Last week, staff came together for a virtual Learning and Teaching Awards ceremony to recognise this year’s outstanding achievements within our learning and teaching community.
Hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton, the ceremony celebrated the contributions made by individual teachers, teams and professional staff who make a difference to our students’ learning experience and contribute to their ongoing success.
“The Learning and Teaching Awards are an important milestone each year, but this year particularly they provide the opportunity to recognise and acknowledge the remarkable achievements of our learning and teaching staff,” says Professor Dowton. “The number and quality of nominations has again been outstanding. I would like to thank and congratulate all of our highly commended finalists and winners for their commitment to our students’ engagement and success.”
“These Awards are a personal highlight of the academic year for me,” says Professor Dominique Parrish, PVC (Learning and Teaching). “They offer us a unique opportunity to recognise and thank our learning and teaching community, in what has been a challenging year.
“These awards are integral to our staff who are engaged and dedicated to transforming and progressing learning and teaching at Macquarie”
Congratulations to all the winners.
Watch the 2020 Vice-Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards virtual ceremony:
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S LEARNING AND TEACHING STUDENT-NOMINATED AWARD
Zara Bending, Faculty of Arts
Dr Jennifer Lai, Macquarie Business School
Nandini Kumar, Macquarie Business School
Associate Professor Kevin Brooks, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Associate Professor Naomi Sweller, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S LEARNING AND TEACHING SESSIONAL STAFF AWARD
Leeanne Mendonca DeMello, Macquarie Business School
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S LEARNING AND TEACHING EARLY CAREER AWARD
Dr Rimante Ronto, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR LEARNING INNOVATION (TEAM AWARD)
Dr Morwenna Kirwan and team members: Professor Catherine Dean, Associate Professor Verity Pacey, Dr Kelly Gray and Alexandra Bhatti, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
Associate Professor Erik Lundmark, Macquarie Business School
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S EDUCATIONAL LEADER AWARD
Trish Behan, Macquarie University English Language Centre