Speeches and opinion pieces


50th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign Gala Dinner

This is certainly an exciting year for La Trobe. We’re fifty. And of course we’re celebrating. But also preparing for the next half century.

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

The Hunting Ground documentary, released here next week, raises issues that we cannot ignore. We have a responsibility to champion change.

Address to CEDA Vice-Chancellor’s panel

On Tuesday 23 September 2014, Professor Dewar spoke and participated in a panel discussion hosted by CEDA on the Federal Government’s proposed changes to the higher education sector.

The future of the Australian University

On Wednesday 1 July 2015, Professor Dewar spoke at a La Trobe University Ideas and Society forum on the future of the Australian University.

Opinion pieces

Online learning brings greater choice

Professor John Dewar AO - Vice Chancellor, La Trobe University

Apple 5G iPhones not yet in Australia

Why we're lagging behind getting 5G iPhones

WHO is right about lockdowns

Four other COVID-19 strategies besides lockdown

Committing to gender equity in pandemic

University signs Joint Sector Position Statement for gender equity

Universities more important than ever

La Trobe's Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar AO writes about why universities matter

Concussion and Australian Rules Football

Polly Farmer's legacy is now in science as well as footy

How GM sold us the Australian dream

How did an American company become such a huge part of Aussie culture?

Unis have vital role in times of crisis

Universities are thought leaders in the community