The sky is the limit: UNSW alumna becomes Australia's first female astronaut
Dr Meganne Christian has been appointed as a trainee astronaut for the European Space Agency after being selected from more than 22,500 applicants.
The 2022 Alumni Award winners are revealed
This year is our 50-year anniversary of the annual Alumni Awards Program. As we celebrate this milestone, we are delighted to announce our 2022 Alumni Award winners. Please join us in congratulating them.
How to make a better world: A. C. Grayling
It’s easy to feel a sense of powerlessness where every morning we’re greeted with news of climate catastrophes, grave social injustice and senseless violence. So how can we muster the courage to forge a new path and turn things around? Is it still possible to make the world a better place?
Learn to Lead 2022 unites graduates through a shared vision for a sustainable future
For the better part of 2022, climate change has dominated the national conversation, with politicians and businesses increasingly determined to become better leaders when it comes to the sustainability of our planet.
A real chance to succeed
Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver knows from personal experience how heavily the disadvantage of generations weighs on students from First Nations communities. She also knows the pride that comes with giving those students the support they need to thrive.
Michael Chahine: the brave-heart benefactor
This larger-than-life bohemian activist turned the tragedy of his Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) diagnosis into hope for future generations of MSA patients.
A Labour of Love
Guy Boncardo’s Sicilian parents, Adamo and Francesca, worked hard their whole lives so their children could have the education and the opportunities that war and poverty had denied them. With a bequest to UNSW, Guy has made sure their dreams of a better future will be shared with generations of young Australians, for many years to come.
Professor Judy Simpson: STEM trailblazer
As a biostatistician, Professor Judy Simpson blazed a trail for others to follow. Now, she wants to ensure that all women have an equal opportunity to thrive in STEM.