Graduates, staff members and students from The University of Western Australia have been recognised as finalists in this year's Australian of the Year Awards for WA, which will be announced on Saturday 24 November.
WA's Australian of the Year finalists include graduate and Clinical Professor David Joske (Subiaco), from the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique (Applecross), also a graduate and Director of the UWA Institute of Agriculture.
The other finalists in this category are PhD graduate and author Professor Kim Scott (Coolbellup), who has twice won Australia's most illustrious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and Seven West Media chairman Kerry Stokes, a UWA friend and donor.
Three of the four finalists in WA's Young Australian of the Year are UWA students Akram Azimi (Marangaroo), Holly Ransom (Subiaco) and Michael Sheldrick (Kinross).
And graduate Professor Jennifer Searcy (Nedlands) is a finalist in WA's Senior Australian of the Year.
The winners of the Australian of the Year Awards for WA will be announced at a cocktail ceremony to be held at 2.30pm at Government House Ballroom on November 24.
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716