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Honorary Award Recipients

Honorary Doctor of Letters have been awarded to:

2017

Ms Kate Mulvany
Ms Kate Mulvany is a prolific, award-winning playwright, screenwriter, librettist and actor whose concerns have extended to social activism and defending the role of arts in society.

2016

Former High Court Justice, the Honourable Michael Kirby
In recognition of his outstanding record of judicial service and his promotion of human rights in Australia and overseas. You can read Michael Kirby's occasional address from the February 2017 Graduations here.


Professor Deborah Terry (Vice-Chancellor), Michael Kirby and Andy Crane (Council Member) at the February 2017 Graduation Ceremony

Emeritus Professor Graeme Turner
In recognition of his contribution to the fields of media studies and cultural studies internationally. You can read Emeritus Professor Turner's occasional address from the February 2017 Graduations here.

2015

Chief Justice Wayne Martin
In recognition of exceptional contribution and ensuring greater access, transparency, compassion and human understanding to the administration of the law in Western Australia.

2014

Mr George Jones
In recognition of exceptional contribution to the mining industry and philanthropy in Western Australia.

Dr Frances Pinter
In recognition of distinguished contribution to the publishing industry and exceptional record of service to professional and public life.

2011
Datin Paduka Seri Rosman Mansor

2009
Mr Don Humphreys

2007
Dr Ian Bernadt
Emeritus Professor David Black
Dr James Loh

2005
Professor Reginald Thomas Appleyard AM
Hon John Cowdell
Ms Hazel Hawke

2004
Mr Richard Fairfax Court
Kim Shin Lee
Mr Ian MacKenzie

2003
Mr Brian Blanchflower

2002
Hon Dr Elsie Kay Hallahan
Mr Toshitami Kaihara
Mr Simon Lee

2001
Mrs Ellen Jane Cox
Ms Cheryl May Davenport
Mrs Elizabeth Heenan

2000
Dr Diana Lynn Allen
Mrs Patricia Bunny
Dr Kun Pui Cheong
Mr Clive Deverall
Ms Pantjiti Mary McLean

1999
Haruhisha Handa

1998
Mr Trevor Michael Gorey
Dr Carol Rudyard

1997
Ms Audrey Jackson
Mr Richard Malkin Bradley Reynolds
Ms Miriam Stannage
Mr Michio Torii

1996
Mr Edmund William Barker
Dr Richard Cleaver
Mr Raymond F Johnson
Hon Mr Justice Henry Litton
President Fidel Valdes Ramos
Dr Suebtrakul Soonthornthum

1995
Dr Kay Chai Khoo
Tan Sri Dato Dr Lim Kok Wing Lim
Dato Ming Swee Tan

1994
Mrs Elizabeth A Churcher

1993
Datuk Sin Bee Cheah
Tan Sri Dato' Kay Peng Khoo

1992
Tan Sri Dr Chin Tuan Tan

1990
Dr Francis Aubie Sharr

Honorary Doctor of Science has been awarded to:

2016

Dr Vanessa Guthrie
In recognition of her contribution to Australia’s resources industry through academic scholarship, industry innovation and policy setting. You can read Dr Guthrie’s occasional address from the February 2017 Graduation Ceremony here.

Professor Terry and Vanessa Guthrie
Professor Deborah Terry (Vice-Chancellor) and Dr Vanessa Guthrie at the February 2017 Graduations

Emeritus Professor Constantine (Con) Michael AO
In recognition of his highly distinguished service in the field of medicine both in WA and nationally, and as a pioneer in establishing tertiary medical education and research in this State, particularly in his discipline of obstetrics and gynaecology. You can read Emeritus Professor Michael’s occasional address  from the February 2017 Graduation Ceremony here.


