In May 2016, the Faculty of Health Sciences held their Annual Awards, providing an opportunity for the faculty to celebrate and honour the exceptional achievements of our students, alumni and staff and recognise the inspired teaching and research behind these achievements.
The awards also recognise the important contributions made by our alumni locally and outside of Australia in community service and their professional field.
The recipients of these awards are people whose achievements are of the highest calibre. They may have already attracted attention in their field or may as yet be unknown to a wider audience.
Winners at a Faculty level are submitted for the University’s Alumni Awards. The University awards are divided into two categories: ‘alumni achievement awards’ for graduates already established in their careers and ‘graduate medals’ which recognise younger achievers who in the previous year graduated or completed their degree requirements.
In total, 90 awards were presented to our alumni, current students and staff across a variety of categories. View the full list of 2016 alumni award winners.
The faculty acknowledges the generosity of all the individuals, families and organisations that sponsored many of the awards.
Alumni are recognised for their achievements in the following five categories:
Alumni Award for Community Achievement
Recognises the personal contributions that alumni have made to the enrichment of Australian communities through their service in the area of health.
Alumni Award for International Achievement
Recognises the contributions that alumni who reside or work overseas have made to the
improvements of international community(s) through their community or professional service in the area of health.
Alumni Award for Professional Achievement
Recognises outstanding achievements of alumni to the health profession.
Young Alumni Award for Achievement
Recognises outstanding achievements made by Health Science alumni aged 30 and younger to the University, local, Australian or international communities.
Recognition Award for Clinical Education (Open category)
Recognises the important contribution of external clinical supervisors make in supporting a
student's clinical and professional fieldwork.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for nomination?
Graduates and Postgraduates of the Faculty of Health Sciences
Who can nominate?
• Alumni of the Faculty of Health Sciences
• An academic staff member of the University of Sydney
Which awards will be presented?
Awards will be presented in those categories recognised by the University of Sydney Alumni Awards
What are the criteria for selection?
The following criteria will be taken into consideration by the selection committee:
- The impact of the contribution on the community at large
- The challenge of the work done
- The leadership roles undertaken by the nominee
- The commitment by the nominee to serving the community, to teaching, to research
What information is required to accompany a nomination?
A brief (less than 500 words) outline of the contributions and achievements which makes the nominee worthy of an award, with specific reference to the category of the nomination
- Curriculum vitae (2 page limit)
- List of community service contributions
- List of activities of the nominee beyond their area professional field
- Documentary evidence of the nominee's achievements
- The names of 2 referees who would be willing to consult with the panel members
Aside from the announcement of award winners all information will remain confidential.