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Professor Carolyn Evans

Message from the Vice Chancellor

In Australia and elsewhere there is a decided shift by governments towards “place-based policy” which encourages universities to assume an even greater role in the economic transformation of our cities and regions. The public expect two-way engagement with their local universities that extends beyond education and into the arts, culture and heritage, health and well-being, citizen science, sustainable management of the environment and many other aspects of society. 

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Norbert Lenz

The lure of discovery

A six-month sabbatical in Australia in the mid-80s and return visits in the following years, presented Professor Lenz with a wonderful dilemma, the luxury of choice. For the German-born biologist, Australia’s rich biodiversity offered him an abundance of species to study and excellent universities to conduct a PhD.

Prof Norbert Lenz

Jackie Babbage

The 24 year old CEO

Business and Digital Media alumnus Jackie Babbage is disrupting the international experience gifting market via her online business Gifting Owl. Raised and educated on the Gold Coast, she is a contemporary, tenacious and enterprising CEO who is building her career one experience at a time.

Jackie Babbage

Alumni Survey

Have your say in the 2019 alumni survey

Have you had a chance to complete the 2019 alumni survey? If not, you have until close business Friday 6 September to have your say. The survey will be used to create better alumni programs and services in Australia and abroad. Responses are anonymous and your honesty is greatly appreciated.

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Byron Johnson

'The journey I was meant to take'

It wasn't so long ago that homelessness and associated economic stresses threatened Byron Johnson's capacity to continue studying a Bachelor of Social Work. The journey hasn't been easy but with the help of a Griffith Futures Scholarship, Byron is fulfilling his potential and applying his experiences and qualifications to helping others.

Byron Johnson

Chanel Dunn

Griffith's growing footprint

After four years of post-graduate study, Chanel Dunn’s graduation day was the first time she met her peers and teachers in person. No, she wasn’t an exceptionally gifted student that gained immediate credit and surpassed all expectations. She was one of a growing number of Griffith Digital Campus students who completed her degree online and from interstate.

Chanel Dunn

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Andrew Simmonds

A remarkable tale of forging your own path after graduation

From wondering where he would go after finishing school, to leading a program to protect the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, Environmental Science graduate Andrew Simmonds has found his passion.

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Debbie Bargallie Award

First Peoples scholar wins prestigious award

First Nations Griffith University researcher Dr Debbie Bargallie has been named the 2019 winner of the prestigious Stanner Award for her analysis of racism in the Australian Public Service (APS).

Dr Debbie Bargallie


Alumni Reunion - PhD and Postgraduate Research

Wednesday 11 September 2019, Griffith University, South Bank campus, Brisbane

We look forward to catching up with Griffith's Higher Degree Research alumni community at a special networking event in Brisbane. Following this cocktail reception, there will be an opportunity to attend the Griffith University final of the Three Minute Thesis competition at our South Bank campus.

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Gold Coast Alumni Networking Event

Wednesday 9 October 2019, voco Gold Coast Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Carolyn Evans, invites Griffith alumni to attend an evening of networking at the new voco Hotel on the Gold Coast. Guests will enjoy a selection of canapés and beverages whilst they reacquaint themselves with fellow Griffith graduates and develop new contacts in their professional network.

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Institute for Glycomics Grand Ball

Saturday 12 October 2019,RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

Hundreds of high-profile, influential guests from the Gold Coast and surrounding areas will enjoy a three course meal and drinks package, including live entertainment from international comedian Arj Barker, performances by the Hanlon Brothers, exciting raffle prizes, and both a live and silent auction.

Money raised on the evening will help fund the Institute’s ground-breaking research into finding new cures and preventions for childhood diseases of global impact.

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MBA Scholarship 2019

MBA Scholarship Competition

Queensland Business Monthly and Griffith Business School have partnered to find the responsible leaders of the future. Offering up to $130,000 in prizes, we encourage the next generation of business leaders to enter.

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Come face-to-face with extraordinary wildlife plus watch exciting daily shows, demonstrations and participate in rare photo opportunities.Griffith Alumni will enjoy a discounted general admission rate of only $29.

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