Professor Deborah Terry (Vice-Chancellor), Emeritus Professor Con Michael, Professor William Hart (Dean of Medicine) and Mr Colin Beckett (Chancellor) at the February 2017 Graduations

2015

Emeritus Professor Michael McManus
For outstanding contributions to the science of human drug metabolism and exemplary leadership in the fields of science and higher education.


Professor Kevin Batty (Head of School of Pharmacy), Mr Colin Beckett (Chancellor), Emeritus Professor Michael McManus (Recipient), and Professor Deborah Terry (Vice-Chancellor)

2013
Mr Andrew Mackenzie
In recognition of his contribution to the discipline of geochemistry and for strategic leadership in the resources industry.

2012
Mr Charles Morgan
In recognition of his vision and commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.

2011
Madam Swee Hia Lim
In recognition of her distinguished contribution to the field of nursing.

Professor Fiona Stanley
As Foundation Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Professor Stanley has championed health and medical research and the importance of children and youth for Australia's future.

2010
Mr Tom Calma
Dr John O’Sullivan
Professor Bryant Stokes

2009
Professor Guo Huadong

2008
Dr Jim Ross
President (Professor) Lu Yongxiang

2006
Professor Reginald Malcolm McCulloch

2000
Ms Ann Choo

1998
Ms Joy Brann

Professor Michael Daube

1996
Mr Leon Andrew Davis
Dr Eric Gaychee Tan

1995
Mr Ian F Burston
Mr Brian Clifford Edwards
Dr Roy M Green
Dr Michael G Kailis
Dr RogerA G Vines

1994
Dr Frank R Honey

1992
Mr Charles H Warman

1989
Sir Arvi Parbo
Dr Alec Francis Trendall

This honorary award replaces the Honorary Doctorate of Technology.

An Honorary Doctor of the University has been awarded to:

2015

Professor Ellen Kraly
In recognition of exceptional service to the Noongar people and Curtin University in the repatriation of the Herbert Mayer Collection of Carrolup Artworks: our heart coming home.

2014

Mr Malcolm McCusker
In recognition of distinguished contribution and outstanding achievements to the Western Australian community and to the University as a legal practitioner, philanthropist and Governor.

Mrs Tonya McCusker
In recognition of distinguished service to the University and the broader community in the fields of philanthropy, leadership and community well being.

This honorary award has been replaced by the Honorary Doctor of the University as at 1 January 2014.

An Honorary Doctor of Technology has been awarded to:

2013 
Dr Jim Gill
Professor Jeanette Hacket AM
Mr Garry Willinge

2010 
Mr William Gordon Martin

2007 
Emeritus Professor Lance Twomey

2005 
Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
His Excellency Lieutenant General John Sanderson  AC

2004 
Richard August Tastula

2002 
Mr Charles Henry (Harry) Perkins

2001 
Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr George Chan Hong Nam

2000
Philip Michael Jeffery
Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud

1999
Emeritus Professor Marcus Liveris

1998 
Emeritus Professor John Edgar Maloney

1997
 Hon Mr Justice Peter Frederick Brinsden
Mr Harry William Sorensen
Dr Howard Hamilton Taylor

1995 
Emeritus Professor John de Laeter

1993 
Hon Malcolm John Bryce
Dr Colin Rex Joyner

1991 
Sir James Cruthers

1988 
Sir Donald Payze Eckersley

1987 
Professor Donald Walter Watts

1986
 Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Jolley

1985 
Hon Mr Justice Alan J Barblett

1984
 Dr Thomas S Ivankovich

1983 
Sir George Bedbrook
Dr Walter Douglas Neal

1982 
Sir Charles Court
Dr Dolph W Zink

1981
Dr Reginald C Buckett
Dr Hayden Stanley Williams

1980 
Dr Erica Underwood

1978 
Sir Wallace Kyle
Sir Laurence Brodie-Hall

1976
Dr Roy Haliday Henderson

Professor Jeanette Hacket receiving an Honorary Doctor of Technology at the February 2014 Graduation Ceremony from Ms Sue Wilson, Council Member