Awards and Achievements – April 2018 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
Name: UWA Science student Shailyn Isaac
Achievement: Shailyn is a 2018 Indigenous STEM award winner. The CSIRO awards celebrate the achievements of Indigenous students, scientists and teachers in the STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field. Shailyn is pursuing medicine to become a rural health doctor, and hopes to improve health equality and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Name: Ben McGuire – UWA Sports
Achievement: Ben recently received an Indigenous Sport and Recreation Traineeship through the Wirrpanda Foundation. The traineeship will provide him with 12 months of job placement. He will also receive ongoing support from one of Wirrpanda’s Aboriginal youth employment mentors, and the chance to engage with their local community. The project is a partnership between Wirrpanda Foundation and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Name: UWA Research Associate Professor Angela Durey
Achievement: Professor Durey has won the international IADR Giddon Award for her recent paper titled “Oral health in young Australian Aboriginal children: Qualitative research on parents’ perspectives. The study seeks to understand the perceptions of Aboriginal Australians regarding oral health, from the perspective of Aboriginal parents.
Name: UWA Professor Peter Le Souef
Achievement: Professor Le Souef was awarded a prestigious Research Medal at the recent Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Scientific Meeting held in Adelaide. The award recognises Peter’s outstanding contribution to paediatric respiratory medicine research that has enabled a better understanding of infant physiology, aerosol medicine, asthma genetics, immune responses to viruses in asthma and the effects of world population growth on child health.
Congratulations UWA staff and students.
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