INSPIRED stories

A pioneer for women in engineering

Margaret Hamer was the University of Sydney’s first female graduate in aeronautical engineering, gaining her degree in 1948. Margaret passed away in May 2012, aged 86, but her influence continues as a result of the Margaret Hamer Scholarship for Women in Engineering.

Helping our friends in need

The Animals in Need fund at the Faculty of Veterinary Science is helping cover the cost of much-needed veterinary care for pets from disadvantaged families, or stray and neglected animals and wildlife.

Investing in the jazz musicians of tomorrow

Young, talented jazz musicians can now apply for the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s first jazz scholarship, thanks to the generosity of jazz lovers, Anthony and Sharon Lee.

World-first research from the Charles Perkins Centre

A number of donors have supported the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC) and the appointment of professional chairs to lead ground-breaking research on obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. World-first research from the CPC has found that protein and carbohydrates outweigh calorie counting.

Cream of the crop

Mark Hazelton is able to undertake a residency in ruminant medicine with the Livestock Veterinary Teaching and Research Unit at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, with the support of the Hugh Hughes bequest.

NSW award honours Sydney student

Mechanical engineering student at the University of Sydney, Leticia Luiz has been presented the NSW International Student of the Year Award for 2013.

John Grill awarded Order of Australia

John Grill, Chairman of the board of WorleyParsons and member of the University of Sydney community was acknowledged for his influence on Australian society in the latest round of Australia Day Honours, announced by the Governor-General.