2017 Excellence in Engagement Awards

Community Impact

Engaged Learning

Engaged Research

Leadership

 

Community Impact

Awarded

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.

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.

 

Shortlisted

Beth Mozolic-Staunton and Maggie Scorey; School of Health and Human Sciences.           

For developing a sustainable, inter-professional placement for health students in a developing country that has improved access to quality rehabilitation by trained local professionals for over 200 children and veterans in Vietnam.

 

Helen Walsh, Jane Gilmour and Associate Professor Jennifer Nielsen; School of Law and Justice. Kayleen Wardell; The Learning Centre. Viv Walsh; Teaching and Learning. John Andrews; NSW Legal Studies Association.

For providing high school students with access to legal studies expertise through the School Engagement Program that supports improved student academic performance and access to higher education.

 

Marlene Assim, Southern Cross University Health Clinic.

For establishing a vital program for clients with spinal cord injuries, the first in a regional centre, available at the Southern Cross University Health Clinic. The program has provided state-of-the-art therapy equipment and support services through collaboration with Spinal Cord Injury Australia.

 

Ronny Susanto and Shae Brown; Student Advocacy, Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).

For empowering genuine, real and respectful engagement and collaboration between Southern Cross University and the LGBTIQ community, including students, staff and the public in Lismore and the Northern Rivers. 

 

Susan Webster; Farming Together, Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Engagement).         

For creating a national network reaching 16,000-plus people, renewing nationwide interest in agricultural collaborations and helping lift incomes for Australia's farmers, fishers and foresters.

 

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