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  • This publication was produced by University of South Australia’s UniPrint using environmentally sustainable consumables and technology.

  • This booklet exhibits the outstanding work of graduates of the University of South Australia’s School of Art, Architecture and Design.

    Jordan Spence PHI 2015

  • Chancellor’s welcome Today is a time for celebration as you mark both the end and the beginning of exciting parts of your lives. It is also an occasion on which to look forward to the opportunities available to you as a graduate of the University of South Australia.

    I am honoured to be able to share this special event with you, and your family and friends.

    During your time with the University of South Australia you have developed a set of distinctive qualities which describe the knowledge, skills and personal abilities that you will need as you move into a constantly changing global economy.

    You have acquired an international outlook; a capacity for critical thought and lifelong learning; an ability to communicate effectively and work autonomously and cooperatively; and a sense of social responsibility. You are well equipped to succeed, confident in the knowledge and skills you possess.

    Congratulations and all the very best as you start the next big adventure in your lives.

    Mr Jim McDowell


    Mr Jim McDowell

    LLB (Honours) Mr Jim McDowell is currently Chair of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and the Air Warfare Destroyer Principals Council. He is also a Board Member of the Defence Council Victoria, Royal Automobile Association (RAA) and St Peter’s College Council of Governors. He is also a Non-Executive Director of both Codan Ltd and Austal Ltd.

    Mr McDowell also advises the Federal Government in a number of areas of Defence and Defence Procurement. He is a member of the First Principles Review of the Department of Defence and is currently on the Expert Advisory Panel for the Future Submarine Program.

    Prior to this he spent 35 years in the aerospace, shipbuilding and defence industries, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems Saudi Arabia (a $6 billion business) and for almost 11 years prior to that as CEO of BAE Systems Australia, the nation’s largest defence contractor. He has lived and worked in the UK, the USA, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Saudi Arabia.

  • Vice Chancellor’s welcome Graduating with a university degree represents a major milestone in life. Now you’re about to enter a whole new world of wonderful opportunities. You will leave us today with a parchment and a career path and we couldn’t be prouder of you.

    I am very pleased to share the excitement of this day with you and with the people who have supported you throughout your studies: your family, your friends and your mentors.

    Yours is an important graduation ceremony in this our 25th year and we are celebrating your success along with our own. We have come a long way since 1991 when we amalgamated colleges of advanced education and institutes of technology to become the University of South Australia. Now we’re considered one of the world’s best young universities, an enterprising institution putting our best teaching and research into creating bright futures for our students and partnering with industry and the professions to bring the benefits of that teaching and research to our community.

    I hope the achievement you celebrate today opens many doors of opportunities for you so that you can make your mark as a global citizen, a professional in everything you do.

    You, like more than 195,000 graduates who have preceded you, are very important to us; you are our success stories, the role models for current students and those who might follow in your footsteps. As your career grows and your success is assured, current students look at you and see what’s possible in their own lives.

    I wish you every success, happiness and prosperity as you take your first steps into your new lives as graduates of the University of South Australia.

    Professor David Lloyd

    Vice Chancellor and President

    Professor David Lloyd

    BSc(Hons), PhD, CChem, FRSC David Lloyd is the Vice Chancellor and President of the University of South Australia. A Dublin-born and educated chemist who specialises in computer-aided drug design, Professor Lloyd joined the university at the beginning of 2013, re-focusing it as a university of enterprise and shaping its activities to better meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    Globally connected and engaged in helping solve the problems of industry and the professions, the University is now building partnerships that will ensure it remains at the cutting-edge of creativity and new knowledge.

    In May 2014 Professor Lloyd was appointed to the South Australia Economic Development Board (EDB) to establish the networks between education, research and industry that will transition the South Australian economy into one of innovation and growth.

    Before joining the University of South Australia, Professor Lloyd was Bursar and Director of Strategic Innovation at Trinity College Dublin, one of Europe’s oldest and most prominent universities. He had also been Dean and Vice President of Research at Trinity and was concurrently the inaugural Chair of the Irish Research Council.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry and a PhD in Medicinal Organic Chemistry from Dublin City University, and was also a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin.

    Professor Lloyd has published extensively in related fields in high impact international journals while generating significant grant income. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

  • About the University of South Australia The University of South Australia (UniSA) is a young institution with an agile, innovative approach to educating tomorrow’s professionals and solving today’s challenges. As a University of Enterprise, its efforts are focused on providing economic and social benefits to the nation and the world.

    Formed in 1991, the University has already established a global reputation for the quality and creativity of its graduates and the innovative, outcomes-focused relevance of its research.

    Its global reputation continues to grow. It is ranked 24th in the QS World’s Top 50 universities under 50 years-old and was most recently rated in the top two percent of the most innovative universities in Asia by Reuters.

    The University maintains a strong commitment to teaching and learning, and ranks in the top 10 nationally for the proportion of its staff with a doctorate (73 per cent). Its MBA program consistently ranks amongst the best in the country, holding a five-star rating for eight consecutive years (as awarded by the Graduate Management Association of Australia).

    With around 32,000 students, including almost 6,000 of whom are international students, UniSA offers degree programs in business, education, arts, social sciences, health sciences, information technology, engineering and the environment that are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry. Its graduate employment rates are above the national average. The University is rated Number One in South Australia for the employment rate of its graduates; 90 per cent of those going on to full-time work are employed in a professional occupation within four months of completing their degree.

    The University continues to develop a strong research environment, and is home to a range of dedicated research institutes and centres and is a key partner in a number of Cooperative Research Centres that, in collaboration with industry and government, are focused on helping to deliver practical and enduring solutions to real-world problems.

    Among the University of South Australia’s priority areas for multidisciplinary research are health sciences, resources and energy sustainability, world-changing designs and technologies, resilient and inclusive societies and the enhanced quality and productivity of working life.

    Its research capabilities include the new multi-million dollar Future Industries Institute (FII) which focuses on building knowledge and capacity in core future industries; the Hawke Research Institute, Australia’s largest social science and

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  • humanities institute, the Sansom Institute for Health Research, the University’s premier health and biomedical research concentration and the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, one of the world’s leading centres for research in marketing.

    Other key research groupings are focused on discoveries in the fundamental causes of cancer, and translating these discoveries into new ways to prevent and treat this disease.

    With campuses in the heart of Adelaide, in the metropolitan area (Mawson Lakes and Magill) and in the regional cities of Whyalla and Mount Gambier, the University provides opportunities to students from a wide range of geographic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. It is currently implementing a $1 billion-plus building program to further enhance its physical and virtual infrastructure.

    Across the University, its broad range of programs is designed to increase opportunity for Aboriginal people, and those who have experienced educational, social or geographical disadvantage. It