The 2012 UNSW Built Environment Awards and Prizes Ceremony took place on 2 May and provided the Faculty with the opportunity to recognise the academic achievements of its highest performing students in the 2011 academic year.
Prize and Award recipients and their families were invited to attend the Ceremony at the Science Theatre, along with alumni, industry sponsors, donors, former members of academic staff and Faculty Advisory Council members. Deputy Dean Professor Alan Peters oversaw proceedings and gave the audience an insight into the different prizes and awards offered by Built Environment (BE). Students were invited to the stage to receive their Prize and Certificate from the respective BE Program Director and Prize donor and receive the personal congratulations of Dean Professor Alec Tzannes.
The Ceremony demonstrated the diversity of BE through the broad range of students and awards and prizes being granted on the evening. The acknowledgement of scholars and grant recipients were clear indications that research support – the awards and prizes are not research based and pathways to industry are an important element of BE’s ethos.
Professor Sue Holiday, Managing Director, Strategies for Change and Built Environment Advisory Council Member gave the Ceremony’s Occasional Address. It touched on several pertinent topics for current students and future graduates. Focusing on the increasing importance of global collaboration, Professor Holiday commended the students for their success and stressed the importance of their continued contribution to the ever-increasing inter-connected and multi-disciplinary nature of the global workplace.
Dean Professor Alec Tzannes closed the Ceremony thanking all those who contributed to the achievements of the Faculty including BE’s award-winning teaching and learning academic staff. He went on to stress that the celebrations were simply the beginning of students’ careers in the wider workplace and, ultimately, the start of a long affiliation with BE as alumni.
To conclude the evening all in attendance were invited to a reception; a fitting display of the appreciation that underpinned the event.
If you would like to find out more about the range of awards and prizes available to BE students or view the list of this year’s successful recipients, please see the booklet below.