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 [email protected]
Awards and achievements
Name: Professor Carol Bower, Professor Karen Simmer and Professor Stephen Zubrick Achievement: Professors Bower, Simmer and Zubrick have been inducted into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Fellowship. This is a wonderful achievement and national recognition of three outstanding researchers in health and medical sciences. Their contributions were to a diverse range of clinical and research areas, including chronic and infectious diseases, mental health, neuroscience, medical physiology and cancer research.
Name: UWA Publishing
Achievement: UWA Publishing’s book Banksia Woodlands: A restoration guide for the Swan Coastal Plain won the prestigious Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence at the State Government’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Awards for Excellence. The award acknowledged Banksia Woodlands as providing the first comprehensive overview for practitioners, researchers and policy makers to assist Banksia woodland restoration activities and decisions.
Name: Josephine Wilson and UWA Publishing
Achievement: The book Extinctions by Josephine Wilson has won a major Australian literary prize: James Cook University’s Colin Roderick Award, worth $20,000. The Award was announced at a ceremony at JCU in Townsville.
Name: Berndt Museum, UWA
Achievement: UWA’s Berndt Museum is a recipient of a 2017 Community Heritage Grant from the National Library of Australia. The funding will help the museum with the preservation of the the Berndt Museum’s archive collection.
Name: Professor William Erskine and Dr Janine Croser
Achievement: Professor Erskine and Dr Croser are recipients of a grant from the Cooperative Research Centre Developing Northern Australia program. The grant will help them develop genetic improvements in crops such as chia and quinoa for the northern agricultural regions.
Name: ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions
Achievement: The ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions has been awarded the prestigious 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. The Centre was chosen among 83 other nominations for its research-based collaboration with the town of Kalbarri to create the Zest Festival which has helped engage the rural community in local culture.
Congratulations to UWA staff and students.
Jess Reid (UWA Media and Public Relations Advisor) (+61 8) 6488 6876