VC Awards for Excellence

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Community Engagement

Rewarding Community Engagement 

The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Community Engagement was established in 2006 to recognise, reward and encourage exceptional community engagement by staff members of the University, as an individual or as part of a team. Up to two awards may be made each year.

The annual award is open to professional and academic staff and carries a prize of $2,000 for the individual award and $2,000 (in total) for the team award. The award(s) will be presented annually at the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards.


Guidelines & Nomination Form (pdf version)

Winners for 2016


Highly Commended - Dr Prashan Premaratne, Senior Lecturer School of Electrical, Computer & Telecommunications Engineering (SECTE), EIS

Highly Commended - Associate Professor Louella McCarthy, Academic Leader, Community Engagement, Graduate School of Medicine


Winner - The Recovery Camp - Professor Lorna Moxham, Dr Susan Sumskis, Mr Christopher Patterson, Dr Renee Brighton, Dr Dana Perlman and Ms Ellie Taylor

Highly Commended - Regional Careers Councillor Team - Tania Goodman, Nicole Smith, Saskia Ebejer and Elisabeth Symes

Contact Us

The award is administered by the Advancement Division
Sarah Lisle
Community Engagement Team
Phone: 02 4252 8889

Past Recipients


Related Information Ethel Hayton Award
All Vice-Chancellors Awards


Last reviewed: 9 March, 2017