July 2012

Media outlets and students were left puzzled by the hoax Foundation Day announcement that the UNSW Student Representative Council had approved a bid for the Sydney Metro Monorail.

The story was picked up by MX and ABC News Radio’s Sandy Aloisi, even thought the press release was riddled with numerous red-herrings, including references to the non-existent University of New South Wales Student Association and the $4 million funding pledge to that organisation from the University.

Alongside the Roundhouse, the Whitehouse, Southern Wok, and the staff dining-room AGSM, Bar Navitas is the 5th licensed premise at UNSW, and has been operating since the beginning of this year. 

The name Navitas, a Latin word for ‘energy,’ was chosen, according to owner Chris Glastas, because of its location in the Tyee Energy Technologies Building as it “highlights the energy we put into the business” said Glastas.