In 2016 the University of Adelaide entered its 7th year of continued support of the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards – South Australia’s premier Youth Awards which aim to encourage, reward and most importantly promote the positive achievements of young South Australians 28 years and under.
2017 Launch: Thursday 6th October 2016 at the University of Adelaide
Nominations close: Thursday 24th January 2017
Gala presentation: Friday 28th April 2017
Initiatives such as this provide outstanding opportunities for our new and future leaders and role models to the community.
Two brilliant and hard-working University of Adelaide PhD students were named among the winners at the 2016 Channel Nine Young Achiever Awards.
PhD student Jasmin Parasiers was the winner of the Australian Super, Career Kick Start Award, and brilliant chemotherapy researcher Hannah Wardill won the University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences, Science and Technology Award.
Jasmin Parasiers is the founder of Intuition Tutoring Services and has been tutoring students for the past eight years. In addition to running her own business, Jasmin is completing a PhD in History at the University of Adelaide and works full time as a Research Project Coordinator.
Hannah Wardill is currently completing her PhD in Medicine, focusing on some of the most debilitating side effects associated with cancer treatments. She has been invited to visit international research laboratories and presents her work at international cancer research symposiums.
There were a further 11 alumni and current students recognised as finalists at the Awards, including Harshani Jayasinghe, Ilyasi Siraji, Michael Watkins, Zaachariaha Fielding, Cicy Li, Emma Kelly, Jacqueline Foster, Mercedes Page, Nicholas Banks, Katharina Richter and Alexander Hill.