J G Gillespie Gold Medal Prize
The Institution of Surveyors Victoria supports young surveyors as they develop their careers.
Nowhere is this exemplified better than by the J G Gillespie Gold Medal Prize.
Established in 1983 by Lt. Col. James G Gillespie, MBE, LS, Hon. FIS Aust., FRICS, the Gillespie Prize is awarded annually to a surveyor who has graduated from Science of Surveying at RMIT University. While academic merit is an important element in determining each winner, it is not the sole factor – the technical ability, professional achievement and community spirit of each applicant are also taken into account.
To be eligible, candidates must have:
- Between two to 10 years of professional experience since graduating
- Completed additional education or training – for example, they have obtained a post-graduate degree or registration as a licensed surveyor
- Shown qualities that show the surveying profession and themselves in a positive light
Chris Powell was presented with his J G Gillespie Gold Medal Prize at the 2015 ISV Surveying Industry Awards Gala Dinner. Pictured here with ISV President Paul Kenny.