A message from the Chancellor
The fifth edition of the Sydney Annual is published at a time when we in Australia and the University of Sydney are carefully riding out the effects of the most severe world economic crisis in recent history.
It is during such times that education and the young become even more precious to us; without them and the hope they bring, we face a bleak future.
Research, innovation and the nurturing of our best and most deserving students are the foundations on which this University is built and will continue to be built in the decades to come. It is only through the generosity, goodwill and foresight of donors and benefactors that the University’s work can not just continue, but flourish. In this issue of Sydney Annual you will find inspiring and fascinating stories that illustrate how their contributions are used, and the results achieved.
It is with much appreciation and pride that I invite you to share these splendid accounts, made possible by the gifts and foresight of our donors and friends.
Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO
The University of Sydney