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Alumni Update 2013 Issue 6 University of South Australia, Business School
$40m boost to cancer research
The recent Prime Ministerial announcement of Federal Government support for University of South Australia’s expanded presence in Adelaide’s burgeoning health and medical research precinct represents a significant development for our University.

The Commonwealth’s $40 million investment will underpin the dynamic new partnership that has been forged between the University of South Australia and SA Pathology to deliver our new Centre for Cancer Biology (CCB).
Prime Minister Julia Gillard, UniSA VC David Lloyd (R) and University of Adelaide VC Warren Bebbington. (L)

The CCB is one of the top three cancer research centres in Australia. It has a specific focus on fundamental research that is relevant to many types of cancer, as well as the research of blood-related cancers, such as leukaemia and lymphoma, which account for nearly 20 per cent of cancer mortalities in Australia and more than one third of cancers in children.

The Centre will be located near the SA Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and will complement expertise within SAHMRI and the wider bioscience health precinct being developed around it.

It will also complement UniSA’s acknowledged expertise in the quality use of medicines, pharmaceutical science and pharmacokinetics research and build upon its recent investment in attracting international research leaders in cancer medicinal therapy and innovative drug formulation.

There are also clear research links with the University’s advanced manufacturing capabilities in nanotechnology and coatings and with its technological leadership in the new CRC for Cell Therapy Manufacture.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says the move will help to sustain and grow expertise in cancer research in South Australia.

“Our goal is to develop the Centre as one of the very best in the world for cancer research.” more...

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Scholarships and Grants
The annual University of South Australia Scholarships and Grants Ceremony was held on 5 June. At this year’s ceremony, 135 recipients received a scholarship or grant worth a combined value of more than $480,000. Six new scholarship schemes were offered in 2013.

The Ceremony is an opportunity to thank the numerous donors who help shape lives and careers by providing assistance directly to students.
Scholarships and Grants Ceremony
One such philanthropic organisation is Cowan Grant, dedicated to helping financially disadvantaged students gain a higher education. It particularly supports initiatives that help students from rural and regional areas, students with disability, and initiatives that involve international travel and adventure. Cowan Grant Trustees Bob and Gayle Cowan (pictured seated) attended the Ceremony and took the time to meet recipients of the various Grants offered through their generous contribution. more...

Alumni in focus
Edoardo Crismani
Edoardo Crismani
Edoardo Crismani is a multi-talented artist and past Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship recipient. He has recently completed a residency at the South Australian Writers Centre in Adelaide as Writer in Residence (Emerging Artists). more...
Vale Bronwyn Halliday
We note with sadness the passing of alumna, Dr Bronwyn Halliday (Doctor of Business Administration UniSA, 2007), management consultant, former Director of Minda Incorporated, Executive Director of Planning SA and Director of the State Library of South Australia.
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Alumni Achievements - Queen’s Birthday honours  
Congratulations to Adelaide artist and UniSA Honorary Doctor, Fiona Hall AO, and University of South Australia alumni who have been recognised for their service to the community in the Queen's Birthday honours announced on 10th June.

Congratulations to Matthew Remphrey (Bachelor in Illustration Design, 1992) and his team at Parallax Design for their award for the best wine bottle design at Australia’s Wine Industry Design Competition in Sydney. more...

Stay Connected  
Alumni network card holders can take advantage of  discounted tickets to Adelaide Festival Centre's July school holiday show Room on the Broom, based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, from 16 to 20 July. Songstress Katie Noonan and classical guitarist Karin Schaupp present Songs of the Southern Skies, from 26 to 27 July. more...

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News and Events
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Unijam - top five winners
Last month’s Unijam online consultation on the University’s strategic plan was a great success. See the results of the vote for the top five ‘easy wins’ and the list of prize winners for contributions at unisa.edu.au/unijam
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Successful Ageing Seminar - Getting a grip on pain and the brain
Join Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Chair in Physiotherapy, Lorimer Moseley, as he outlines why pain really is in your head. Friday 26 July. book now...
Mostafa Razzaghmanesh
Illumination: Research degree information event – 24 July
Join us on Wednesday 24 July for an information session where you speak with academics and current students and learn where a research degree can take you: scholarships, travel, industry engagement and more…
Professor Thomas W Lee
To stay or not to stay? That is the question
Every year more than one million full-time workers in Australia change jobs. Professor Thomas W Lee will present the latest research findings on employee motivations and his ideas for improving employee retention. Monday 15 July. more…
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The Research Edge
Alumnus Dr Shirko Kamenj’s book Identity and Nation in Iraq is featured in the June issue of The Research EDGE newsletter, along with news and information for research degree students. more...
Georgette, 2011 Cowan Young Endeavour Grant recipient
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Scholarship Fund
UniSA believes education should be available to all, regardless of social advantage or disadvantage. By supporting the Scholarship Fund you will help make this vision a reality. more...
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