UTS Alumni Award winners 2012

This year's Alumni Awards ceremony took place in UTS's Great Hall on 11 October 2012. The 2012 Alumni Awards acknowledged and celebrated some of the University's most inspiring graduates.


Amy WilkinsAmy Wilkins

UTS Young Alumni Award 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Human Movement Studies (2002)

Amy Wilkins, co-founder of Active Kidz - a health and fitness TV show for kids, was awarded the UTS Young Alumni Award 2012 for her commitment to and innovation in improving child health and fitness.


Image: Mustafa QadriMustafa Qadri

UTS International Alumni Award 2012
Sponsored by UTS:INSEARCH

Bachelor of Arts (2002)
Bachelor of Laws (2002)
Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (2003)

Mustafa Qadri, Amnesty International's (London's) Pakistan Researcher and internationally respected journalist, was awarded the UTS International Alumni Award 2012, generously sponsored by UTS:INSEARCH, for his dedication to human rights awareness.


Abdul Karim HekmatAbdul Karim Hekmat

UTS Community Alumni Award 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Social Inquiry) (2007)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Communication (2009)

Abdul Hekmat, refugee advocate and ambassador, was awarded the UTS Alumni Community Award 2012 for his advocacy and assistance to refugees in Australia through his humanitarian work and his work as an artist.


Brett CleggBrett Clegg

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012, UTS Business School
Bachelor of Business (1998)

Brett Clegg, CEO of Financial Review Group, was awarded the UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012 – UTS Business School for his outstanding contribution to business media in Australia.


Christopher Johnson AMChristopher Johnson AM

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012 - Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building Christopher Johnson AM
Master of the Built Environment (1993)

Christopher Johnson AM, CEO of Urban Taskforce Australia, was awarded the UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012 – Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building for his passion for design and achievements in making real and practical changes to the built form delivering positive impacts for the community.


Gillian MearsGillian Mears

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012, Faculty of Arts &amp Social Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (1986)

Gillian Mears, an acclaimed Australian short story writer and novelist, was awarded the UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012 - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for her outstanding achievements and contribution to Australian literature.


Sanjay SridherSanjay Sridher

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012, Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology
Master of Business in Information Technology Management (2006)

Sanjay Sridher, Executive Director with the Department of Finance and Services, NSW Government, was awarded the Alumni Award for Excellence 2012 – Faculty of Engineering & Information Technology for his significant and innovative programs of change that have helped transform the service sector.


Nasima RahmaniNasima Rahmani

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012, Faculty of Law
Master of Laws (2007)

Nasima Rahmani, Director of the Women's Empowerment Centre at the Gawharshad Institute of Higher Education, Kabul, Afghanistan, was awarded the UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012 –Faulty of Law for her significant contribution to ensuring the human rights of women in Afghanistan, and for widening access to education for Afghani women.

The Chancellor's Award for Excellence 2012 was presented to Nasima Rahmani.


Professor Caroline HomerProfessor Caroline Homer

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012, Faculty of Health
Master of Nursing (1997)
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (2001)
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2002)

Professor Caroline Homer, Director of the Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health in the Faculty of Health at UTS, was awarded the UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012 – Faculty of Health for her dedication to changing the face of midwifery care in Australia and internationally.


Dr Jeffrey CrassDr Jeffrey Crass

UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012 – Faculty of Science
Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Chemistry (1978)
Master of Applied Science in Chemical and Earth Sciences (Thesis) (1985)
Graduate Diploma in Technical Education (1988)
Doctor of Philosophy in Science (1996)

Dr Jeffrey Crass, (Foundation) Dean, TAFE NSW Higher Education, was awarded the UTS Alumni Award for Excellence 2012 – Faculty of Science for his commitment to furthering science and education.