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Crafting the perfect moustache
It’s that time of year again – over 854,000 Mo Bros and
when men across the world Sistas around the world raised
carefully tend to their upper over $124 million for prostate
From Canberra to Washington
lips all in the name of men’s cancer and men’s mental
health. A number of CIT staff health.
shaved off their facial hair on Support our mo-stars by
It’s been a big few months “It reminded me of my own and formed Diversity ACT, with 31 October and will spend visiting facebook.com/
for CIT student Ian Goudie childhood. The persecution the view to open a community November carefully crafting CITCanberra.
– from rubbing shoulders you go through when you’re service centre in Canberra so their mo’s this year. In 2011,
with Brad Pitt and Barack gay is huge – there’s just that LGBIT people who are at
Obama to launching the nowhere for you to go in risk have somewhere to turn.
very first Canberra lesbian, Canberra,” he says. To get up and running, the
gay, bisexual, intersexual Ian says the idea for the group applied for government
and transgender (LGBIT) community centre, “started funding.
community service centre. over a glass of chardonnay”. “None of us had ever done a
But it’s a far cry from his life He was talking with friends written submission in our lives.
growing up. about their own experiences So initially, we had to research
“I lived on the streets and and the lack of support how to write a submission,”
couch surfed. I was one of the available for gay people. he says. Martin Long Kevin Ruddock
kids that never thought they’d “We were just sitting at The group all took three CIT Student Association CIT Vocational College
get anywhere in life,” he says. my house talking about weeks off study or work to
It was this experience what we went through, and put together the submission,
that inspired Ian to study wondering why there wasn’t an and submitted it to the ACT
community welfare at CIT. organisation or somewhere to Government in July this year.
go to,” he says. “The government really liked it,
During his time as owner of a
Canberra gay nightclub, Ian “We figured we were all and we were given a $100,000
saw a lot of underprivileged intelligent people, so why don’t start-up grant plus a place to
young people with nowhere to we do something about it.” work out of in Kambah,” he
says. Jonny Apps Drew Newman
turn to, and was inspired to do After getting advice, Ian put
CIT Student Association CIT Student Association
something. together a group of people (Continued page 3)
Canberra Institute of Technology – November 2012
Ian Copeland - Bachelor Sophie Blacker
of Photography - Bachelor of
Creative industries students
shine at CIT Momentum 2012
Different pockets of Canberra work of CIT photography streetscape by the interior
will come alive with creativity students will take over the foyer design students, complete
when CIT Momentum 2012 of the High Court of Australia. with street signs, graffiti, and
kicks off this November. On display will be the major trees. The exhibition will also
Spaced out over a month, the projects from final year include a series of animated
series of events will showcase students, as well as a selection film showreels.
this year’s graduating CIT of work from first and second Students have been involved
creative industries students year students. in every step of organising
in photography, visual arts, On 1 December, the designs the events, from fundraising,
building design, interior design, of the CIT graduating fashion to securing venues and
graphic design, digital media students will take to the catwalk generating publicity.
and music. at Westfield Belconnen, in 22 - 23 November: MICfest
CIT Momentum 2012 one of the biggest nights in (Music Industry Centre,
kicks off with MICfest. On Canberra’s fashion calendar. J Block, CIT Woden)
22 November, the School Finally from 5 - 12 December, 26 November - 7 December:
Stars Band Competition will the work from final year Photography Exhibition
launch a night of music, with students in graphic design, (High Court of Australia)
the MICfest CD launch and digital media, interior design, 1 December: Fashion
music award ceremony. The visual arts, building design and Parade KINETIC ticketed
music continues on Friday 23 architectural drafting will be event (7:30pm for 8:30pm,
November, with an evening of on show in the unique Saraton Westfield Belconnen)
entertainment from a string of Building in the Civic Bus 5 - 12 December: Design
CIT student bands. Interchange. The space will Exhibition (Saraton Building,
Morgan Hubbard - Bachelor Suzan Dlouhy - Bachelor of Starting on 26 November, the be converted into a bustling East Row, Civic)
of Design (Fashion Design) Design (Fashion Design)
Thompson, who is in his
Tess Godkin - Bachelor final year at CIT, encourages
of Photography consumers to have fun with
clothing and print.
“I put colour into my garments
so that people have more fun
with everyday life,” he said.
“There is a demographic
of young men who want to
express themselves through
what they wear and listen to.”
Thompson is also a DJ for Nite
Society, which aims to sustain
a culture for independent
As the only male Bachelor “Children today seem less Senior lecturer in fashion
of Design (Fashion Design) childlike. Without a clear sense and CIT’s only male fashion
student at CIT, Mitchell of childhood, there can be teacher, Steve Wright,
Thompson has an innovative understands the challenges
not a distinct notion of adult
and unique way of translating designers face to create
hood,” Thompson said.
children’s colourful drawings innovative menswear.
into sophisticated menswear. ‘Perpetually Five’ sets out “Canberra men are not
to redefine menswear by catered for in regard to unique
His childlike attitude to design
is an important part of the constantly providing new designs”.
philosophy behind his label, approaches to fashion, thus “It is a challenge for designers
‘Perpetually Five’, which building a cohesive bridge to design for men, the most
endeavours to be conceptual, between fun and smart, dressy subtle changes can seem
but fun. and casual. revolutionary.”
