University of Queensland alumna and alumni award winner Professor Adèle Green AC, is the newest face of the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation - an inspirational and philanthropic gift to Australia’s university students.
The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation fund will provide $100 million for scholarships and awards for Australian university students, graduates and post-doctoral researchers. The scholarships and awards will be granted in partnership with Australian universities.
Professor Green is Head of the Cancer and Population Studies Group at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and has made significant contributions nationally and internationally over 25 years of cancer research.
Professor Green has dedicated herself to understanding the preventable causes of cancer and educating the public on how to control and prevent them. She has inspired and mentored many students through her melanoma research.
“One of the greatest rewards of public health research is being able to ask big-picture questions about some of the major chronic diseases in our country.”
UQ Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Advancement) Ms Clare Pullar said Westpac had made an extraordinary philanthropic endowment to higher education and it would help shape generations of leaders across every sector.
“A new era of corporate philanthropy has dawned in Australia,” Ms Pullar said.
“Westpac’s vision in creating such powerful opportunities for university students from under graduates to post-doctoral researchers, especially in engagement with Asia, will transform leadership development of young people.
“The long-term impact for Australia will be profound."