The work of members of the UTS: Nursing, Midwifery and Health community was formally recognised at the UTS Human Rights Awards Ceremony on Thursday 18 October 2007.
Associate Professor Lin Lock received a High Commendation in the UTS Vice-Chancellor's Social Justice and Human Rights Award for Staff category, in recognition of her services to nursing midwifery education in Aceh, Indonesia following the 2004 Tsunami.
Awards in this category recognise an outstanding contribution to the advancement of social justice and human rights at the local, national or international levels.
Master of Nursing (Honours) student Marcos Canda was awarded a Commendation in the Elizabeth Hastings Memorial Award for Student Community Contribution field for his research into home-based care provided to HIV AIDS sufferers in Mozambique.
The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby presented the awards in this field, which recognise a significant contribution to the community in the areas of equity, diversity, social justice or human rights.
The UTS Human Rights Awards celebrate UTS students and staff whose spirit and commitment to social justice is creating better communities locally and internationally. Such endeavours are particularly important in the current global environment.