Honorary Doctorate

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Ita Buttrose has been awarded the University’s highest honour in recognition of her eminent service to health.

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Pat Anderson has been honoured for her advocacy of social justice and lasting change for Australia’s First Peoples. 

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Dean of Medicine Professor Rodney Phillips has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Liverpool in recognition of his leadership and contribution to tropical medicine.

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Former ABC managing director Mark Scott is one of three public leaders to have been awarded honorary doctorates in recognition of their eminent service to the community.

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Prominent arts administrator and philanthropist John Kaldor has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours and awarded UNSW’s highest accolade for his eminent service to the community.

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Two of Australia’s top former military leaders Angus Houston and David Hurley have been awarded UNSW’s highest honour in recognition of their eminent service to the community.

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There’s never been a more exciting time for business and law graduates to enter the workforce, former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick said at a ceremony where she received an honorary Doctorate of Laws.

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Former Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters for his dedication to reconciliation and distinguished service to the community.

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In receiving his Honorary Doctorate from UNSW, Thomas Keneally urged politicians to stop using language to dehumanise refugees and instead commit to finding an international solution.

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Be entrepreneurs, take responsible risks and contribute to society, former prime minister John Howard urged graduates during a ceremony in which he received an honorary Doctorate of Laws – UNSW's highest honour.

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