CCES Social

Social Acitivities with CCES Staff & Students

September 20, 2013

SRI LANKA FUNDRAISING

This year, CCES has engaged in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR ) to assist a Sri Lankan family to build a new home. We have held various fundraising functions throughout the year including curry lunches, curry dinners, and garage sales. Over the course of the last eight months, we have managed to raise a total of $4600 AUD, which is […]
August 15, 2013

MICHAEL NIELSEN – RETIREMENT

CCES extends its congratulation to Michael Nielsen who retired on 19 July 2013 after a career of over 30 years with the Australian Taxation Office.  Many of our alumni will know Michael from his student days with us when he completed the Master of International Revenue Administration and more recently as the Unit Convener for our postgraduate unit in Direct […]
July 4, 2013

FAREWELL TO DR LI LI

At the end of June we farewelled our visiting fellow Dr Li Li from the Shanghai Customs College, China. During the three months Li was with us, she assisted with CCES curriculum development,  gave a number of guest lectures, and gave a valuable webinar on the Chinese perspective of Customs to members of the ACT & NSW Exporter’s network (see […]
July 4, 2013

GLOBAL CORPORATE CHALLENGE 2013

The CCES team are currently ranked 8768 out of more than 37,000 teams registered worldwide in the 2013 Global Corporate Challenge which started on 23rd May 2013. The team collectively averages around 12,600 steps each day, whilst the team captain, Mr Athol Gardiner, averages 20,000 steps per day on his own. We are slowly moving up the ranks and are […]
June 14, 2013

STUDENT FAREWELL ON 16TH MAY 2013

On 16th May we said our goodbyes over an informal morning tea to some of our onshore students who have been studying with us here in Canberra for up to two years. Those leaving us will be returning to their home countries; Vietnam, Cambodia, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Namibia & Germany over the coming weeks. These students will join the CCES […]
June 14, 2013

GLOBAL CORPORATE CHALLENGE 2013

Seven CCES Staff members have elected to participate in the 2013 Global Corporate Challenge which started on 23rd May and will finish in September 2013. The Global Corporate Challenge® (GCC) is a leading, global workplace health and wellness program. The program has delivered scientifically-proven results to over 3,400 of the world’s leading organisations. Results include improved physical and mental health, […]
March 15, 2013

CCES ONSHORE STUDENT BUSHWALK

On Sunday 24th February 2013 CCES Students & Staff made their way out to the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve for a bushwalk. Despite the rain, some wildlife were spotted including lizards & kangaroos. After the walk the group went back to Adjunct Associate Professor Andy Johnson’s home for a well-deserved Australian BBQ. The Tidbinbilla Valley has played an important part of the […]
February 19, 2013

ONSHORE STUDENT BOAT CRUISE TO GOVERNER GENERAL’S HOUSE

On Thursday 14th February 2013, the onshore students enjoyed a boat cruise on Lake Burley Griffin with a guided tour of the Governor General’s gardens. The cruise and tour is organised by The Australiana Fund which was started in 1978 by Tamie Fraser, wife of the then Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser. Based on an idea for The Americana Fund by […]
December 10, 2012

Habitat for Humanity – Sri Lanka

  In November 2012, Alan Murray, former CCES Associate Director travelled to Sri Lanka with his daughter Rebecca to volunteer their time to help build new housing for displaced locals. Here is the narrative of the trip as recounted by Alan: Seventeen volunteers arrived in Sri Lanka in mid November and travelled by bus from Colombo to Unawatuna near Galle […]