Deadly Alumni


About the Deadly Alumni

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.

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 provides 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
  • Camp fireEnhance 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 Deadly Alumni Chapter at UniSA provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students with a supportive network and enable graduates to develop a strong, supportive professional network.

UniSA alumnus Professor Tom Calma AO is the Patron of the Deadly Alumni Chapter.  Professor Calma is an inaugural recipient of a University of South Australia Alumni Award (2015). A respected Aboriginal Elder he has worked for over 40 years championing the rights, responsibilities and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. He is Chancellor of the University of Canberra, National Coordinator of Tackling Indigenous Smoking,  and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. He initiated The Close the Gap for Indigenous Health Equality Campaign. The Deadly Alumni Champions are Janine Mohamed, recipient of a University of South Australia Alumni Award (2016) and Klynton Wanganeen.

Deadly Alumni Cocktail Reception with Dr James Charles, 30 Nov 2017

Alumni gathered for a reception at the Bradley Forum at the University of South Australia's City West campus on 30 November to hear from guest speaker, Dr James Charles, the 2017 National NAIDOC Scholar of the Year, who studied his Bachelor and Masters of Podiatry at UniSA. Dr Charles was until recently an educator and researcher at Charles Sturt University and has just been appointed to a professorship at Deakin University. Dr Charles (left) is pictured with Janine Mohamed, Dr Lewis O'Brien, AO FUniSA, Harry Miller, South Australia's new Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement, and Professor Peter Buckskin, PSM FACE, Dean of Aboriginal Engagement & Strategic Projects at UniSA.

Deadly Alumni cocktail Reception

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