SoIT's News, Issue 3 2008

Prizes and Scholarships Ceremony and Graduation Dinner

Graduation Dinner
Graduation Dinner

The School’s annual Graduation Dinner in May was particularly special. The dinner was held for the first time in our own building and also for the first time, was very generously sponsored by Optiver. This meant that we were able to provide extras that greatly enhanced the experience. The School is very grateful to Optiver for their sponsorship and continued support.

Distinguished researcher and Honorary degree recipient Professor John Hopcroft was an inspirational dinner speaker, sharing anecdotes from a long career in IT and wishing the graduands well in their future pursuits.

The Prizes and Scholarships Ceremony in the afternoon before the dinner celebrated our best and brightest students, and gave the School the opportunity to again thank our generous prize and scholarship sponsors Accenture, Soprano, the Foundation for IT, Microsoft Research Asia, CISCO and HEDLOC.

It also gave us the chance to honour retiring Foundation for IT President John Debrincat, who is leaving the role after four years. John has been a keen supporter of the School for many years, providing advice and assistance in many areas, and has been instrumental in securing sponsorship for several initiatives, including the National Computer Science School (NCSS).

Full list of 2007 Prize Winners.