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Celebrating 125 years of Women's Suffrage

Pictured: Professor Philippa Levy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning) and Chair of the University’s Gender Equity Committee; Natasha Stott Despoja AO, Founding Chairperson of Our Watch; Dr Hillary Smith, representing the family of Emeritus Professor Sally Smith; Hon Margaret Nyland AM, former judge and Royal Commissioner; Hon Cathy Branson AC QC, Deputy Chancellor of the University of Adelaide; Dr Niki Vincent, SA’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner; Caitlyn Georgeson, LGBTIQ Advocate; Tory Shepherd, The A

This year, the University of Adelaide has celebrated the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in South Australia by showcasing our pioneering female alumni, staff and students, as well as promoting our proud record of inclusion as the first university in Australia, and among the first in the world, to admit women to all of our degree programs.

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2019 Sir John Downer Oration

Pictured: Professor Peter Rathjen AO, Vice-Chancellor and President; Hon Vickie Chapman MP, SA Deputy Premier and Attorney-General; Hon Cathy Branson AC QC, Deputy Chancellor; Hon Josh Frydenberg MP Treasurer of Australia; Nicky Downer AM; Hon Alexander Downer AO; Georgina Downer.

The Federal Treasurer, Hon Josh Frydenberg MP recently presented the 2019 Sir John Downer Oration where he spoke about federalism and the Australian economy.

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Centre to unlock future of space exploration

For Engagement eNews October, a story about the new centre of space exploration. Pictured: Sustainable in-situ resource utilisation: the key to living in space.

A new centre at the University of Adelaide will focus on solving the challenge of making long-term space exploration viable.

The new Centre for Sustainable Planetary and Space Resources will bring together experts who will develop ways to sustainably use resources in space.

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Local boost for agtech, food and wine start-ups

For Engagement eNews October 2019, photo of Hon David Pisoni MP at the launch of ThincLab Waite

South Australian Minister for Innovation and Skills Hon David Pisoni MP recently launched the the University of Adelaide's ThincLab Waite, Adelaide's first and only incubator dedicated to start-ups in the agtech, food innovation and wine sectors.

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Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

Photo from Engagement eNews of Reconciliation Action Plan Launch. Pictured: Jack Kanya Kudnuitya Buckskin, Tauondi Aboriginal College Aboriginal Cultural Service Mentor, Cultural Performer and 2011 SA Young Australian of the Year welcomes guests to the launch of the University's Reconciliation Action Plan.

In September, the Deputy Premier and Attorney General The Hon Vickie Chapman MP launched the University's inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Yangadlitya ('For The Future').

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Widening scope of education through online learning

From Engagement eNews October of Pearson Partnership launch. Pictured: Professor Philippa Levy, Pro Vice-Chancellor – Student Learning; David Barnett, Managing Director – Asia Pacific, Pearson; Hon John Gardner MP, South Australian Minister for Education; Professor Peter Rathjen AO, Vice-Chancellor and President.

The University of Adelaide will educate thousands of additional students online in the next five years thanks to a new partnership with the world's leading learning company, Pearson. The partnership was officially launched in October by South Australian Minister for Education, Hon John Gardner MP. 

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Julia Gillard awarded honorary doctorate

Julia Gillard receiving honorary doctorate from Chancellor Kevin Scarce

The University of Adelaide recognised the outstanding contributions to society of four eminent Australians during the University’s April and May graduation ceremonies.

Former Prime Minister the Hon. Julia Gillard AC; South Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Caroline McMillen; Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Queensland Professor Peter Høj AC; and renowned ecologist Professor Hugh Possingham, were awarded honorary doctorates. 

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How do we meet our climate change targets?

climate change

In April the University of Adelaide held an event that explored options for Australia to meet its climate change targets.

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Elder Conservatorium opened to country kids

kids at the elder conservatorium

In May, SA Education Minister John Gardner announced the Government's support for the University of Adelaide's Open Music Academy. 

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