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 page on 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 [email protected]
Name: Jennie Officer
Achievement: UWA School of Design Senior Lecturer Jennie Officer and her team were awarded The Daryl Jackson Award for Educational Architecture and the National Award for Sustainable Architecture for the Boola Katitjin project led by Lyons Architecture with Silver Thomas Hanley, The Fulcrum Agency and Officer Woods Architects.
Boola Katitjin had already received The George Temple Poole Award (WA), The Wallace Greenham Award for Sustainable Architecture and the Award for Educational Architecture (WA) at the state-level awards. Boola Katitjin demonstrates a commitment to innovation, sustainability and the creation of a more equitable and resilient campus and is the largest Mass Engineered Timber building in WA.
Name: Lotte George
Achievement: Bachelor of Biomedical Science student Lotte George has been awarded an Order of Australia Association Foundation scholarship, donated by the Goodeve Foundation.
Lotte backed up her high-achieving ATAR result with a distinguished record in her first year-and-a-half of university study. Lotte wants to practice medicine, specialising in neurology or cardiology.
The primary focus of her community activity has been in athletics. She has competed both nationally and internationally and her commitment to her local athletics club after 11 years of service was recognised with a life membership. She has received her local Council’s Youth Sports Scholarships and an Australian Olympic Changemaker Award. When chronic injury forced her retirement from athletics, she turned to coaching and mentoring athletes and she coaches sprints and middle distance twice a week at her old high school.
Name: Hukam Kohli
Achievement: Hukam Kohli, who is studying a Law/Commerce Degree, has been awarded an Order of Australia Association Foundation scholarship, donated by the McCusker Charitable Foundation.
The son of Punjabi migrants, Hukam is a high-achieving student who has given back to and benefited from his association with the Sikh community in Perth, including fundraising for children in Malawi and baking sweets for the Red Dust Foundation.
Hukam has a deep commitment to making a difference by working in law to protect individual rights and to promote fairness within the legal system.
In 2021, he won The Ian Goodenough MP Excellence in the Field of Law Award and The Law and Society WA Award for Most Outstanding Student in Politics and Law, complemented by contributing content to The ATAR Survival Guide, Perth for politics and law.
Name: Fitrah Ningsih Saleh Arahman
Achievement: Fitrah Ningsih Saleh Arahman received the Council for International Students of Western Australia International Tertiary Student of the Year award.
The Australia Awards Scholarship student, who is studying for her Master of Strategic Communication, has been busy making a positive impact on the lives of fellow international students and others in the community.
As a child, Ningsih dreamt of the opportunity to study in Australia and is now motivating others from her hometown in Indonesia to also achieve their dreams and aspirations.
Since arriving in Perth, she has worked to build networks and be involved in as many activities as possible outside her studies.
Using her skills as a speaker, Ningsih has been invited to many events to represent the University, the Australia Awards Scholarship program and to assist at diplomatic receptions.
Name: Emma Taylor
Achievement: Research Officer Emma Taylor, from the School of Allied Health and Western Australian Centre for Rural Health, received the David Lyle Award for Rural and Remote Health for professional staff. The prizes for Rural and Remote Health are awarded to University Departments of Rural Health employees who make a positive contribution to Australian Rural Health Education Network and demonstrate behaviours consistent with their values and priorities.
Congratulations UWA staff, alumni and students.
Image above: Emma Taylor, Lotte George and Fitrah Ningsih Saleh Arahman