Bob Cameron receives UNSW Sydney honorary doctorate

Robert (Bob) Cameron has been awarded an honorary doctorate by UNSW Sydney in recognition of his formidable contribution to the mining and minerals industry, the School of Mining Engineering, the UNSW Sydney community and the Australian economy.

As a longtime supporter of the School of Mining Engineering Bob is held in high regard by both staff and students. He has been generous with his time giving guest lectures to our students, offering industry insights and career advice. “Bob is a champion of the mining industry. Through his experience, he has seen the need for creative people especially in engineering who have the capability to develop practical solutions to the variety of problems operations face each day but also who have the vision to reshape the industry as it journeys along a path of continual evolution. 

It is for these reasons that he has supported the delivery of quality education programs at UNSW and with it a research capability that develops people who have the necessary broad knowledge and skills set to be the industry leaders into the future," A/Prof. Paul Hagan, Head of School UNSW Mining Engineering.

In his acceptance address Bob referenced the the 2 p's that he sees as key to a successful and satisfying career 'people and participation'. He encouraged the graduates in attendance to always make the safety and well-being of those around them 'a priority'.  Dr Cameron thanked his family for their support of his hectic and sometimes manic lifestyle and said it was 'special to receive this award in the presence of my family'. He was grateful to receive his honoris causa (Honorary Doctorate) 43 years after his own graduation.

We congratulate Bob and his family and look forward to continuing our collaborative work with Dr Cameron in his capacity as Minerals Industry Advisory Council member at the School of Mining Engineering.

You can watch the full November 2017 Engineering Graduation Ceremony here.


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