At the CAVEPS event in 2017 (Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics) held at Queenstown, New Zealand in October, our very own Assoc. Prof. Trevor Worthy won the Riversleigh Society Medal for his contributions to Australian and New Zealand avian palaeontology. The medal was awarded jointly with Dr. Ken Aplin.
The Medal is the highest honour the Riversleigh Society bestows each year. Past recipients have included our own Prof. John Long, Prof Mike Lee, and Sir David Attenborough.
The Riversleigh Society is a non-profit organisation that supports research and public promotion of Australasian palaeontological science.