Impact of our donors
The enduring support of Dr Ronald Lu gives students a glimpse of the world and sees them safely through crisis
Dr Ronald Lu’s affiliation with UNSW spans more than 45 years, having been involved with the University as a student, alumnus, supporter, volunteer and advisor. Now the Chair of the UNSW Hong Kong Foundation, Dr Lu felt compelled to act as UNSW students began to feel the personal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How Vera Boyarsky's unwavering passion for engineering allows her to support students through times of crisis
Having forged a long and successful career in a historically male-heavy industry, Vera Boyarsky knows a thing or two about grit and persistence. Now, through her philanthropy, she helps UNSW students access opportunities she never had.
At UNSW, every gift makes an impact
Because of the philanthropic support of our UNSW community, we’re able to tell these stories of gratitude.
Designing for sound: $2.3m donated to ensure future built environments are attuned to the impacts of noise
Since 2016, the UNSW Engaging Women in the Built Environment event has celebrated the achievements and diverse career paths of trailblazing women in the field. This year was no exception, with a philanthropic gift from the late Associate Professor Anita Lawrence adding to the excitement.
Congratulations to the Centre for Marine Science and Innovation, awarded US$325,000 by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Associate Professor Suhelen Egan and Professor Torsten Thomas, of the Centre for Marine Science and Innovation in the Faculty of Science, together with a team of international scientists have been awarded US$325,000 by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as part of the Symbiosis in Aquatic Systems Initiative.
Sydney Airport funds century-long scholarship to support under-represented groups in the aviation industry
The inaugural recipient of the SYD100 scholarship has been announced, with 19-year-old Manmeet Kaur the first recipient of a four-year scholarship to study at UNSW’s School of Aviation.
Mentor’s Gift to Paediatric Neuromuscular Research Provides Hope
A recent gift of $1 million from Dr. Heather Johnston to support the research led by her mentee, Dr. Michelle Farrar, has both specialists reminiscing, and discussing the breakthrough treatment advances for the most vulnerable of patients, who until recently had no hope of improvement.
Mark Tidswell gifts $AU200,000 to School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE) to maintain leading education for students
A longtime advocate and supporter of renewable energies, Mark has given generously to SPREE over the years, to ensure the next generation of photovoltaic engineering students receive the support they need.