Each year, the Cruickshank-Routley Memorial Prize is awarded to a student who has had a positive impact on the student experience at UWA. Nominations for the award are open until 12PM on Wednesday 22nd September, and should be sent to the Guild President Emma Mezger at [email protected].
Nominations NOW OPEN for the 2021 Cruickshank-Routley Memorial Prize
The criteria for the award include attributes such as leadership, moral character and an interest in students, in particular those related to the UWA Student Guild and its affiliated Councils, Clubs and Societies. The prize has been awarded annually since 1955.
History of the Award
In July 1983 an inaugural Cruickshank‐Routley Memorial Prize Dinner was held representing the beginning of the wonderful Guild Ball which is now held annually in October each year. The award acknowledges the valuable and selfless contributions the recipient has made promoting the Guild and facilitating its mission of enhancing campus culture and creating a more supportive student community for all.
The Cruickshank‐Routley Memorial Prize was established by the UWA Guild of Undergraduates (now the UWA Student Guild) in 1955 to acknowledge their high regard for the work of Ian Cruickshank and George Routley. Both students were final year law students who died tragically in a car accident whilst travelling through Kings Park.
At the time of their deaths the two popular and dedicated students were actively involved in the Guild – Ian being Secretary of the Guild and George as the President of the Blackstone Society. Their passing was a sudden and shocking loss that shook the whole university community to its core. In their memory the Guild established the Cruickshank‐Routley Memorial Prize, which annually recognises a student who has made the greatest contribution to life, activity and engagement on campus.