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Honorary Degree Holders Profiles

  1. Kate Carnell

    Former ACT Chief Minister and beyondblue CEO Kate Carnell AO has made a significant contribution to the lives of those living in Canberra and Australia.

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  2. Bryce Courtenay

    Bryce Courtenay was one of Australia’s best-selling and most popular authors, having sold over 21 million books world-wide since 1989.

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  3. Chris Faulks

    Chris Faulks

    Chris Faulks has a long history in public policy and administration, government relations and business administration across the government, business and not-for-profit sectors.

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  4. Rosemary Follett

    Rosemary Follett

    A graduate of the University of Canberra (then the Canberra College of Advanced Education) in 1979 with Bachelor of Arts in Administration, Dr Follett was the first woman to lead an Australian state or territory government.

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  5. Dr Graeme Innes was awarded an honorary doctorate for his work in campaigning for Australian’s rights. Photo: Michelle McAulay.

    Graeme Innes

    Blind at birth due to a congenital issue, Graeme Innes has spent the last 30 years campaigning for people with a disability and advocating for human rights.

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  6. Jeffrey Harmer

    Dr Jeff Harmer has occupied a range of executive positions across a number of Commonwealth Departments, playing a pivotal role in numerous significant reforms made under the Howard, Rudd and Gillard governments.

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  7. Chris Latham in graduation attire in Parliament House

    Christopher Latham

    Chris Latham is best known in Canberra for his role as the former director of the Canberra International Music Festival, a position he held for six years, and as Music Director of the Gallipoli Symphony.

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  8. Former director of National Gallery of Australian Dr Ron Radford was awarded an honorary doctorate. Photo: Michelle McAulay

    Ron Radford

    Throughout a 43 year career at galleries around Australia, Ron Radford has overseen the acquisition of around 47,000 works of art and staged some 500 exhibitions including the most popular exhibition ever seen in Australia.

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  9. Jim Service

    Jim Service is one of Australia's most respected businessmen with an enduring career spanning over 45 years who has played a key role in the Canberra community through his business, voluntary, and philanthropic activities.

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  10. Bruce Sinclair

    Bruce Sinclair

    Bruce Sinclair has had an extraordinary career as an Australian Civil Engineer and was one of Australia's first Fulbright Scholars.

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  11. WIll Steffen in gown at graduations

    Will Steffen

    Professor Will Steffen is a world leading expert and researcher in the field of climate change and sustainability.

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  12. Nguyen Xuan Vang

    Raised in a rural village in Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Vang is the Director-General of International Education Development, Ministry of Education & Training, Vietnam, and former President of Hanoi University.

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