Celebrating 2021 Awards for Teaching at UNSW

 

Published 8 December 2021

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As part of UNSW's Education Festival, the annual teaching awards ceremony was delivered at the Friday afternoon event. The awards were announced by Prof. Louise Lutze-Mann, Director of Education and Prof. Jonathan Morris, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research Training & Entrepreneurship, and presented to all awardees by Prof. Merlin Crossley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic & Student Life.

Congratulations to these exceptional educators who received an award for their contribution to teaching this year!

Award Recipients

Citation for Outstanding Achievements in University Teaching

  • Prof. Adrienne Torda, UNSW Medicine & Health
  • Dr Lynn Gribble, UNSW Business School
  • Dr David Kellermann, UNSW Engineering

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Read the background stories of how their citations came to light & watch interviews here.

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Sustained Excellence in Teaching

  • A/Prof. Christopher Michaelsen, UNSW Law

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

  • Dr Nicholas Apoifis, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture
  • Dr Arash Khatamianfar, UNSW Engineering

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

  • Dr Vinod Kumar Maseedupally, UNSW Medicine
  • A/Prof. Terry Ord, UNSW Science
  • A/Prof. Ang Liu, UNSW Engineering
  • Dr Melanie Fentoullis, UNSW Medicine & Health
  • Dr Lana Ly, UNSW Science

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Wellbeing

  • Dr Thomas Britz, UNSW Science

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

  • Master of Teaching Indigenous Education Immersion Program team, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture
  • Bachelor of Commerce Redesign team, UNSW Business School

The Heinz Harant Award for Teaching Innovation

  • A/Prof. Christine Mathies, UNSW Business School

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View recipient profiles and award titles here.

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision

  • A/Prof. Belinda Ferrari, UNSW Science
  • A/Prof. Ziv Hameiri, UNSW Engineering

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Leadership

  • A/Prof. Maria Markoulli, UNSW Medicine & Health

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Promoting Industry Engagement in Higher Degree Research

  • Scientia Professor, Justin Gooding, UNSW Science

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Read more about these awards here.

  • Mr Marc Chee, UNSW Engineering
  • Dr John Napier, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture
  • Dr Theron Schmidt, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture
  • Dr Leesa Sidhu, UNSW Canberra
  • Professional Staff Category: Mr Nick Jordan, Publications Coordinator at Arc

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Read the heart-warming nomination statements submitted by students in recognition of this award here.

Category: Assessment and feedback

  • A/Prof. Jenny Richmond, UNSW Science

Category: Building student communities

  • A/Prof. Emma Jane, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture

Category: Challenging and supporting students to engage in active learning

  • Dr Lana Ly, UNSW Science

Category: Inspiring students

  • A/Prof. Steven Most, UNSW Science

Category: Leveraging student diversity

  • Mr Bradley Hastings, UNSW Business School

Category: Linking learning to professional, disciplinary, industry, and or/ personal contexts

  • Dr Michael Stevens, UNSW Engineering

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Learn more about these awards here.

  • 'Empowering Students with Wellbeing & Resilience Skills and Strategies'
    - Ms Amanda Carlton & Ms Olivia Tunks, Student Development
     
  • 'A Virtual Cuppa and Catch up - Lunch time in the courtyard'
    - Associate Lecturer June Kim, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture

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View UNSW's Education Festival 2021 Poster eBooklet here.

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