International Women’s Day celebrated at ACU Queensland
Published: Thursday 15th March 2018
A message from the Associate Vice-Chancellor Queensland, Professor Jim Nyland:
ACU Queensland celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) in impressive style last week with its IWD Breakfast and Alumni Q&A Panel discussion event held in the magnificent foyer of the Saint John Paul ll Building.
The event was brilliantly hosted by Master of Ceremonies Professor Elizabeth Labone (Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education & Arts) and Panel Moderator Professor Suzanne Kuys (National Head of School of Physiotherapy). The panel was made up of the following outstanding ACU women graduates who were having real impact in their chosen professions, making a real difference in the world:
Melissa ‘Milly’ Tapper, Olympian and Paralympian
Ruth Jebb, International Health Delegate at Australian Red Cross and Clinical Nurse Consultant at QLD Health
Pamela Greet, Co-founder at Salon REaD
Cherisse Buzacott, Registered Midwife and Project Officer at Australian College of Midwives
ACU Brisbane alumni panelists (left to right) – Milly Tapper, Ruth Jebb, Cherisse Buzzacott, Pamela Greet.
This annual event was an opportunity for the ACU Queensland community to come together to reconnect and celebrate and be inspired by the significant social, economic, cultural and political achievements of our female graduates, staff, students and founding orders.
Over 100 participants were in attendance including many young female students from our partner schools. Attendance at this event has increased year on year which is testament to how inspiring our alumni are, with many making a significant impact in our global community.
My thanks to all those involved in organizing, particularly colleagues from MER and Properties. Special thanks goes to Rebecca Corrie from MER for her leadership of this important University event.