Alumni awards

Each year, we proudly celebrate the achievements of outstanding UOW alumni from around the globe, including creative innovators in business, those having a remarkable impact on society, young alumni making great strides in their career, researchers at the cutting-edge, and individuals who demonstrate professional excellence. You are part of a community of UOW graduates who are fearless leaders and innovators, driven by purpose. Nominations for the 2021 awards are open until Monday 3 May.

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Professional Excellence

Have you crossed paths with a leader who you truly admire for their motivation and continuous contribution on a local, national or global scale? We are looking for alumni who have created a remarkable impact throughout their career, and increased the level of recognition for their profession.

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Young Alumni

Do you know someone aged 35 and under who inspires you with their incredible drive and subsequent achievements? We would love to hear how they are changing the world at a local, national or international level or how they are significantly influencing their chosen field.

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Social impact

Have you been amazed by someone who has had a profound impact on a community? They could be working in the non-profit, profit or public sector, making a significant long-term impact to the community or the University, and changing lives for the better.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Do you know a progressive entrepreneur, or team of entrepreneurs, whose innovation has made an extraordinary impact in their industry, profession, field of research or area of expertise? We would love to hear about them.

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Research and Scholarship

Can you shine a light on someone whose research is changing lives, or whose scholarly contributions have made a substantial impact? If their achievements have brought greater recognition to their field of research or scholarship, let us know.

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Leaders, innovators, game-changers & everyday heroes

Previous winners

Robert Hope Memorial Prize

To celebrate Chancellor Robert Hope's life and contribution, the Chancellor Robert Hope Memorial Prize is awarded to a student who demonstrates:

  • Exceptional academic performance
  • Outstanding leadership
  • Significant contribution to the University and/or the wider community

 

2021 Alumni Awards: THIS IS YOUR UOW

Through prodigious entrepreneurial skill and innovation, CEO of Nine Entertainment, (former Stan Entertainment CEO) and past Alumni Award winner, Mike Sneesby, turned an idea into a multi-million dollar business that has transformed the way Australians access content and set new global benchmarks for independent streaming services.

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yeah well I'm the CEO at Stan when I
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started Stan I had to explain exactly
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what it is but hopefully those people
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watching today would know that Stan is
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Australia's leading local streaming
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service I did a start-up overseas based
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out of Dubai a joint venture between
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Saudi telecom and Astro Malaysia and
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that was sort of the start of my
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internet TV career and when I came back
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to Australia I'm David Ginjo who was the
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the CEO of channel 9 at the time was
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thinking about what was happening in
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Internet TV what was his Netflix thing
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that was going on and I just come out of
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an Internet TV venture in the Middle
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East those conversations very quickly
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turned into what we have today which is
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which is dancing but the reality is I'm
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the guys at the front there's a huge
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team behind me across technology across
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marketing across our content content
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acquisitions and content creation so I
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think you know if I could put something
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my finger on something which hopefully I
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do well is lead people and inspire them
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to do great things and you know overall
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the outcome of that is a business like
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stem aspiring entrepreneurs I think
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should you know make sure they test the
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water I think when particularly when
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you're young or you're coming out of
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university you sort of end up on a track
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which is driven by you know
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circumstances it's not always the right
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track and sometimes you get locked into
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that track so I would say test the water
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amongst a lot of things find out what it
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is that you love and what you're
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passionate about and give yourself the
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opportunity to discover great things
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that you can be entrepreneurial with