22 November 2010
RMIT news in brief
Jessica Gallagher in action. Image: Australian Paralympic Committee.
Jessica is Female Athlete of Year
RMIT University graduate, Jessica Gallagher, has been named Female Athlete of the Year in the Paralympian of the Year Awards.
Ms Gallagher, who was born with a rare genetic eye disease, cone dystrophy, and is legally blind, became the first Australian woman to win a winter Paralympic medal in Vancouver earlier this year.
The Geelong osteopath graduated with a Master of Osteopathy last year.
Dr Ray Myers, Discipline Head, Osteopathy, in the School of Health Sciences, said: "Jessica showed tenacity and dedication, as well as considerable ability, in completing her studies in conjunction with her gruelling training program."
Daniel heads to New York
Multimedia student and cancer survivor, Daniel Livesey, has received a scholarship from cancer support charity Redkite.
He will use it to attend a Final Cut Pro short course at the New York Film Academy.
Mr Livesey was only 10 when he was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma and underwent months of chemotherapy.
Promoting UN values
Stevan Stankovic, Amitoze Nandha, Courtney Blashki and Katherine Milne - all final-year RMIT Psychology students - took part in a United Nations conference as part of the associated International Student Journalist program.
The 63rd United Nations annual health conference brought together more than 1,600 attendees from some 350 non-governmental organisations from more than 70 countries to explore ways of achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
They publicised the key events and achievements via media channels, including producing a blog with written and video reports of the conference.
Japanese language honour
Jesse Rose and Teagan Scarlett have been honoured by the Australian-Asian Association of Victoria as outstanding students in their first year of university language studies.
Mr Rose and Ms Scarlett are both undertaking RMIT’s Bachelor of International Studies program and studying Japanese.