Graduations

Guest speakers - by ceremony in 2009

The guest speakers listed below gave occasional addresses at University of Sydney graduation ceremonies in March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December 2009.


20 March 2009

  • Esmond Ross Brown AM, 9.30am and 11.30am, 20 March 2009, Faculty of Pharmacy graduation ceremonies
    President of the Pharmacy Alumni Association and a Governor of the Pharmacy Practice Foundation, and recipient of the title of Honorary Fellow of the University.

3 April 2009

  • Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver, 9.30am, 3 April 2009, Faculty of Health Sciences graduation ceremony
    Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit, University of New South Wales
  • Professor Simon Gandevia, 11.30am, 3 April 2009, Faculty of Health Sciences graduation ceremony
    Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute
  • Robyn Chapman, 2.00pm, 3 April 2009, Faculty of Health Sciences graduation ceremony
    CEO, Independent Living Centre
  • Professor Peter Freebody, 4.00pm, 3 April 2009, Faculty of Education and Social Work graduation ceremony
    Faculty of Education and Social Work

8 April 2009

  • Jo Dunn, 9.30am, 8 April 2009, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery graduation ceremony
    Research Assistant, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Brenda Croft, 11.30am, 8 April 2009, Sydney College of the Arts graduation ceremony
    The Unaipon School, University of South Australia and recipient of the honorary degree of Doctor of Visual Arts
  • Emeritus Professor Dame Leonie Kramer AC DBE, 2.00pm, 8 April 2009, Faculty of Arts graduation ceremony
    Former Professor of Australian Literature and Chancellor, University of Sydney and recipient of the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters
  • Professor Catharine Lumby, 4.00pm, 8 April 2009, Faculty of Arts graduation ceremony
    Director, Journalism and Media Research Centre, University of New South Wales

17 April 2009

  • Professor Ian Hickie AM, 9.30am, 17 April 2009, Faculty of Health Sciences graduation ceremony
    Executive Director, Brain & Mind Research Institute
  • Dr Penny Allbon, 11.30am, 17 April 2009, Faculty of Health Sciences graduation ceremony
    Director, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Dr Marie Leech, 2.00pm, 17 April 2009, Faculty of Health Sciences graduation ceremony
    Principal, Sancta Sophia College
  • Professor Merlin Crossley, 4.00pm, 17 April 2009, Faculty of Science graduation ceremony
    School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney

24 April 2009

  • The Hon Verity Firth, MP, 9.30am, 24 April 2009, Faculty of Education and Social Work graduation ceremony
    NSW Minister for Education and Training
  • Imelda Dodds, 11.30am, 24 April 2009, Faculty of Education and Social Work graduation ceremony
    NSW Protective Commissioner and Public Guardian
  • Professor Alan Peters, 2.00pm, 24 April 2009, Faculty of Education and Social Work and Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning graduation ceremonies
    Director, Planning Research Centre, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, University of Sydney
  • Adam Spencer, 4.00pm, 24 April 2009, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning graduation ceremony
    Fellow of Senate

1 May 2009

  • Professor John Crawford, 9.30am, 1 May 2009, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and Faculty of Veterinary Science graduation ceremonies - occasional address
    Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Sydney
  • Emeritus Professor Kerry Goulston AO, 11.30am, 1 May 2009, Faculty of Medicine graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Professor John Horvath AO, 2.00pm, 1 May 2009, Faculty of Medicine graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Previously Chief Medical Officer, NSW Department of Health and Ageing
  • Ben Macpherson OAM, 4.00pm, 1 May 2009, Faculty of Medicine and Sydney Conservatorium of Music graduation ceremonies
    Previously Musical Director, Sydney University Musical Society, and recipient of the title of Honorary Fellow of the University

8 May 2009

  • Professor Peter Skilling, 9.30am, 8 May 2009, Faculty of Arts graduation ceremony - occasional address
    2009 University Buddhist Education Foundation Visiting Professor, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney
  • Mark McDonnell, 11.30am, 8 May 2009, Faculty of Arts graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Chairman, External Advisory Committee, Department of Government and International Relations
  • Adjunct Professor John Egan, 2.00pm, 8 May 2009, Faculty of Economics and Business graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Chair, Faculty of Economics and Business Advisory Board, University of Sydney and recipient of the title of Honorary Fellow of the University
  • Sheryle Moon, 4.00pm, 8 May 2009, Faculty of Economics and Business graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Chief Executive Officer, Wildtwo Pty Ltd

15 May 2009

  • Emeritus Professor Gavin Brown AO, 9.30am, 15 May 2009, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies graduation ceremonies - occasional address
    Inaugural Director of The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus), Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney 1996-2008, and recipient of the honorary degree Doctor of Science
  • E A (Bill) Palmer OBE, 11.30am, 15 May 2009, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies graduation ceremony
    Former Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Dr Stuart McGill, 2.00pm, 15 May 2009, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies graduation ceremony
    Former Senior Vice-President, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Dr Brian Spalding, 4.00pm, 15 May 2009, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies graduation ceremony
    CEO, National Electricity Market Management Company

