Now, a new award has been established to recognise the results of that quest. The UWA Academic Staff Association (UWAASA) celebrates 100 years of academic service by inaugurating the Centenary Award, to be presented to academics whose influence has been outstanding.
President of the UWAASA, Ray Da Silva Rosa, said the award provided an opportunity for alumni, including graduates, former and current staff, members of the Senate, patrons, corporate partners, volunteers and friends of the University to nominate an academic whose influence on them – or the community in general – has been profound.
“Many of UWA’s academics over the years have become influential figures through their teaching, their research and their broader civic undertakings,” Winthrop Professor De Silva Rosa said.
“The Centenary Year is an opportune time for those people to be recognised and celebrated. The recipients of the awards should be exemplars of UWA’s motto, Seek Wisdom,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Johnson announced the award at the Alumni Weekend and he and Professor Da Silva Rosa launched it in the last week in April.