Awards and achievements - July 2021

03/08/2021 | 2 mins

To recognise these achievements, an article is published on the UWA news page of the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month. If you know of great awards or achievements across the University please email

Name: Marcus Solomon SC, UWA Law School

Achievement: Barrister and educator Marcus Solomon SC has been appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Mr Solomon graduated from law at UWA with First Class Honours in 1991, working as a solicitor and then partner at two major law firms before moving to the independent Bar.

A barrister and legal educator with expertise in a wide range of commercial matters, he was appointed Senior Counsel in 2013 and has worked in all superior Courts and in local and international arbitrations, where he’s acted as both counsel and arbitrator.

He is a member of the Legal Practice Board and has taught advocacy to junior barristers for the Australian Bar Association and the Western Australian Bar Association.

Mr Solomon has also provided extensive pro-bono legal advice to community groups and to legal practitioners before the Legal Practitioners Complaints Committee and the State Administrative Tribunal.

He is also an ordained Rabbi who holds leadership positions within the Jewish community and established the Beit Midrash of WA, a Jewish educational institution, in 1993.

Mr Solomon takes up his position this week.

Name: Vladimir Todorovic, UWA School of Design

Achievement: Senior Lecturer in Fine Arts Vladimir Todorovic, was announced the recipient of the Off-Limits Award at the prestigious 60th Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Mr Todorovic was awarded the prize for his short film Tunable Mimoid. The film was shown at the Experimental Showcase at the Revelation Perth International Film Festival.

Name: Sacha Barker and Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson, UWA School of Design

Achievement: 2021 Master of Fine Arts graduates Sacha and Elham, showcased their two-year research projects at the Master of Fine Arts 2021 Exhibition. Elham displayed Áshená, Bear Witness to Me, a multi-channel video art installation in collaboration with Asha Kiani and Sacha displayed the Second Generation Collective, and Maker/Made, a series of textile, sculpture and installation works.

Congratulations UWA staff and students.

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