22 May 2009

  • Emeritus Professor Michael Paddon-Row, 9.30am, 22 May 2009, Faculty of Science graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Organic chemist, University of NSW and recipient of the honorary degree of Doctor of Science
  • Professor Marcela Bilek, 11.30am, 22 May 2009, Faculty of Science graduation ceremony
    School of Physics, University of Sydney
  • Bruce McWilliam, 2.00pm, 22 May 2009, Faculty of Law graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Commercial Director, Seven Television Network and recipient of the title of Honorary Fellow of the University
  • The Hon Justice Ian Harrison, Supreme Court of NSW - occasional address - and the Hon Justice Arthur Robert Emmett, Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, Challis Lecturer in Roman Law, University of Sydney and recipient of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws, 4.00pm, 22 May 2009, Faculty of Law graduation ceremony - occasional address

29 May 2009

  • Professor Michael Thompson, 9.30am, 29 May 2009, Faculty of Science graduation ceremony - occasional address
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney
  • John McLenaghan AM, 11.30am, 29 May 2009, Faculty of Economics and Business graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Deputy President, Sydney University Alumni Council, University of Sydney
  • Besa Deda, 2.00pm, 29 May 2009, Faculty of Economics and Business graduation ceremony
    Chief Economist, St George Bank
  • Dr John Edwards, 4.00pm, 29 May 2009, Faculty of Economics and Business graduation ceremony
    Chief Economist (Australia), HSBC Bank

5 June 2009

  • Justin Ryan, 9.30am, 5 June 2009, Faculty of Economics and Business graduation ceremony
    Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Alesco Corporation - occasional address
  • Irene Moss, AO, 11.30am, 5 June 2009, Faculty of Economics and Business graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Fellow of Senate
  • Antony Green, 2.00pm, 5 June 2009, Faculty of Arts graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Election Analyst, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Professor Iain McCalman, 4.00pm, 5 June 2009, Faculty of Arts graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Department of History, University of Sydney

12 June 2009

  • David Turner, 9.30am, 12 June 2009, Faculty of Science graduation ceremony - occasional address
    President, University of Sydney Alumni Council
  • Professor Mathew Vadas, 11.30am, 12 June 2009, Faculty of Science graduation ceremony
    Executive Director, Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology

16 September 2009

  • Dr Su Guaning,, 7.00pm, 16 September 2009, University of Sydney graduation ceremony held in the Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel, Singapore - occasional address
    President of Nanyang Technological University

9 October 2009

  • David Anstice, 9.30am, 9 October 2009, Faculty of Economics and Business graduation ceremony - occasional address
    President, University of Sydney USA Foundation and recipient of an Honorary Fellowship of the University
  • The Hon Carmel Tebbutt, 11.30am, 9 October 2009, Faculty of Economics and Business graduation ceremony
    Deputy Premier and Minister for Health
  • Paul Murnane, 2.00pm, 9 October 2009, Faculty of Economics and Business graduation ceremony
    Company Director
  • Ann Corlett, 4.00pm, 9 October 2009, Faculty of Economics and Business graduation ceremony - occasional address
    Member of the External Advisory Committee, Department of Government and International Relations, Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney

16 October 2009

  • Major General David Morrison AM, 9.30am, 16 October 2009, Faculty of Arts graduation ceremony
    Commander, Forces Command, Australian Army
  • Professor Stephen Castles, 11.30am, 16 October 2009, Faculty of Arts graduation ceremony
    Department of Sociology and Social Policy
  • Professor Peter Gavin Hall, 2.00pm, 16 October 2009, Faculty of Science graduation ceremony
    Department of Maths & Statistics, University of Melbourne and recipient of an honorary degree
  • Dr Jeff McMullen AM, 4.00pm, 16 October 2009, Faculty of Education and Social Work graduation ceremony
    Journalist

14 November 2009

  • Dr Michael Spence, 14 November 2009, University of Sydney graduation ceremony held in Beijing, People's Republic of China.
    Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney

16 November 2009

  • Professor Peter Wolnizer, 16 November 2009, University of Sydney graduation ceremony held in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.
    Dean, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney

27 November 2009

  • Penelope Coombes, 9.30am, 27 November 2009, Faculty of Health Sciences graduation ceremony
    The People for Places and Spaces
  • The Hon Justice Julie Ward, 11.30am, 27 November 2009, Faculty of Law graduation ceremony
    Supreme Court of NSW
  • Keith Cottier AM, 2.00pm, 27 November 2009, Faculties of Architecture, Design & Planning and Engineering & Information Technologies graduation ceremony
    Chairman, Allen Jack and Cottier, and recipient of the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Architecture
  • Roland Slee, 4.00pm, 27 November 2009, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technologies graduation ceremony
    Vice President, Financial Services, Oracle Corporation

18 December 2009

  • Margaret Davidson, 9.30am, 18 December 2009, Faculty of Nursing, Sydney College of the Arts and Sydney Conservatorium of Music graduation ceremony
    Former President, Sydney University Graduate Choir
  • Professor Roger Reddel, 11.30am, 18 December 2009, Faculty of Medicine graduation ceremony
    Sir Lorimer Dods Professor and Director, Children’s Medical Research Institute
  • Emeritus Professor Trevor Heath OAM, 2.00pm, 18 December 2009, Faculty of Veterinary Science and Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources graduation ceremony
    Former Dean of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland and recipient of the honorary degree of Doctor of Veterinary Science.