July 2015

Rosanne Hunt

It has been a month of remarkable achievements – we were excited to see our former Vice-Chancellor Professor Ross Milbourne receive an AO in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his distinguished service to higher education, with nine alumni also recognised in the honours.

UTS has also received global recognition for its impact in midwifery and nursing, having been elected to act as Secretariat of the World Health Organisation’s Global Network of 44 Collaborating Centres for Midwifery, Nursing and Health Development, and is celebrating with a new exhibition highlighting the network’s impressive work around the world.

Thank you to all those alumni who have donated to the UTS Annual Appeal, providing vital financial support for students through the UTS Alumni Scholarship Fund. We've had over 340 donations so far, and the appeal continues until 11 July. So there’s still time to contribute – find out more here.

And make sure to tell us your thoughts on your alumni magazine, Tower, by completing our survey before 26 July for your chance to win one of three $500 travel vouchers!

Kind regards,

Rosanne Hunt
Deputy Director, Alumni Relations and Communications

The man behind the photo

Mervyn Bishop with his famous photo of Gough Whitlam

When Mervyn Bishop photographed Gough Whitlam pouring soil into the hands of a Gurindji elder, he had no idea the image would come to symbolise the Aboriginal land rights movement in Australia.

Former Vice-Chancellor and UTS alumni take Queen's Birthday Honours

Ross Milbourne

The inspiring achievements of UTS alumni have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

UTS World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre leads global network

Women and their babies

A UTS-based centre for nursing, midwifery and health development has been elected to act as Secretariat of the WHO’s Global Network of 44 Collaborating Centres, marking the achievement with an exhibition showcasing its important work.

UTSpeaks: Fit, Healthy, Happy?

Woman jumping in a field

What choices, changes and attitudes can we adopt to have a long life that we love? In this free public forum, leading researchers navigate the barrage of advice and offer fresh insights for staying fit, healthy and happier.

UTS celebrates Neville Quarry, architect and educator

Neville Quarry

This month UTS will be joining alumni, staff and friends to celebrate the life of influential architect and educator Professor Neville Quarry and launch a new scholarship in his name.

UTS students help Visa imagine what's next for wearable technology

Students at the workshop working with Visa's Ken Sippola and Teresa Hui

How will consumers be paying for goods and services in the future? UTS Creative Intelligence and Innovation students have been exploring the future of transactions in an age of wearable technology.

From refugee to Young Australian Migration Lawyer of the Year

Marina Brizar

In one of Marina Brizar's first uni classes, her lecturer advised: "Be good at what you do, and you can do what you want." It’s a lesson that has seen the UTS Law graduate and former refugee follow her passion for migration law.

Two students looking up information in a newspaper

Alumni in the News

Professor Larissa Behrendt

GradDipLegP (1993)
A new short film by the prominent Aboriginal lawyer and academic makes world premiere at last month's Sydney Film Festival, portraying the impact of asbestos mining on the remote community of Baryulgil.

Maile Carnegie

BBus Marketing (1992)
Google Australia's Managing Director and UTS Luminary Maile Carnegie's shares her passion for embracing innovation in this Weekend Australian Magazine profile.

Andrea Myles

MA International Studies(2007); MA China Studies (2011)
The co-founder and CEO of the China Australia Millennial Project shares her vision for bringing innovators and entrepreneurs together in the Australian Financial Review.