Our Alumni

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Alumni awards

Award recipients 2021
Award recipients 2021

Alumni Awards nominations for 2022 are now closed. Recipients will be contacted shortly and announced in November.

Honouring the exceptional impact our alumni are having on our island and the world.

Through the University of Tasmania’s Alumni Awards, we seek to honour the diverse achievements of our graduates who have made, or are making, a significant contribution across their fields of endeavour.

Recognise the substantial contributions individual alumni are having on communities across Tasmania, Australia and the world by nominating a friend, peer, colleague or yourself.

There are three Alumni Award categories:

  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Young Alumni Award
  • International Alumni Award

Find out more about the award criteria and guidelines (PDF 250.4 KB), and read about our previous recipients below.

2021 - Award recipients

As a member of the University of Tasmania's alumni community, you are part of an illustrious award-winning family that continues to achieve extraordinary success worldwide. Meet just some of your inspirational alumni family.

Professor Richard Scolyer AO completed a Bachelor of Medical Science in 1986 and a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1990 at University of Tasmania.

A world-leading expert in diagnosing skin cancer, pathologist Professor Scolyer has been at the forefront of many major advancements in the treatment of melanoma, saving thousands of lives.

For the past 20 years, Launceston-born pathologist Professor Scolyer has been at the centre of melanoma research, which has seen life expectancy of people with advanced melanoma increase ten-fold over the last decade. It is a statistic largely attributed to Professor Scolyer’s work as co-director of Melanoma Institute of Australia. His research discoveries have changed clinical and pathology practice worldwide.

Professor Scolyer is Co-Medical Director and Consultant Pathologist at Melanoma Institute Australia; Senior Staff Specialist, Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and NSW Health Pathology, Sydney; and Clinical Professor, The University of Sydney. In 2020 Professor Scolyer was awarded Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year in the New South Wales Premier’s Research Awards, for his incredible contribution to melanoma research.

In June 2021 he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to medicine, particularly in the field of melanoma and skin cancer, and to national and international professional organisations.

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The Graduation Verification Service (GVS) provides a way to search the database for students who have graduated at the University of Tasmania.

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If you would like to share your story, please contact us at Alumni.Office@utas.edu.au or complete our online Q&A form.