2019 Vice-Chancellors' panel

2019 Vice-Chancellors' panel

Sep 4
The annual CEDA WA Vice-Chancellors’ panel returns to examine drivers of our higher education sector and priorities to enhance graduate outcomes, research strengths, greater collaboration with industry and overall competitiveness.

Event overview

Australia’s higher education systems plays a critical role in fuelling innovation, driving productivity and equipping students with the skills to succeed. The sector is integral to the long-term success of Australia’s economic and intellectual development. 

Join CEDA for this annual discussion bringing together Vice-Chancellors from across the higher education sector to provide insights into ensuring we have a skilled workforce for the future.

Event presentations

Professor Deborah Terry AO, Curtin University MP3

Professor Selma Alliex, The University of Notre Dame Australia MP3

Professor Steve Chapman, Edith Cowan University MP3

Professor Eeva Leinonen, Murdoch University MP3

Professor Dawn Freshwater, University of Western Australia MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF


Meet the speakers

Professor Selma Alliex
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Campus, The University of Notre Dame of Australia

Professor Steve Chapman
Vice-Chancellor and President, Edith Cowan University

Professor Dawn Freshwater
Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia

Professor Eeva Leinonen
Vice Chancellor, Murdoch University

Professor Deborah Terry AO
Vice-Chancellor and President, Curtin University

Meet the facilitator

Professor Stephen Parker AO
Partner and National Sector Leader, Education, KPMG

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