The Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges (CAIK) is an Indigenous academic expertise Centre, tasked with establishing and implementing the initial phase of the UTS Indigenous Graduate Attributes (IGA). CAIK is headed up Associate Dean (Indigenous) Professor Susan Page in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). CAIK was established in February 2015. It began with the appointment of Professor Michelle Trudgett as the Inaugural Director of CAIK and the subsequent appointments of two first-class Indigenous Australian academics — Professor Susan Page and Associate Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews. They were joined in May 2015 by Mr Gavin Stanbrook, CAIK’s Centre Administrator.
In 2019 we welcome Dr Katrina Thorpe to the CAIK Team. Dr Thorpe is the Inaugural Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Indigenous Research Fellowship for the Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges.
CAIK Academic staff are highly experienced researchers who are always keen to discuss their research and new project ideas while providing the academic supervision support to numerous first and second year Indigenous HDR Students.