Barbara Hardy's 90th celebrations

From left to right: Dr Barbara Hardy, Professor Simon Beecham, Professor Wasim Saman, Dr Monica Oliphant

The Barbara Hardy Institute celebrated their patron Barbara Hardy’s 90th birthday at the Playford Building in City East on 29 March.

A leader in science education, environmental advocacy and charity activities, Barbara Hardy has championed a many environmental and educational initiatives since the 1970s and was named South Australian Citizen of the year in 1996.

Barbara has a long and valued association with the University of South Australia. She was a founding board member of the Institute for Sustainable Systems and Technology in 2006 and became the patron of UniSA’s Centre for Sustainable Urban Environments in 2009. In 2011, she became the patron of the Barbara Hardy Institute.