Tertiary Medals - Western Australia Office

Charles Warman Medal

First awarded in 1992, for the Best final year student at Western Australian School of Mines.

Charles Warman is a distinguished graduate and lecturer of the School of Mines. He started a small 'pump' company in Kalgoorlie, which has now grown into an international company recognised world wide for the highest quality in its field. Charles Warman has been awarded honorary doctorates from Curtin University and University of NSW, and was made an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia in 1985.

Digby Leach Medal

First awarded in 1968 for the best academic record and qualities of leadership at Curtin University of Technology.

Named after Mr JD Leach who spent his entire professional career as a highway engineer in Western Australia. He was Commissioner for Main Roads between 1952-1964 and directed a major statewide road program, which opened up vast areas of WA for development. He was an Institution Councillor, a Chairman of the Perth Division (now Western Australia Office) and National President of Engineers Australia in 1964.

Harry Appleby Medal

First awarded in 1994 for the best academic record in an associate diploma of engineering at TAFE.

Harry Appleby joined the Public Works Department in 1951 as a cadet draftsman. In 1960, as a Senior Engineering Draftsman he began a 28 year involvement with the investigation, design and construction of storage dams in Western Australia.

Harry was instrumental in founding the Association of Diploma Engineers in WA, which was later to become the Australian Institute of Engineering Associates. He served as President of both. Harry is an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Engineering Associates.

Engineers Australia - Murdoch University Medal

First awarded in 1999 for the best academic achievement, qualities of leadership and interest in Engineers Australia.

John Renner Medal

First awarded in 1996 for the best academic achievement, qualities of leadership and interest in Engineers Australia.

Named after Professor John Renner, Foundation Dean of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering at Edith Cowan University. John Renner was responsible for the creation of the ECU Centre for Very High Speed Microelectronic Systems and a partnership with the CRC for Broadband Telecommunications and Networking.

Russell Dumas Medal

First awarded in 1970 for the best academic performance in the final year at UWA.

Named after Sir Russell Dumas. He occupied the position of Chief Engineer of the Metropolitan Water Supply Department from 1934-1941. He was Director of Public Works from 1941-1951 and Co-ordinator of Works and Industrial Development in Western Australia from 1951-53.

Sir Russell was very active in Institution affairs, a Councillor, Chairman of the Perth Division (now Western Australia Office) and winner of several Engineers Australia awards. He was made an Honorary Fellow in 1966.