A recent reunion of 1972 agricultural science graduates from The University of Western Australia (UWA) revealed the diversity of career paths taken.
It has been 40 years since the 1969 intake started their studies at UWA.
Of the 33 students who successfully completed the degree course, 26 attended the reunion which began at UWA’s Institute of Agriculture at Crawley and was followed by a formal dinner at the University Club and a barbeque the next day.
alumnus Jean-Paul Carvalho (BEc, PhD, Corporate Finance) always dreamed of
studying at the University
of Oxford and, after
being one of eight Australian recipients of the 2004 General Sir John Monash
Award, his dream has become a reality.
Just released, another book by Dr Elise Bant, UWA Honorary Fellow (law) and visiting lecturer for the unit, Unjust Enrichment. Elise says her book, The Change of Position Defence (Hart, Oxford 2009) is ”the first exhaustive examination of the leading defence to claims in unjust enrichment. It examines all the current authorities, as well as the law of analogous defences, to provide an authoritative and rigorous definition of the defence."
UWA alumni also had the opportunity to hear from some of the faculty’s Rising Stars at a University Club lunch in February. The researchers featured included West Australian Young Scientist of the Year for 2008, Ben Corry; and Science Student of the Year, Jacinta Delhaize.
Ben and Jacinta are shining examples of the impact scholarships and fellowships can make on shaping an individual’s career and the resulting benefits that flow on to the community.
The event was hailed as a resounding success and the lively exchange of ideas and information generated demonstrates how the passion of science transcends generations.