March 2016

Rosanne Hunt

Welcome to the first edition of our alumni newsletter for 2016! This year we'll be sharing the latest thinking on innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability, as well as news and profiles of the inspiring individuals making a real difference from across the diverse UTS community.

This issue, check out our 'stellar' UTS authors, meet two global graduates using their business degrees for social good, find out what it's like to work at Google's New York offices, and spend a day in the life of CNN's news anchor and UTS journalism graduate Lynda Kinkade.

With International Women's Day next week, catch this year's first episode of 2SER's The Chat on Sunday, featuring a profile of influential young leader Andrea Myles, 2015 UTS Alumni Award winner and CEO and co-founder of the groundbreaking China Australia Millennial Project.

Don't miss this month's special UTSpeaks public lecture featuring UTS graduate Professor Carolyn McGregor AM, who will be talking all things data on March 23, and we're also inviting alumni to an exclusive viewing of our new exhibition 'A Kuring-gai Story' featuring works by Sidney Nolan, Margaret Preston and Max Dupain, among others, from the UTS Art Collection.

We're also inviting alumni help shape the future of the university's responsible investment strategy – find out how you can participate in the consultation process. Or if you're nearby and interested in supporting research, you can also donate your DNA to a forensic science project.

It's a really exciting time to be a part of the UTS community, and we're looking forward to sharing more with you throughout the year!

Kind regards,

Rosanne Hunt
Deputy Director, Alumni Relations and Communications

Just Say Yes: Lance Kalish and Ido Leffler

Lance Kalish and Ido Leffler

It's not enough to make a profit, you also need to have purpose, say these two business alumni who are committed to creating successful companies that give back to those who need it most.

Alumni honoured on Australia Day

Illustration depicting Australia

The inspiring achievements of UTS graduates across communications, sport, animal welfare, education and community initiatives have been recognised in the 2016 Australia Day honours.

New scholarships for Syrian refugees

Procession of graduates

UTS will offer 10 new three-year scholarships for Syrian refugees, who will also receive legal assistance, representation and support in their resettlement, provided by supervised UTS law student volunteers.

UTS authors dominate Stella Prize longlist

Stack of UTS Writing Anthologies

Looking for a great autumn read? UTS authors have taken seven of twelve spots in this year's Stella Prize longlist, celebrating women's contributions to Australian literature.

Special Event: A Kuring-gai Story Exhibition

Photo of Kuring-gai campus by Dupain

We're inviting alumni to an exclusive viewing of UTS's new art exhibition 'A Kuring-gai Story', featuring works by Sidney Nolan, Margaret Preston, Clifton Pugh, and Max Dupain. Catch up with former classmates over drinks and canapés!

UTS students named in 100 top future leaders

Bachelor of Business student Cindy Tan receiving an award from Jodie Fitness of Woolworths

Meet the UTS students who have been recognised in the 2016 Future Leader of Australia Awards.

Building a better understanding of Indigenous Australia

The CAIK team (from the left), Associate Professor Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews, Professor Susan Page, centre administrator Gavin Stanbrook and centre director Professor Michelle Trudgett

UTS's newly launched Centre for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges leads the way in equipping graduates with Indigenous professional competencies.