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Diplomat returns home to JCU

James Cook University has welcomed on board career diplomat Bill Tweddell as its new chancellor. The Townsville native and former Australian ambassador to the Philippines officially took up the role in late March. Tweddell’s career highlights include serving as ambassador ...

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UC announces VC from Canada

The vice-chancellor of Canada’s top-ranked university, Professor H. Deep Saini, has been announced as the successor to the outgoing University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor, Stephen Parker. Saini is now at the helm of the University of Toronto. He will take up ...

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Go8 picks chair of innovation

The Go8 has unveiled businessman and entrepreneur Simon McKeon as inaugural chair of its industry and innovation board. The Go8 said the board was a “key plank of the Go8’s Innovation 2016 agenda”. Go8 chair and USYD vice-chancellor Michael Spence ...

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New design czar for UTS

UTS has announced landscape architect professor Elizabeth Mossop will be the next dean of its Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. Mossop, who was most recently professor of landscape architecture and director of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture ...

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New Education and Training Secretary

Education leaders have welcomed the appointment of Dr Michele Bruniges as the new secretary of the Department of Education and Training. Bruniges, who has more than 25 years’ experience in the education sector has led the NSW Department of Education ...

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Nakata re-joins JCU

James Cook University has appointed Professor Martin Nakata pro vice-chancellor of its Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre. Nakata will take up the position in early May. He was the first Torres Strait Islander in Australia to graduate with ...

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Deakin invests new chancellor

Deakin University has officially invested governance, finance, accounting and business strategy expert John Stanhope as its new chancellor. Stanhope, who has been on the university’s council since 2012, has been serving as deputy chair of Deakin’s investment committee, as well ...

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BCA chief named UTS chancellor

The president of the Business Council of Australia, Catherine Livingstone, has been named chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney. Livingstone views her new position as an opportunity to play a different, equally significant role in guiding Australia to create ...

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Neuroscientist from UON joins College of Experts

University of Newcastle associate professor Frini Karayanidis has been inducted into the Australian Research Centre’s (ARC) College of Experts, a role offered only to researchers of exemplary standing within the international academic community. Karayanidis, a cognitive neuroscientist, is delighted about her ...

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PVC students at UTAS retires

Professor Sue Kilpatrick, pro vice-chancellor students, has retired after working 30 years with the University of Tasmania. Kilpatrick led a variety of access and outreach programs, oversaw the success of pathways to the university from schools and led the operation ...

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