The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.
To recognise these achievements, an 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 [email protected]
Name: Elise Reitze-Swensen, UWA Conservatorium of Music.
Achievement: Elise Reitze-Swensen, who teaches electronic music and sound design, has been nominated in the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards in the categories “Studio Production” and “Music Leadership”. The award recognises a female producer or sound engineer who has made contributions of great significance in the studio recording environment.
Name: Associate Professor Tanya Dalziell and Associate Professor Paul Genoni, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.
Achievement: Associate Professor Tanya Dalziell and Associate Professor Paul Genoni’s book, Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955-1964 has been shortlisted in this year’s Prime Minister’s Literacy Awards, which celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia.
Name: Mr Mitchell Chiew (Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences) and Gary Cheung and Francis Cardell-Oliver (Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education).
Achievement: Three UWA graduates have been awarded prestigious scholarships that support further postgraduate study at The University of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom. Ms Gary Cheung was awarded the Cambridge Australia Frank Downing Scholarship, Mr Mitchell Chiew was awarded the Cambridge Australia Allen Scholarship and Mr Francis Cardell-Oliver has been awarded the Cambridge Australia David McCaughey Scholarship.
Name: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Achievement: More than 18 researchers from UWA’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences have been presented with 2018-2019 WA Department of Health Merit Awards that provide financial assistance to emerging research leaders. For the full list of award recipients, click here.
Name: James Ledger and Paul Kelly, UWA Conservatorium of Music.
Achievement: James Ledger and Paul Kelly’s album Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds has been nominated in the category “Artisan and Fine Arts” in this year’s ARIA Awards, after peaking at number 10 on the national charts earlier this year.
Name: Aiden Archer, Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
Achievement: Aiden Archer, an engineering student, has been awarded the 2019 DN Foster Award by Engineers Australia. The prestigious award is presented to encourage engineering students to pursue career opportunities in costal and ocean engineering.
Name: Ella Prihatini, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.
Achievement: Ella Prihatini, a teaching fellow and endeavour scholar from UWA’s School of Social Sciences, has been nominated as one of Australia’s top 40 researchers who are less than 10 years into their careers. Ms Prihatini is also one of the top five performers in the Humanities, Arts and Literature discipline.
Name: Associate Professor Sarah Murray, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.
Achievement: Associate Professor Sarah Murray has been appointed as the academic member of the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia. This achievement recognises the high-quality impact of Associate Professor Murray’s research.
Congratulations UWA staff and students.
Nicholas Smith (UWA Media Officer) 08 6488 1888