MEC-LEPH Award to continue at LEPH2021 in Philadelphia

In 2016, Dr Melissa Jardine, former local student and school captain (1996), initiated the MEC-LEPH Award to provide a cultural and educational experience for Year 11 students at the Maryborough Education Centre.

In 2021, the Award will support two students to attend the international conference which will be held in Philadelphia, USA.

Awardees are selected by the school community through a competitive process.

Successful students are those who demonstrate leadership potential and are keen to pursue or explore a career or voluntary work locally or globally which promotes the importance of the law enforcement, public health, education and governance sectors in addressing complex social issues. 

Link to Maryborough Education Centre

The purposes of the Award are:

  • To inspire students to pursue volunteer or professional experience which aims to improve the wellbeing of society. 
  • To give students from Victoria’s most disadvantaged regional community a voice on an international stage
  • To educate students about mechanisms for policy change and advocacy techniques
  • To provide an educational and cultural experience for students by attending international conference
  • To educate students on the importance of intersection between law enforcement and public health in Australian and international contexts
  • To enhance student confidence in interacting with experts in LEPH, academics and practitioners
  • To expose students to range of career pathways
  • To increase partnerships linkages with local police to promote better police-community relationships 

If you would like to support the Award please contact MEC or Melissa Jardine.

Media and links:

LEPH2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland
Julie Reiger, Caitlin Britten, Melissa Jardine, Rose McNabb, Ashlee Lierich.
LEPH2016 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lynette Lawrence, Sharine Lanfranchi, Melissa Jardine, Annabelle Reiger, Samantha Rothman
LEPH2018 in Toronto, Canada
Jess Kile, Harmony Martin-Binks, Melissa Jardine, Shelby Steel, Katherine King.
Supported by Victoria Police
Commander Stuart Bateson, Safer Communities & Crime Prevention