Professor Inder Verma from the Salk Institute in California and Professor Jane Visvader from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne were awarded the 2015 Clifford Prize for Cancer Research by the Centre for Cancer Biology at the Seventh Barossa Meeting on Cell Signalling In Cancer Biology and Therapy. Pictured above are (from left) Sharad Kumar Co-Director of the CCB, Leanna Read Chief Scientist for South Australia, Inder Verma, Jane Visvader and Angel Lopez Co-Director of the CCB.
The 2015 UniSA Sport Awards were held at the end of November to recognise the achievements of students and community members who represented or contributed to UniSA Sport throughout the year. The UniSA Hockey Club won the Club of the Year award, pictured here are (from left) Nick Hepple (Outgoing Club President); John Thomas (Coach), Adam Bartrop (Incoming Club President), Helen Stone (Hockey SA President and UniSA Sport Advisory Group member), Ali and Anna McCarron (Club Members).
The new Graduate Certificate in Visual Effects is an intensive 12-week program that will teach UniSA students some important visual effects skills and prepare them for careers in the entertainment industry. Local success story Rising Sun Pictures provided visual effects for blockbuster franchises such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, X-Men and The Hunger Games.
The Business Career Mentor Program in the School of Business recently held its inaugural recognition awards. There were two award recipients – Victoria Jaeger and Jade Yang – and four commendations went to Lachlan Ewers, Monique Bendo-Watson, Tien Nguyen and Amy Almeida. The celebration also acknowledged three mentors who have been with the program since it began in 2011 - Mark Charnley, David Heaslip and Steven Todd. The program also celebrated its largest year yet, with 200 successful matches between mentors and students.
UniSA Vice Chancellor, Professor David Lloyd and Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement and Equity, Dr Laura-Anne Bull visited UniSA’s Mount Gambier campus last month. While in Mount Gambier they visited Pangula Mannamurna Inc. (PMI) Health Service, an Aboriginal community-controlled health service committed to improving the quality of life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the lower South East region of South Australia. Pictured above is Prof Lloyd (right) with PMI CEO, David Copley.