The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.
To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of great awards or achievements across the University please email firstname.lastname@example.org
December 2016 and January 2017 awards and achievements
Name: UWA Australia Day 2017 Honours List recipients
Achievement: Twelve graduates and one staff member from UWA have been recognised in this year’s Australia Day 2017 Honours List. A list of UWA recipients is available here.
Name: Professor Len Collard, UWA School of Indigenous Studies
Achievement: Professor Collard was invited to undertake a Yumalundi NIRAKN Fellowship program in 2016-2017. The Fellowships support researchers to visit the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies to conduct projects that build knowledge and understanding of the Institute’s collection. Professor Collard will research Nyungar place names, language and culture in South-western Australia to bring to light information on boodjar (country), moort (kinship) and katitjin (knowledge) in an accessible format.
Name: UWA Archaeology and Centre for Rock Art Research and Management
Achievement: A number of UWA staff, adjuncts, Indigenous partners, alumni and students were honoured at the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) Conference 2016 Awards ceremony held in December.
• Jo McDonald was awarded the Rhys Jones Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Archaeology - the AAA’s highest award.
• Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation and Archae-aus (Caroline Bird and Eddie McDonald) won the John Mulvaney Book Award for their collaboration that resulted in “Kakatungutanta to Warrie Outcamp: 40,000 years in Nyiyaparli country”.
• Jacqueline Matthews was awarded a Life Membership for Outstanding Contribution to the Australian Archaeological Association.
• Balanaggarra Aboriginal Corporation (represented by Jason Gore) and CRAR+M (Peter Veth, Sven Ouzman & Sam Harper) won the Best Paper related to Radiocarbon Dating - Waikato Award for “Kimberley Visions: A New Generation of Rock Art Research within the Cultural Landscapes of Australia’s North-Eastern Kimberley”.
• Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation and Archae-aus (Caroline Bird, Jim Rhoads, Fiona Hook and Eddie McDonald) won Best Poster for “Issues of Scale and Resolution in Interpreting Surface Artefact Scatter in the Inland Pilbara”.
• Brittany George was judged the Best Student Poster for “Western Australian high school students’ perceptions of archaeology”.
Name: Miss Amy McDermott and Dr Hsern Ern Tan
Achievement: Miss McDermott and Dr Tan were awarded 2017 Westpac Future Leaders scholarships, in partnership with UWA, to support them in their post-graduate studies at UWA.
Congratulations to the many achievements of staff and students in December and January.
Jess Reid (UWA Media and Public Relations Advisor) (+61 8) 6488 6876