Professor Mark Willcox has been honoured with a Gold Fellowship from the Association for Research  Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) [hyperlink to ARVO: The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology- ARVO Fellows] for his outstanding contributions and dedication.  He has been a member with ARVO since 1993.

Professor Willcox said that he was “very honoured to be elected to gold fellowship status by the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) [hyperlink to ARVO: The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology- ARVO Fellows]. ARVO is our premier scientific society and its annual meeting is always a highlight in our calendars. The science at the meeting is always top notch - and it’s a great place to reconnect with friends and colleagues.  This year ARVO will be an online meeting, but I’m looking forward to it to learn new things and reconnect virtually."

PhD Student, Madeeha Azfal 

My journey for Australia started with lots of hopes, dreams, excitement, and fear as well. It was hard initially as being an international PhD student and Mom of a toddler. Soon I began to understand the new way of life experiences and circumstances. People are very kind and amazing. Living in Australia means encountering many opportunities. Its life quality and natural beauty makes it place worth living.
I would like to recommend all my family and friends to visit Australia once at least. I feel lucky to be a part of UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science and working under the supervision of prestigious supervisors. Happy Australia Day! 

PhD Student, Binod Rayamajhee 

I am fortunate to be here in this beautiful country, Australia as an HDR student of UNSW Sydney. I have found Australia to be a symbol of "strong unity in diversity", each part of the country is a "welcoming place". The breathtaking countryside and beautiful beaches are amazing. On top of it all, Australia is a country with respect, care, diverse opportunities and has one of the most advanced education systems in the world. 
Happy Australia Day!