2022 Excellence Award Winners

Engagement Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Engagement Australia Excellence Awards.

Supported by sponsors UniBank and the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, the Engagement Australia Excellence Awards focus on outstanding nation-building initiatives, demonstrating far-reaching impact and innovation, in all sectors and aspects of the Australian economy and community.

The winners
Excellence in Community Engagement
Victoria University, Victoria Police Diversity Recruitment Program
Recognising outstanding collaborations between tertiary education and communities for societal benefit. Emphasis is placed on partnerships that engage rural, regional, urban, disadvantaged or marginalised groups within Australia and New Zealand.

Excellence in Indigenous Engagement
La Trobe University, ‘Baggarrook Yurrongi’ (Women’s Journey) – Improving the health of First Nations mothers and babies
Recognising outstanding collaborations between tertiary education and Indigenous communities in Australia, New Zealand and beyond, that directly reduce disadvantage, and empower and give voice to First Nations peoples.

Outstanding Engagement for Student Learning
Monash University, Monash Student Teams Initiative
Recognising partnerships and engagement practices that enhance the quality of learning and teaching in tertiary education and outcomes for students.

Outstanding Engagement for Research Impact
University of Newcastle, Transforming schooling through Quality Teaching Rounds
Recognising excellence in research that makes a substantial difference to the community, or Australian or New Zealand prosperity, undertaken jointly by researchers in tertiary education institutes and partners in community, business or industry contexts

Excellence in Student and Alumni
University of Queensland, UQ ChangeMakers
Recognising outstanding programs that improve student and alumni engagement and enhance the quality and impact of higher education.

Excellence in International Engagement (2 winners)
Monash University, Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) Program;
Curtin University, The Global Chinese Accounting Association: Enhancing Sino-Australian Relations through collaborative research, engagement and learning
Recognising outstanding international collaborations that raise the profile of tertiary education and make a substantial difference to the community both overseas and in Australia and New Zealand.

Outstanding Leadership in Engagement
Danielle Harvey, UQ Art Museum
Recognising an individual who has made notable contributions to engagement above and beyond that expected for their role, resulting in sustained partnerships for longer term impact.