Prominent West Australian lawyer, Malcolm McCusker QC, will be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws at The University of Western Australia's Spring 2008 Graduation Ceremonies, which begin tonight.
Mr McCusker, who is Chairman of the Legal Aid Commission of WA and Parliamentary Inspector to the Corruption and Crime Commission, will join 1,376 graduands receiving bachelor degrees, diplomas, Masters and higher degrees in four ceremonies this week in Winthrop Hall.
The graduands include 100 PhDs from across the faculties, 106 engineers, 53 lawyers, 187 scientists and 231 graduates receiving a Bachelor of Commerce.
Tonight, Monday September 8, awards will be conferred in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Economics, Education and Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Professor Don Markwell, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) will deliver the Occasional Address.
Tomorrow, awards will be conferred in Commerce and prominent West Australian businessman and UWA Senate Member John Langoulant will deliver the Occasional Address.
Wednesday's ceremony will involve Law, Science faculties and Life and Physical Sciences. As well being awarded an honorary degree, Mr McCusker will deliver the Occasional Address.
On Thursday, awards will be conferred in Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. UWA graduate and eminent medical scientist Professor Colin Masters will be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters and will also deliver the Occasional Address. Professor Masters is a world leader in research into Alzheimer's disease. Wendy Noris, UWA Undergraduate Placement Co-ordinator for rural students, will be awarded a Chancellor's Medal.
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716