AEL Update November: PVC Message

Professor Paul Mazerolle
Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education & Law) Professor Paul Mazerolle says the Global Integrity Summit will explore governance standards and integrity challenges.

The festive season is upon us, and there is much to celebrate in the Arts, Education and Law Group (AEL) in 2014.

On the creative front, we’re celebrating the work of our graduating artists this month, at the QCA Showcase, where you’ll have the opportunity to view works of our graduating students, hear from successful alumni and receive a taste of the artistic endeavours we have to offer.

Internationally, our Griffith Film School is making waves, with a postgraduate film being selected by one of the most prestigious cinematography festivals worldwide.

In China, one of our Languages and Linguistics alumni, Harry Harding is setting the musical charts on fire with more than 50 million views on Chinese video sharing websites (similar to You Tube), as he pursues a successful career as a TV Presenter and Pop Star.

Harry was one of 14 top-performing alumni recognised at the Arts, Education and Law Alumni Awards last month.

Griffith Law School Alumnus Kara Cook has also recently received national recognition, being awarded the Law Council of Australia’s (LCA) 2014 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year Award.

Our staff also have achievements to celebrate.

Our School of Education and Professional Students academics have been playing a key role in a Queensland government project to ensure the smooth transition of Year 7 into high school next year.

Our Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit team have also made a research discovery that paints a new human history, with their findings featured in the leading scientific journal Nature.

It is with great admiration that I reflect on the achievements and successes of our Group this year.  On behalf of myself and the AEL Group, I’d like to wish you a relaxing festive season and prosperous New Year.

Paul Mazerolle

Pro Vice Chanceller (Arts, Education & Law)