UQ Business School Staff Celebrated at Awards Evening11 December 2017

UQ Business School Staff Award winners.

The UQ Business School Annual Staff Awards Evening celebrated the exceptional achievements of academic and professional staff, with an impressive 19 awards presented to staff members who have gone above and beyond during 2017.

The awards covered five key categories: teaching, research, industry engagement, customer service and leadership.

Presented by Head of School (Acting) Associate Professor Len Coote, Deputy Head of School (Acting) Professor Karen Benson, Director of Education Professor Polly Parker and School Manager Katie Farley, the awards were presented to the following winners:

Teaching Awards:

Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award presented to Dr Karen Alpert for her comprehensive approach to course redesign, ensuring student engagement and enhanced learning.
Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award (Commendation)
presented to Dr Peter Clutterbuck for his excellent example of comprehensive student-centred learning.
Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award presented to Dr Damien Cannavan for his excellent results and outstanding student evaluations as a result of his innovative approaches to learning.
Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award (Commendation) presented to Dr Kelvin Tan for his notable teaching style that elevates student learning to its fullest potential.
Tutor Excellence Award presented to Saphira Rekker for her commitment to teaching and her ability to translate concepts clearly and facilitative style encouraging students to think for themselves.
Tutor Excellence Award (Commendation) presented to Corene Crossin for her consistently excellent tutor evaluations and supportive environment she provides to her students.
Executive Education Award presented to Dr Scott McCarthy for his professionalism, patience and unwavering standards he brings to Executive Education.

Research Awards:

Research Award presented to Dr Kelvin Tan for his excellent reputation as a PhD supervisor and his outstanding publication achievements, publishing three A* journal articles in the past year. 
Research Award (Commendation) presented to Associate Professor Lisa Ruhanen for her research engagement with indigenous tourism and her excellent publication achievements, publishing two A* journal articles in the past year.

Engagement Awards:

For Benefit Award presented to Link Vision project team, comprising of Slade Worthington, Helen Scott, Robert Cartmill, Karen Sharma and Luis Enrique Yuhi for their exceptional work on their future strategy report for the organisation, which was highly commended by the Senior Executive and Board. 
Industry Engagement Award presented to Associate Professor Tyler Okimoto for his tireless efforts in developing the new online MicroMasters program and continuous engagement with leading industry organisations.
Industry Engagement Award presented to Dr Michael Axelsen for his continuous engagement of industry in course delivery, going above and beyond to ensure students hear from high-profile industry speakers.
Industry Engagement Award presented to Dr Nicole Hartley for her active engagement through industry projects and her continuous demonstration of the importance and value of collaborating with industry for the benefit of the school.

Professional Staff Awards:

Excellence in Service Award presented to Kate McGrath for her dedicated efforts in liaising with our disciplines to highlight staff member achievements and her constant contribution to the schools culture and professionalism.
Excellence in Leadership Award presented to Alicia Van Zyl for her strong leadership skills and nurturing and collaborative team environment that she provides.
Professional Team Award presented to the Operations Team, comprising of Karen Teitzel, Lyn Holland and Tim Hartmann for their constant support to all staff and their exemplary effort to ensure staff are looked after.

Academic Dean’s Awards:

Dean’s Award for Citizenship (Academic) presented to Dr Terry Fitzsimmons for his dedication and focus to gender diversity in the workplace and his teaching emphasis on how good theory can inform better practice at all levels.
Dean’s Award for Citizenship (Professional) presented to Melissa Youlden for her commitment to the school in embracing a culture of collaboration within the school and the significant role she played in creating the strategic plan.
Dean’s Award for Citizenship (Professional) presented to the Reputation and Performance Unit, comprising of Trisha Barbour, Megan Hayden and Rebekah Woodward for their positioning of the school to better engage with our student body in order to assist with the future positioning of our programs.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all UQ Business School staff for your hard work and contribution to the school throughout the year.

View all the photos from the evening

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