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Sisters united in honouring their father’s legacy

Alexander sisters

Donald Alexander AM (B E (Civil) 1951), who died in 2015, was a leader in water engineering in South Australia for four decades. He led the Engineering and Water Supply Department; served as the Murray Darling Basin Commissioner; worked as Director of the Lands Department; and Chaired the State Capital Works Committee. Don had a strong belief that education had the power to solve society’s problems.   

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Alice's story

Alice Miller

Thanks to the Don Alexander Scholarship, Alice Miller has been able to focus on her studies and dedicate more time to her passion – encouraging young women into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). 

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Nurturing local talent

Dr Mark Miller

Alumnus, practicing Occupational Therapist and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dr Mark Thompson (Master Public Health 2013, PhD 2020), wants South Australia to be a place that nurtures talent. 

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Parkinson research improving quality of life for thousands

Associate Professor Lyndsey Collins-Praino

In a relationship which has spanned nearly six decades, funding from the NeuroSurgical Research Foundation (NRF) has been instrumental to the University delivering significant research findings and improving health outcomes and quality of life for thousands of people. 

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Student wellbeing at the forefront of the Law Students Society

Adelaide University Law Students Society

Each year the cost of required textbooks can be prohibitive for students experiencing financial hardship. 

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Inaugural Alastair McEwin scholarship recipient

Aidan Barry, 2018 Alastair McEwin Scholarship recipient

In 1994, Alastair McEwin AM graduated from the University of Adelaide, deeply grateful for the support he’d received through the Sir Charles Bright Scholarship. Now, having risen to the position of Australian Disability Discrimination Commissioner, he’s giving others with a disability the same opportunity to ‘fly’.

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Local doctor comes full circle

Dr Vanessa Hughes

In 2006, Dr Vanessa Hughes received an Augustus Short Scholarship to study a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Today she holds positions as both a General Practitioner and as a Lecturer at the University of Adelaide Medical School.

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Discovering new cancer therapies

Aimee Horsfall

Receiving an Augustus Short Scholarship in 2012 to study a Bachelor of Science (Molecular & Drug Design), Aimee Horsfall from Loxton South Australia, is today absorbed in research that could lead to changes in cancer treatments.

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Engineering solutions to transform farming

Louise Thomas

Louise Thomas received an Augustus Short Scholarship in 2011 to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical & Sports). Today, Louise is the cofounder and mechatronics engineer at Tensorfield Agriculture, based in California.

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Aspiring barrister dreams big

Augustus Short Recipient Minh Bui

In 2009, Minh Bui received a scholarship to study a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Adelaide. With a passion for Law, Minh also studied a Bachelor of Laws, graduating with a LL.B and B.Com in 2013.

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