Welcome to the November edition of Alumni and Friends. This month, we showcase some of the inspiring achievements of our alumni working to understand and look after our unique natural environment, from the Antarctic to green architecture that is winning awards internationally.

Keep a look out for the 2021 edition of Alumni magazine which you will receive in digital format or by post to your contact details below. You can update your details or preferences online.

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

Graduate is one of Malaysia’s Top-Ten Architects

Architecture graduate designs award-winning high-rise landscapes and the first Green Building Index-rated public school in Penang, Malaysia.


Chemists use colour to detect forever chemicals

Alumna and PhD candidate Chloe Taylor (BMarAntSc 2017, BSc Hons 2018) has designed a molecule for use in instant colour-change tests to detect pollutants.


Governor’s Environment Scholarships awarded

Research into urban streams and post-fire environments is helping to better understand and manage Tasmania’s unique natural systems, thanks to scholarship support.

AMC graduates steering our Antarctic future

“I just love the Antarctic experience – every time is memorable in its own way. I can still take a thousand photos in a trip,” says alumna Katrina Beams, 2nd Officer aboard Australia’s new icebreaker, the RSV Nuyina.

Join the online 2021 Annual Meeting of the University of Tasmania Alumni

You are invited to attend our online meeting on Tuesday, 23 November, 5.00–5.45pm AEDT, to hear about our alumni relations program and receive an annual update from the Vice-Chancellor on the University and campus developments.

Alumni in Profile

Dr Jaimie Cleeland
BScHons 2011, GradDipMarAntSc 2018, PhD 2018

From crawling through colonies of penguins to studying albatross and working as a naturalist for Aurora Expeditions, Dr Jaimie Cleeland’s PhD has seen her travel to our planet’s deep south.


Events and opportunities

Listen to the Shine Tasmania podcast – created by a team of academics from the University’s College of Business and Economics – celebrate the career and business accomplishments of Tasmanians. Season one is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. For more information on the initiative, see here.

Are you interested in joining a research ethics committee? Alumni are invited to express their interest in the University of Tasmania Human Research Ethics Committee, Category D (pastoral carer) and Category E (lawyer) members.

Register here to attend the 2021 Sandy Duncanson Social Justice Lecture – Duty of Care, Duty to Care, at 6pm on Thursday, 18 November. Eight teenagers and a nun took the Environment Minister, the Honourable Sussan Ley MP, to court.

Calling all alumni who graduated 40+ years ago to come and join with other alumni and friends over lunch on Thursday, 2 December. Hear how Professor Nicholas Farrelly is making a positive difference through his approach to accumulate knowledge to influence change in governments, business and major institutions. See here to register.

Register and post (for free) in Career Connect, the University of Tasmania’s jobs, employability and events portal, exclusively available to students, recent graduates and alumni. More than 200 roles are advertised, many located here in Tasmania, as well as on the mainland and internationally.

Learn everything you need to know about studying with us at our Open Day for all Hobart campuses on Sunday 21 November from 10am–2pm (or join us virtually anytime).


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

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