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UNSW Alumni Award Winners 2021


The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, a debut novelist, and the co-founders of Shippit are some of the UNSW alumni recognised this year.

UNSW Sydney today announced its 2021 Alumni Award winners. The awards celebrate the achievements of UNSW alumni with established careers and those at the beginning of their journey.

UNSW alumni from an array of backgrounds and disciplines were nominated for the 2021 UNSW Alumni Awards.

Of the 145 nominations from the UNSW community, eight distinguished graduates received awards in categories including research, professional achievement, social impact & service and innovation and entrepreneurship.  

David Gonski AC, UNSW Chancellor said: “Every year I look forward to being part of these awards and recognising alumni who have achieved excellence in their chosen field. The alumni honoured this year made an outstanding contribution to our society across a wide range of fields, including government, business, the arts and literature, medicine and not-for-profit organisations.”

UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs said: “The diversity of careers our alumni pursue and the heights they achieve is impressive. Their fine example stands as inspiration for UNSW students, present and future, to have a positive impact in their local community and around the world.”