UTS Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards celebrates our most outstanding alumni and recognises the extraordinary impact that UTS graduates are making here and around the world. Awards are given to alumni from across the seven faculties in addition to the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, the Community Alumni Award, the International Alumni Award, the Indigenous Australian Alumni Award and the Young Alumni Award.

The 2019 UTS Alumni Award recipients are:

UTS Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and UTS Alumni Award for Excellence for the Faculty of Science
Professor Maria Kavallaris AM
Bachelor of Applied Science (Biomedical), 1989
Director, Australian Centre for NanoMedicine, Professor and Head of Tumour Biology and Targeting program, Children’s Cancer Institute

UTS Community Alumni Award
Brendan Lonergan
Master of Business in Marketing, 2006
CEO, Beehive Industries

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence for the Faculty of Law
Sarah Dale
Bachelor of Laws, 2011
Centre Director and Principal Solicitor, Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS)

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence for the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Dr Ashod Donikian
PhD Engineering, 2010, Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation, 2008, Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), 2003
Founder and CEO, Navisens

UTS Indigenous Australian Alumni Award
Brooke Boney
Bachelor of Communication (Journalism), 2014
Entertainment reporter on Nine Network’s Today show

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence for the UTS Business School
Pandora Shelley
Bachelor of Business (Management Consulting and Marketing), 2014
Former CEO, Fishburners

UTS Young Alumni Award
Anntonette Dailey
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Environmental), 2008, Diploma in Professional Engineering Practice, 2008
Executive Director, Australian Space Agency

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Annabelle Sheehan
Bachelor of Communication (Film Production and Film Studies), 1981
CEO, New Zealand Film Commission

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence for the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
Yiying Lu
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication), 2008
Artrepreneur

UTS International Alumni Award
Jim White
Master of Education (Adult Education), 1996
Senior Vice-President of Human Resources, Paramount Pictures

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence from the Faculty of Health
Annette Bennett
Master of Midwifery (Research), 2015
Maternal Advisor, scholarship coordinator and Ebola preparedness trainer, Samaritan’s Purse