Progress report on implementation of Action Plan for Cultural Renewal

Progress report on implementation of Action Plan for Cultural Renewal

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On the release of the Broderick Review and the College’s Action Plan for Cultural Renewal, the College committed to publishing a progress report which would be periodically updated to track implementation. This page will redirect in 5 seconds. If it does not redirect, click here.

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Read more about the College’s 2019 Annual Giving Appeal. This page should redirect within 30 seconds. If it does not redirect, click here: Annual Giving Appeal 2019

Order of Australia

Paulines named in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours

2 weeks ago

The College is delighted to congratulate College alumni Nicholas Cowdery AO QC, Peter Cousens AM, and Hunter White OAM who were honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year.   Officer of the Order of Australia: Mr Nicholas Cowdery AM QC (at St Paul’s 1963-66) For distinguished service to the law, to the protection of human rights, to professional legal bodies, and to the community. Mr Cowdery was recognised for his distinguished service as Director of Public Prosecutions in NSW between 1994 and 2011, and for his very many contributions to institutions including the International Bar Association, the Law Council of Australia, and other legal organisations including the Australian Association of Crown Prosecutors, and the Rule of Law Institute of Australia, and to legal publications. Mr Cowdery has received recognition from many local and international institutions for his service to the legal community, having received the Medal of Honour from

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Bill Brooks Grand Piano

Dr Bill Brooks donates grand piano to Graduate House

2 months ago
College alumnus Dr William Brooks has generously donated a new grand piano to the St Paul’s College Graduate House, for which the College is immensely grateful. The new Yamaha C2X mid-sized grand piano will be used by generations of St Paul’s students. Dr Brooks is an international authority on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and serves as Senior Research Officer at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). He is also a senior lecturer at UNSW. Bill Brooks, who was in College in 1974-75, is known in the College community for his love of music and masterly accompaniment of Victoriana! for many years. Very grateful for the opportunities that College gave him, including in support for the performing arts, Bill’s gift reflects his commitment to hand these opportunities on even better to students of current and future generations. The new piano will enable students to practise and host musical performances in the Middle Common

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Associate Professor Julia Horne

New College Council formed, Julia Horne joins as academic member

2 months ago

On 31 March, the new College Council was officially constituted. The new Council reflects the membership outlined in the St Paul’s College Act 2018 (NSW), the basis of College governance that came into effect on 4 February 2019. The College today announces that Associate Professor Julia Horne, the University Historian and long-time friend of the College, joins Council as a member who is also a member of the University’s academic staff. The College’s new Act requires that at least one member of the College Council must be an academic of the University of Sydney. Associate Professor Horne has a long history with the College, back at least to 2007, most notably for the regular History of University Life seminar series that is hosted here at St Paul’s. She has also assisted the College in other ways, such as serving on the selection panel for the Dean of Graduate House. Associate

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The Ivan Head Building and McMillan Building

An historic start to 2019 for St Paul’s

3 months ago

What a positive, exciting and historic start to 2019 at St Paul’s! Highlights include: Nearly 100 new undergraduate students have joined the College, with the new academic year seeing activities that have included A highly successful “Welcome Week” that built on an excellent “Leadership Week” of training for our student leaders, including newly-appointed Peer Support Leaders, and that included social activities with The Women’s College, Sancta Sophia College, and Wesley College Positive discussion on what it means for St Paul’s and our students to fulfil our commitment to be leaders in fighting sexism, and other continued implementation of the College’s Action Plan for cultural renewal, giving effect to our commitment to implement all recommendations of the Broderick Report on College culture An inaugural joint Commencement Dinner with The Women’s College, with Ms Julie McKay (Chief Diversity Officer for Pwc Australia) and the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence AC, as guest speakers,

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Julie McKay speaking at the Commencement Dinner

St Paul’s and The Women’s College mark partnership at Commencement Dinner

3 months ago

Monday night saw nearly 600 students from The Women’s College and the St Paul’s College undergraduate community enjoy the inaugural joint Commencement Dinner for the two colleges at the Westin Hotel in Martin Place, Sydney. In welcoming his fellow students and the colleges’ staff, the Senior Student of St Paul’s, Mr Max Glanville, spoke of the dinner as marking “the close and equal partnership between our two colleges”, which has been further strengthening in recent times. Keynote speaker Ms Julie McKay, Chief Diversity Officer at PwC Australia, spoke of the societal benefits of gender equality, the importance to future leaders of the ability to lead inclusive teams, how the desire to “fit in” can lead people to let go of their moral values and to accept unacceptable behaviour, and the challenge and opportunity for courageous emerging leaders to have a positive impact, not just in talking about gender equality, but

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Ivan Head Building McMillan Building Opening

Hundreds gather to mark official opening of Ivan Head and McMillan Buildings

3 months ago
Yesterday hundreds of alumni, students, and friends of the College joined us to mark the official opening of the Ivan Head and McMillan Buildings. The buildings were opened by the Chancellor of the University, Ms Belinda Hutchinson AM, and were dedicated by the Most Rev’d Dr Glenn Davies, Archbishop of Sydney. The Chancellor of the University, Ms Belinda Hutchinson AM, with Mr Stephen McMillan and Dr Don Markwell on Sunday. The opening was an opportunity to warmly thank all of those who contributed to the success of the project. In a speech of welcome, the Warden of the College, Dr Don Markwell, expressed the College’s deep gratitude for all of those who contributed to the project. Read the Warden’s speech here. The Ivan Head Building, named for former Warden of the College, the Rev’d Dr Ivan Head, has allowed the College to offer 100 new places for undergraduate students in

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Steve McMillan

St Paul’s College names building in honour of Stephen McMillan

3 months ago

Today St Paul’s College announces that a building, part of the $70 million expansion of the College, is to be named after College alumnus Mr Stephen McMillan. The McMillan Building contains Graduate House, a new residential academic community for women and men postgraduate students and academics of the University of Sydney in the heart of campus. Mr McMillan was a student of the College from 1974 to 1979 and is Managing Director of Citta Property Group, a specialist real estate development company he founded in 2001. The support of Mr McMillan was instrumental in enabling the construction of the project. “Without Steve’s drive, vision, and commitment to collegiate education, Graduate House and the College’s expanded undergraduate community simply would not have happened,” the Warden of the College, Dr Don Markwell, said. The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence AC, welcomed the naming of the McMillan Building.

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St Paul’s alumni in the Australia Day Honours

4 months ago

The College adds its congratulations to Roger Massy-Greene AM and Dr James Renwick CSC SC who were honoured on Australia Day. Member of the Order of Australia: Roger Massy-Greene (at Paul’s 1967-69) For significant service to the community through philanthropic initiatives. Roger has been Executive Chair, co-founder and benefactor to the Eureka Benevolent Foundation, since 2007; a member representative of Philanthropy Australia since 2014; major benefactor of the ‘Pave the Way’ Project, University of Sydney, 2015; a Non-Executive Director of The Hunger Project Australia since 2011; Director and Australian Representative of The Global Hunger Project, since 2016 and a member of the Global Audit Committee, since 2016; the Chair, City of Sydney Red Shield Appeal, 2010-2014, City of Sydney Red Shield Appeal Committee Member, 2008-2010 and Chair, City of Sydney Advisory Board, 2014-2017 with the Salvation Army Australia. Roger has been the Cranbrook School Council President since 2016 and is the

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