Strathcona medal class 1973

Strathcona Medal

The Strathcona Medal is awarded at Presentation Night each year to an Old Strathconian. The medal is given in recognition of excellence in a profession and exceptional service to the wider community in the spirit of the School motto; Bravely. Faithfully, Happily. All Old Strathconians are eligible for nomination.

Nominations – Strathcona Medal 2021

Download the nomination form and return by email, post or in person. Full details can be found on the form.

Closing date for 2021 nominations is Friday 21 May 2021.

For further information please email the Community Relations Office or write to:

The Chair of the Strathcona Medal Committee

Strathcona Girls Grammar

34 Scott Street

Canterbury VIC 3126

Recipients of the Strathcona Medal

2020 Amanda Whitford (’87) – Law/ animal conservation 

2019 – Catherine Beaufort OAM (‘90)  –Medicine/International Relations

2018 – Dr Kate Rickersey (nee Dalrymple ’96) – Land Management in Africa, Middle East, Pacific and Asian regions

2017 – Emeritus Professor Ruth Grant AM (’57) – Clinical Health Sciences

2016 – Professor Robyn Sloggett (’72) – Cultural Heritage: Services to conservation and heritage management

2015 – Joanne Knight (’96) – Law: Advocacy for refugees and migrants and alleviating poverty

2014 – Professor Kerry Landman (’70) – Mathematics: Research – Mathematical Modelling                                                                

2013 – Nicole Hahn (’96) – Engineering: Emergency Engineer Relief Work, Syria

2012 – Natalie Smith (’86) – Occupational Therapy / Service: The Leprosy Mission, Africa

2011 – Dr Barbara Martin (’51) – Medicine/Service: Obstetrics / Gynaecology/ Palliative Care, South Korea

2010 – Associate Professor Ainsley Newson (’93) – Bioethics Medical Ethics Clinical Ethics

2009 – Dr Heather Cleland (’73) – Medicine: Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

2008 – Penelope Foley (’84) – Service: Justice and Reconciliation, South Africa

2007 – Professor Winifred G Nayler (nee Millott ’47) – Medicine Research – Cardiovascular Drugs

2006 – Jenika Graze (’81) –Service to Palliative Care Nursing, Nepal

2005 – Val Johnston (nee Hutchison ’47) – Education/Humanitarian

2004 – Margaret Waterhouse OAM (nee Macknight ’57) – Reconciliation