Recognising excellence: the 2018 VC's Awards for Excellence

9 May 2018

The ANU community has come together to recognise the University's most influential teachers with the announcement of the 2018 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt congratulated all recipients on their awards.

"It takes knowledge, time, care and imagination to meet the challenges that continue to face teaching within universities, and I am really pleased that so many of our staff have those qualities in abundance," he said.

Teachers nurture the minds of the leaders and innovators of the future, he said.

"The legacy of teaching excellence goes well beyond the present, as teachers inspire, lead, motivate, encourage and assist the students of today to reach their potential."

Awards for Teaching Excellence

Dr Bronwyn Finnigan, School of Philosophy, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Dr Fei Huang (Early Career category) , Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, ANU College of Business and Economics
Dr Gemma King (Early Career category), School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
Dr Shari Read, Research School of Management, ANU College of Business and Economics

Award for Programs that Enhance Learning

Archaeology in the field, the field in the classroom
School of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Culture, History and Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Associate Professor Philip Piper
Dr Catherine Frieman
Dr Ash Lenton
Associate Professor Dougald O'Reilly
Dr Duncan Wright
Dr Guillaume Molle
Professor Matthew Spriggs
Associate Professor Tim Denham
Dr Sofia Samper Carro
Dr Stuart Bedford
Dr Jack Fenner
Ms Julia Dunn
Ms Rachel Wang
Mr David McGregor

Award for Excellence in Supervision

Associate Professor Salman Durrani, Research School of Engineering, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Ms Pauline Bomball, ANU Law School, ANU College of Law
Dr Ding Ding (Early Career category), Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, ANU College of Business and Economics
Dr Anthony Hopkins, ANU Law School, ANU College of Law
Dr Ben Swift, Research School of Computer Science, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science

Awards for Excellence in Tutoring or Demonstrating

Dr Rebecca Gidley, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
Mr Guangqian (Isaac) Pan, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics
Mr Dek Sum, Research School of Economics, ANU College of Business and Economics