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Evelyn Antoinette Shlomowitz Prize

$100

Awarded to the student with the most outstanding performance in the first year of the Bachelor of Social Work. The prize was established in 2000 by Dr Ralph Shlomowitz to honour his wife, the late Evelyn Shlomowitz, who was a PhD graduate of the School of Social Administration & Social Work.

Recent winners include:

  • 2012 Sandra Mary Simpson
  • 2011 Stacey Broadstock
  • 2010 Garth Ebelthite
  • 2009 Matthew Salafia
  • 2008 Gillian Bridgen and Linda Swaine
  • 2007 Nicole Topp and Stewart McKenzie
  • 2006 Edie Mortensen

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RG Brown Prize

$250

Awarded to the student who achieves the best aggregate results in the final year of the Bachelor of Social Work and Social Planning Course. The prize honours Emeritus Professor RG Brown, the school's Foundation Professor, who retired at the end of 1989 after almost 25 years as Head of the School of Social Administration.

Recent winners include:

  • 2012 Fiona Heather Redford
  • 2011 Susan Barnes
  • 2010 Michael Haines
  • 2009 Amy Martin
  • 2008 Emma Holliday and Nicole Topp
  • 2007 Mary Leaker
  • 2006 Gillian Ong

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Department for Correctional Services Prize


$250

This prize is awarded to a student for an essay/piece of research which focuses on social work in the criminal justice system or a relevant fieldwork placement yielding some tangible and lasting outcome.

Recent winners include:

  • 2012
  • 2011 Michael Hooper
  • 2010 No candidate
  • 2008 Philippa Edge
  • 2007 no candidate
  • 2006 Katie Priest

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Ann Collins Memorial Prize

$250

The student currently who has made the most significant contribution to social work fieldwork practice in a multicultural or cross-cultural setting. The prize was established in 1992 as a memorial to Ann’s commitment to multicultural social work. Ann was a member of the field education team, 1984-1992.

Ann’s first social work position was at Ballarat Base Hospital: “a baptism of fire”. She then held positions at two Sydney hospitals before moving to the UK in 1971. Ann worked as a medical social worker at the Great Ormond St Hospital before branching out into the area of child, family and general welfare services in north London. Working among Cypriot and West Indian clients and colleagues, Ann’s interest in disadvantage and ethnicity matured from the concern she had felt for unmarried Greek mothers in Sydney to a sophisticated grasp of the issues involved. Ann began an MA at Middlesex Polytechnic, completing it after moving to South Australia in 1984.

Ann took up the position of Fieldwork Coordinator at Flinders and brought to that role great integrity and commitment. Many South Australian social work graduates had the privilege of having their field placements organised by Ann, and as a result were alerted to the issues of social justice and disadvantage.

Ann earned the respect not only of students and fellow staff but also of Government service providers and ethnic minority groups. A dedicated scholar, she was making good progress with her PhD studies at La Trobe and had just been asked to contribute to a book on multiculturalism when she died. Ann was a courageous person with an inexhaustible sense of humour and an extraordinary ability to laugh at herself.

Recent winners include:

  • 2011 Margaret Dominic, Narapati Ghimirey, James Manyiel Mayen, Xiangrui Wang
  • 2009 No candidate
  • 2008 Giovanna Tridente
  • 2007 No candidate
  • 2006 Chipo Chirisa

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Australian Association of Social Workers (SA Branch) Prize $250

Awarded to a student enrolled in the course leading to the degree of Bachelors of Social Work and Social Planning/Bachelor of Social Work who can best identify and discuss an ethical dilemma in their final placement (as outlined in Unit 8, Standard 8.1 of The Work Book, Field Education 2). Recent winners include:

  • 2011 Vikki Noel
  • 2009 No Candidate
  • 2008 Rhonda Gray
  • 2007 Edie Mortensen
  • 2006 Mary Leaker

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Elaine MW Martin Prize

$250

The best student completing a Masters Degree. This prize honours Dr Elaine Martin who was on the staff of the School from 1974-2000. She took a leading role in the establishment of the School as a leader in social work education in Australia.

Recent winners include:

  • 2012 Maria Josephina Visschedijk
  • 2011 Michael Hooper
  • 2010 Samantha McDonnell
  • 2009 Michelle Houtman
  • 2008 Edie Mortensen
  • 2007 Jacqueline Taylor
  • 2006 Bonnie-Claire Yates
     

 For more information on prizes, refer to the register of prize recipients awarded by the Faculty of Behavorial Sciences.