Western Sydney University supports Young Achievers

Western Sydney University was proud to support this year’s Seven News Young Achiever Awards, which recognise the talents and hard work of young people across the state.

At a special awards ceremony held on 1 March, Dr Anosh Sivashanmugarajah was awarded the Western Sydney University Academic Achievement Award.

Academic Achievement Winner Dr Anosh SivashanmugarajaProfessor Gregory Kolt, Western Sydney University; Dr Anosh Sivashanmugarajah; Professor Simeon Simoff, Western Sydney University

The 28-year-old Greenacre resident is a Medical Registrar at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Associate Lecturer in the School of Medicine at University of Sydney, University of Queensland and James Cook University. Anosh is conducting research into statin intolerance and is also the 2019 NSW/ACT Seven News Young Achiever of the Year.

The University was also pleased to award the Western Sydney University Science and Technology Award to Macinley Butson.

Science  Technology Award Winner Macinley ButsonProfessor Simeon Simoff, Western Sydney University; Macinley Butson; Professor Gregory Kolt, Western Sydney University

Macinley is an 18-year-old Mangerton resident whose medical and humanitarian inventions are saving lives. The 2018 NSW Young Australian of the Year’s inventions include a measuring device that delivers medicine without the risk of overdosing or underdosing. She has also invented a device that limits the exposure of the contralateral breast from excess radiation in breast cancer patients and the SODIS Sticker, a device that indicates when water has been disinfected of biological pathogens.

The University is proud to sponsor both awards and promote the outstanding efforts of all the nominees who share a commitment to academic excellence and scientific and technological endeavour.

The Seven News Young Achiever Awards celebrates achievements of young people up to and including 29 years of age across the categories of education, community work, leadership, academia, and innovation, who are selected through nomination.


7 March 2019

Ali Sardyga, Media Officer