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The Chancellor, Mr David Morgan presided, assisted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Lee Astheimer.
The MC was the Chief Operating Officer, Mr Graeme Dennehy.
The Mace-bearer and faculty representative was Miss Tina Katopodis.
Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Professor Chris Gray.
Head of the School of Education, Professor Diane Mayer.
Nominee of the Academic Board, Professor David Lowe.
The student response was delivered by Miss Emma Armstrong-Porter.
Doctoral Degree Recipients
Dr Adam Brown - Thesis title: “Representation and Judgement: 'Privileged' Jews in Holocaust Writing and Film.”
The thesis explores the sensitive issue of Holocaust victims who were forced to cooperate with the Nazis in order to survive. The examination of how 'privileged' Jews have been represented in Holocaust memoir, history and film reveals how writers, historians and filmmakers have passed judgement on their behaviour.
Dr Jee Mei Hee - Thesis title: "An Integrated Student Support Framework for a Malaysian University."
The thesis reports on an investigation at the University Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR), Malaysia focused on the barriers UNITAR's students had to completing their study and their needs for student support services. It proposes an integrated student support framework for UNITAR and other institutions with similar contexts in Malaysia and beyond.
Dr Rosemary Lillian Morgan - Thesis title: “Rural Markets and School Choice: Localised Effects of `Travelling Policy'.”
This thesis examines how families and schools in a rural Victorian setting engage with education markets and policies of school choice. Focusing on federal funding and state conveyancing policies, the study employs policy sociology and social geographies perspectives to examine policy effects on social relations and the implications for equity.
Dr Robin Michael Moutner - Thesis title:"Re-engaging 'At-Risk' Youth in Secondary Education."
A psychological study suggesting how 'at-risk' youth may reengage in secondary education. There are four outcomes: first, recognise identity work as key to understanding youth; second, progressively include youth in decision making; third, empower youth through collegial dialogue; finally share creation of and responsibilities for content, process assessment and evaluation.
Dr Patricia Maden Paraide - Thesis title: “Integrating Indigenous and Western Mathematical Knowledge in PNG Early Schooling.”
This thesis addresses the implementation of vernacular instruction and integration of Indigenous and Western knowledge in PNG Elementary and Lower Primary schooling. It considers teaching of vernacular languages and Indigenous mathematics with integration of Indigenous and Western number and measurement. It illustrates similarities between learning of Indigenous and Western mathematics.
Dr Adrian J Stirling - Thesis title: "Masculinity and Young Adult Fiction."
Masculinity and Young Adult Fiction analyses the forces that shape the construction of masculinity within young adult texts. The core of the thesis is a creative novel 'Broken Glass' which deals with the consequences of masculine mythology within the context of a small town.
Dr Dirk Macdonald Wellham - Thesis title: “The Relationship between Academic Achievement and Co-curricular Involvement.”
Girls should increasingly participate in the health benefits of team sports learning opportunities. Boys need to not neglect academic learning goals in favour of team sports rewards that are highly valued by peers. Co-curricularly disengaged boys need to participate in co-curricular learning activities that provide opportunities for boys to succeed.
Alfred Deakin Medal and Vice-Chancellor's Prize Recipient
Kyle James Nelson
The Alfred Deakin Medals are awarded annually to candidates with a record of outstanding scholarship as well as service to the community and the University.
The awards are named in honour of Alfred Deakin after whom this University is named and were an initiative introduced by the University to commemorate the life of Alfred Deakin.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Prize is awarded to a student who has submitted the best essay, a piece of creative writing, a work in visual or performing arts, construction of experimental or field work, or piece of scientific writing during the previous year.
The occasional address was delivered by Mr James Hayter, Director of Oxigen Pty Ltd.
James Hayter graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1978 and, after further study, moved into the profession of landscape architecture and urban design.
He is currently the Director of the landscape architecture and urban design company Oxigen, and a leader in the growing young profession of landscape architecture in Australia. Over the years, Mr Hayter has won nearly 100 professional awards. He is a Penny White Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and a past National President of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
Mr Hayter’s best known projects include the master plan for Canberra's new town of Gungahlin and in 2007, master plans for the proposed Marjorie Jackson Hospital; the Riverwalk/Elder Park Precinct alongside the River Torrens and the Canberra Central Parklands, a commission he was awarded after winning first prize in an international competition for the project.
His broad architectural education, experience gained working overseas, and on a wide range of projects, has helped define the direction of his practice and contribution towards new definitions for landscape architecture in Australia.