Graduation Ceremony Occasional Speakers

Each ceremony includes an occasional address, delivered by a guest speaker of particular importance to the graduating class. Where available the speeches have been included below.


1 February Business and Law
Dr Amanda Healy
Honorary Doctor of Commerce
2 February Business and Law
Health Sciences
Dr Richard Goyder
Honorary Doctor of Commerce
4 February Health SciencesSamantha Bowen
Writer, facilitator and social entrepreneur
5 FebruaryBusiness and LawDr Tania Constable
Honorary Doctor of Commerce
7 FebruaryHealth Sciences
Science and Engineering
Dr Thomas Shannon
Honorary Doctor of Engineering
8 FebruaryHumanities
Science and Engineering
Dr Pippin Drysdale
Honorary Doctor of Arts
10 February Business and Law
Health Sciences
Dr Elizabeth Gaines
Honorary Doctor of Commerce
11 February Health SciencesMr Travis Bailey
Managing Partner, Southwest Hospital Pharmacy
12 February Centre for Aboriginal Studies
Prof Simon Forrest
Curtin University Fellow
13 February Health Sciences
Science and Engineering
Laureate Prof Emeritus Andrew Holmes
Honorary Doctor of Science
14 February Science and EngineeringMr Peter Bradford
Honorary Doctor of the University