Welcome to your July edition of Alumni and Friends

At a time when our university embraces a mission of contributing for Tasmania, and from here to the world, this month we are proud to introduce our new Chancellor Elect, Alison Watkins. A notable alumna, and a self-described farm girl from Tasmania, we are excited to welcome her into this important role in our University community.

You can hear in her own words why she is so excited about the role here.

We also acknowledge the extraordinary contribution made to the University by Chancellor and alumnus, Michael Field AC, who leaves his position after more than eight years in the role.

Amazing alumni receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

From an ecologist who has dedicated his life to birds, to Tasmania’s 29th Governor of Tasmania, our graduates have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and commitment to community.

Alumni Explainer: All the colours of the rainbow

Are there more rainbows in Tasmania than the rest of Australia? We asked one of the island’s best-known meteorologists and climatologists Distinguished Alumnus Dr Mike Pook.

Nursing a dream that became a reality

Srijana Karki finds her calling and a new country to call home.

Have you ever wondered what it looks like inside a wombat burrow?

Our researchers sent a robot dubbed the WomBot underground to find out.  

Just what the doctor ordered

There’s no place like home for an aspiring Devonport doctor awarded a scholarship.

Shine with the brilliance of the Southern Lights - student support Appeal launched

The University has launched the 2021 Southern Lights Scholarship Appeal to help assist our students, like new undergraduate Declan Porter (pictured above).


Alumni in profile 

Daniel Boyer
Bachelor of Economics 1996

When an opportunity to work in China cropped up, alumnus Daniel Boyer jumped at the opportunity. That was more than 10 years ago. He is now Austrade's General Manager, Greater China, based in Beijing leading a team of 111 staff across nine offices.


Events and opportunities

Register for your exclusive opportunity to learn from Dr Imogen Wegman, a researcher, lecturer and family history enthusiast as she offers insights and tips for finding and interpreting information about your ancestors and sharing family stories with others. 

Be bold and apply for a Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship.

Register to hear world-leading virus detection researcher and alumnus Professor Michael Breadmore deliver the 2021 Arthur Cobbold Memorial Lecture.

A new research project led by Alumna Dr Merete Schmidt (BA Hons 2006, PhD 2016) seeks to understand the experiences of regional students.

In addition to our ongoing agreement with Medibank join Corporate Hospital and Flexi Extras cover by August 31 and you could skip the wait and get 4 weeks free. Visit our Services and Benefits page for our unique codes. 

Do you experience knee pain? Menzies Institute for Medical Research are looking for volunteers to participate in a clinical trial testing a new anti-inflammatory medication for osteoarthritis.


Would you like to share your story? Get in touch with us at alumni.office@u​tas.edu.au

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