|Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Keniger |
What a Night!
Friday May 7 was a fantastic night for the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
In celebration of International Nurses and International Midwives Days, and in honour of UQ Centenary Celebrations, the School of Nursing and Midwifery held the School Centenary and Awards evening at Customs House.
Head of School Professor Catherine Turner said the evening recognised the exceptional contributions staff have made to the school through teaching and learning, and research excellence, and the outstanding academic achievements of the students.
"As we recognise all hard-working nurses and midwives around the world, UQ seeks to reward our own leaders in the areas of nursing and midwifery research, research supervision and student learning,” said Professor Turner.
"The Awards evening provides the perfect opportunity to distinguish the hard work and dedication of our staff, students and alumni" said Professor Turner.
"I congratulate this year’s outstanding and deserving award recipients,” said Professor Turner.
Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Keniger acknowledged the growth and valuable contributions the School of Nursing and Midwifery continues to make to The Univeristy of Queensland and the Nursing and Midwifery professions at a state and global level. Professor Keniger praised the remarkable achievements of the School since its inception in 2005.
Past and present students and staff attended the event including the first Head of School Professor Elizabeth Davies AO, who presented the inaugural Elizabeth A. Davies Scholarships to award recipients Mary Boyd (2009) and Haakan Strand (2010).
Jeremy Crowley, Acting Director ITS, UQ, and a decendant of Edith Cavell presented the inaugural
Edith Cavell Scholarship to Ann Peacock and spoke for a few minutes on the life and bravery of Edith Cavell.
Yana Jones, one of The University of Queensland’s first nursing graduates was acknowledged for her work raising awareness of prevention and early detection of cancer and is the current Cancer Council Queensland’s Nurse of the Year.
A wonderful evening was had by all.
Jeremy Crowley, Professor Catherine Turner, Professor Elizabeth A Davies AO and Haakan Strand 2010 Recipient
Jeremy Crowley, Edith Cavell Recipeint Ann Peacock, Professor Catherine Turner
Peta Crompton, Nursing student Gillian Turner present Professor Catherine Turner with a gift of appreciation from the New Hope Community Cambodia
Undergraduate Scholarship Coordinator Robyn Dickie, Alison Day, Postgraduate Scholarship Coordinator Lynda Canniford