Jim Rose Award

Alfred James (Jim) Rose (1927-2001) was a New Zealander who arrived in Australia in the 1950s to teach geography at the University of New England, before moving to Canberra and eventually becoming the foundation Professor of Geography at Macquarie University in 1966. His research focused on urban and economic geography. He was on the Council of the Geographical Society of New South Wales (1976-1979), was Vice-President (1979-83 and 1987-89) and was President of the Society from 1983 to 1986. Jim was also involved in the organization of the International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference in Sydney in 1988. Jim Rose is remembered for his pastoral care of staff and students, his “whole of geography” passion and his support for Honours students, and it is particularly with the latter in mind that the Society annually makes awards in his name for the best papers at the Annual Honours Conference. 

In 2015 the Honours Conference was expanded to include students who are completing a geography related Masters Degree and is now the Honours/Masters Conference.  

Awards are made in the categories of:

  • Best Paper at the Annual Conference
  • Highly Commended presentation on a physical geography topic
  • Highly Commended presentation on a human geography topic.
 
Recipients in recent years are:

Best Paper - Jessica Lemire, University of Newcastle

Highly Commended presentation on a Human Geography topic - Elloise Ames, University of Wollongong

Highly Commended presentation on a Physical Geography topic - Jason Chan, University of New South Wales

Jessica Lemire 2018

Elloise Ames 2018

Jason Chan 2018

Best Paper - Brittany Betteridge, University of Sydney

Highly Commended presentation on a Human Geography topic - Jean-Louise Olivier, University of Newcastle

Brittany Betteridge 2017

Jean-Louise Oliver 2017

Best Paper - Jasmine Horrocks, University of Newcastle

Highly Commended presentation on a Human Geography topic - Sara Judge, Macquarie University

Highly Commended presentation on a Physical Geography topic - Alexandra Jones, University of Sydney

Jasmine Horrocks 2016

Accepted on behalf Sara Judge 2016

Alexandra Jones 2016

 

 

Best Paper - Charishma Ratnam, University of NSW

Highly Commended presentation on a Human Geography topic - Elizabeth Oliver, University of Wollongong

Highly Commended presentation on a Physical Geography topic - Natalie Tan, University of NSW

Charishma Ratnam 2015

Elizabeth Oliver

Natalie Tan 2015

 

Best Paper - Cameron Byers, University of Sydney

Highly Commended presentation on a Human Geography topic - Heather McGirr, University of Melbourne

Highly Commended presentation on a Physical Geography topic - Adam King, University of NSW

Cameron Byres 2014

Heather McGirr 2014

Adam King

Best Paper - Ryan Frazer, University of Wollongong

Highly Commended presentation on a Human Geography topic - Carrie Wilkinson, University of Wollongong

Highly Commended presentation on a Physical Geography topic - Amy I’Anson, University of Sydney

Ryan Frazer 2013

Carrie Wilkinson 2013

Amy I’Anson 2013