Dr Diana Cavaye OAM



Mr Chancellor, 

The University of Queensland has been blessed with the services of its own graduates who have returned to perform duties, many of them unpaid, that have sustained and expanded the institution in many essential areas. One such person is Diana Cavaye who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and first class postgraduate honours in Zoology before lecturing at the University in the period 1947-51. She became Foundation Head of the Department of Biology at the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education in 1967 and returned to serve this University in a variety of senior honorary positions continuously from 1976 to 1992. These included ten years as a member of Senate and six years on the Standing Committee of Convocation. She was on the Council of Grace College from 1976 to 1986 and Emmanuel College from 1981 to the present. She served besides on committees relating to research, ethics, entry procedures, and on two faculty boards and chaired a Committee for Increasing the Awareness of Health Dangers of Tobacco Use. Her membership of the National Health and Medical Research Council, 1974-81, contributed substantially to the role that she was able to play subsequently on the University's Research Committee at a time when The University of Queensland was shifting its emphasis towards research. 

Mr Chancellor, For distinguished service to The University of Queensland, I present to you Diana Elwyn Howard Cavaye, Medal of the Order of Australia, Bachelor of Science of this University, for the conferral of the award of Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa, to which she has been admitted by the Senate of the University. 


Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa