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Winner of 'Writing the future' 16 announced

Published 4th Aug 16

The College would like to proudly announce the winner, of The ACE | ASG Student Educators Writing Award – Writing the future National Award, as 21-year-old Erin Canavan, a Bachelor of Primary Education (specialising in special education) student at the University of Southern Queensland

Erin, that won with her submission entitled: 'Changes and challenges: Is our education system equipped to prepare students for a brave new world?', said that her aim in writing the paper was to highlight the need for teachers to recognise the contributions that students with special needs can make to our society.

ACE National President, the Hon. Bronwyn Pike, MACE said that this award, proudly provided by ACE and ASG, highlights the College's commitment to connecting with the next generation of Australian educators.

"The quality of submissions this year was of such a high calibre that it is clear that there is great talent coming through and entering the education profession,” said Ms Pike.

Ali Karnib a Bachelor of Arts/ Education (Secondary) at University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Kathleen O’Rourke a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Macquarie University were ‘highly commended’ for their submissions.

As the winner, Erin will be presenting her paper alongside high-profile education professionals at the ACE 2016 National Conference - ‘Changes and challenges: The power of education to build the world to which we aspire’ (26 & 27 September, held in Sydney). She will also become a published author in College publications.

If you want to hear Erin Canavan and other eminent education professionals speak at the two-day conference, visit, and become part of the inspirational education community.

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