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Honorary Doctor of the University

Note: This honorary award replaces the Honorary Doctorate of Technology.

The criteria for the award of Honorary Doctor of the University are:

  1. exceptional service to the University, usually over a sustained period of time; and
  2. exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

An Honorary Doctor of the University has been awarded to:

2015

Professor Ellen Kraly
In recognition of exceptional service to the Noongar people and Curtin University in the repatriation of the Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artworks: our heart coming home.

2014

Mr Malcolm McCusker
In recognition of distinguished contribution and outstanding achievements to the Western Australian community and to the University as a legal practitioner, philanthropist and Governor.

Mrs Tonya McCusker
In recognition of distinguished service to the University and the broader community in the fields of philanthropy, leadership and community well being.

2013

Mr Garry Willinge
Recognised for his contribution to the Western Australian,the Australian and the international business, public sector and higher education communities.

Professor Jeanette Hacket
Recognised for her outstanding professional contribution to the people of Western Australia and for her leadership contribution to Curtin during her time in a number of senior management positions and, subsequently, as Vice- Chancellor from 2006 to 2013.

Dr Jim Gill
Recognised for his outstanding professional contribution to the people of Western Australia and for his leadership contribution to Curtin during his time as Chancellor.

2010

Gordon Martin
Recognised for providing outstanding corporate governance and business leadership to Curtin and to other organisations.

2005

His Excellency Lieutenant General John M Sanderson AC
Recognised for advancing higher education within Western Australia. He has attended numerous official functions on campus and maintained a regular dialogue with Curtin’s Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and other key academic staff on issues both specific to the University and those affecting higher education as a whole.

Right Honourable Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia
Recognised for his personal commitment to education and Curtin University of Technology’s long standing and highly valued relationship with Malaysia.