“Dr Bush Tucker Man”
Les Hiddins, affectionately known as The Bush Tucker Man, will now be answering to Dr Bush Tucker Man.
Mr Hiddins will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science at James Cook University’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and Information Technology Graduation Ceremony on Friday night (March 28).
The award is being given in recognition for his outstanding and distinguished contribution to Australia and the northern Queensland community through his work on the ABC TV series Bush Tucker Man, his time in the defence force (including two tours of duty) where he worked with indigenous communities and establishing a bush retreat in Cape York for Vietnam veterans to enjoy.
Mr Hiddins is one of three honorary doctorates to be presented at Friday’s graduation ceremony. There is also:
Former JCU Vice-Chancellor Professor Bernard Moulden will receive an Honorary Doctorate of the University for his service to higher education, JCU and the northern Queensland region.
Mr Don Fry, prominent North Queensland business man and engineer, will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering in recognition of his exemplary contributions to engineering.
Professor Heather (Jeannie) Herbert will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Educational Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Science ceremony on Saturday, March 29. Professor Herbert is being recognised for her service to the University through the exercise of outstanding leadership and advancing Indigenous education.
More than 800 students, both undergraduate and postgraduate award recipients, will be presented with their awards at this year’s Townsville graduation ceremonies.
JCU Townsville Graduation Ceremonies
Faculty of Science, Engineering and IT: Friday March 28 at 6.00pm
Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences: Saturday March 29 at 10.00am
Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts/ Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Science: Saturday March 29 at 2.00pm
All ceremonies will be held at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre.
Issued: Thursday March 27, 2008
For more information contact Jo Meehan, JCU Media, on 4781 4586 or 0422 543 757