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Griffith Alumni Newsletter - December 2019
Professor Carolyn Evans

Message from the Vice Chancellor

As my first calendar year as Vice Chancellor of this wonderful university draws to a close, I want to express my appreciation for the warm reception from our alumni community, commencing with the Canberra reception in February and continuing throughout the year. Alumni played an essential role in informing the development of our Creating a Future for All: Strategic Plan 2020-2025 and I offer my sincere thanks to all who contributed. We finished the year on a high with inspirational stories of graduates shared at our 13 ceremonies last week as well as various other alumni achievements.

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Alumni Festive holiday guide

Alumni festive holiday guide

Check everything off your holiday to-do-list with our handy alumni festive holiday guide. We have included everything from accommodation and travel discounts through to unique gift suggestions, entertainment options and staycation tips. 

 Holiday guide 

Benjamin Werner

Queensland Sciences 2019 Artist in Residence

Benjamin Werner has followed a circuitous path to success; from high-school drop-out and labourer to communicating complex scientific concepts through art and leading an international arts company.

Benjamin Werner

Dinesh NY

2019 Henry Viscardi Achievement Award

Quadriplegic alumnus, Dr Dinesh Palipana, has flown to New York to accept the prestigious award. He was one of only ten people in the world to be honoured this year. 

Dr Palipana's achievements

2019 event highlights

A wonderful year of alumni engagement

2019 saw a record number of alumni connecting around the globe as we continued to match your demand for events in new locations and formats, including online. 

Events highlight reel

China Grand Pharma deal

Landmark deal to develop new drug

Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics and China Grand Pharma have signed an exclusive agreement to develop a new drug to combat the Human parainfluenza virus (hPIV).

Find out more 

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Schwarzman scholar

Griffith Bachelor of Commerce graduate Caitlene Hillman is one of only three Australians to be awarded a prestigious Schwarzman Scholarship for 2020/21.

A Griffith first

Making waves

Addressing climate change

UK broadcaster BBC has highlighted Griffith University's commitment to understanding and addressing the complexity of climate change. 

'Making waves'


New York alumni networking lunch

Sunday 12 January 2020, Union Square, New York, USA

Meet and mingle with fellow members of your alumni community and Griffith University staff over lunch and drinks in the Big Apple!  

Register attendance

Mature student information webinar

Tuesday 28 January 2020, 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm (AEST) 

If you are thinking about returning to university after time off or are looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, our Mature Student Open Evenings will help  you establish the right study path. Attend from around the globe via the webinar.

Find out more

'Canberra Connect' alumni event

Save the date: 24 February 2020, Canberra, ACT

Kick start your year by reconnecting with your alumni community and developing your skills in a combined professional development and networking event. 

If you will be relocating to Canberra in the new year for a graduate position, please update your details to make sure that you receive an invitation to attend. 

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Melbourne alumni meet up 

Save the date: 16 March 2020, Melbourne, VIC

Establish new connections, reignite old associations, and network with like-minded professionals at the Griffith University Melbourne alumni meet up. 

If you have or intend to relocate to the Melbourne area, please let us know your updated details so we can send you an invitation to attend.

Update contact details

Sydney alumni reconnect 

Save the date: 17 March 2020, Sydney, NSW

Reconnect with old friends, former class mates and Griffith University staff over drinks and nibbles in the Sydney CBD. Enjoy lively discussion whilst establishing new professional and social networks.

To ensure you receive the invitation, please update us with your current address and preferred contact details.

Update contact details

Study online

Study online in 2020

Find the right degree to help you achieve your goals. With more than 100 degrees available to study online, including accelerated options, we are sure to have a degree that suits your lifestyle and career aspirations.

Explore options


Spread HOPE and JOY

Give the gift of education this festive season. Please help disadvantaged students make their educational dreams a reality. Gifts of any size will bring hope and joy and all gifts will be matched dollar for dollar by the University.

Make a gift

Festive message 2019

Please note the Griffith University Development and Alumni office will close on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will reopen
on Thursday 2 January 2020.

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