A new era for our alumni community

A message from the the Alumni Council President
As President of the Alumni Council, it is with immense pride to present to you the latest edition of Sydney Alumni Magazine and celebrate the winners of the University of Sydney’s 2023 Alumni Awards.

Ehssan Veiszadeh, President of the Alumni Council

These annual Alumni Awards honour the real-world impact of our alumni. We take the opportunity to hear about their past achievements and what drives them to pursue better – for themselves, their communities and our world. 

This is a particularly exciting year for us on the Alumni Council as we launch a major new festival and prepare to deliver an alumni benefits program. 

Join us on 2 December at the Alumni Festival for a unique opportunity to experience the magic of campus as you’ve never seen it before. Explore behind the scenes, connect with old classmates, and discover our world-leading research through hands-on experiences. 

Our commitment to developing an enduring global community also comes in the form of a new suite of alumni benefits. In 2023, we have worked tirelessly to bring you benefits that will enrich you both professionally and personally. Visit to discover more.

In this edition, read of the outstanding contributions of our graduates and scholars – like Kristy Chong OAM, who is breaking down the barriers to period equity, and Dr Mike Seymour, who is helping to positively shape the world through digital humans and artificial intelligence (AI). 

The Alumni Council hopes it connects you to treasured moments of yesteryear and aspirations of what lies ahead.

Thank you for being an integral part of our story. 

Ehssan Veiszadeh (BSc(MolecBiotech) ’08) on behalf of the Alumni Council