On Wednesday 1 December, in perfect weather, and after a second year disrupted by Covid 19 and faculty restructures, SUPRA Co-President Yige Peng welcomed about a hundred guests to 2021’s SUPRA Supervisor of the Year (SOTY) awards night, at The Courtyard Restaurant.

Special guests were retiring Deputy Vice Chancellor Education Professor Pip Pattison and the outgoing Chair of the Academic Board Professor Tony Masters.

The newly appointed Director of Graduate Research Professor Louise Sharpe announced the winners for SOTY 2021. The incoming Chair of the Academic Board Professor Jane Hanrahan also attended. In her speech, Prof. Pattison commended all supervisors who were nominated and pointed out the significant and often life-long nature of outstanding supervisory relationships. Prof. Pattison expressed her pride in, and appreciation for, SUPRA on putting on the awards, now in its sixth year.

Yige Peng thanked Prof. Pattison for her many achievements and noted that although SUPRA has not agreed on all her initiatives we have to admit that Prof. Pattison was always friendly and listened to student views. SUPRA wishes Prof. Pattison many happy years with her family, after she hangs up her Usyd hat.

SUPRA congratulates the winners and finalists of SOTY 2021.

Find the full list of winners and finalists here.