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Vale Dr Paulina Ezer

Dr Paulina Ezer was a bright and intelligent early career researcher, who completed her PhD at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University in 2020.

La Trobe congratulates Distinguished Alumni

A world-renowned evolutionary geneticist, the leader of Australia’s first all-female Indigenous fire crew, and a team of health administration experts deployed to fight Wuhan’s COVID-19 outbreak are among the winners.

2021 Queen's Birthday Honours

Congratulations to the alumni, current and former La Trobe staff who were recognised with a 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honour

Cancer experts on what disease can teach us about life

La Trobe alumni and academics are shaping cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. Discover the difference they’re making to the lives of cancer patients and the most powerful lessons they’ve learnt along the way.

La Trobe climbs in QS Global Rankings

La Trobe has risen 36 spots to 362nd in the QS Global Rankings

How to start your board career at any age

Is joining a board on your bucket list? Find out how these La Trobe alumni launched their board careers through rewarding roles at purpose-driven organisations.

La Trobe’s global impact recognised

La Trobe is ranked fourth in the world for impact

Gardening tips: 5 reasons to grow indigenous plants

Having adapted to the local conditions over thousands of years, indigenous plants are great for your garden. Find some for your backyard with this expert advice from alumni at La Trobe’s indigenous plant nursery.

Words of wisdom from La Trobe alumni: persistence, resilience and curiosity

We asked La Trobe graduates what piece of advice they would give to the incoming class of 2021.

3 ways to live well into old age

When it comes to ageing, you’ve probably heard the mantra: eat healthily, stay active and get regular check-ups. But how much do you know about the importance of laughing, learning and being listened to?

Graduating in a pandemic: 5 must-read stories about La Trobe’s newest alumni

A new nursing grad who’s following a generations-strong family profession. Alumni employers who are giving our latest grads a career kickstart. See a snapshot of the La Trobe spirit through our top graduation stories.

What future foods will be on your Christmas table in 2050?

Edible algae? Surprising seeds? Insects? La Trobe’s scientists and nutritionists reveal what sustainable fare could be on your plate in Christmases to come.

Nurse/Soldier, Teacher/Firefighter: Meet the 'slashies' pursuing their passion with more than one role

These La Trobe slashies have carried their passion for helping others into diverse portfolio careers: from teaching teens and nursing patients, to rolling out COVID testing and helping disaster-stricken communities.

La Trobe's New Colombo Plan Scholars

Five La Trobe students receive New Colombo Plan Scholarships

Outstanding graduate outcomes

Strong results for employment and course satisfaction

Distinguished alumna champions nursing education

Brenda Lim Bee Khim is a La Trobe Distinguished Alumna who has shown extraordinary dedication to the nursing profession for more than three decades

‘It’s been crazy’: how COVID-19 data fast-tracked Sadiya’s digital health career

Sadiya Askar was one of the first health informatics graduates hired by the Victorian Department of Health’s COVID-19 response team. She takes us behind the scenes in a typical day of data wrangling during a pandemic.

La Trobe alumna inspires nurses in Singapore

Coreen Low Kim Kuan completed her Master of Nursing in 2012 through the University’s longstanding international partnership with the Singapore Nurses Association

Matildas waltzing home to La Trobe

La Trobe would be the Victorian base for Football Federation Australia

Creative writing during COVID-19: tips from award-winning authors

Putting pen to paper is powerful — and never more than during a time of global upheaval. Three experienced writers, all alumni of La Trobe University, share their advice on how to develop your writing practice.

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