“Our judging panel commented on the exceptional quality of the 2020 nominations, and even awarded a joint winner in the Outstanding Leadership in Engagement category due to the high calibre of the individuals nominated.”
“It’s also notable that three of the successful universities and individuals are from outside the capital cities.”
Excellence in Alumni Engagement
Monash University: Global Discovery Program Study Tour
The award recognises outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality alumni engagement and support in higher education.
Excellence in Community Engagement
University of South Australia: Pain Revolution Program
The award recognises outstanding collaborations between communities, higher education and industry for societal benefit. Emphasis placed on partnerships that engage rural, regional, urban, disadvantaged or marginalised groups within Australia and New Zealand.
Excellence in Community Engagement: Closing the Gap
University of Sydney: Poche Oral Health Program
The award recognises outstanding collaborations between communities, higher education and industry that directly reduce disadvantage among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Excellence in Industry Engagement
University of Melbourne: CrowdCARE Program
The award recognises outstanding contributions to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education by members of tertiary education institutions, community and industry partners.
Award for Excellence in Student Engagement
Federation University Australia (Ballarat): IBM – Federation University Australia Collaboration
The award recognises outstanding contributions that improve student engagement on campus, with industry and/or in community.
Outstanding Engagement for Research Impact
Charles Sturt University (Bathurst): Novel Pest Management Program
Recognising excellence in research and development activity, that makes a substantial difference to the community, or Australian prosperity, undertaken jointly by researchers in tertiary education institutes and partners in the community, business and industry.
Outstanding Leadership in Engagement (2 winners)
Dr Anita Smith: La Trobe University
Professor Roger Stone: University of Southern Queensland (Toowoomba)
The award recognises an individual who has made notable contributions to engagement above and beyond that expected for their role, resulting in sustained and impactful partnerships.