The Sidney Prize is an award that recognises the contributions made by a person or organisation to society. It is awarded on a national basis and is a great way to promote the work of people who are making a difference to the world. The winner is chosen based on the impact that they have had and the potential to continue to make a difference in the future. The prize is designed to give a boost to the careers of those who are doing good work and encouraging others to get involved in social change.
Sid was a pioneer of modern science, and his groundbreaking research has changed the way we understand the world around us. He was always willing to challenge accepted dogma, but he did so with care and always backed up his ideas with evidence. He believed that it was the responsibility of scientists to question current knowledge and to stand up for what they believe in.
He was a tireless advocate for academic freedom and the integrity of the academic enterprise. As dean of Yale College, he helped guide the revision of the undergraduate curriculum, ensuring that students would learn a broad liberal arts education and gain excellence in their chosen field. He also fought to ensure that non-scientists could understand the value of scientific discovery.
In the classroom, he encouraged his students to question prevailing dogma and to think for themselves. He instilled a love of learning in his students that has lasted well beyond their time at the university. In recognition of his contributions, he was awarded the Sidney prize by the Association of American Universities in 2023.
The Sidney Hillman Foundation gives a monthly journalism award known as the Sidney Award. The award is given to “outstanding investigative journalism in service of the common good.” It can be given for a piece published in an American magazine, newspaper, or news site, a blog, a broadcast by an American television or radio new outlet, or a published photography series. The first award was given in 2009.
This month’s winner is the Black Lives Matter movement, an international coalition of activists founded by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin. The movement advocates “peace with justice” through the use of non-violent protests.
The winners of the 2023 APS Sidney Prize will be announced in March. The winners will be presented with their awards at a ceremony in Canberra. Those interested in attending should contact the APS for more information. The event is free of charge for APS members and non-members. The event is also open to the public. Guests will be able to listen to the speeches and witness the ceremony. The winners will receive a medallion, a certificate, and a monetary award of $100,000. This money will be used to support a project that furthers the work of the APS.