Alumni Update 2012 Issue 11 University of South Australia
Season's Greetings
While 2012 was undoubtedly a year of challenge and change, the University of South Australia continues to record strong, positive
results as we prepare to enter an exciting new era.

As many of you will already know, our new Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd, will take up his position on January 21, 2013. Professor Lloyd was previously Bursar and Director of Strategic Innovation at Trinity College Dublin, one of Europe’s oldest and most prominent universities.
Professor Joanne Wright, Acting Vice Chancellor and President
From my perspective, it has been an honour to act in the role of Vice Chancellor and President since the departure of Professor Peter Høj in September, and to oversee an institution that continues to pursue its ambitions with enthusiasm and success.

Throughout the year, the University has recorded a number of significant achievements, many of which align with the aspirations outlined in our strategic blueprint, Horizon 2020. Among them are:
  • Opening of our new $50m Materials and Minerals Science Building at Mawson Lakes, and the start of work on our $85m student learning centre at City West campus
  • Completion and release of our new Teaching and Learning Strategic Plan 2012-15 and ‘Excellence with Relevance’, our new research and innovation framework 2013-20
  • Securing $18m in funding through the Commonwealth’s Education Investment Fund to further improve facilities at our regional operations in Whyalla and Mount Gambier.
It is through our commitment to excellence and to ensuring the University of South Australia delivers high quality teaching, learning and research, as well as world-class graduates that the value of the qualifications you earned continues to increase in value.

We also take great pride in the achievements of our global alumni community, and the outstanding contribution you are making to society and to the University’s reputation worldwide.

I thank you for the support that you provide to our ongoing operations - whether through direct contributions, volunteering your time or acting as ambassadors – and I wish you, your families and your friends all the very best for the upcoming holiday season.

Kind regards,

Professor Joanne Wright
Acting Vice Chancellor and President
Flamenco Hoy
Adelaide Festival of Arts - discounts for Alumni
The University of South Australia is a key partner of the 2013 Adelaide Festival and presenting partner for the Laurie Anderson exhibition at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art.

As part of this sponsorship, we are able to offer a 10% discount on selected Adelaide Festival performances, including Carlos Saura’s electrifying Flamenco Hoy. Limited performances available so be quick and book now!
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Stay Connected and win!
Update your contact details by 14 January and you could win an iPad Mini valued at A$369. Simply visit our alumni website and update your details to go into the draw.

The winner will be notified by email by 15 January 2013 and announced in the Alumni Update.

Alumni in focus
Kevin Lewis
Kevin Lewis
Kevin Lewis has made a career of teaching English in China and is now applying his skills as a language educator in his role as Principal of the Mandarin World Language School in Shanghai. more...
Dr Amie Albrecht
Dr Amie Albrecht
Dr Amie Albrecht’s decision to follow her passion for mathematics led her to pursue an academic career, where she is an enthusiastic advocate for mathematics as a gateway to many endeavours. more...
Dr Charles Ong
Dr Charles Ong
Singapore-based management consultant, Dr Charles Ong, has realised many goals, including establishing his own management consultancy, Caryl Lynch, and making the 5,364 metre climb on an exclusive expedition to the Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas. more...
Alumni Achievements  
University of South Australia property graduate, Mark Steinert, has been announced as the new Managing Director and CEO of Stockland, Australia’s largest diversified property company. more...

If there is something that you want to share please tell us your story.

News and Events
Adelaide Festival staff members who have studied with UniSA are:
Gillian Mercer, Koral Chandler, Anne Wiberg, Sarah Pledge, Olivia Maros, Matthew Bennett, Michelle Read, Rachel Kurenda, Anna Hughes, Hilary Abel, and Lucy Guster.
UniSA behind the scenes at Adelaide Festival
The Adelaide Festival is one of the world’s great arts events – and the team that brings the event to the world has a strong UniSA influence. more...
Research being conducted at Ian Wark
UniSA delivers more world class research
The University of South Australia delivered a significant improvement in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report handed down in early December. more...
Business Graduates
Pank/University of South Australia, School of Management Prize for Entrepreneurship
Win $15,000, plus mentoring support, to help bring your business idea to life. The prize is open to all current UniSA students and alumni. Applications close 19 February 2013. more...
UniSA's Nigel Relph and University of Tianjin's President Li Jiajun at the China launch
China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development
This UniSA think tank dedicated to the future of Asia-Pacific cities recently launched its partnership with the University of Tianjin. The Centre will host an international symposium in Adelaide on 21 February 2013. more...
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festive season
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Considering an MBA in 2013?
The University of South Australia has been rated as one of Australia’s elite 5-Star MBAs. You can study your MBA on campus, overseas or online. How to apply
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