatre, City West on Friday 6 November from 7.30pm.

Anderson will use his humour and hosting skills honed by years of broadcasting to explore what makes Canberra’s future bright with a panel of UC experts fielding questions from the live and online audience, plus music from Alice Ivy.

 “The University of Canberra was established to specifically serve the needs of the ACT and surrounding regions for higher education and it has delivered on its promise to our unique city for the past 30 years,” said Belinda Robinson, Vice-President university relations and strategy.

“And now we look to the future of our city and the surrounding region in the context of the extraordinary events of 2020, and how we can continue to be intertwined in the fabric of Canberra to provide an incubation for innovation, question the status quo and provide progressive solutions for our future.

“It is a fitting event as we celebrate 30 years as the University of Canberra.”

The expert panel includes CEO of The Mill House Social Enterprise Accelerator, and social impact strategist for the Faculty of Business, Government and Law, Cindy Mitchell, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Design and pop culture aficionado, Professor Jason Bainbridge, UC Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health and aged care researcher, Professor Karen Strickland, and Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Director of the ACT Affiliated Schools Program, Kerrie Heath.

The limited places available for the socially distanced live audience will be open to the public through a registry and ticket draw with registration available for double and single seats.

The event will be live streamed on the UC Facebook page from 7.30pm on Friday 6 November.