QATSIF Graduation at The University of Queensland

19 October 2017
Mrs Jane Ceolin, QATSIF Deputy Chair of the Board of Advice, Minister for Innovation, Science and Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business, Leeanne Enoch and Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, Mr Shane Drahm

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation held its Brisbane Graduation Ceremony at the University of Queensland.

Thirty seven Brisbane State, Catholic and Independent Schools will be celebrating their Year 12 Graduation, while one hundred and sixty eight Year 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brisbane QATSIF Scholarship Recipients will be celebrating successful completion of Grade 12.

In 2017, 1097 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students on QATSIF/ QCE Scholarships will be graduating from Year 12 in Queensland State, Catholic and Independent Schools throughout the state.

QATSIF Board of Advice Chair Emeritus Professor Cindy Shannon said that it is becoming increasingly clear that QATSIF Scholarships are significant in "Closing the Gap" of Year 12 completion and QATSIF has much to celebrate.

The Queensland Minister for Innovation, Science and Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business, Leeanne Enoch also praised the graduates and told them of a brighter future ahead.

Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, Mr Shane Drahm added the future looks bright for the Year 12 graduates.

“It’s important for the ATSIS Unit to be involved in today’s Graduation Ceremony, and to harness future students for University life,” he said.

“If some of these graduates wish to study at The University of Queensland then the ATSIS Unit student support team will follow them up and show them the process to study at the University”.

Mr Drahm added, “I also wish to congratulate every graduate and hope their future aspirations are fruitful and rewarding”.

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