2017 Excellence in Engagement Awards

Cassie Aguot I'm a local campaign

Cassie Aguot was a part of the I'm a Local campaign during Refugee week in 2017

Community Impact

Award Recipients: Rob Cumings; Equity and Diversity, Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Students). Dr Leticia Anderson; School of Arts and Social Sciences. Leandro Mendes and Cheryl Nolan; North Coast Settlement Service, St Vincent De Paul Society.

Award Citation: For the 2017 Refugee Week "I'm A Local" project, created to improve understandings about refugees, acknowledge their contributions to Australian society and support the Lismore community's culture of respect and inclusion by celebrating our strength in diversity.

Media Coverage
https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/im-a-local-changing-perspectives
https://www.echo.net.au/2017/06/lismore-locals-shaking-off-refugee-tag/


Engaged Learning

Awarded

Dr Mieke Witsel and Paul Weeks; School of Business and Tourism.

For opening a world of possibilities: engaging and empowering equity students through a fully-funded Singaporean experiential learning project, resulting in enhanced cultural understanding and international linkages.

Shortlisted

Debbie Johnson, Rosi Brown, Margy Hare, Dr Graeme Palmer, Maree Savins; School of Environment, Science and Engineering. Graham Lancaster; Environmental Analysis Laboratory. Bob Costello and Geoff Alexander; Alstonville Rotary.

For enriching school students' and their teachers’ perceptions of science and engineering through the Northern Rivers Science and Engineering Challenge. 


Engaged Research

Awarded (Jointly)

Dr Gail Moloney, Maddison Norton, Dr Alison Bowling, Marguerite Rowe, Parul Punjabi, Lehanne Whittaker, Emily Sharpe; School of Health and Human Sciences. Professor Iain Walker; University of Canberra. Dr Michael Sutherland and Anne Judd; NSW Organ and Tissue Donation Service.

For a community research partnership that delivered a practical strategy to increase registrations on the Australian Organ Donor Register.

Associate Professor Grayson Cooke; School of Arts and Social Sciences.  

For the "Bonnywood Rising" project, a live-cinema performance project produced by Grayson Cooke and the School of Arts and Social Sciences.

Shortlisted

Dr Kay Dimmock and Professor Betty Weiler; School of Business and Tourism.     

For facilitating partnerships between local government and the Southern Cross University community through postgraduate student research into community and business views of the proposed Ballina Ocean Pool.

Dr Lester Thompson; School of Arts and Social Science.

For collaborating with Save the Children in developing culturally driven methodologies that will assist and motivate Solomon Islander staff addressing child sexual exploitation in Melanesia.

Dr Mandy Hughes, Dr Louise Whitaker, Sue Trembath and Professor Barbara Rugendyke; School of Arts and Social Sciences. Jane Gustus-Callanan and Louise Carter; Anglicare. Janelle Geraghty and Graham White; TAFE.

For an action research project empowering women from refugee backgrounds to pursue their educational goals, secure sustainable employment and engage in their communities.


Leadership

This Award acknowledges members of the University who are catalysts for enhanced university-community connectivity. Award recipients are chosen from the shortlist and exemplify the University’s mission and values in action.

Awarded

Marlene Assim, Southern Cross University Health Clinic.

Shortlisted

  • Dr Leticia Anderson; School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Dr Alison Bowling; School of Health and Human Sciences
  • Rosi Brown; School of Environment, Science and Engineering
  • Shae Brown; Student Advocacy
  • Associate Professor Grayson Cooke; School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Rob Cumings; Equity and Diversity
  • Dr Kay Dimmock; School of Business and Tourism
  • Jane Gilmour; School of Law and Justice
  • Margy Hare; School of Environment, Science and Engineering
  • Dr Mandy Hughes; School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Debbie Johnson; School of Environment, Science and Engineering
  • Graham Lancaster; Environmental Analysis Laboratory
  • Dr Gail Moloney; School of Health and Human Sciences
  • Beth Mozolic-Staunton; School of Health and Human Sciences
  • Associate Professor Jennifer Nielsen; School of Law and Justice
  • Maddison Norton; School of Health and Human Sciences
  • Dr Graeme Palmer; School of Environment, Science and Engineering
  • Professor Barbara Rugendyke; School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Maree Savins; School of Environment, Science and Engineering
  • Maggie Scorey; School of Health and Human Sciences
  • Ronny Susanto; Student Advocacy
  • Dr Lester Thompson; School of Arts and Social Science
  • Sue Trembath; School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Helen Walsh; School of Law and Justice
  • Viv Walsh; Teaching and Learning
  • Kayleen Wardell; The Learning Centre
  • Susan Webster; Farming Together
  • Paul Weeks; School of Business and Tourism
  • Professor Betty Weiler; School of Business and Tourism
  • Dr Louise Whitaker; School of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Dr Mieke Witsel; School of Business and Tourism