From the Chancellor
The Chancellor's Committee, established in 1977 by my esteemed predecessor Sir Hermann Black, continues to develop and flourish.
Indeed, the Committee's contribution to the University is considerable, always seeking to maintain and improve our unique environment and the opportunities available to our students. Many volunteer members give generously of their precious time to activities dedicated to the continuing high standards of the University. Among these are the sub committees for the annual Book Fair, the Antique Fest and the University Gift Shop located underneath the University Clock Tower.
In 2007 it held the Medieval Christmas Banquet which resulted in a net gain of $32,000. The 2009 Antique Fair added $10,000 to our grants funds. All of the money raised by the Committee is spent directly on its scholarships and grants programmes. These include bursary support to students attending the University of Sydney Koori Centre and our overseas exchange students.
Additionally, Committee funds are allocated to the conservation of archival research material, the fabric of our heritage buildings, University museums, arts societies and art collections. These are most valuable and generous initiatives.
I would like to express my great appreciation to the Chancellor's Committee, and to invite you to support its work and the benefits which this brings to the University and to the wider community.
Professor Marie Bashir, AC, CVO