The Deadly Alumni is an initiative led by the Dean: Indigenous Scholarship, Engagement and Research, Professor Peter Buckskin, and is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates of the University of South Australia.
We are honoured to announce Dr Tom Calma as the Deadly Alumni’s Patron. Dr Calma has been awarded three honorary doctorates in recognition of his contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs at a community, state, national and international level and is an Alumnus of the University of South Australia.
We are delighted to name Janine Mohamed and Klynton Wanganeen as the Deadly Alumni Champions. Their significant contributions to the community are well recognised and are of great importance to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alumnus of the University of South Australia. The Deadly Alumni is also pleased to announce Tauondi Aboriginal Community College as our community partner.
The Deadly Alumni forms part of the University’s strategic plan and commitment to becoming the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander University of Choice.
The Chapter will build on the University’s strong social inclusion agenda by engaging with and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to connect with the University and pathways into higher education.
The Deadly Alumni will provide you with opportunities to:
- Network, reconnect and strengthen relationships with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates
- Attend events and meet well-known Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community leaders
- Enhance your career opportunities
- Apply for graduate intern positions
- Access existing UniSA Alumni benefits and services
- Mentor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander secondary students
The formation of the Alumni Chapter at UniSA will involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students in a supportive network and enable graduates to develop a strong, supportive professional network.
To update your details or apply for a Network Card to access discounts and benefits, please complete the online form.
If you are a past, present or future Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander graduate please update your details here so we can keep you up to date on this exciting initiative. We would also like to hear your suggestions for activities for this chapter, and whether you are interested in being involved.
For more information about current Deadly Alumni news and events please visit the Alumni network - Deadly Alumni website.
Janine Mohamed is a proud Narrunga Kaurna woman from South Australia. Over the past 20 years, since graduating from the University of South Australia, she has worked in nursing, management, workforce and health policy, and project management in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector. Many of these years have been spent in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector at state and national levels. Currently, she is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM).
Janine has a passion for both increasing and supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce, in particular, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the health workforce; in fact, this has been a primary focus in all of her state and national work. She has initiated and/or managed many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce projects, including in workforce development and cultural safety, and has been a representative for both National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and CATSINaM on a vast array of national workforce committees.
Klynton Wanganeen is a descendant of the Narungga and Ngarrindjeri nations with also Adnyamathanha and Ngadjuri heritage. Many of you will know him as the former South Australian Zone Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), responsible for Land, Water and Development, Economic and Social participation. More recently Klynton was appointed as the inaugural Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement in February 2008 by his Excellency, the Governor of South Australia. He held this position until October 2011.
Klynton has an intimate knowledge of the Aboriginal community of South Australia, and knowledge of state and national Aboriginal issues, especially through his involvement and participation on regional, state and national bodies. Klynton works as a private consultant in area’s such as Cultural Awareness/Competence, Strategic Planning, Governance, Leadership, Mentorship, facilitation and Aboriginal Community Engagement