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Graduation Ceremonies2015

This booklet exhibits the outstanding work of graduates of the University of South Australias School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Chancellors welcomeToday 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.

Dr Ian Gould AM

Chancellor

Dr Ian Gould AM

BSc(Hons), PhD, FTSE, FAusIMM, CompIEAust, MAICDDr Ian Gould has been Chancellor of the University of South Australia since July, 2008. He is a geologist with 40 years experience in the minerals industry, including working for the CRA and Rio Tinto Group as Managing Director Australia, and for Normandy Mining Ltd as Group Managing Director.

He is highly experienced in corporate governance having served, mainly as Chair, on a range of boards including the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the CSIRO Minerals Sector Advisory Committee, the South Australian Resources Industry Development Board, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and St Andrews Hospital (South Australia). He is also a member of the South Australian Economic Development Board.

Dr Gould was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2011 Queens Birthday Honours for service to the mining industry, particularly as a proponent of environmental management, to education in his role as Chancellor of the University of South Australia, and to the community.

Vice Chancellors welcomeGraduating with a university degree represents a major milestone in life, and I am both proud and thrilled to share the occasion with you and those who have supported and encouraged you through your academic journey your family, your friends and your mentors.

Not only is your parchment a deserved testament to your hard work, your discipline and your commitment, it also cements an enduring connection with the University of South Australia as you take your place among our worldwide network of more than 185,000 alumni.

I hope that the achievement you celebrate today opens many doors of opportunity and helps you to realise your personal and professional ambitions, as well as to make your mark as an inspired and inspiring global citizen. Rather than a farewell, your graduation heralds a new phase in our relationship as you attain greater, brighter heights and as your university travels with you.

Whatever your chosen path and regardless of the opportunities and challenges that you encounter, we are honoured to have you as a graduate of our university and I wish you every success, happiness and prosperity for the future.

Professor David Lloyd

Vice Chancellor and President

Professor David Lloyd

BSc(Hons), PhD, CChem, FRSCDavid 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 Europes 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 tomorrows professionals and solving todays 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 Australias youngest university to be ranked in the Times Higher Educations top 50 of world universities under 50 years old. It is also ranked in the QS Top 50 under 50. These rankings reflect the dynamism of the university and confirms its place as an industry-connected enterprising university which educates its students for global careers.

With almost 33,000 students, more than 6,000 of whom are international students, UniSA is South Australias biggest university, and offers degree programs in business, education, arts, social sciences, health sciences, information technology, engineering and the environment. Programs are designed with strong professional

emphasis and in partnership with industry, and its graduate employment rates are above the national average. The university is rated Number One in South Australia for the employment rate of our graduates; 91 per cent of those going on to full-time work are employed in a professional occupation within four months of completing their degree.

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.

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). In addition, UniSA is the highest ranked university in Australia for the international diversity of its academic staff and is ranked 7th in the world.

The Universitys MBA program is one of only three in Australia to have held a five-star rating for seven consecutive years (as awarded by the Graduate Management Association of Australia) and the Business School is one of only eight Australian business schools accredited by EQUIS - the EFMD Quality Improvement System.

Broad collaboration with industry, business and the community shapes its teaching and allows the university to create the highly skilled graduates needed for todays world.

Taylor SchrammLondon, 2014 Watercolour on canvas 100 x 100 cm

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 Australias 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 Ian Wark Research Institute for chemical sciences and physical chemistry; the Hawke Research Institute for social sciences; the Sansom Institute for Health Research and the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science.

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.

The University of South Australia also prides itself on being an integral part of, as well as a committed contributor to, the communities and society that it serves. That commitment is reflected in its vast worldwide alumni network and in the major artistic endeavours, sporting events and public attractions the University embraces and supports.

It is a proud supporter of vital community events including the Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaides Planet Talks and the Santos Tour Down Under UCI World Tour cycling race.

Lectures, seminars and research projects presented at the Universitys Hawke Centre attract national and international speakers and offer informed viewpoints on key global issues through events such a