Canberra Institute of Technology – November 2012
Students bringing film
festival to life
A number of CIT creative collaboration with CIT
industries students will help journalism students, will be
bring the 2012 Canberra gathering voxpops from
International Film Festival audience members about their
(CIFF) to life. opinions after two of the film
Now in its 16th year, the CIFF screenings.
celebrates cinema across Sound students will also assist
a 12-day program that in running a series of Q and A
showcases extraordinary films sessions following screenings
from around the globe. with the director and actors,
Media production students where audience members can
have created a range of ask questions.
video interviews of the festival The Canberra International
director talking about a Film Festival runs until 11
number of the films, with the November.
videos featuring on the film For more visit
festival’s website. canberrafilmfestival.com.au.
The same team, in
CIT produces a fine set of
Sustainable practice has CIT as a whole has also more this innovative facility will be
become an integral part of than halved its water usage used to teach and inspire
the culture at CIT. CIT has within five years, and reduced students for years to come.
implemented a number of its energy usage by 14% The pioneering purpose-built
innovative energy, water and within three years. Making building will help industry,
waste management saving simple but clever switches to governments and communities
initiatives and continues better capture natural energy to meet the challenges of
to push the boundaries of and conserve generated climate change by providing
environmental sustainability energy has made a stunning workers with skills in
in a contemporary learning difference to CIT’s carbon sustainable practices.
environment. footprint. The installation of
Taking sustainability even
CIT Bruce is 100% self- solar panels on all campuses
further, sustainable work
sufficient in terms of water
supply for irrigation needs,
captures the natural energy
practices are built into all study From Canberra to Washington (cont’d)
from the sun, and window film
and does not use a drop of areas of CIT. CIT Fashion To get up and running, the he had lunch with the US
on windows reduces heat gain
town water. All rainwater is teacher Steve Wright brings group held a ‘Coming Out’ President Barack Obama.
and loss. Automatic timers leading-edge sustainable
harvested from the rooftops gala to launch, which they “It was nerve-wracking, but I
and movement detectors in techniques in fashion design
and collected in purpose-built organised in just four weeks. felt honoured,” he said.
classrooms negate the need into the classroom. Boldly
tanks, and the run-off from the for the old reminder to ‘turn “We had 720 people, including Ian credits his success to
carpark, roads and grounds challenging an industry local and federal MPs.”
the lights off’, and all lights are the support he has received
is collected in a 5.2 ML dam where fashion trends change through CIT.
eco-friendly varieties. faster than the seasons, and While organising the gala, Ian
and used for irrigation. Bore “I wouldn’t have been able to
All of CIT’s sustainable a culture that systemically spoke with the United States
water is used for irrigation and do it without the teachers at
initiatives are used together exploits people and the ambassador who put Ian in
as a back-up when dam and CIT. The encouragement they
in CIT’s eco-building – the environment along the design contact with Centerlink, an
tank water is low. The need for give you is huge,” he said.
CIT Sustainable Skills Training process, Steve urges students LGBIT organisation in the US.
irrigation has also been greatly
reduced by incorporating Hub. Showcasing cutting-edge to think about reducing Through this connection, Ian has now studied a
low-maintenance native plants green technology, including wastage by using the whole Ian sent over a program that swag of qualifications at
in the landscape design. The solar and wind turbine piece of fabric in a design, and he developed as his major CIT in community services,
Raiders’ oval is even kept generators, grey and black even creating designs that can project for his Diploma of youth studies, alcohol and
Youth Studies at CIT, and other drugs, mental health,
green using only bore water water recycling, the harnessing be unpicked and reformed into
child protection, as well
supplied from CIT Bruce. of waste heat and much more, something else. this program has now been
as the Advanced Diploma
implemented by Centerlink.
of Community Sector
Ian was also invited over to Management.
Centerlink’s conference in He’s fast-tracked all of his
Richmond, Virginia. He flew study, achieving an average
over in September, initially of a high distinction the whole
stopping in Los Angeles and way through.
visiting their LGBT centres.
“Not bad for a year 8 dropout,”
Ian also found himself in the he laughs.
company of celebrity royalty, “I just stuck my mind to it and
when he came face-to-face achieved it.”
with Brad Pitt and Angelina
Ian will complete his studies
Jolie at a stage production.
in November this year, the
“Brad was a bit standoffish, same time the new community
but Angelina was really lovely – centre and diversity hub is set
she came over and introduced to open.
herself,” he says. “I’m just a humble student
After presenting his program at from CIT Woden and I’m
the conference in Richmond, quite ecstatic with what I’ve
Ian flew to Washington, where achieved and done.”
Canberra Institute of Technology – November 2012
22 - 23 Nov 2012 MICfest, CIT Music Industry Centre,
J Block, CIT Woden
23 Nov 2012 Learning Options for Women
26 Nov - 7 Dec 2012 CIT Momentum 2012 Photography
Exhibition, High Court of Australia
1 Dec 2012 Fashion Parade KINETIC, 7:30pm,
Westfield Belconnen (ticketed event)
5 - 12 Dec 2012 Design Exhibition, Saraton Building,
East Row, Civic Bus Interchange
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