Sydney Alumni Magazine, fondly known as SAM, has been published for more than 60 years, and while the format has changed, one thing remains constant: the magazine keeps our alumni connected with us and each other.
Published twice a year, SAM is our premium print magazine which shares the compelling stories of our alumni.
It is supported by SAM Extra, our digital monthly newsletter, which features news, events and other information to keep you up to date with what’s going on in our alumni community.
The Australian population is growing more rapidly than previously predicted, putting huge pressure on urban areas. University of Sydney people are part of the urban design debate so future cities are more liveable and sustainable.
Cancer’s great advantage is that it can evade the immune system. Now, major advances in immunology mean that researchers could soon make immune cells target cancers cells, reducing the need for invasive and traumatic cancer treatments.
Miscarriages of justice are a fact of the legal system. Through the Exoneration Project, law and psychology students revisit cases looking for false convictions, and in the process teach each other new ways of thinking about facts.
The Baby1000 project tracks the progress of babies during their first 1000 days, but significantly, the tracking starts prior to conception. This makes it a rare study internationally, as it works to identify ways to ensure the best lifelong health outcomes for babies.
Large scale food production will be vital to meet the growing world demand. Maximising productivity from smaller scale and subsistence farmers will be essential and the work done by women particularly, will be important around the world.
Henry Hawthorne studied law but ultimately found himself working as a lexographer. His love of words is matched by his love of travel. Here he talks about his six favourite things, while also demonstrating his photographic skills.
The Poche Centre at the University of Sydney provides dental clinics in some of the state’s most disadvantaged areas. The clinics have improved school attendance, community oral health and provided a model for effective service delivery.
People come to university to prepare for their careers, but they also learn about themselves. Four prominent alumni talk about the ideas, the people and the experiences that shaped their university careers and who they are now.
Architecture students from Sydney and Indonesia came together to design shelters for Indonesian street vendors. The project saw them find new ways of using locally available materials and cross-cultural ways of problem solving.
With interests and expertise in feminism, gender politics and social movements around everything from sex to race and rock and roll, Dr Rebecca Sheehan shares the stories of the objects in her work space and how they reflect her world view.
Claire Wivell Plater (LLB ’81) is managing director of boutique financial services law firm, The Fold Legal. Here she discusses how artificial intelligence may affect the legal profession, with implications for the broader workforce.
Marissa Anita trained for print journalism at Sydney but has become a prominent TV journalist in Indonesia. Interviewing some of Indonesia’s most powerful people, she is part of her country’s evolving spirit of freedom of the press.