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.

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