(Image: David Gonski, Peter Shergold, & Kristy Muir)
It was a big week for CSI's people last week as we got the opportunity to celebrate a number of academic achievements.
CSI's founding CEO, Professor Peter Shergold AC was conferred the degree of Doctor of Letters from UNSW Sydney. Professor Shergold received this honorary degree for his "eminent service to the community".
During the same week, CSI's board chair, Emeritus Professor Richard Henry was conferred the Doctor of the University from UNSW Sydney in recognition of his "eminent service to the university and the community". Professor Henry is a staunch and loyal supporter of UNSW, in particular of some of the university's key programs such as Nura Gili and the Indigenous Student Emergency Support Fund, and of course, of the Centre for Social Impact.
In other outstanding achievements, our ex-Academic Director Professor Roger Simnett was awarded the prestigious Order of Australia for “Distinguished service to the accountancy profession, to business education, to the development of national and international auditing and assurance standards, to accounting organisations, and to research”.
We also saw UNSW’s first MBA student with a specialisation in Social Impact graduate. Nicholas Chadwick was a wonderful and committed student and is a strong advocate for and practitioner in social impact.
Finally, CSI’s first PhD Scholarship recipient, (the now Dr) Sarah Adams, graduated at UNSW Sydney. Sarah was supervised by Roger Simnett and Kristy Muir and she worked with the team at CSI for a number of years across UNSW and UWA. Dr Adams was appointed as a Lecturer by ANU earlier this year.
A huge and heartfelt congratulations to all!