Freo's View

SIGNS OF FREO’S COVID TIMES

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, education, health, Uncategorized by freoview on April 5, 2020

 

 

I am trying to get a photographic record of the impact of Covid-19 in Fremantle when I go out on the street for exercise and fresh air, so here three more shots I took yesterday.

Roel Loopers

Comments Off on SIGNS OF FREO’S COVID TIMES

O DAY AT FREMANTLE NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on February 12, 2020

 

700_0641 (1)

 

It is O(rientation) Day at Fremantle Notre Dame University today, and it always brings a vibrant buzz to the West End when hundreds of new students start their studies.

There was the traditional parade through town with a drum band, live music, information stalls and food, and a really good vibe.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt walked side by side with the new Vice Chancellor Francis Campbell, who started at NDA this week.

Roel Loopers

Comments Off on O DAY AT FREMANTLE NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

NEW VICE CHANCELLOR AT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on February 10, 2020

 

Professor Francis Campbell started  as the University of Notre Dame’s fourth Vice-Chancellor, since its inception in 1989, beginning his first full day on campus in Fremantle.

He was appointed to the position in March 2019 and spent the rest of the year concluding his appointment as Vice- Chancellor of St Mary’s University in London.

NDA needed a new VC after Celia Hammond left to take up a career in politics and is now a member of the Federal Liberal party in Canberra

Professor Campbell brings a wealth of experience to Notre Dame, drawing on his deep understanding of higher education, and a practical knowledge of the value and importance of holistic education.

His extensive tertiary qualifications include Master of International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania in the USA, where he held a Thouron Fellowship, and Master of European Integration from the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven in Belgium. He has received honorary doctorates from five universities worldwide and is an Honorary Fellow at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge University.

Apart from academia, Professor Campbell has an immense diversity of experience, which includes serving as Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Holy See, and as Private Secretary and Adviser to former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Professor Campbell said he had been looking forward to joining Notre Dame:

“It is a huge privilege and honour to join The University of Notre Dame Australia as the University’s fourth Vice- Chancellor. I am excited at the opportunity, and to be joining such a wonderful team of highly committed and talented people. Notre Dame Australia is a vibrant, modern and growing University which draws on centuries of tradition of learning and wisdom.

“Notre Dame’s reputation among Australian universities is exemplary and I’m committed to protecting and nurturing its outstanding achievements.

 

Roel Loopers

Comments Off on NEW VICE CHANCELLOR AT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

IMPRESSIONS OF FREO’S UNI OPEN DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 11, 2019

 

 

The West End of Fremantle is well activated today thanks to the Notre Dame University Open Day and the glorious weather.

Lots of high school students and parents came to have a look at what NDA has to offer and talked with lecturers and staff, while in Mouat Street pizza and paella and good music are on offer. Go and have a look!

Roel Loopers

Comments Off on IMPRESSIONS OF FREO’S UNI OPEN DAY

GRADUATIONS AT NOTRE DAME FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on July 24, 2019

 

 

Three hundred students graduated at Fremantle’s Notre Dame University today, including 17 higher degree by research graduates, so I went to take some photos of the special day.

The photos before the official ceremony  are often less formal as my shots show.

Roel Loopers

and the photos again as a slide show:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Comments Off on GRADUATIONS AT NOTRE DAME FREMANTLE

FREO’S MOORE&MOORE CAFE CELEBRATES 11TH BIRTHDAY!

Posted in cafe, children, city of fremantle, cofee, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 21, 2019

 

MM 3

 

Congratulations to Simon Naber, who started the great Moore&Moore cafe in Fremantle’s Henry Street 11 years ago. Well done!!!

Simon developed the lovely cafe into a wedding and function centre and was also the first to build a parklet for alfresco dining in Fremantle. He also created a children’s playground in the back courtyard which is shared with the Paper Bird children’s book shop.

The M&M is very popular with Notre Dame University students, who manage to make a cup of coffee last for hours so that they can use the free wifi in the building.

Great food, great coffee, great service and often great art in the arts centre, and live music several mornings each week.

Roel Loopers

Comments Off on FREO’S MOORE&MOORE CAFE CELEBRATES 11TH BIRTHDAY!

NOTRE DAME GRADUATIONS A RITE OF PASSAGE

Posted in city of fremantle, education, learning, notre dame university, Uncategorized, universities by freoview on December 12, 2018

 

 

The graduation days at Fremantle’s Notre Dame University are very special I believe.

