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Professor Field Rickard

50 Years and Beyond Luncheon

The Master of Queen’s College, Dr Stewart Gill OAM, invites you and your partner to our 50 Years and Beyond Luncheon. We will welcome Professor Field Rickards (1967) to propose the toast to the 1967 year group and have a conversation with Master of Ceremonies, Dr Jack Ayerbe (1965).When:  Friday, 1 December 2017

Time:   12.00 pm

Venue: Eakins Dining Hall, Queen’s College

Cost:    $60 per head (includes lunch and beverages)

Dress:   Lounge Suit

RSVP:  Friday 24 November 2017 (online or hard copy form*)
*The hard copy form has been mailed out to you

Please feel free to provide a personal update for the reunion booklet. We will include updates from all year groups but would particularly like to focus on the 1967 cohort.

Professor Field Rickards
Dean Emeritus of Education, The University of Melbourne.

Professor Rickards was Dean of Education at the University of Melbourne from August 2004 to July 2017. He was first appointed lecturer in audiology at the University of Melbourne in 1973 and joined the Faculty of Education in 1989 and became Professor of Education of the Hearing-Impaired in 1994. As Dean, he has guided the transformation of the Faculty of Education to a Graduate School, and has reformed the professional training of teachers through the new clinical Master of Teaching program which develops graduates with the capabilities to meet the needs of individual learners.

In recognition of his leadership in audiology, education of the hearing impaired and education more generally, he has been made a Fellow of the Audiological Society of Australia and the Australian College of Educators and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.  In 2013 he received the Sir James Darling Medal from ACE (Victorian Branch) in recognition of his ‘profound’ impact on education in Victorian and Australia in particular, for his ‘ground-breaking work in teacher preparation and his passionate advocacy for the profession’. In 2015 he received the Headley Beare Educator of the Year from the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (Victoria). He has been awarded the title of Dean Emeritus by the University for his ‘sustained transformational leadership’.