GAF Stories

Annabelle Coppin at Yarrie


International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI)

ISSI Fellow Annabelle Coppin used her George Alexander Fellowship to explore options to overcome the logistical, ethical and economic shortcomings of transporting beef cattle from remote farms to abattoirs...

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Prue Rothwell Sunflowers


International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI)

'I travelled to the US for 10 weeks in 2017 and connected with market managers, academics, government officers and of course, many amazing farmers and producers!'

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3 Kylie Mitchell 3


Australian Catholic University

'I felt an enormous sense of pride in what I had achieved, and wanted more than anything to lead by example; one day I want to teach...

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Corey McKibbin Japan 2


Deakin University

'I chose to participate in a study tour because I find that they are a great way to experience and learn about a country through interactive learning...

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Brenda profile


RMIT University

'I felt very humbled to have been chosen as a scholarship recipient; the award meant the benefactors believed in what I was trying to achieve, and this...

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Aja Pymble Ward Griffith


Griffith University

'I hope that one day I’ll be in a stable financial situation to give back to the George Alexander Foundation in return for what they have given...

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The Gordon Institute

'I believe that education is the key to connecting with people and helping them to understand and value the spectacular plants and animals we have in Australia.

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20060776 ISS Terri Merciera Chocolatier one3


International Specialised Skills Institute (ISSI)

Terri is an accomplished chocolatier and pastry chef who wanted to bridge the skill and knowledge gaps in the chocolate industry in Australia.

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