Location: Squires Way, North Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia
When: 15 August 2019
Time: 17:00Book Now
The Bill Wheeler Community Symposium and Award is on again in 2019.
Bill Wheeler was a very active member of the Illawarra community who took a keen interest in new bionics research at the University of Wollongong (UOW). After meeting the famous Professor Graeme Clark, inventor of the Cochlear Implant, Bill instigated and organised a fundraiser for bionics research.
Sadly Bill died of cancer in November 2007 but he is remembered always for his love of family and friends, his great smile and his compassion for others.
Bill’s support for bionics research lives on with the Bill Wheeler Award, established in 2009. A prize of $2,000 is awarded to the student who best communicates the social impact of their research and how the prize will benefit their work. The prize is used for travel to an international conference or institution to further develop the student’s research.
The award is presented each year at The Bill Wheeler Symposium, to which the community is invited to hear about the latest in bionics research.
- The 2019 feature presentation will be given by Prof Gerard Sutton from the Lions NSW Eye Bank and University of Sydney.
- Donations to support the Bill Wheeler Award may be made here.