In October 2016, Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick will celebrate 70 years on this planet. He has spent much of this time working for the best outcomes for conservation in natural environments, both on public and private land across Australia.
Jamie has been employed by the University of Tasmania for over 40 years serving the University on the Academic Senate, the Council, as Head of School, as a researcher and educator and in the broader academic and non-academic community as President, board member and scientific advisor for several national and local conservation organisations.
He has taught many thousands of undergraduate students, supervised over 60 post-graduate students and mentored numerous academic staff in his teaching and research roles. And for fun he writes publications, making him one of the most prolific academic authors in the University.
Celebration of his numerous achievements includes a one day symposium at the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay campus on October 18th 2016. CLICK HERE to register. Many of Jamie’s graduates have gone on to be highly influential conservation scientists within Australia and internationally.
Attendance is FREE. Just bring a sense of humour and an open mind to absorb all that you will hear on the day. We ask you to RSVP through Eventbrite for catering purposes.
Tickets are limited. Refreshments (morning tea, light lunch and afternoon tea) are complimentary.
This event is proudly supported by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and the School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania.
For those who cannot attend, we are putting together a page of messages and images and will create an electronic page for people to view and read messages and use these to print a hardcopy for Jamie. If you wish to contribute, please submit your message in the comments below, and send any images to Perpetua.Turner@utas.edu.au.