Geraldine Doogue, journalist and broadcaster, will be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in an autumn graduation at The University of Western Australia this evening.
Ms Doogue's is one of five Honorary Doctorates to be presented during the course of 10 graduation ceremonies which started on 22 March and ends on 11 April.
Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Robert French, has been awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, as was the Honourable Neville Owen, who is a Senior Judge in the Western Australian Supreme Court.
Richard Goyder, Chief Executive Officer of Wesfarmers, was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Commerce.
Peter Pang, President of Bosch China, will be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Engineering.
Peter K. Panegyres, neurologist, will be awarded a Doctor of Medicine.
Sherry Hopkin, who steered the Perth International Arts Festival Film Season for 40 years, was presented with a Chancellor's Medal.
Clinical Professor Richard Vaughan will also be awarded a Chancellor's Medal. He is a practising neurosurgeon and has been a champion of medical education and teamwork between surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses.
During this season of graduations, one of UWA's biggest, 3,137 graduands will be presented with their degrees. The number includes 97 PhDs, nine professional doctorates and hundreds of Honours, Masters and other graduate degrees will be conferred.
UWA swelled the ranks of professionals with the graduation of 41 dentists, 191 medical doctors, 159 lawyers and 100 teachers.
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716