Awards and achievements - September 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

To recognise these achievements, an article is published on the UWA news pageon the website and in UWA Forwardon the first week of every month. If you know of great awards or achievements across the University please email uwamedia@uwa.edu.au

Name: Kirsty Freeman, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Achievement: Kirsty Freeman has been named a Fellow of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH Academy). The society seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care by advancing medical simulation technology. Kirsty is the third Australian to join the Academy as a fellow.

Name: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Achievement: The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has been nominated as a finalist in the 2019 Industry and Export Awards. The Faculty’s Global Medical Program and Winter School Short Course are finalists in the categories of International Health and International Education and Training. The awards, organised by the Western Australia State Government, recognise the State’s most innovative and progressive organisations.

Name: Adrian Soares and Brianna Louwen, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.
Achievement: Adrian Soares (répétiteur) and Brianna Louwen (soprano), two UWA music students, have been accepted into the West Australian Opera’s Wesfarmers Arts Young Artists program. The mentorship program offers students regular coaching and workshop time and provides them opportunities to perform at associated events.

Name: Sam Dulyba and Lucy Burns, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.
Achievement: Samuel and Lucy, students from UWA’s Law School, have won the 2019 Disrupting Law Hackathon after developing technology aimed at matching prospective clients with their most suitable lawyer, based on personality and communication styles. The Hackathon brought computer programmers and law students together to ‘hack’ traditional legal problems, using technology and critical thinking.

Name: Associate Professor Fernando Jerez, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.
Achievement: Associate Professor Fernando Jerez’s architectural concept for a new concert hall in Vilnius, Lithuania, developed in collaboration with his team at SMAR Architecture Studio, has been selected in the international top four, ahead of more than 240 different proposals. 

Name: Noisy Guts Project, The Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases.
Achievement: The Noisy Guts project, developed by the Marshall Centre for Infectious Diseases has taken out the national Community Service Markets award at the 2019 iAwards hosted in Melbourne. The project aims to diagnose and monitor common gut disorders by using machine learning to decode gut noises.

Congratulations UWA staff and students.

Media references

Nicholas Smith (UWA Media Officer)                                                                   08 6488 1888

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