Celebrating our supporters

Thank you to each and every person who donates to La Trobe - your gifts help us to Make the Difference.

Recognising the generosity of our supporters is important to us. Read inspiring stories about donors and the change they are supporting below, as well as stories about some of our influential alumni.

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.

Transforming health

Professor Meg Morris talks with Giselle Roberts about the Academic and Research Collaborative in Health and putting the patient first

Tour La Trobe’s high-tech Sports Labs

What was sport like when you were a student? Take a virtual tour of sports facilities at La Trobe’s Bundoora campus today, to see what happens when sport meets tech.

Making art during COVID-19: thoughtful advice from La Trobe alumni

Have you thought about making art, but don't know where to start? These alumni artists are here to help. Read their suggestions on how to nurture your art practice during a global pandemic.

Ready to lead? These business alumni want to boost your leadership skills – for free

Are you an aspiring leader, or an established leader looking to upskill during COVID-19? Be inspired by Sam and Brad, two of the talented alumni behind La Trobe’s free online leadership development program.

Committing to gender equity in pandemic

University signs Joint Sector Position Statement for gender equity

2020 Queen's Birthday Honours

Congratulations to the alumni, current and former La Trobe staff who were recognised with a 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honour.

Hospital heroes: being a biomedical engineer during COVID-19

As demand for ventilators and patient monitoring equipment has surged, biomedical engineers like alumna Dr Rebecca Bailey are working around the clock to keep patients safe.

Vale Professor Karen Neander

Professor Karen Neander (24 March 1954—6 May 2020) completed her BA and PhD (1984) in Philosophy at La Trobe before going on to become a leading international figure in the philosophy of cognitive science and biology.

Short courses to upskill the workforce

Graduate Certificates in Disability, Digital Health and Mental Health

“Please keep strong”: how La Trobe’s community has rallied behind students

Generous alumni, staff and friends of La Trobe have united to support students through our Student Crisis Appeal. Here, they share their messages of solidarity to students during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.

Why alumni like Michael leave a lasting legacy at La Trobe

For many alumni, a life-changing experience at La Trobe inspires a gift to the University in their Will. Discover what motivated alumnus Michael Hill to leave his legacy to future students passionate about sustainability

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