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End of year update from the Vice-Chancellor

Professor Peter Høj AC

As we come to the end of 2021, there is much on which to reflect as we prepare for a new year.
Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, we have been able to celebrate some outstanding achievements across the University.

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Meet South Australia's new Governor

This month we sat down with our new Governor, Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC. Repeatedly ranked as one of South Australia's most influential people before her appointment, Ms Adamson was a member of the Champions of Change Coalition and Australia’s most senior diplomat. A University of Adelaide economics graduate, international diplomat, political counsellor and mother of four, she has had an illustrious career and is refreshingly humble when talking about her journey to Government House.

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ICAC response

On June 24, the University announced that we will make changes to our policies, processes, and culture as part of a series of measures to improve the handling of reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment and other inappropriate behaviour. These changes are outlined in an independent report – Towards a safer and more inclusive culture: University of Adelaide ICAC response.

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Alumni in Focus: Michael Hickin

Michael Hickin

Marine and Project Manager at Renewables Grid Initiative in Berlin and Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science graduate Michael Hickin is this month’s Alumni in Focus.

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Alumni in Focus: Danielle Blunt

Danielle Blunt

The Eco Warrior founder, Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) graduate and Young Alumni Network committee member Danielle Blunt is this month’s Alumni in Focus.

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Alumni in Focus: Lauren DeCesare

Alumni in Focus-Lauren DeCesare

Adelady co-founder and Bachelor of Media graduate Lauren DeCesare is this month’s Alumni in Focus.

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Alumni in Focus: Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall

Named as one of InDaily's 40 under 40 for 2019, Co-Founder and Director of Life Whisperer, and Bachelor of Science and PhD graduate Jonathan Hall is this month’s Alumni in Focus.

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Alumni in Focus: Natalie Wade

Natalie Wade

Founder of Equality Lawyers and Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws graduate Natalie Wade is this month’s Alumni in Focus.

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2019 OECD Forum: Erin Gear

Erin Gear

Recently returning from Paris, Bachelor of Arts graduate and Global Voices Research Fellowship recipient Erin Gear reflects on her experience as the only South Australian youth delegate to the 2019 OECD Forum.

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National Volunteer Week – Peggy's Story

Peggy Rowe

Despite retiring as Friends of Urrbrae House Secretary in 2013, Peggy Rowe continued her connection with the University of Adelaide through dual volunteering roles at both Urrbrae House and the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health.

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