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E.A. (Alf) Cornish award

As reported in the February 2012 IBS-AR newsletter, the Australasian Region of the International Biometric Society created the ‘ALF’ award, named after E.A. (Alf) Cornish who was the first (vice-) president of the Australasian Region, from 1948-1950, and IBS President during 1956-1957. More information about Alf’s career is here.

The award is for recognition of a current member in the Australasian Region who has given ‘longtime’ service to the Biometric Society and to the advancement of biometry. The nominated member should have been a member for the minimum of the last 5 years.

Members are invited to submit an application to the Secretary with the nomination of a member who may be eligible to be considered. The closing date for nominations is three months before the starting date of our biennial conferences, typically about the end of August. The two 2019 awardees, Emlyn Williams and David Baird, were announced by Alan Welsh, President, at the regional conference (Biometrics by the Botanic Gardens) dinner on Thursday 5 December, 2019. Congratulations!

Awardees Regional conference
Arthur R Gilmour
Susan R Wilson
Kiama, NSW, Dec 7, 2011
Ian R James
Jeffrey T Wood
Mandurah, WA, Dec 4, 2013
Kaye E Basford
Brian R Cullis
Hobart, Tasmania, Dec 2, 2015
Warren Muller
Alan Welsh
Kingscliff, NSW, Nov 29, 2017
Emlyn Williams
David Baird
Adelaide, SA, Dec 5, 2019

Last updated 6 July 2023