Researching a cure for Australia’s second biggest cancer killer is to receive a major boost with $8.9 million to establish a professorial chair in bowel cancer research at the University of Sydney.
On Thursday 26 February, the University of Sydney celebrated the impact of the 1850 Society – loyal individuals and organisations who support the University annually.
The University of Sydney has received a significant sculpture gift valued at $1.4 million created by Andrew Rogers – one of Australia’s most recognised contemporary artists today.
To commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Freedom Ride, and ensure Aboriginal people from NSW can access education, the University has established the NSW Freedom Ride Scholarships Fund.
Helping Aboriginal students in financial need and who are from rural, regional or remote areas is the motivation behind Mr Jamieson’s $143,000 gift to establish the Douglas Jamieson Aboriginal Scholarship.
Research into grain growing on the Liverpool Plains and north-west slopes region has been given a boost thanks to a $400,000 gift to the faculty of Agriculture and Environment at the University of Sydney.
A generous gift to the University’s Faculty of Dentistry and Charles Perkins Centre will allow the University to push the boundaries of our understanding of dental and systemic health and find new ways to prevent chronic disease.
The University of Sydney’s Department of English was pleased to present the David Harold Tribe Fiction Award 2014 to novelist and poet John A. Scott on Friday evening. The award was made possible by a donation from David Harold Tribe through the David Harold Tribe Charitable Foundation.
Dick Hunstead, a University of Sydney academic donated $1.4 million to the Sydney Institute for Astronomy. Hunstead has been an astronomer at the University ever since his PhD days 50 years ago.
The University recognises Social Inclusion Week (22 – 30 November) which aims to ensure all Australians are included, valued and provided the opportunity to participate fully in society.