Polar alien hunters and PNG paramedics, our global alumni impact.


Welcome to your April edition of the Alumni and Friends eNews.

“The health system here is about to implode. We are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis.”

Paramedic Jacquie Hennessy moved to Papua New Guinea for a challenge. She never expected this. The 27 year old is leading a team of paramedics through an impending health crisis brought on by a global pandemic.

Don’t miss the first of our 2021 exclusive alumni events

Discover the power of Tasmania and history in fiction with two award-winning authors Dr Rohan Wilson and Kate Kruimink in the first of our 2021 Explore series. Register early, places are limited.

Lockdowns were life-saving for all creatures great and small

How a zoologists’ unusual way to pass time on his daily commute sparked a scientific study that could help conserve vulnerable species.

Polar alien hunters launch their maiden mission

The Arctic and Antarctic regions are under threat from aliens, not little green men from Mars, but invasive species that could threaten the unique ecosystem.

Nothing like an autumn trip to the beech

In this alumni explainer, two distinguished plant scientists explain the significance of the rich autumnal display known in Tasmania as the ‘turning of the fagus’.

School of Law 1971 reunion

Legal eagles celebrate half a century since graduating from the University of Tasmania.

Making their mark

Graduates share their experience of launching a digital marketing company during COVID-19.

Alumni in profile 

Professor Emeritus Stewart Leech
Masters of Economics 1976

A visionary scholar, educator and trailblazer who foresaw that computers would revolutionise accounting has been recognised for his significant contribution to the field of Accounting Information Systems (AIS).


Events and opportunities

The Geneva-based head of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons delivers the 2021 Red Cross Oration.

Lava, floating rocks and the Blob: what caused the death of millions of seabirds. Read the article about alumna Dr Lauren Roman’s fascinating research.

What do children know about COVID-19? The answers given to University of Tasmania researchers will surprise, sadden, and inspire you.

Help the University of Tasmania prevent, reduce, or remove emissions, consider using UCapture, a green-tech platform that offsets our carbon footprint, for free, when you shop online.

Join a free global online conference- the Oceans Visions Summit 2021 from 18-21 May.

University of Tasmania experts take a closer look at two new films that explore the complexities that come with a dementia diagnosis.


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