Honorary awards

Dr Ivan Cher

At a conferring of degrees ceremony held in the Great Hall on 12 June 1990, the title of Honorary Fellow of the University was conferred upon ophthalmologist Dr Ivan Cher, MB BS NZ DO RCP&S, London, FRCS (Edinburgh) FRCS (London) FRACS FRACO FCOphth(UK).

The titel was awarded to Dr Cher for his role in founding and continuing to promote the projects of the Joint Committee for Tertiary Jewish Studies. This Committee has provided funds for the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies (formerly named Department of Semitic Studies) and other Departments at Sydney University, and has assisted in the development of several departments at three city universities.

Mrs Ursula Cher and Dr Ivan Cher

Mrs Ursula Cher and Dr Ivan Cher, photo, University of Sydney Archives.