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Graduation ceremony occasional speakers

Each ceremony includes an Occasional Address, made by a guest speaker of particular importance to the students graduating. These speeches, and their speakers, reflect the attitudes and direction of each graduating class. Where available the speeches have been included below.

2017

The following Occasional Addresses were presented at the 2017 Curtin University Graduation Ceremonies:

8 February 2017 – Curtin Business School
The Forum - Curtin Bentley Campus
Ashlee Harrison
CEO, Zero2hero Inc

11 February 2017 – Curtin Business School
The Forum - Curtin Bentley Campus
Dr Vanessa Guthrie
CEO, Toro Energy Limited
Speech available

13 February 2017 – Faculty of Health Sciences
The Forum - Curtin Bentley Campus
Professor Con Michael AO
Chair, WA Board of Medical Board of Australia
Speech available

14 February 2017 – Faculty of Health Sciences
The Forum - Curtin Bentley Campus
Dr Ann O'Neill
Founder, Angelhands Inc

15 February 2017 – Faculty of Health Sciences
The Forum - Curtin Bentley Campus
Professor Andrew Whitehouse
Head of Autism Research, Telethon Kids Institute

16 February 2017 – Curtin Business School and Faculty of Humanities
The Forum - Curtin Bentley Campus
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
Former Justice of the High Court of Australia
Speech available

18 February 2017 – Faculty of Humanities
The Forum - Curtin Bentley Campus
Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner
University of QLD
Speech available

21 February 2017 – Faculty of Science & Engineering and Faculty of Health Sciences
The Forum - Curtin Bentley Campus
Senator Linda Reynolds
Senator for Western Australia

22 February 2017 – Faculty of Humanities and Centre of Aboriginal Studies
The Forum - Curtin Bentley Campus
Dennis Eggington
CEO, Aboriginal Legal Service WA Inc

23 February 2017 – Faculty of Science & Engineering
The Forum - Curtin Bentley Campus
Mary Hackett
Regional Director and Operations Leader, GE Oil & Gas

22 March 2017
City Recital Hall, Sydney
Professor Alan Dench
Professor, Faculty of Humanities

22 April 2017
Miri Campus, Sarawak
Yang Berbahagia Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan
Pro-Chancellor Curtin Malaysia

5 May 2017 – Western Australian School of Mines
Kalgoorlie Campus, WA
Sabina Shugg AM
National Lead, Mining Performance, KPMG

26 May 2017
Charles Telfair Institute, Mauritius
Hon Dr Rama Sithanen
Chairman, Director IFS

2 September 2017 (11AM) – Curtin Business School
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Amanda Cox
CFO, West Coast Eagles Football Club

2 September 2017 (5PM) – Faculty of Science & Engineering
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Professor Steven Tingay
John Curtin Distinguished Professor

3 September 2017 (5PM) – Faculty of Humanities
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Kate Mulvany
Australian Playwright and Actress

4 September 2017 – Curtin Business School
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Stephanie Buckland
CEO Amana Living

5 September 2017 – Faculty of Health Sciences
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melissa Vernon
Chief Operating Officer, WA Country Health Service

2 October 2017
Star Performing Arts Centre, Singapore
Bruce Gosper
Australian High Commissioner, Singapore

22 October 2017
Hong Kong
Stuart Sanders
Managing Director, Velocity Technology Limited

 

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