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Heather Croall

Recognising a colourful career

Never one to slip under the radar, UniSA alumna Heather Croall, who turned her passion for the performing arts into a career, was recognised in this year’s Australia Day Honours for her significant service as an administrator, advocate and film maker. more…

Dr Janine Mohamed

Australia Day Honours and Awards

Each January, the Australia Day Honours and Australian of the Year Awards recognise members of our community nominated by their peers. Among those honoured for outstanding service and contributions this year are several alumni of the University of South Australia and our antecedent institutions. more…

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Love is in the air

According to researchers, including UniSA Adjunct Assoc Prof Dr Phil Kavanagh, when we are in love, our brain reacts differently. Did you meet the love of your life while you were both on campus? In the lead-up to Valentine's Day, we're looking for alumni with a love story to share. Email us so we can share the love on our socials on 14 February! more...

Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO Hon Doc

Annual Hawke Lecture

Eminent Australian scholar and a descendant of the Yiman and Bidjara nations of Queensland, Professor Dr Marcia Langton AO Hon Doc, delivered the 24th Annual Hawke Lecture. Langton has devoted her career to advancing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. She is an activist who has significantly contributed to Indigenous law and social justice. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. watch...

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A new perspective on regional health

As a physiotherapist and farmer in South Australia’s mid-north Joyti Zwar’s connection to her rural community runs deep. Well aware of the challenges facing the health system in regional communities, she is working towards breaking down some of the barriers. more...

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Events & Exhibitions

Until 22 March >> Saltbush Country

On display at The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Saltbush Country provides a rare opportunity to experience the works and worldviews of Aboriginal artists working independently across regional South Australia. In this exhibition, seven artists tell stories of their culture, community and connection to Country. Saltbush Country is presented as a partnership between Country Arts SA and the Art Gallery of South Australia as part of Tarnanthi.

7 February to 28 June >> Children’s Voices from the Bob Hawke Collection

An exhibition exploring the Hon Bob Hawke AC’s unwavering commitment to future generations and his dedication to Australia’s youth through unveiling the "voices of children" in the Bob Hawke Collection. On display are archival records showing the Hawke Government’s work on issues relevant to the younger generation including education, social welfare and environmental policies. The exhibit also includes photographs capturing Hawke’s rapport with children. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library, on display in the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery.

Thursday 7 March >> Dr Vanessa Pirotta: Humpback Highway

Discover the fascinating world of whales with acclaimed wildlife scientist Dr Vanessa Pirotta, as she shares her experiences with Professor Chris Daniels, Professor of Biology at the University of South Australia. Dr Pirotta’s expertise extends globally, with Australian Financial Review recognising her as one of the top "100 Women of Influence", and she has been listed as one of Science & Technology Australia’s "Superstars of STEM". Don’t miss the opportunity to gain fresh and exciting perspectives on the marine world and the scientific contributions to marine conservation. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre in partnership with WOMADelaide Planet Talks.

1 March to 10 May >> Bruce Nuske (AUS) with Khai Liew and Dana Awartani (SAUDI/PS)

Experience two exhibitions for the 2024 Adelaide Festival. The idiosyncratic SA-based artist Bruce Nuske (AUS) with exhibition design by Khai Liew, and two moving image works by Dana Awartani (SAUDI/PS) in an exploration of decoration, tradition and symbolism. Presented by Samstag Museum of Art.

Until 24 November >> Broken

It can sometimes feel like the world is so BROKEN that nothing will ever change. Housing, education, universal services, politics, collaboration. The list goes on. But it’s not all doom and gloom. BROKEN is an exploration of how the world could be different if we imagined new ways of being. If our old systems are broken, what should we build in their place? Presented by MOD. a museum of discovery.

Achievements & Opportunities

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Charlie's Rainbow MOVE Challenge
If you've not yet realised your New Year's resolution to be more active, it's not too late to join the Charlie's Rainbow MOVE Challenge. Increase your fitness while supporting the research of Prof Richard D'Andrea into childhood Acute Myeloid Leukaemia ... or simply make a donation.



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Venture Catalyst accelerator program
Apply now for the Innovation & Collaboration Centre’s Venture Catalyst program in space, general and social enterprise categories. UniSA alumni, students and staff can take the next step in turning their big idea into a business with $10k equity-free funding, tailored workshops and mentoring, and workspace within an exciting startup community.


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New to our alumni community?

Don't forget UniSA’s Career Services offer career advice and support for up to 12 months post-graduation. Alumni who graduated more than 12 months ago can still access Self-Help Career Resources to support your job search and career planning needs. If you are interested in finding work, visit UniSA CareerHub.

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