The University of Melbourne's staff and students are regularly recognised for their contributions to excellence in learning and teaching both inside the university itself, and within the broader community.
Here is a selection of recent University of Melbourne award winners.
Dr Hugh Miller is the Chancellor’s Prize Award Winner in Science and Engineering for his thesis entitled "Statistical Methods for the analysis of high-dimensional data", completed under the supervision of Prof Peter Hall.
Associate Professor Mark Walterfang is the Chancellor’s Prize Award Winner in the Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences grouping for his thesis entitled: "The specificity of morphological changes of the corpus callosum in schizophrenia and related major mental disorders".
Ms Laurie Ransom is the 2011 Gerry Barretto Award Winner for Outstanding Student Services for her contribution to a high quality student experience at the University of Melbourne, over many years, consistently delivering services that are of outstanding quality.
Dr Radwa Aly Bakry Badawy is the 2010 Chancellor's Prize Award Winner in the Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences grouping for her thesis entitled: "Cortical excitability and epilepsy; insights into the pathophysiology".
Dr Alexander Ling investigated recent developments in the philosophy of cinema, with special focus on the work of the French thinker Alain Badiou. He showed how Badiou’s work enables cinema studies to evade certain conceptual deadlocks, but itself requires further development to meet the challenge of understanding the philosophical implications of cinema..
Dr Brenda Holt, who is Chief of Staff at Trinity College and a PhD student in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, won the prize in recognition of her outstanding thesis on the identity issues of young women from rural backgrounds studying at an elite university.
Daniel Norman is a financial analyst who has worked with investment bank JP Morgan in New York, after a stint with KPMG and a Melbourne Bachelor of Commerce degree. Mr Norman has been selected as one of only three National Rhodes Scholars.