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For and From Tasmania: Hobart
Welcome address by the Chancellor, The Honourable Michael Field AC

This event will include an ‘in-conversation’ panel featuring alumni of the University, discussing their contribution for and from Tasmania.

Complimentary drinks and canapés will be provided afterwards to enable you to network with other alumni and friends from the Southern region.

This event series is delivered in partnership with the Department of State Growth.
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 at 5:45 PM
Attendees: 1 No Charge


Meet the panel

Dr Mike Pook
Graduate Diploma of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies with Honours 1990, PhD 1995

Mike has had a long and esteemed career as a meteorologist and research scientist. He worked as a senior forecaster in Hobart and was ABC Tasmania’s TV weather presenter for almost 18 years. Prior to this he had worked as a forecaster throughout Australia and was a meteorology instructor to RAAF pilots.

Mike studied a Graduate Diploma in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies (Hons) at the University of Tasmania, before going on to complete his PhD in 1995. Following this, he worked as an academic, science communicator and administrator at the Antarctic CRC before becoming a Research Scientist at the CSIRO.

In 2018 he was awarded the 2018 Gibbs Medal, for his outstanding contribution to the understanding of weather and climates in Australia, and earlier this year he received the University of Tasmania’s Alumni Award for Excellence 2019.


Tyler Richardson
Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) 2018

Tyler has been the lead singer and bass guitarist of popular Tasmanian punk rock band Luca Brasi since its inception on the East Coast of Tasmania in 2009. In 2018 Luca Brasi was nominated for Best Rock Album at the ARIA Awards, debuted at number 10 on the ARIA charts and performed in front of 20,000 people at Triple J’s One Night Stand in St Helens.

In between national and international tours with the band, Tyler teaches metal and wood work at Taroona High School in Hobart.

A qualified boilermaker-welder by trade, Tyler graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Applied Learning) from the University of Tasmania in 2018 after undertaking his studies as a mature-aged student.


Madeleine Way
Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours 2016

After graduating from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours in 2016, Madeleine was awarded a prestigious $120,000 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship. She is using this scholarship to undertake her PhD into the science of cider.

Her project focuses on mapping Australian cider uniqueness for the production of high quality and consistent craft cider, and aims to connect key apple and cider industry members with the international research community. Australia's cider industry continues to be closely engaged in her research, with strong support from Tasmanian apple growers and cider makers.

Madeleine is also heavily involved in the cancer support organisation CanTeen, having previously been the Chair of CanTeen Tasmania and a Peer Mentor and Youth Ambassador, she is now a director on the board of CanTeen Australia.

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