Congratulations to the 2018 Arts Alumni Award recipients

The 2018 Arts Alumni Awards were presented at the Faculty of Arts Ceremony at the Melbourne Recital Centre in Southbank for the first time this year.

This year, five global leaders from across the fields of climate justice, community justice, population health and policy, women’s history, and food security received the award. Previous award recipients include Peter Singer, Ellen Sandell, Alex Miller and Gary Foley.

The 2018 Arts Alumni Award winners pictured (left-right): Jenna Davey-Burns, Fayaz Hayatullah (Nadera's son accepting the award on her behalf), Professor Denise Varney, Stephanie Alexander AO and Linh Do.

RISING STAR AWARD FOR YOUNG ALUMNI

For an individual who is under 35 years of age and has demonstrated an outstanding level of professional achievement and community involvement since graduating from the University of Melbourne and/or has been recognised by colleagues and peers for their outstanding leadership and impact as a global citizen.

MS LINH DO (BA 2012)

Awarded for outstanding leadership in The Climate Reality Project, Al Gore's climate change leadership program and in community organising, campaigning and journalism.

MS JENNA DAVEY-BURNS (BA 2006, DipML 2006, M.Int.Pol. 2011)

Awarded for outstanding professional achievement and community involvement in the fields of Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention, CALD community support and legal services.

LEADERSHIP AWARD

For an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in business, community or government.

DR NADERA HAYAT BURHANI (MPPM 2015)

Awarded for outstanding achievement and leadership in the field of population health and policy, women’s rights and empowerment.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE FACULTY AND UNIVERSITY AWARD

For an individual who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the Faculty and University through outstanding leadership, impact on students, research and teaching, engagement or philanthropy.

PROFESSOR EMERITUS PATRICIA GRIMSHAW (PhD 1987)

Awarded for contribution to the Faculty and University that has been outstanding in both scope and influence across many years, Professor Patricia Grimshaw has demonstrated scholarship in the field of women's history and tireless commitment to the promotion of history among women in Australia and internationally.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

For an individual who has made an outstanding, long-term and internationally-recognised contribution to their field of endeavour.

MS STEPHANIE ALEXANDER AO (BA 1966)

Awarded for outstanding achievement, leadership and contribution to the community in the fields of dietary health, food security and education.

The Faculty of Arts recognises alumni who have achieved excellence in their chosen field, and who have made a considerable contribution to the Faculty, the University and their communities through their endeavours.

Alumni of this Faculty reflect our important legacy, with over 75,000 alumni around the world. The Arts Alumni Awards program raises awareness of our alumni and honours their outstanding contribution to our society. These contributions have been made across a wide range of fields, including government, business, the arts and media, community and not-for-profit organisations.

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