Past Events - 2011

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November 2011

School of IT and USITAA end of year celebration
24 November 2011
More than 100 staff, students and alumni gathered for the annual SoIT end-of-year barbecue and prize-giving ceremony.

Project management networking event
23 November 2011
The inaugural project management networking event was hosted by Professor Liaquat Hossain at The Arthouse Hotel on 23 November 2011.

Around 40 graduates and staff spent an enjoyable evening mingling over canapés and cocktails. The new University of Sydney Project Management LinkedIn group was also launched on the night, with enthusiastic support from graduates.

October 2011

Annual reunion dinner for aerospace, mechanical & mechatronic engineering graduates
28 October 2011
School of Aeromechanical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME) head Professor Steven Armfield hosted an annual reunion dinner for graduates on 28 October 2011 at St Andrew's College.

The reunion was for graduates whose final year of study ended in the number '1' or '6'. A lively crowd of more than 70 alumni and staff representing graduating years from 1951 to 2001 attended an enjoyable evening, with some travelling from interstate or overseas to attend.

Our thanks to 'class champions' Peter Benyon, Briony Cadwallader, Richard Duggan, Phil Marsden-Jones, Shar Subbiah, Professor Salah Sukkarieh and Bill 'Trick' Wright.

An AMME reunion for graduates whose final year ended in the number '2' or '7' will be held in October 2012. If you can assist us in locating members of your graduating year, please contact Karen Worsfold on phone +61 2 9360 9760 or email .

University of Sydney IT Alumni Association - Lecture by alumnus Phil Diacono
20 October 2011
The School of Information Technologies (SoIT) and the University of Sydney IT Alumni Association (USITAA) hosted a lecture for students and graduates by alumnus Phil Diacono, now a performance engineer with Hewlett-Packard, on 20 October 2011.

Drawing on examples from his 30-year career in the industry, Phil generously shared his experience of performance pitfalls and successes. Guests had the opportunity to mingle over drinks and canapés after the lecture.

Class of 1990 Chemical Engineering Alumni Reunion
15 October 2011
The chemical engineering class of 1990 gathered for a fun and informal reunion at the Duck Inn in Chippendale on 15 October 2011. Thirty graduates travelled from as far as interstate and regional NSW to attend the reunion. We thank organisers Phil Plat and Andrew Lock for their indefatigable efforts in locating fellow graduates and organising the event.

Chemical Engineering Wine and Cheese Tasting
14 October 2011
The School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering held a wine and cheese tasting evening for graduates on 14 October 2011. About 30 graduates braved a wet and wintry evening to gather in the Chemical Engineering Common Room and participate in the event led by alumnus Julian Todd. The evening was a chance to catch up and reminisce while learning about wine in a fun and informal setting.

Due to popular demand we will be restaging the wine and cheese night on 20 April 2012.

September 2011

Engineering Sydney Alumni Association Distinguished Lunch
30 September 2011
The annual Engineering Sydney Alumni Distinguished Lunch proved popular with over 40 alumni gathering in the Holme Building for lunch.

The special guest speaker was Davina Rooney (BE Civil, 2002), winner of the 2007 Young Alumna of the Year award, and now senior manager of operations and sustainability at Stockland.

Davina was the recipient of a 2002-04 Arup Fellowship Australia, a program that supports a graduate to work overseas for two years. She spent six months living in the Himlayas and a year in London completing work for the Ladakh Project.

Davina contributes to the broader engineering community in her role as a board member with Consult Australia and as an active supporter of Architecture for Humanity and RedR. She has spent time in India helping to build a new school (which won a world architecture prize for sustainable development) and travelled to Pakistan for AusAID to assist in the aftermath of the 2005 earthquake.