2021 CISWA Awards

Winners announced for 2021 CISWA Awards

Winners of the CISWA Awards 2021; from left: 2021 WA International School Student of the Year: NGUYEN THI QUYNH ANH from Mt Lawley Senior High School; 2021 WA International VET Student of the YearYEZMIN ASSAD from National Institute of Technology Australia; 2021 WA International Tertiary Student of the YearCHANDIDI THIRULAMAI from The University of Western Australia; 2021 WA International Education Initiative of the Year – Schools: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM at Mt Lawley Senior High School; 2021 WA Outstanding Individual Contribution to International Education: JOHN PAXTON from Perth International College of English; 2021 WA International Education Program of the YearVIRTUAL CONNECT at Edith Cowan University

International students that have championed multiculturalism, student mentoring and community volunteering, WA institutions and professional staff that have maintained connection with students on-shore and off-shore, and promoted health and well-being for students separated from their families during COVID-19 are among the six winners of the 2021 CISWA Awards.

The winners of the awards were announced at a ceremony during StudyPerth AGM and End of Year Event at RAC Arena Perth, in front of more than 200 attendees, recognising the contribution of international students, education providers and professional staff dedicated to supporting the international student community in WA.

The Award Ceremony was hosted by the CISWA President Dr Kevin McKenna and the awards were presented by the sponsor representatives: Pam Moss, Director, Public Schools Planning, Department of Education WA; Glenda Husk, A/Executive Director for Service Delivery, Department of Training and Workforce Development; Stephanie Juszkiewicz, Senior VP Aviation Business Development, Perth Airport; Dr Kevin McKenna on behalf of Medibank; Rod Jones, the Founder and Chairman of Navitas.