Prizes and Awards

APS Sydney Branch Community Wellbeing Award

The APS Sydney Branch Community Wellbeing Award encourages community participation and involvement in National Psychology Week by supporting community groups to plan and implement projects that encourage psychological wellbeing in the community.

2015 Winners Details:

First place winner: Arrupe Place, Jesuit Refugee Service

Dr Terry Kirkpatrick, APS Sydney Branch Member, and Arrupe Project volunteers

Arrupe Project Manager, Maeve Brown with Jacki Short APS Sydney Branch Committee Member

Second Place Winners: University of the Third Age (U3A) Nepean-Blue Mountains

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Third Place winner: Bidwell Community Garden

Jacki Short, APS Sydney Branch Member with Marjorie Mead, Coordinator Bidwill Community Garden and Cathy Birchell, Housing Communities Programme Worker

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APS Sydney Branch Outstanding Lecturer in Psychology Award 

The APS Sydney Branch Outstanding Lecturer in Psychology Award encourages psychology students to take an active role in and promotion of the Society through the nomination of a theme in the field of psychology and accompanying lecturer most likely to pack psychology students into a lecture hall.

This Award is inspired by the Art Gallery of NSW annual Packing Room Prize awarded in association with the Archibald Prize for portraiture: Australia’s most prestigious portraiture prize. The Packing Room Prize is awarded to the work selected by the gallery staff responsible for unpacking, sorting, storing and installing the works for the Archibald Prize. In a similar fashion, this award will be selected by students who are responsible for 'unpacking, sorting, storing and in a way installing' psychology lecturers.