Alumni Notes January 2015

6 February 2015

ANU is proud of the extraordinary global achievements of the alumni community.  Some of these accolades are told to us or make the news at ANU, throughout Australia and abroad.

If you have received an award, changed jobs or careers, or have any other professional or personal highlights you want to share with the alumni community please contact the Alumni Relations team by email.

Sue Castrique (BA (Hons) ‘78) book Under the Colony’s Eye: Gentlemen and Convicts at Cockatoo Island 1839-1869 has just been published and is now available at bookstores or directly from Anchor Books Australia. This is the first book about the convict history of Cockatoo Island, one of the eleven world heritage-listed Australian Convict Sites.

Derek Bayley (LLB (Hons) '14, BA '14) has been awarded an internship with the Hague Conference where he will work to help protect children and families from illegal or irregular international adoptions.

Professor Ian Clarke (PhD, RSPacS, 1984) is now Dean of the University of Edinburgh Business School. In November 2014 he was in Canberra to sign a partnership agreement with Professor Shirley Leitch, Dean of ANU College of Business and Economics to work together. Ian has also joined ANU College of Business and Economics new International Advisory Board.

Kate Jones (MEnvLaw '14) was elected in the seat of state electorate of Ashgrove in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland.

Professor Peter Kanowski (BSc (Forestry) (Hons) '82) has been appointed as a Tuckwell Fellow. Tuckwell Fellows act as advisors, role models and teachers for the Tuckwell Scholars. They are selected on the basis of their talent for working with outstanding students, their strong record of service, and commitment to nurturing and encouraging future leaders.

Julie McKay (MPubPol (Hons) '08) and Elizabeth Shaw (MPubPol '11) are attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at UN Headquarters in March.  The Commission on the Status of Women is the UN’s main intergovernmental body dedicated exclusively to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Annastacia Palaszczuk (GradDipLegPrac '06) was elected in the seat of state electorate of Inala in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland and will soon be likely named Premier of Queensland.

Alan Wu (GDLP '11) was Australia's only community-sector participant at the World Economic Forum's 2015 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Alan is the youngest member of the Board of Oxfam Australia, and has previously served as Chair of Australia's national youth council, as Special Envoy for Young People to the UN Environment Programme, and on the National Commission for UNESCO. Alan is currently establishing the Canberra Hub of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community for young people.

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