ANU: ANU staff celebrate their achievements at awards ceremony
Each year I am proud to be part of such a great community – a place where we support each other’s ideas, foster innovative new approaches and come together to solve challenges facing our nation and beyond.
After another tough year living and working through the pandemic, ANU staff came together virtually to celebrate the achievements of their colleagues at the 2021 Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor’s Annual Awards last night.
Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) John Braithwaite, from the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at ANU, was awarded the highest accolade for ANU staff – the 2021 Peter Baume Award. The award recognises his distinguished 38-year career as a researcher and educator in the fields of sociology and criminology.
Nine other awards were presented to staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their workplaces.
The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor Annual Awards acknowledge awardees’ outstanding contribution and commitment to developing and maintaining a vibrant campus environment.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt said coming together to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the University’s professional and academic staff was important, particularly after another challenging year with the pandemic.
“Each year I am proud to be part of such a great community – a place where we support each other’s ideas, foster innovative new approaches and come together to solve challenges facing our nation and beyond,” Professor Schmidt said.
Emeritus Professor Ken Baldwin from the Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions and Professor Amanda Barnard from the ANU Medical School received the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to the University.
Professor Tracy Smart and Patricia Teh from the COVID Response Office took home the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Campus Community.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Service was awarded to Belinda Farrelly from the Human Resources Division and the COVID Operations team within the Facilities and Services Division led by Nicki Middleton.
Dr Xiaolin Wang from the School of Engineering and Dr Kinley Wangdi from the College of Health and Medicine received the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Early Career Academics.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellent in Research was shared among three recipients: Associate Professor Tegan Cruwys from the Research School of Psychology, Associate Professor Katie Steele from the School of Philosophy and the Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) led by Professor Céline d’Orgeville.
Dr Blair Williams from the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and the COVID-19 Impact Monitoring Program led by Professor Matthew Gray and Professor Nicholas Biddle from the Centre for Social Research and Methods won the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Impact and Engagement.
The Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Education Excellence was awarded to Professor Alexander Maier from the Research School of Biology.
The School of Art & Design Technical Services Team led by Jeremy Lepisto received the Andrew Hopkins Award for Excellence in Health and Safety.
Associate Professor Amy King from the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs won the Clare Burton Award for Excellence in Equity and Diversity.