Edmund Barton Medal for Master's by Coursework Achievement
An exceptional young scientist well on her way to becoming a leader in her field, Joanna Whitney (BScVet ’02 BVSc ’04 MVSc (honoris causa) ’11) has won a number of academic awards throughout her Masters of Veterinary Science whilst working as a full-time clinician at the University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
In 2009, she received the Award for Academic Excellence in Postgraduate Coursework, and was awarded the Faculty’s Best Final Career Research Presentation in 2011. Her research has had a marked effect on the current state of veterinary care, leading to improved tests for fungal infections in cats, and in turn strengthening the Faculty’s reputation as an international leader in feline medicine.
Concurrent with her academic studies, Joanna met the demanding requirements for additional professional qualifications, mentored undergraduate students and veterinary nurses, and assisted in the launch of an Anaesthesia Rounds and after hours/emergency service.