The Sdy Prize is given to students who have done exceptional work in their field of study. Not only is the award recognition for their efforts, but also motivation to keep pushing harder in future work projects. Furthermore, it gives researchers in that particular field the chance to network – something which may prove highly advantageous in terms of future job prospects or networking connections.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Prize was established by the New York Southern Society in 1925 to perpetuate his memory, who was known for his generosity and selflessness as an attorney in New York City. Born in Indiana but quickly becoming well-recognized there as well, Algernon Sydney Sullivan “reached out both hands in constant helpfulness to others” — hence this prize bears his name as a reminder of those qualities he displayed.

Sdy Prize offers students an invaluable networking opportunity. By meeting other students and researchers in your field, you can learn a great deal from them while building key skills such as communication and teamwork that will assist with future career pursuits. It is an ideal way to build your network while giving back to the community!

Nazanin Boniadi, an Iranian-born actress and human rights activist, was selected as the 2023 recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize by The Sydney Peace Foundation. They will formally present it at an awards ceremony held later in Sydney Town Hall. Lord Mayor Clover Moore acknowledged Boniadi for her dedication in fighting for justice: “On behalf of Sydney I congratulate Nazanin for her longstanding dedication towards women’s rights in Iran through activism and advocacy work that helps transform outrage into action.”

The Sydney Peace Prize is an international prize awarded annually by the Sydney Peace Foundation at University of Sydney and honoring global voices that foster peace, justice and nonviolence. Previous Laureates include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson and Joseph Stiglitz – with support from City of Sydney donors helping Laureates continue their vital work for a fairer, more just world – City donations help ensure that the Sydney Peace Prize will continue to be awarded over time.