The University of Western Australia's Professor Kingsley Dixon will be awarded a Chancellor's Medal during the University's Spring Graduation Ceremonies, which begin next Tuesday night.
Professor Dixon, a permanent visiting fellow at UWA's School of Plant Biology and Director of Kings Park and Botanic Garden, focuses his research on conservation of rare and threatened species; restoration of degraded landscapes; and horticultural and agricultural development of indigenous Australian plants.
Professor Dixon is the sole recipient of a Chancellor's Medal while Mr Carl Vine will receive an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music.
Mr Vine, the Artistic Director of Musica Viva Australia, will also deliver the Occasional Address at Tuesday night's ceremony.
Two graduands will be awarded the JA Wood Memorial Prize: UWA Science graduate and 2010 Rhodes Scholar Mr Dustin Stuart; and Miss Jackie McArthur, a Law graduand who has been appointed as an Associate of the High Court of Australia.
During the four ceremonies, 1,481 students will graduate, including 294 Bachelors of Commerce, 206 Bachelors of Arts, 200 Bachelors of Science, 123 Bachelors of Engineering and 51 Bachelors of Laws.
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716