2015 VC's Scholar Award Recipients

Vice-Chancellor's Scholar Engagement Award Recipients

Iliane Beuke

Iliane is a Bachelor of Education (Primary) student. For her Engagement Award she travelled to Kandy, Sri Lanka to  undertake a 2-week volunteer teaching program with the volunteer organisation International Volunteer Headquarters (IVHQ) which assists local communities in health and education in developing countries.

Jackson Cleary

Jackson a Bachelor of Computer Science student. He attended the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, one of the largest Java specific developer’s conferences in the world as his award activity.

Luke Emerson

Luke is a Bachelor of Zoology student. Luke undertook 8 weeks of big cat field research in Belize, Central America, in late December 2015. Under the guidance of a world leading big cat ecologist, Professor Marcella Kelly of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University he served as a field assistant on a large-scale camera-trapping project, collecting data on felids including jaguars, pumas, ocelots, jaguarundis and margays.

Ellen Gray

Elly is a Bachelor of Pharmacy student. In December 2015, for her Engagement Award, she participated in a hospital pharmacy placement organised by Work the World for two weeks in Iloilo City in the Philippines. Elly gained insight and experience into clinical pharmacy practice in a developing country.

Anna Juodvalkis

Anna is a Bachelor of Social Science student. She used her award to participate in a summer study program at Oslo University in Norway. The course titled “The Norwegian Welfare State" will provide an invaluable opportunity for her to explore the Nordic Welfare Model in depth.

Paige Kranz

Paige is a Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Teaching student. For her award Paige attended the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education. This conference is only held every four years and in 2016 will be at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Amy McLaren

Amy is a Bachelor of Arts student. She used her award to undertake an internship at Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation (UWICE) and Environment in May, 2016. (UWICE) is a Bhutanese government agency tasked with improving stewardship of the country’s natural resources through innovative research and training of local environmental personnel.

Kate Mitchell

Kate is a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching student. For her award Kate participated in Academy Travel’s 10-day professional development tour for teachers of history, to France, Germany and Russia in July 2016, gaining valuable experience for her teaching career.

Michelle Richards

Michelle is a Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Archaeology and Ancient History. She travelled to Greece for her award to volunteer on an archaeological excavation with the Helike Project during the 2016 season. The Helike Project is researching an important coastal region with urban settlements that were occupied from the Early Helladic (Mycenaean) period through to the Roman Period.

Richard Scherlowski

Richard is a Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Spanish. He participated in a 3-week intensive Spanish language immersion program combined with volunteer work opportunities through “Academia Uruguay” in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar Academic Development Award Recipients

Jeffrey Gowing

Jeffrey is a Bachelor of Psychological Science student. Jeffrey undertook unpaid work placement at the Genesis Medical Clinic in Melbourne where he used his award to gain practical knowledge in the field of psychology.

Jessica Lewis

Jessica is a Bachelor of Arts student. She used her award to attend the “League of Nations: Histories, Legacies and Impact” Conference at the University of Melbourne in December 2015.

Qin Liu

Qin is a Bachelor of Science student. She used her award attend the “Intro to Regression Modelling on R” workshop which was held as part of the 2015 Eco-Stats Conference at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Qin attended this workshop in December 2015.

Irene Sheila Nadarajah

Irene is a Bachelor of Pharmacy student. She travelled to Malaysia to participate in the 12th Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society – Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2015 (MPS-PSC) which was held at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. The theme for this year’s conference was “Pharmacists: Meeting the Needs of the Community”.

Karen Thorpe

Kaz is a Bachelor of Arts student, majoring in Islam and Religious Studies. In December 2015 she attended the Second Australasian Conference on Islam: Radicalisation & Islamophobia in Parramatta.