UQ celebrates teaching excellence

31 Oct 2017
(L-R) Ms Inge Matt, Dr Barbara Maenhaut, Associate Professor Tim McIntyre, Dr Chris Landorf, Ms Rhea Jain

The cream of The University of Queensland’s teaching crop has been fêted at the annual UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Staff and guests gathered at Customs House to honour inspirational teachers who have helped cement The University of Queensland’s ranking in the world’s top 50 universities.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright said the event, which marks the start of Teaching and Learning Week, was an important recognition of the dedication of teachers and their extraordinary capacity to stimulate learning and provide direction to their students.

“Providing our students with the knowledge and skills to be enterprising graduates capable of building meaningful, agile careers is at the heart of UQ’s vision of knowledge leadership for a better world,” Professor Wright said.

“Producing exceptional graduates requires exceptional teachers who can deliver the deep learning needed to navigate a rapidly changing world.

“We set aside this night each year to recognise and thank those teachers who extend themselves and go the extra mile to create stimulating and inspirational environments for their students.”

The awards night is the beginning of a week of acknowledgements, workshops, panel discussions and seminars designed to highlight teaching excellence and innovation at UQ.

UQ Teaching and Learning Week runs from Monday 30 October to Friday 3 November. Places are still available for some events.

Full award synopses are available here.

Winners of the 2017 UQ Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (videos below)

Awards for Teaching Excellence

  • Dr Chris Landorf
  • Dr Barbara Maenhaut
  • Dr Timothy McIntyre

Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning

  • Business, Economics and Law Student Employability Team: Ms Rhea Jain, Mr Ken Lai, Ms Jacqueline Niblett, Mr Ryan Webb, Ms Joanne Buchan, Ms Catherine Lam, Ms Cate Clifford, Ms Debbie Hathaway, Ms Carlene Kirvan
  • Knowledge-Making in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: Ms Inge Matt, Professor Julie Duck, Professor Fred D’Agostino, Associate Professor Deborah Brown, Ms Shirley Moran, Mr Chris Frost, Ms Noela Yates, Dr David Rowland, Mr Farshad Seifouri, Mr Ben Graham

Commendations for Programs that Enhance Learning

  • Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Programs – Ms Judith Burrows, Dr Treasure McGuire, Dr Karen Luetsch, Associate Professor Alexandra Clavarino, Ms Carla Scuderi, Dr Adam La Caze, Ms Vanessa King
  • Teaching and Learning Development Program – Associate Professor Lydia Kavanagh, Dr Liza O’Moore, Professor Caroline Crosthwaite, Associate Professor Carl Reidsema, Associate Professor Peter Sutton, Dr Tracey Papinczak, Mr Mark Reedman.
  • UQ Employability Framework – Dr Dino Willox, Ms Andrea Reid, Ms Anna Richards

Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

  • Associate Professor Marta Indulska from the School of Business
  • Dr Anna Rumbach from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • Dr Tammy Smith from the Office of Medical Education
  • Dr Kim Wilkins from the School of Communication and Arts

Commendations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

  • Dr Emma Beckman from the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Science
  • Dr Deborah Lynch from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
  • Immersive visualisations – Dr Kevin Welsh, Dr Gilbert Price, Dr Charles Verdel, Dr Vera Weisbecker from the School of Earth and Environmental Science

Dr Chris Landorf from the School of Architecture

Dr Barbara Maenhaut from the School of Mathematics and Physics

Dr Timothy McIntyre from the School of Mathematics and Physics

UQ Business, Economics and Law Student Employability Team 

Knowledge-Making in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science

UQ Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Program team from the School of Pharmacy

UQ Teaching and Learning Development Program team from the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

UQ Employability Framework from the UQ Student Employability Centre

UQ teachers were recently recognised in the Australian Awards for University Teaching here.

Media: UQ Communications, communications@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 1120.