Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 7. 1969.
MR. John Mcgrath (above), a Former President of NZSAU, who has announced his candidature for the University Council.
Mr. McGrath, a barrister and solicitor who graduated LLB in 1967 is the second recent graduate to stand for Council.
The other was Mr. Michael Hirschfeld.
Mr. McGrath is already a member of Council (1967-69) and of the Council's Standing Committee.
"In a time of close political scrutiny of the effectiveness of University education, a younger graduate can play an important role in contributing to the University Council's promotion to the public of the great value of the University's broad social and educational roles", said Mr. McGrath.
"If elected, I would hope that my experience in University affairs coupled with the outlook of a younger and quite recent graduate would contribute a wider variety of views to the Council.
Mr. McGrath is Council Representative on Joint Committee of Student Participation in the University.
He is a member of the Executive Committee Halls of Residence Building Appeal.
A life member of the NZUSA, Mr. McGrath was President in 1968.
He was President of VUWSA in 1967.
Mr. McGrath has participated in several overseas student conferences and NZ Government nominee to South Pacific Commission Regional Seminar on Youth (Suva 1968).