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Jasmine Craciun's meaningful artwork 'Yapa'

Jasmine Craciun's meaningful artwork 'Yapa'

Bachelor of Visual Communication Design alumna, Jasmine was recently asked by the University of Newcastle to create an artwork to be featured in the Maligagu Indigenous Employment Strategy. Here, Jasmine takes us through the meaning behind her piece - Yapa.

Shahni Wellington - Journalist, storyteller and co-host of Australia’s first all-Indigenous breakfast show, Big Mob Brekky

Shahni Wellington - Journalist, storyteller and co-host of Australia’s first all-Indigenous breakfast show, Big Mob Brekky

Shahni Wellington is a proud Jerrinja woman of the Wandi Wandian people. As a journalist and storyteller, Shahni works tirelessly to elevate the voices of Indigenous Australians in the media. This is Shahni’s story. What's yours?

World-class researcher Professor Gail Garvey brings insight into cancer research priorities

World-class researcher Professor Gail Garvey brings insight into cancer research priorities

Professor Gail Garvey is a proud Kamilaroi woman from NSW. As a world-class researcher and leader, her work has led to the first National Roundtable identifying research priorities in cancer for Indigenous Australians and the establishment of the National Indigenous Cancer Network. This is Gail’s story. What's yours?

World-leading IVF scientist Steven McArthur combines science and innovation

World-leading IVF scientist Steven McArthur combines science and innovation

Growing up surfing the waves of Merewether Beach, Steven was drawn to science from a young age. After taking an interest in biology at high school, Steven went on to study science at the University of Newcastle and was soon offered a job as a technical officer in an IVF laboratory.

Ben Kantarovski - The Winning Balance

Ben Kantarovski - The Winning Balance

Edging on close to 200 appearances for the club, the Newcastle local sat down to chat about what it's like to play for his home team, juggling a professional football career and uni, and how the spirit of community has kept him going through the years.

Artist Brett Piva talks the 2019 Alumni Awards

Artist Brett Piva talks the 2019 Alumni Awards

A contemporary artist and curator based in Newcastle; Brett completed a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design at the University of Newcastle in 2004.

Recipient of the 2019 Alumni Medal for Professional Excellence

Recipient of the 2019 Alumni Medal for Professional Excellence

Ruth Lopert is a public health physician, pharmacoeconomist, teacher, researcher, and independent consultant in global health, pharmaceutical policy, and health technology assessment. She is a strong advocate in the intersecting areas of trade, globalization, and intellectual property.

Graduate named Newcastle Young Citizen of the year

Graduate named Newcastle Young Citizen of the year

Bhavi Ravindran was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the medical profession at such a young age.

Adele Martin - Giving makes for good business for this alumna

Adele Martin - Giving makes for good business for this alumna

Adele Martin is an award-winning financial adviser giving back to her community through the University of Newcastle’s Student Hardship Fund. By donating a percentage of her business’ profit to supporting the purchase of laptops for students in need, she combines business with philanthropy.

Alumni across the world

Noni Purnomo - President and CEO of the largest taxi company in Indonesia

Noni Purnomo - President and CEO of the largest taxi company in Indonesia

Noni Purnomo is a widely recognised business leader and philanthropist in Indonesia. She is the President and CEO of the family-owned Blue Bird Group Holding, the largest taxi company in Indonesia.

'Match-maker' Dr Kira Mileham leads species conservation

'Match-maker' Dr Kira Mileham leads species conservation

Dr. Kira Mileham is ‘match-maker’ for the world’s leading species conservationists. Kira works to connect 9,000+ scientists from 163 countries with organisations, governments, donors, and practitioners to collectively ensure species survival. This is Kira's story. What's yours?

These two friends met their partners while studying

These two friends met their partners while studying

The University of Newcastle doesn't just give you a world-class education, it changes lives. Hear from two couples who met their best friends, their partners, and started the careers of their dreams here at the University of Newcastle.

Tandin Wangmo is helping stop human trafficking in Bhutan

Tandin Wangmo is helping stop human trafficking in Bhutan

Tandin Wangmo is currently the Head of Office and the National Project Coordinator for the Regional Office of South Asia, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), working out of Bhutan. Her focus is on leading anti-human trafficking programs.

Dato' Ir Dr Abu Bakar Bin Jaafar shares his legacy with daughter Siti Hajar A Bakar

Dato' Ir Dr Abu Bakar Bin Jaafar shares his legacy with daughter Siti Hajar A Bakar

Alumnus, Dato' Ir Dr Abu Bakar Bin believes that the best part of his life was spent at the University of Newcastle. Hear how he passed on his University of Newcastle legacy to his daughter and alumnus Siti Hajar A Bakar.

Vishnu Prasad Pavan Kumar - product manager with American Express Global

Vishnu Prasad Pavan Kumar - product manager with American Express Global

Indian-born Pavan Kumar says his Master of Information Technology from the University of Newcastle played an important part in getting him where he is today.

Global Alumni Ambassador – Faiz Kamaludin

Global Alumni Ambassador – Faiz Kamaludin

Hear from alumnus Faiz Kamaludin; a pilot, astronaut, founder of the Astronautical Association of Malaysia, and proud Global Alumni Ambassador for the University of Newcastle.

Dr Seeseei Molimau-Samasoni is using her biotech background to investigate Samoan flora

Dr Seeseei Molimau-Samasoni is using her biotech background to investigate Samoan flora

Dr Seeseei Molimau-Samasoni is an expert in biotechnology. She is currently investigating the pharmaceutical applications of native plants in her home country Samoa.

Ronnie Aiolupotea returns to Samoa to make a positive impact

Ronnie Aiolupotea returns to Samoa to make a positive impact

Ronnie is proud that he can provide a positive impact for the Samoan people on a national level, but it’s not something he would have had the courage to do before studying at the University of Newcastle.

Global Alumni Ambassador - Yifan Wang

Global Alumni Ambassador - Yifan Wang

Yifan Wang came to the University of Newcastle through the Sichuan International Studies Double Degree Program and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in 2017. She describes her experience as ‘transformational and life changing’.

Kanishk Kumar embraces an international mindset

Kanishk Kumar embraces an international mindset

Kanishk Kumar is a business development and market entry consulting professional, with a reputation for helping businesses grow. With interests in both India and Australia, Kanishk was awarded the Excellence in Service Award by Austrade.

Alumni architects in action

Alumni architects in action

University of Newcastle alumni Caik Leng Chua and LP Yap run a successful architectural practice in Kuala Lumpur. When looking to recruit, they turned to the University of Newcastle to find their next talented architect, Nur Saliza Zakaria.

Karan Gupta find his passion in financial planning

Karan Gupta find his passion in financial planning

Karan Gupta’s passion in life is to help his clients plan and achieve their life goals by providing sound financial services. Karan first found his passion at Sykes & Ray Equities, a firm founded by his father 30 years ago, while in his undergraduate years.

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