Sub-committees

The sub-committees and taskforces of the Alumni Council play an important role in informing the development of programs and initiatives.

Alumni Awards selection sub committee

The primary role of the Alumni Awards Selection Committee (AASC) is to consider, and where appropriate, make decisions to award Alumni Awards presented on an annual basis by the Alumni Council.

The Awards program was broadened in 2016 to include a number of new categories to celebrate the exceptional achievements of our graduates. Selection criteria has been established to recognise the attributes for each category.

The categories for the Alumni Achievement Awards are:

Alumni Award for Cultural Contribution
This award recognises alumni who achieve excellence in arts, creative sectors and culture and/or whose efforts promoted the understanding and valuing of cultural diversity.

Alumni Award for Service to Humanity
This award recognises the personal contributions of alumni who, through service or philanthropy, improve the lives of those in need. This award also seeks to recognise the significant involvement of our alumni in projects that enrich local or international communities.

Alumni Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
This award recognises alumni who are forward thinking leaders in their industry, profession, field of research or area of expertise. The award celebrates the visionary and the daring across any field.

Alumni Award for International Achievement
This award recognises the outstanding contributions that alumni have made to international society through community service and/or professional achievements that have made a significant global impact.

Alumni Award for Professional Achievement
This award recognises outstanding achievements of alumni in their professional fields.

Outstanding achievements of Young Alumni Award
This award recognises outstanding achievements made by alumni aged 35 and younger (at close of nominations).

Graduate Medals selection sub committee

The primary role of the GMSC is to consider, and where appropriate, make decisions to award medals presented on an annual basis by the Alumni Council under the Alumni Awards Program.

The graduate medals recognise contributions that are inclusive of broader works in the University community and beyond. The six Graduate Medals to recognise our outstanding recent graduates include:

  • Convocation Medal, for undergraduate achievement
  • Edmund Barton Medal, for master’s by coursework achievement
  • John C Harsanyi Medal, for international student achievement
  • Nigel C Barker Medal, for academic and sporting achievement
  • Rita and John Cornforth Medal, for PhD achievement
  • Sister Alison Bush Medal, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement

Governance sub-committee

The primary role of the Governance Sub-committee is to consider, and where appropriate to make, recommendations to the Executive Committee (which where relevant will make recommendations to the Alumni Council) in relation to governance and governance principles applicable to the Alumni Council or to any sub-committee formed by the Alumni Council from time to time.