2017 Award Recipients
Bay of Plenty and Waikato Tertiary Institutions
Dame Jocelyn Fish Award
This award is offered to women students in the Waikato-Bay of Plenty region who are enrolled full-time in a first degree programme in a non-traditional field for women.
Alaa Abuellif - Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) specified programme Software Engineering
Fatimah Alqassab - Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) specified programme Software Engineering
Robyn Mayne - Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) specified programme Materials and Process Engineering
Kimberley Recabar - Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) specified programme Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tekiteora Rolleston-Gabel – conjoint Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts majoring in Biological Sciences and Te Reo Māori
Catherine Siriett - Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) specified programme Software Engineering
University of Waikato
University of Waikato Merit Award for Doctoral Study
This award is offered annually to women students enrolled for the PhD at the University of Waikato.
Jane Ewens – Te Whiringa School of Educational Leadership and Policy
Thesis topic – Early childhood education teachers’ espoused beliefs about the most important knowledge, skills, attributes and dispositions they need, to be effective in their role, and the implications of these for policy and practice.
Roxanna Holdsworth – Waikato Management School
Thesis topic – Agency or complacency? An analysis of the intersectional landscape that underpins how New Zealand women identify with feminism.
Jemma Konig – Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Thesis topic – Modelling vocabulary acquisition in extensive reading.
Olivia Loeffen –Waikato Management School
Thesis topic - Growing successful women leaders and entrepreneurs: similarities, differences and the role of curiosity.
Rachel Nepia – Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – Understanding the role and impact of honey bees in a submontane indigenous forest ecosystem.
Stine Sorensen - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – The effects of sedimentation on New Zealand seagrass Zostera muelleri
University of Waikato Masters Study Award
This award is offered annually to women students, who are enrolled fulltime at the University of Waikato, for a thesis worth at least 90 points towards a Masters degree.
Gabriel Baker – Masters of Media and Creative Technology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Thesis topic – In what ways can contemporary dance-making express ecofeminist perspectives?
Jane Cope – Master of Science (Research), Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – The role of streams in determining toheroa distribution and abundance.
Hannah Dewhurst – Master of Arts, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Thesis topic – The emergence and reception of the female werewolf [in literature].
Emily Grout - Master of Science (Research), Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis topic – Investigation of the use of molecular techniques for the diagnosis of microbial diseases in horses.
Shannon Hunter – Master of Science (Research), Faculty of Science and Engineering
Thesis area of research - Is the pathogen causing root rot disease of avocado building up resistance to the fungicide currently used to protect avocado trees?
Kelsi Mackay – Master of Health, Sport and Human Performance, Adams Centre for High Performance
Thesis topic – Implications of low energy availability and hepcidin in female athletes.
University of Waikato Engineering Prize
The prize is awarded annually at the conclusion of the academic year, to the most outstanding woman student in her third year of study towards an engineering degree.
The Prize was awarded to Ilonka Petrick.
University of Waikato Te Raranga Mātauranga Award
This Award is made to Māori women students enrolled full time at the University of Waikato in the final year of a first undergraduate degree.
Mariah Atutahi – Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Hons)
Tegan Porima – Bachelor of Social Science
Georgia Woodward – conjoint LLB (Hons)/BA
University of Waikato Emmy Noether Prize in Mathematics
This prize is awarded annually to the most outstanding woman student in her first year of Mathematics.
The prize was awarded to Wei Yuan.
University of Waikato Elizabeth Bisley Memorial Prize in English
This prize is awarded annually to a student taking English for the degree of Master of Arts.
The Prize was awarded to Katarina Barker.
Waikato Institute of Technology
Wintec Undergraduate Award
The award is made to women students enrolled full-time in the final year of a first degree programme offered by the Waikato Institute of Technology which requires three years or more of full time study to complete.
Wendy Rowe – Bachelor of Information Technology
Hannah Wilson – Bachelor of Media Arts