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Kwong Lee Dow

As part of the One Million Stories Exhibition, the Chinese Museum acknowledges high-achieving Chinese Australian community members who have contributed immensely to education, science, the arts, business, food culture, sport and medicine in contemporary Australian society and culture.


Kwong Lee Dow

Born in Melbourne, 1938, Professor Kwong Lee Dow is a devoted educator and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. As recognition of his achievements, the University of Melbourne has a building named after him in his honour. As Vice-Chancellor of Melbourne University, Professor Lee Dow guided the University in formulating its response to the commonwealth government’s higher education reforms, placing particular emphasis on increasing the number of enrolments at the University by students from educationally, financially or socially disadvantaged backgrounds.