These are the real rite-of-passage days, where students will make the next big step from studying to entering the work force and starting their chosen profession.

There is always a lot of nervous energy and anticipation at the graduation ceremonies, and of course a sense of relief that one has made it.

Congratulations to the hundreds of students who graduate today and tomorrow at NDA. Enjoy it and celebrate!

Roel Loopers

….and the slide show of the above photos:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Comments Off on NOTRE DAME GRADUATIONS A RITE OF PASSAGE

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE AT NOTRE DAME UNI

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on November 14, 2018

 

NDA architecture

 

Fremantle Notre Dame University‘s new Master of Architecture program provides a unique Design Studio education, in the heart of Fremantle, in ethically, socially and environmentally responsible architecture.

You will be a part of a small cohort of creative, critical–thinking students, with tailored practice placements and socio-spatial design studios.

Join NDA staff on Campus, for the Master of Architecture Information Evening on Wednesday 28 November from 6pm, in the highly commended, recently refurbished Student Hall to learn more.

 

Comments Off on MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE AT NOTRE DAME UNI

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE AT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, design, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on October 13, 2018

 

Fremantle’s Notre Dame University will have a dedicated Design Studio located on the University’s Campus in which students will participate in project-based learning that have social and environmental impact within the City.

Master of Architecture, will begin in Semester One next year with a two-year program open to graduates holding a bachelor degree in architecture, interior architecture or an equivalent qualification.

The program is designed specifically to allow students to work part time in the field while undertaking supervised placements with Notre Dame’s professional partners.

The Master of Architecture will benefit from the distinctive elements of the Notre Dame experience: small class sizes; research-led teaching, high employability through engagement with industry, professional skills development; and ethical, values-driven curriculum.

Many of the key challenges of contemporary society – such as sustainability, housing affordability, ageing-in-place and community building – will underpin the studios within the program.

A second, three-year program, the Master of Architecture (Extended), will be open to high-achieving graduates who hold a bachelor degree in another discipline area such as arts, planning, fine art, design, environmental science, archaeology or history.

Entry to both programs will be based on a portfolio interview.

 

Roel Loopers

THOUGHTFUL ABRAHAM DAY AT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in city of fremantle, notre dame university, religion, Uncategorized by freoview on September 6, 2018

 

 

The third ABRAHAM DAY was held at Fremantle’s Notre Dame University on Wednesday afternoon and attracted 200 people.

Archbishop of Perth Timothy Costello, the Chief Rabbi of WA Daniel Lieberman and Langford Islamic College teacher Sheikh Muhammad Agherdien talked about the topic of the day; How do people of faith engage in a secular society?

NDA’s Vice Chancellor Celia Hammond said that Abraham provides a meeting point for the three religions, but she was concerned about the dwindling number of people who embraced religion, with 30 per cent of Australians stating they are non believers. She said the data did not show us why this is the case and how it impacts on society.

Archbishop Costello said that for people with faith their heart must be in the right place to engage with a secular society, and that it is the duty, privilege and right of Catholics to propose their belief to society.

Rabbi Lieberman said that people of belief are different, as Abraham was in his life, but that his preaching has been that through believers all the children will be blessed. “Humility is understanding your place in society”

Sheikh Agherdien said that silence is sometimes the best answer, as we all know from personal relationships. Abraham was involved and engaged and asked questions. The great teachers of the past engaged across cultures and religions and that needs to happen today in our secular society.

A question about euthanasia initially received only a one word response-NO-from the archbishop, but he later said it was not permissible to take someone else’s life.

Rabbi Lieberman said we are allowed to be angry and question why God allows things to happen, while Archbishop Costello said that he does not question God, but sometimes he does question people, the church and religious institutions.

Sheikh Agherdien said that the ultimate reality is perfection, but we are human beings and if we don’t have the issues of war, infidelity, crime, etc. what is there to aspire for.

Archbishop Costello said that one had to honour, respect and tolerate different faith and that it opens you up to the richness of the other religion and culture and see the beauty in other traditions.

There is always plenty to contemplate and think about after Abraham Day, even for a non believer like I. I wonder though if there is a correlation between fewer people embracing religion and fewer people joining political parties, and if the issues are not very similar. Is it not so that many people are nor walking away from God or politics, but are more and more rejecting political and religious leaders and religious institutions and political parties, because they believe that they are too remote from the realities of our daily life and often seem to act hypocritically?

Roel Loopers

 

Comments Off on THOUGHTFUL ABRAHAM DAY AT NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

%d bloggers like this: