Edmond Hustinx prize and Student Award 2018
The Edmond Hustinx price for Science 2018 has been awarded to Andrea Broderick, researcher at the Faculty of Law. The Student Award 2018, presented to students for excellent achievements in society or culture, goes to Julie Ann Garcia Goodfellow. The two prizes were handed out during Monday’s official opening of the academic year in Maastricht.
Edmond Hustinx prize for science
Dr. Broderick studied law in Galway and received her PhD at Maastricht University in 2015. She wrote this PhD as Marie Curie Research Fellow in the DREAM (Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets) network. She is now assistant professor in the Department of International and European Law. In a short time period, Dr. Broderick built up a very good reputation in the field of disability law and the law of equal treatment more in general. She publishes in the major international journals in this field and is in the final stage of editing a casebook on International and European Disability Law to be published with Cambridge University Press. She is also in high demand as a speaker at conferences around Europe and a much-appreciated lecturer in a range of different courses in both Maastricht and Hasselt. The Edmond Hustinx Prize will provide her with vital resources to undertake this research.
UM Student Award
Growing up in a slum in the Philippines, Julie dreamed of one day becoming a student. From the age of 10 onwards, she was fortunate enough to attend elementary and high school with a scholarship from the JOANA Foundation. Graduating from high school with honours, she became the first scholarship recipient of the Goodfellow Foundation, which was set up to give her the opportunity to study in the Netherlands. Even though the educational gap was enormous and Julie had to leave family and friends behind, she decided to pursue her dream. Julie successfully graduated from Utrecht University. For her master’s degree, she decided to come to Maastricht University, where she recently graduated. Grateful for the opportunities she was given, Julie wanted to give something back. Women in the Philippines are still disadvantaged, so Julie decided to try and empower young women to educate and develop themselves. She is now the chairperson of the thriving Goodfellow Foundation, which sponsors six female students getting a university education in the Philippines. Julie believes that educating and supporting young women from the slums CAN make a difference.