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

Student revenue fall a blow to research

Covid-19 presents an opportunity to rethink university funding

Why is vaccine supply so limited?

Exclusive rights to make and sell vaccines are held by a few companies

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