The Australian Population Association has awarded the 2014 WD Borrie Prize in the Honours/Masters/GradDip category to James O'Donnell, Master of Social Research student. His winning essay was titled, 'Can cause of death groups explain sex differences in life expectancy'.
The Australian Population Association sponsors the WD Borrie Prize for the best student essay on a population-related topic to promote the study of population-related issues in all academic disciplines. Entries are accepted from students enrolled in any Australian or New Zealand tertiary institution. There are three student categories: Undergraduate where the prize is $500 and a certificate; Honours/Masters/GradDip where the prize is $600 and a certificate; and PhD where the prize is $700 and a certificate. Entries for the 2015 Competition close on 31 January 2016. Further information can be found on the Australian Population Association website.