University Chancellor appointed for third term

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

The University of Adelaide Council has reappointed current Chancellor the Hon. John von Doussa QC for his third two-year term as Chancellor.

Mr von Doussa became University of Adelaide Chancellor in July 2004. His current term finishes in July 2008 and this has now been extended until July 2010.

A 1962 Law graduate of the University of Adelaide, Mr von Doussa is President of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and a noted champion of human rights. He has had a long and distinguished career in the judiciary, serving as a judge in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of South Australia and Pacific Islands.

University of Adelaide Deputy Chancellor Mr Ross Adler said: "The University Council is delighted that Mr von Doussa has accepted this new term. During his time as Chancellor his strong inclusive leadership, commitment to the principles of equity and community, and his status locally, nationally and internationally have proved invaluable to the University Council."

Mr von Doussa will talk about human rights and its importance in coping effectively with climate change as part of the University's Research Tuesdays public seminar series next week on Tuesday 11 December.

He and the University's Professor Barry Brook will give a joint presentation on the impacts of climate change on global communities. The Research Tuesday will be held at 5.30pm, Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building at the North Terrace Campus. Bookings should be made to or 8303 3692.


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