Laudable graduates at UJ celebrated with Chancellor’s Medals


Laudable graduates at UJ celebrated with Chancellor’s Medals


Publishing Date: 6/17/2016 12:00 AM

In its second half of the 2016 graduations, 3 to 14 June 2016, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has awarded nine Chancellor’s Medals to the most meritorious Master’s graduates. Walking across the Arts Centre stage, the newly announced venue for graduations following the recent arson attack on the University’s the Sanlam Auditorium, outstanding graduates received faculty prizes for their excellent academic performance.

At each year’s graduation ceremonies, UJ awards the Chancellor’s Medals and Faculty Prizes to the most achieving graduates. This June, six graduates were awarded Faculty Prizes. The Faculty of Science awarded the S2A3 Bronze Medal of the Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science, the Masters Medals (bronze).

“In the past two weeks, 2 222 UJ graduates have proudly walked the stage in acknowledgement of them completing their studies. In light of the recent arson attack that caused extensive damage to the main Auditorium, the graduation sessions take place at the University’s Art Centre. We are extremely proud of our students, academics, professional and support staff, who, amidst challenging times, demonstrated extraordinary professionalism, dedication and tenacity, to ensure that this special event in the lives of our new graduates can be celebrated with their loved ones in such ideal facilities,” said Prof Ihron Rensburg, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, UJ.

The recipients awarded the medals and prizes are as follows:

(One prize per Faculty is awarded to the top achiever at their graduation ceremony. Usually, undergraduate and each Faculty has their own criteria for this selection)

6 June 2016 at 13h00 – Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

  • Harvey, Nicholas David (BIng: Mechanical Engineering Science) - with distinction

7 June 2016 at 17h00 - Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Daolio, Sabrina (BA - Sport Psychology) - with distinction

8 June 2016 at 11h00 - Faculty of Law

  • Franks, Melissa Taryn – (LLB) - with distinction

8 June 2016 at 17h00    - Faculty of Management

  • Yassa, Christa Christabel (BTech: Business Admin) - with distinction

10 June 2016 at 15h00 - Faculty of Humanities

  • Walland, Emma Jane (BA Hons (Psychology) - with distinction

14 June 2016 at 17h00 - Faculty of Science

  • Downs, Kevin Paul (BSc Hons - Information Technology) - with distinction

 

One Chancellor’s medal is awarded per faculty for their most meritorious master’s study:

6 June 2016 at 09h00    - Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

  • Galuszynski, Grace Kamila (MTech (Interior Design) - with distinction

6 June 2016 at 13h00 - Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

  • Xezile, Ronald Mbulelo (MEng (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) - with distinction

6 June 2016 at 17h00 - Faculty of Law

  • Roux, Stuart Thys (LLM - Commercial Law) - with distinction

6 June 2016 at 17h00    - Faculty of Education (This year, there was an exceptional occurrence where two students qualify equally for the award of the Chancellor’s Medal)

  • Pradheep, Balkrishen (MEd) - with distinction
  • Odendaal, Hendrieka Johanna (MEd – Mathematics in Education) (with distinction)

7 June 2016 at 17h00    - Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Hasrod, Nabeela (MPhil - Optometry) - with distinction

8 June 2016 at 17h00    - Faculty of Management

  • Hirtenfelder, Claudia (Masters of Tourism and Hospitality Management) with distinction

10 June 2016 at 15h00 - Faculty of Humanities

  • Asimakopoulos, Fotios (MA (Greek) - with distinction

14 June 2016 at 17h00 - Faculty of Science

  • Chifamba, Saymore (MPhil - Energy Studies) - with distinction

An additional prize which alternates each year between the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment and the Faculty of Science is the:

14 June 2016 at 17h00 - Faculty of Science

The S2A3 Bronze Medals of the Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science Master’s Medals (bronze) have been awarded annually to the most outstanding research student in a scientific subject graduating at the Masters level at each South African university (since 1981) and university of technology (since 2001).

  • Mhlongo, Msizi Innocent (MSc – Biochemistry) - with distinction

PRIZE WINNERS Prizes are optional

  • 9 Chancellors medals were awarded
  • 6 Faculty Prizes were awarded
  • The S2 A3 Bronze medal was awarded by the Faculty of Science

Laudable graduates at UJ celebrated with Chancellor’s Medals

 

Laudable graduates at UJ celebrated with Chancellor’s Medals