25 February 2016
One of Australia’s most recognisable science commentators, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM, will be recognised in a new way by the University of the Sunshine Coast tomorrow (Friday 26 February).
The author, media personality and public speaker already has multiple degrees and national awards but will receive his first Honorary Doctorate at a special ceremony at USC’s Sippy Downs campus at 5pm.
Hundreds of invited guests will attend the event to hear Dr Karl – a 2012 National Living Treasure, 2006 Member of the Order of Australia and 2003 Australian Father of the Year – discuss the past, present and future, including the importance of all education.
Dr Karl currently appears on Channel 7’s ‘Weekend Sunrise’ program, ABC TV and national radio shows, writes weekly columns for major print media and has more than a quarter of a million Twitter followers.
The ceremony will be a highlight of the University’s 20th anniversary launch that evening.
Other activities that day will include the official launch of the USC 20th anniversary book, ‘Visions’, written by USC staff member Julie Schomberg, and the unveiling of a Graduate Walk with 400 named pavers bought by graduates as a fundraiser.
— Terry Walsh