Dubbo doctor awarded for service to the community
This years Alumni Award for Achievement in Community Service goes to a stalwart of Dubbo, Dr Joe Canalese - for his contributions in the field of medicine and community involvement.
The award recognises Dr Canalese’s 20 year contribution to enriching the health and community of Dubbo and the far west of New South Wales.
Despite a very busy clinical workload as a gastroenterologist, Dr Canalese has been responsible for many invaluable community and cultural projects.
Canalese has work extensively with West Haven Association for disabled people and has developed a model for similar services in NSW. He is a keen soccer fan and was responsible for bringing SBS and local soccer teams to the region, enriching its cultural and sporting life. He has also initiated major tourism initiatives such as the provision of low-cost visitor accommodation which have helped boost the region's economic fortunes.
Dr Canalese graduated from the Faculty of Medicine with an MBBS in 1973.
The University of Sydney's 2005 Alumni Award for Achievement in Community Service is awarded each year by the Standing Committee of Convocation and the Alumni Relations Office for graduates who have made outstanding achievements and services to the community.