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Alumni Update 2013 Issue 5 University of South Australia
Counting down to unijam
unijam is now just days away and thousands have registered to take part.

Adelaide is set to be the hotspot for what will be a global convergence of ideas.

Alumni from every Australian state and from 42 countries around the world have registered for the jam and we are expecting more to sign up as the event draws closer.

UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says unijam will be a rewarding experience for the entire University community. He says the ideas and suggestions made during the jam will inform the planning process for the University for the next five years and help to set priorities around teaching, research, the student experience, our international engagement and how we work with industry to boost Australian innovation.

A list of special guests including Australia’s Ambassador to China, Frances Adamson and former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, a full guide to the topics to be discussed and a digital presentation explaining how to jam – all the tools you’ll need to take part - are now live on the website.

The jam is totally online; it is a social media style environment with the feel of a chat room, so there are many threads of conversation occurring simultaneously.

You can jam for two minutes or two hours; you can log on and observe; you can come and go into the jam as often as you want over the 48 hours.

This week the Vice Chancellor announced there will be an extra incentive to take part in unijam - prizes to reward participation.

So now is the time to look over the website and plan your unijam session – pick the times the topics and the people you want to chat to and lock it into your diary.

Alumnus in focus
Dr Ezaz Ahmed
Dr Ezaz Ahmed
Human Resources Management doctoral graduate and university lecturer and researcher Dr Ezaz Ahmed has been invited to be a member of the inaugural Research Advisory Panel of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), Australia's peak and largest HR association for HR professionals. more...
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Alumni achievements  
Congratulations to University of South Australia alumni who were honoured in the 2013 South Australian Media Awards announced last week: Channel 7 Adelaide reporters, Melissa Wildy (Bachelor of Journalism, 2012) and Mark Mooney (Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), 2007); SA Political Reporter at The Australian, Sarah Martin (Graduate Diploma in Journalism, 2009); and Murray Valley Standard reporter Peri Strathearn (Graduate Diploma of Journalism, 2011). more...

Stay Connected  
Promoting your business or the organisation you work for on the Alumni Business Directory is free of charge and will expose you to almost 30,000 Alumni Network Card holders. You can get great discounts on other business services, from financial advice to physio treatment.

Recently listed businesses include Kwasi Studios website design and inbound marketing services, and Living to the Max Occupational Therapy Services in Adelaide.

To find out about new benefits and services for alumni keep your contact details up to date and Stay Connected to the alumni network.

News and Events
An abandoned factory in Beijing
UniSA News - Beijing inspiration for graduate artist
Undertaking a three-month residency at an art gallery in Beijing has opened up an eclectic range of artistic inspiration for young Adelaide artist and UniSA graduate Madison Bycroft. more...
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Urban dwellers and the changing city - 30 May
Many of today’s urban dwellers often face sorrow with the loss of their homes, work and everyday life. Urbanist Professor AbdouMaliq Simone will examine the urban processes of various modern cities and how they function at this free public lecture. more...
Alumni celebrating at the 2012 Singapore Reunion Dinner
Singapore alumni reunion and AGM - 2 July
Celebrate with classmates at the alumni reunion dinner, Grand Hyatt Singapore. Register before 31 May to go into the draw to win a Samsung S4! Join the Chapter and have your say at the Annual General Meeting, to be held before the dinner. more...
Hong Kong Alumni Chapter President, Dr Edward Lam, with alumni at the 2012 Reunion Dinner
Hong Kong alumni reunion – 6 July
Meet our new Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd, and celebrate with fellow classmates at the annual chapter reunion dinner at the Palace 188 Restaurant. more...
Malaysian Alumni catching up at the 2012 Alumni Reunion Dinner
Malaysia alumni
reunion - 29 June
Book now for your chance to meet our new Vice Chancellor and President, Professor David Lloyd, and catch up with former classmates at the exclusive Petroleum Club in Petronas Towers. more...
Francisca Tyssen, Bachelor of Visual Arts
Explore your creative potential
Learn some new artistic skills through the School of Art, Architecture and Design short courses held in state-of-the-art studios at very reasonable fees. more...
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Asylum Reconsidered - Hawke Centre and the Hawke Research Institute
Professor Ranjanna Khanna sees insomnia as an analogy for asylum seeking - a space where there is no security or rest. Join us for this lecture on 26 June to launch the National Asylum Summit 2013. more...
Christian Thompson, Bidjara people, HEAT (detail) 2010, 3-channel video, on loan from artist and private lender
Samstag Museum - unDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial
This exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia features the work of twenty key contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Until 5 July. more...
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