Outstanding law alumni honoured

20 Aug 2018

A UQ law graduate has been recognised with a 2018 UQ Alumni Award.

Ms Raynuha Sinnathamby (Bachelor of Arts ’92, Bachelor of Laws ’95, and Master of Business Administration ’99) is one of the business leaders who drove the development of the Springfield satellite city and was honoured with a Vice-Chancellor's Alumni Excellence Award. 

Ms Sinnathamby was one of four alumni from the Business, Economics and Law (BEL) Faculty to receive an award. 

BEL Faculty Executive Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths said the annual awards celebrated alumni who had created positive change locally and globally.

“BEL alumni are well known for their strong leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, and the enthusiasm with which they give back to their communities,” Professor Griffiths said.

“Our 2018 UQ Alumni Award recipients are no exception.

“Collectively, they have advocated for progressive agricultural policies, championed gender diversity in the property development industry, raised funds to support some of Africa’s poorest communities, and connected vulnerable members of society with animals in need for mutual therapy."

The UQ Alumni Awards will be presented at the annual Courting the Greats ceremony on 17 October, where the UQ Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year will also be acknowledged.

Award recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by a committee led by UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj.

Read more about the UQ Alumni Awards

Media: Alysha Hilevuo, media@bel.uq.edu.au, +61 7 3346 9349, +61 409 612 798.