Curtin graduates are advocates for change, pushing boundaries and making the impossible possible for local and global communities. The annual Curtin University Alumni Achievement Awards showcase and celebrate the incredible achievements of our graduates, and are a wonderful opportunity to recognise their valuable contributions to their industry and the wider community.
Given the constraints on gatherings this year, we decided to shake things up by combining our Alumni Achievement Awards with the presentation of the John Curtin Medal. The John Curtin Medal is awarded to a member of the community who has made a significant contribution to their field and exhibited John Curtin’s qualities of vision, leadership and service to the community.
Check out our talented and inspiring recipients who have been recognised for making a difference in their industry and the community since the Awards began in 2014.
- Lifetime Achievement
- Young Achievement
- Community Service
- Global Impact
- Volunteer Leadership
- Professional Achievement in:
- Health Sciences
- Business & Law
- Science & Engineering
Previous award winners
Sara started a non-government organisation to improve the health of women and children in rural Papua New Guinea, by training birth attendants and health workers, and supplying clean birthing kits and easily available contraception.
Joshua is a widely-respected member of the global technology community. His company Electro.Aero made international headlines in 2018 when they successfully certified the world’s first light electric aircraft.
Bec has been successful in bringing a voice to under-represented and rural Australia. She founded and edits Rural Room, which has over 60,000 followers, and with her business partner, founded media production company Cockatoo Co.Lab.
Professor Fredrik Benu
Professor Fredrik Benu has been instrumental in the development of Nusa Cendana University, Indonesia, education in the Province of East Nusa Tenggara, and has contributed to his local community and the economy of the Province.
As an Early Childhood Educator, Kathy is interested in helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families develop their literacy and numeracy. In 2018, she helped relaunch the Curtin University Early Childhood Education Alumni Chapter.
Darryl dedicates his time to helping and supporting people with physical and intellectual disabilities to enjoy dancing. In 2001, he co-founded OUTdance, Perth’s only same sex, not-for-profit dance class.