Alumni contributions to South Australia honoured
Starting today, the University of Adelaide will hold six ceremonies in historic Bonython Hall across two days to celebrate the achievements of more than 1400 students who are graduating.
Two leaders will also be awarded honorary doctorates in recognition of outstanding contributions to their respective fields.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Peter Høj AC said: “Graduation ceremonies are significant moments for our university community, where we come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our students.”
“While they have completed their degrees, our graduates’ journeys have just begun, and we will watch proudly as they become the leaders of their generation.”
“At a time when we are all reflecting on a lifetime of service to the community by Queen Elizabeth II we come together to wish our graduates success in their futures as leaders who will have a positive impact on society.”
"Graduation ceremonies are significant moments for our university community, where we come together to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. While they have completed their degrees, our graduates’ journeys have just begun..."Professor Peter Høj AC, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide’s Chancellor, The Hon. Catherine Branson AC KC said, “This is also an opportunity to present Honorary Doctorates, the highest honour our University can bestow, to two very deserving recipients who have each rendered exceptionally distinguished service to society.
“Each of them is a graduate of the University of Adelaide whose eminence in their field is now recognised worldwide.”
Honorary doctorates to be presented during ceremonies in September 2022:
Distinguished Professor Jennifer Ann Marshall Graves AC FAA
Degree of Doctor of the University (honoris causa) in recognition of her research over five decades into evolutionary genetics. Professor Graves’s work has made seminal contributions to the understanding of mammalian genome organisation and evolution, including the fields of comparative genomics and epigenetics globally. She has been the driving force behind sequencing the first marsupial and monotreme genomes.
Mr Ian Alexander Scobie AM.
Degree of Doctor of the University (honoris causa) in recognition of his distinguished and significant contribution to the performing arts in South Australia, and nationally, over four decades. Mr Scobie has served as producer, director, and curator, of iconic events such as the Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Film Festival, and Illuminate Adelaide. He has enriched South Australia’s cultural landscape.
All of the University of Adelaide’s graduation ceremonies can be viewed online via livestream at: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/live/
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