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Alumni Update 2013 Issue 10 University of South Australia
Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship appeal
I'd like to say a big thank you to the GWIS donors for enabling me to realise my dreams. Winning the scholarship has helped me enormously and will be a great stepping stone for exploring other opportunities in the future.
Racquel Austin-Abdullah, Bachelor of Visual Arts student
The Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship is directly changing the lives of individuals who, in turn, are inspiring others to change their lives, thanks to the generosity of our many donors!

Help us kick goals for disadvantaged Indigenous students and support the Gavin Wanganeen Indigenous Scholarship appeal.

Gavin Wanganeen
Alumni Achievements  
University of South Australia doctoral graduate, Dr Felicity-ann Lewis, has been named as South Australia's Australian of the Year for 2014. Dr Lewis is President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) and has served as the Mayor of Marion for nearly 14 years.

Congratulations to some outstanding educators recognised for their achievements recently. Two of our alumni won South Australian Public Teaching Awards for 2013: Jane Garrard, Lifetime Achievement Award; and Evan Polymeneas, Secondary School Teacher of the Year. Dr Lorna Wanzel of Halifax in Canada received the prestigious Hugheen Ferguson Distinguished Teacher Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to music education. more...

Alumni in focus
Dianne van Eck and Jo Shanahan, DVE Business Solutions
Dianne van Eck and Jo Shanahan
This mother-daughter team lead DVE Business Solutions, a South Australian business improvement consultancy. Founded by Dianne in 2007, DVE has grown from a home-base operation to offices in Adelaide and Sydney. more...
Dr Satyajit Thakor and Prof Michael Miller
Satyajit Thakor
Dr Thakor is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Network Coding, based at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His UniSA PhD thesis won the 2013 Michael Miller Medal, which he considers his greatest career highlight to date. more...
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News and Events
Triton Tunis-Mitchell (bottom) performing in a Gravity and Other Myths production, John Goodridge Digital Photograpy.
Acrobatic physio makes a smart move
What do physiotherapy, the circus and a smartphone app have in common? Meet Triton Tunis-Mitchell, physiotherapy graduate and acrobat who has developed an innovative physiotherapy app. more...
Malaysia Chapter President, Cheng Wai Kok, with His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Governor of South Australia
International Chapter Presidents visit Adelaide
The University of South Australia hosted a two day visit by Chapter Presidents in November, including discussions, campus tours and  a cocktail reception at Government House. more...
Business people shaking hands
Career Services
The University of South Australia offers a number of career related services for alumni job seekers and employers. Explore what's on offer and check out the Alumni Job Board for roles and internships. more…
Female student
Make your next move into a career in Big Data
The incomprehensible volume of data generated from new advances in technologies has given rise to the new area of ‘Big Data’. UniSA 's new Master of Data Science will help enhance your expertise in this exciting field. more...
Team members of UniSA Australia
2014 Santos Tour Down Under around the corner
Join Team UniSA–Australia Supporters' Club to receive updates, merchandise offers and for your chance to enter more great competitions in the lead-up to the 2014 Tour. more...
Entrepreneur looking at ideas board
UniSA ITEK Startup Weekend, 29 Nov-1 Dec
Take up the challenge of building a web or mobile application. Convenor and alumnus, Chris Hooper, says the event is a great way for budding entrepreneurs to launch their new businesses. more...
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