Alumni Magazine Issue 7

November 2021 News A message from the Vice Chancellor In 2021 our communities have responded and adapted to the ongoing challenges presented by the global pandemic. At Notre Dame, this required making adjustments to our service delivery on all three Campuses at various times, particularly in NSW. I would like to pay tribute to our Notre Dame alumni, especially those on the frontline, working in healthcare and education. We honour them for their service to our society and for ensuring that the students of today have the best chance of continuing their studies under challenging and demanding circumstances.   Our community We were fortunate to celebrate graduation ceremonies on all Campuses this year. We thank our graduates for their resilience and understanding as we amended schedules for those very special days, and congratulate them on their achievements.  This year we also recognised Mr Denis Horgan with an Honorary Doctorate, in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the founding of Notre Dame. In recent years our University lost long-term visionaries with the passing of former Chancellor Mr Terence O’Connor AM QC , former Chancellor Prof Michael Quinlan AO , former University Chaplain Fr John Neill OP , and our inaugural Vice Chancellor Fr David Link . We will be forever grateful for their presence, their love, and their many contributions to Notre Dame.    Our community came together many times throughout the year to celebrate a number of key milestones including 200 years of Catholic Education , Christian Unity Week , NAIDOC Week , Founders Week and Abraham Day .  Our achievements As of January, Notre Dame became a  Table A University , which meant that our fees are now on par with public universities, and all Australian domestic undergraduate students will have access to Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), reducing the amount