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In normal times, the grounds of ANU would be filled with excited chatter from graduates, family and friends, taking photographs and soaking in the celebratory mood of graduation. This year has been unique and challenging with COVID-19 and restrictions in place. Due to the uncertainty in our region at this time affecting travel to and from the ACT, the University has taken the decision to cancel Conferring of Awards ceremonies in July 2021.
“Due to the uncertainty in our region at this time, we have made the difficult decision to cancel mid-July graduations this year. With the state border closures affecting travel to and from the ACT, it adds another level of complexity for many of our students who are currently interstate. Our main priority is the health and safety of our community. Our graduands will still graduate in absentia so this will not affect their status as a graduate from 16 July,” says Acting VC Professor Grady Venville in the VC’s update.
RegNet would like to congratulate the achievements of our three graduates:
• Md Ruhul Amin (Master of Criminology, Justice and Regulation).
• Dori Patay (Primary Supervisor: Sharon Friel).
• Nima Masroori (Primary Supervisor: Veronica Taylor).
Dori, whose thesis title was Navigating conflicting mandates and interests in the governance of the commercial determinants of health: the case of tobacco in Fiji and Vanuatu, says she is grateful for the people in RegNet who helped her throughout her PhD journey.
“RegNet’s biggest strength is its people – the researchers, PhD students, and professional staff certainly made the 4 years of my PhD research most enjoyable and fruitful. I could not imagine a better place to do a PhD than here.”
In an earlier event, the School celebrated Ruhul’s accomplishments with a get-together with our MCJR students.
(from left) Ruhul Md Amin, Mallory Dobner, Georgia-Cate Westcott and Franz Alphonso
RegNet Director Kate Henne congratulating Ruhul on his achievements
Ruhul, reflecting on his time at RegNet says the Master’s program and education system gave him a platform for independent study and gave him an academic perspective to his policing practice.
“It made me think about numerous other perspectives around an issue.
“I made connections with the academic mentors and friends from different circles which resulted in lasting relations that will be cherished and utilised in the years ahead.”