Senate elections: support for medical alumni
Sydney alumni have all received ballot papers for the five graduate positions on the University’s Senate. A strong election turnout is being encouraged by alumni associations following the recommendations of the recent NSW Parliamentary Inquiry to end elections by graduates for Fellows of Senate, in favour of appointments by governing bodies.
Two medical graduates are standing for election – Barry Catchlove and Michael Copeman. Michael is currently serving as a graduate Fellow of Senate and is standing for re-election.
Many will know Barry through his work as President of the Medical Alumni Association for 6 years until 2005 when he became President of the University of Sydney Alumni Council. In his time at the MAA, he introduced the new improved Radius and was also responsible setting up the medical student hardship scholarship scheme. He served on the Executive and Council of the Medical Foundation. Barry and his successor as Alumni Council President, David Turner, are standing as a team. Further information is given on their website: www.turnercatchlove.com.au
Voting papers must be returned by November 10.