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 any great awards or achievements across the University please email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2017 awards and achievements
Name: Dr Doug McGhie, Warden of Convocation
Achievement: Dr McGhie was recently announced as the newly elected Warden of Convocation. Dr McGhie is a graduate of UWA and is managing director of his own small consulting firm, Science Matters Pty Ltd and has worked with most of the WA universities in that role, as well as others interstate. Convocation thanks former warden Warren Kerr, who now assumes the role of Immediate Past Warden.
Name: Caine Chennatt, UWA Cultural Precinct
Achievement: Mr Chennatt has been named as a finalist in the Western Australian Young Achiever Awards for The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award. He received a Churchill Fellowship in 2016, to investigate access and inclusion programs for people with disabilities to engage with the arts. At the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery he introduced Auslan tours of the exhibitions and 3D printing of artworks to facilitate access by sight impaired visitors and those with Alzheimers.
Name: Clinical Professor Lesley Ann Cala, UWA School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Achievement: Professor Cala was recognised at the 2017 Autumn Ordinary Meeting of Convocation where she was presented with the Convocation Medal. Professor Cala has been a long term member of the academic staff at UWA and has dedicated many voluntary hours. She strongly believes that education is the key to eradicating poverty and eliminating conflict. Professor Cala is an eminent health professional and a specialist neuro-radiologist.
Name: Shuan Hern, UWA School of Music student
Achievement: Mr Hern won first prize in Category B at the Schumann International Piano Competition in Dusseldorf, Germany. The adjudicators invited him to perform a full solo recital in Dusseldorf in October and to perform and take part in a masterclass in Italy.
Name: Conrad Pires, UWA Business School’s Graduate Management Association
Achievement: Entrepreneur and technology professional Conrad Pires has been appointed President of the UWA Business School’s Graduate Management Association (GMA). Mr Pires, who holds a Master of Business Administration from UWA, will lead the Graduate Management Association for the next 12 months.
Name: Emily Higham, UWA Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences student
Achievement: Ms Higham has won a HESTA Scholarship to attend the National Rural Health Conference in Cairns, a major event attended by more than 1000 delegates. She has a strong commitment to rural health and mentoring and is a coordinator for rural health club Spinrphex at UWA, engaging with rural and remote high schools throughout WA.
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