Hearty congratulations to Dr Sharon Dean whose thesis: “White Heron: The Authorised Biography of Australia's Pioneering Haiku Writer Janice M Bostok” has been selected as a recipient of the Chancellor’s Medal for 2011 for excellence in the Doctor of Philosophy [Griffith University],for 'recognition of your exceptional performance in your research higher degree placing you as one of the highest achieving PhD graduates and the Arts, Education and Law's top ranked candidate for 2011.'
The Chancellor has written to Dr Dean, stating that, 'The Board of Graduate Research has noted with great pleasure your outstanding contribution and the significance of your work in your field of research, not to mention the standard of excellence demonstrated in your research practice.'
The thesis centres on Janice Bostok, inspirational leader in the haiku genre and former Patron of the Australian Haiku Society. The graduation ceremony will be in July/August.
Well done, Sharon!