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The nonagenarian activist who’s passionate about peace, parenting and the planet

Distinguished alumna Bobbie Holmes (Bachelor of Arts, 1985) has worked tirelessly to support a range of causes. She shares her experiences of motherhood, mature age study and mobilising to create change.

Media Statement: Roadmap to reopening

La Trobe University’s roadmap to reopening its campuses

How are COVID-19 vaccines approved and commercialised?

La Trobe biochemistry alumna Dr Rosalie Cull is working with Moderna to bring their COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to Australia. She explains what’s involved in getting the latest vaccines to market.

‘Breaking new ground’: joint bequest funds scholarships for Indigenous education students

Sha and Terry’s bequest affirms their lifelong commitment to equal opportunity and community activism. This is how their story started in 1969, when La Trobe was young and civil rights were in the air.

La Trobe in world's top 250 universities

La Trobe ranked 218 in Times Higher Education World Uni Rankings

Recollections of student activists donated to La Trobe University archives

La Trobe University has been gifted an intriguing piece of student history – in a collection of audio recordings – to preserve for future generations.

Meet a leading evolutionary geneticist who’s solving everything from biodiversity loss to the spread of mosquito-borne disease

Laureate Professor Ary Hoffmann applies evolutionary thinking to solve all kinds of complex problems. He shares how his career-defining discovery is helping defeat dengue fever, along with his fondest La Trobe memories.

One for the dogs and cats: bequest secures La Trobe’s future research into companion animal benefits

From the time she was a kid, Lesley Humphreys knew domestic animals can change life for the better. Discover how La Trobe research has empowered her mission to improve animal welfare and companion animal program funding.

Liz’s legacy: how shared values sparked a generous bequest

Liz’s face lights up when she remembers her time at La Trobe. Discover how her passion for higher education has inspired her to make a powerful impact beyond her lifetime.

Meet the award-winning alumni fighting COVID in China

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, these 12 La Trobe Master of Health Administration alumni and staff rushed to Wuhan to help.

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?

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