New Sporting Scholarship in Honour of a Former Vice Chancellor

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A perpetually named sporting scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2021, in honour of the late Professor Gavin Brown, who passed away in 2010.

Professor Brown was born in Lundin Links, Scotland, on February 27, 1942. He came to the University of Sydney as Vice-Chancellor in 1996 and served in that role for the next 12 years.

He was an incredibly successful Vice-Chancellor who implemented major improvements in funding, research and infrastructure development at the university. Professor Brown initiated the then largest capital program ever undertaken by an Australian university leading to the new Law School, the IT building, the Jane Foss Russell Building for student services, a student accommodation in Sydney University Village and a multi-million dollar restoration and refurbishment of heritage buildings.

Student numbers increased by more than 50 per cent during Professor Brown’s time, postgraduate numbers more than doubled, income trebled and the numbers of international students multiplied fourfold. Additionally, throughout his time as Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gavin Brown was always a great friend of Sydney Uni Sport.

This perpetually named sporting scholarship will be awarded for the first time in 2021 to an outstanding male or female athlete at discretion of the elite athlete program.

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