Statements and speeches

Swinburne's Vice Chancellor, Professor Linda Kristjanson AO, regularly contributes towards public debates on matters that affect the university. Find out about our positions on policy, education and other matters of public interest.

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    University of the Third Age [PDF, 330KB]

    Professor Linda Kristjanson discusses the Australian tertiary education sector and highlights some of Swinburne’s recent achievements at Alston Halls on 21 July 2016.

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    Camberwell Rotary Club [PDF, 205KB]

    The value of industry partnerships are discussed during Professor Linda Kristjanson’s speech at the Camberwell Rotary Club on 18 May 2016.

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    International Women’s Day [PDF, 245KB]

    Professor Linda Kristjanson celebrates the diversity of Swinburne’s students and staff during the annual International Women’s Day event on 7 March 2016 at the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

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    2015 Launch of International Games Week [PDF, 205KB]

    Launching Melbourne International Games Week at the university’s Hawthorn campus on 23 October 2015, Professor Linda Kristjanson discusses Swinburne’s achievements in the area of games development.

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    Pride Day [PDF, 180KB]

    Swinburne’s LGBTIQ community is celebrated during a speech given by Professor Linda Kristjanson during the university’s annual Pride Day celebration event on 7 October 2015.

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    Women in Science [PDF, 346KB]

    Professor Linda Kristjanson encouraged students at Camberwell Girls Grammar to consider a career in science on 26 August 2013.
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    University of the Third Age AGM [PDF, 257KB]

    Professor Linda Kristjanson addressed the Annual General Meeting of the University of the Third Age. She spoke about the importance of international education and research to Australia’s future prosperity on 18 April 2013.
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    Keck Workshop Opening [PDF, 193KB]

    Professor Linda Kristjanson opened a workshop hosted at Swinburne. She addressed users of the world's largest optical telescopes at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii on 26 March 2012.
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