Alumni Magazine Issue 5

Broome Campus 25th Anniversary This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Notre Dame’s Broome Campus, which was celebrated in August with a Reconciliation Lecture followed by a reception dinner on the Campus. Associate Professor Raymond Lovett, Program Leader of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program at the Research School of Population Health, The Australian National University, delivered the Lecture. His speech gave a fascinating insight into the way data can be used to influence our perceptions. After this, attendees made their way to Graduation Square where they were hosted by the Chancellor of the University, the Hon. Chris Ellison, and members of the Board for a ‘Kimberley inspired’ dinner. The Broome Campus was established in 1994 when then-Broome Bishop John Jobst had the idea to establish a campus to bridge a cultural gap and offer Aboriginal Australians a place to learn and advance their careers without leaving the Kimberley town. The Campus remains the only University in northern Western Australia. Today the Broome Campus is home to over 200 students who are primarily studying nursing, Aboriginal health and teaching. Alumni Magazine – Page 16 B R O O M E