Chancellor's awards - Award for Outstanding Service to the Campus Community


To recognise outstanding contributions to the life of the campus community. The Award recognises voluntary and sustained contributions, over and above what might reasonably be expected in the course of duty, which enhance the general welfare and life of the campus and benefit the institution as a whole.


Staff and visiting fellows who have volunteered their time, expertise,skills and knowledge over several years, and who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and service to the campus community beyond the normal expectations of their position are eligible for the Award.

Nomination process

The Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Pro Vice-Chancellors, College Deans and Directors of Service Divisions are invited to submit names of potential recipients with supporting documentation for the initial consideration of the Vice-Chancellor.

Staff or Student Associations are encouraged to submit nominations through the relevant College Dean or Service Division. The Vice-Chancellor may, at his discretion, request that a formal proposal be developed for consideration by the Chancellor's Awards Committee. (Citations for each of the past recipients are linked from the awards recipients webpages below).

Nominations should be submitted on the Chancellor's Award Nomination Form and will require the Primary Sponsor to provide the following:

  • Supporting statement addressing the eligibility criteria (maximum of one page);
  • Details of two supporting referees who the Committee can contact to provide a letter of recommendation, if requested;
  • Brief summary of achievements that can be used as part of the citation to be read on presentation of the Award by the Chancellor, if the nomination is successful (maximum 150 words).

Supporting statements should use clear, accessible and concise language, avoiding excessive use of technical words, academic or industry terminology and acronyms.

Nominations should be in writing and sent to the email address provided on the right hand side of the page by no later than 5pm on the advertised closing date.

Awards process

Up to five awards may be made each year. Recipients will receive a glass sculpture designed by the ANU School of Art.  All award recipients will be published on the award recipients webpage.

The Chancellor's Awards are presented each year during the December Conferring of Degrees' Ceremonies. For more information on the Conferring Ceremonies and/or to book tickets visit the Graduations website or email

Further information

For further information please contact Awards, details provided under Contact.


Year Name Citation/More information
2017 Emeritus Fellow Colin Steele Citation (PDF, 322KB)
2016 Professor Margaret Jolly Citation (PDF, 56KB)
2015 Not awarded  
2014 Dr Alastair Grieg  
2013 Professor Robin Stanton Citation (PDF, 60.23 KB)
2012 Ms Diane Hutchens Citation (PDF, 35.52 KB)
2011 Associate Professor Alex Clarke  
2010 Mrs Nancy Sever  
2009 Mr Keith Conley  
2008 Associate Professor Selwyn Cornish More information
  Mr Warwick Williams  
2007 Professor John Richards More information
2006 Not awarded  
2005 Professor Phillipa Weeks  
  Mr Kevin Lonsdale  
2004 Dr Richard Barwick  
  Env.Mgnt. Plan/ANUgreen Program  
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