Welcome to your February edition of Alumni and Friends. We hope your year has started well. We are delighted to bring you news of alumni being recognised for their far-reaching contributions, including our 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Professor Richard Scolyer AO who has been made joint Australian of the Year.

Also in this edition, the three alumni awarded Fulbright scholarships, plus we introduce the first scholarship student to benefit from the generosity of the Jill and Ian Wilson Scholarship as she begins her studies.  

We hope you enjoy reading about these inspiring achievements of our alumni community.

Warm wishes

Rebecca Cuthill 
Director, Advancement 


Alumni honoured

Congratulations to University of Tasmania alumni who were recognised last month for their achievements and outstanding service. 

Image credit: NADC / Salty Dingo 

Celebrating Fulbright scholars bound for the US

Three University of Tasmania academics and alumni will travel to the United States as part of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship Program. 

The first Jill and Ian Wilson Scholarship student begins

Findlay Wright is exactly the kind of student that alumni Dr Ian and Jill Wilson hoped to assist when they provided a $1 million endowment toward scholarships at the University of Tasmania.


Alumni Profile

John Osborne OAM, BSc Hons 1961, MSc 1969

Reflections on life-long learning, career, community and the environment.


Upcoming events

FEBRUARY | 27   

Calling all Canberra-based alumni. Connect with friends and members of your UTAS community and hear the latest news about the University from the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rufus Black.
Register here.

MARCH | 6       Island of Ideas, Public Talk Series:  Forging a Fire-Ready Future

MARCH | 12     AMC Alumni and Industry Function for 2024, Launceston

MARCH |18      UTAS Alumni: Reconnecting with your Student Association (TUSA) Event

MARCH | 21     2024 Arthur Cobbold Lecture with alumnus and 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Professor Tim Walsh: Antibiotic Armageddon: Do we have hope?



Offers and Opportunities

You're invited to volunteer at the UTAS Agfest Pavillion in May as an alumni ambassador:
Agfest 2024 Alumni Volunteering EOI

Opportunity to volunteer at the state-wide Science and Engineering Challenge in May: Volunteer information and registration

HECS fee waiver available for alumni enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place:
Grad Cert in Behavioural Insights | Grad Cert in Leadership and Organisational Capability | Grad Cert in Sustainable Business

Calling all recent UTAS graduates – how would you rate your university experience? By contributing your views and experiences, win up to $1,000:
Check your email for an invitation to participate from gos@srcentre.co​m.au



We are here to help you. Get in touch with us at alumni.office@u​​tas.edu.au

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Did you know that your gift, regardless of size, will contribute to scholarships, teaching and research that are truly transformational. Together, we will shift the boundaries of what is possible. Find out more

We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which the
University of Tasmania campuses are located, and to their elders past, present and emerging.


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