It was an evening of thank yous and farewells as UWA celebrated the generosity of more than 12,000 donors to its hugely successful $400 million dollar New Century Campaign and said a public farewell to its 14th Chancellor, Dr Michael Chaney.
The campaign, which launched in 2013 and concludes later this year, has received the support of donors ranging in age from 19 to 99, including 7300 who are first-time contributors to UWA.
“Together, these graduates, community members, corporations and organisations are enhancing the experience of students at UWA and ensuring the impact of transformative research and teaching well into the future,” Dr Chaney said.
In thanking the outgoing Chancellor UWA Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater paid tribute to his depth of knowledge and understanding of and enormous passion for education.
“For 12 years Michael has made an enormous personal investment in the University – steering it through a remarkable period of growth, success and stability,” she said.
Photo Credits: Matthew Galligan
- WA Governor Kerry Sanderson with Chancellor Michael Chaney and Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater at the event
- The Reflection Pond was a sea of light
- Grace, Andrew and Nicola Forrest were among the guests with Dr Chaney paying public tribute to the Forrest family for ‘their incredible generosity in making a record-breaking donation of $130 million to the University’
- Valerie French and incoming Chancellor Dr Robert French joined a guest on the lawn
- UWA Chief advancement officer Jo Agnew (back left) with Joan Pope (back right) joined (front, left to right) Pauline Tremlett, Evi Ferrier and Maria Stannage on what was a balmy evening
- It was a campus of many colours as New Century Campaign organisers prepared to say thank you
- Anne Pickett and Lady Jean Brodie-Hall get into the spirit of the evening
- As UWA publicly bid it’s 14th Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney farewell, an official portrait was unveiled. Vice-Chancellor Dawn Freshwater and Dr Chaney are pictured with the painting
- Peter Velterop, WA Governor Kerry Sanderson and David MacKinlay were an important part of the thank you event
- (From left to right) 2018 Guild President Megan Lee, cricket legend John Inverarity, 2016 Guild President Maddie Mullholland and Jane Inverarity enjoyed the celebrations
- Professor Mark Cassidy with Alison Salt and David MacKinlay got into the spirit of the event
- Dr Hsern Tan addresses the audience in Winthrop Hall