Clare Burton Award for Excellence in Equity & Diversity


To encourage and recognise individuals and/or groups for outstanding contributions in improving equity and diversity in support of the University’s strategic goals.


Nominations will be assessed on the basis of written evidence that demonstrates outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Initiatives and professional activities that promote the ANU values as an inclusive, open and respectful University that reflects the diversity of our nation
  • Initiatives to reduce barriers to inclusion and promote equal opportunity for all persons whatever their background or identity including women, Indigenous Australians, people of all racial and ethnic groups and people with disabilities
  • Promote an inclusive environment that values and utilises the contributions of people of different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives
  • Enhance the retention, success and outcomes of staff and students from diverse backgrounds in education, research or professional practices.  


All staff members, except casual staff, are eligible for nomination for a Staff Award either as an individual or as part of as team. Nominees must be currently serving or have served the University in the year of the award. Current students may be included as part of team nominations as appropriate.

Nomination process

Colleges and Divisions may choose to set up a committee to ensure that staff who warrant consideration of an award are not overlooked.

Sponsors should note that the Staff Awards recognise excellence in achievement and contribution that exceeds the normal expectations of the work undertaken by individuals and teams.

Nominations, on the ANU Awards Nomination form, should be prepared by Sponsors, that is, a supervisor or other person within the University. Sponsors should specifically address the award criteria, provide examples to support their claims, and note that additional references are not permitted, and that additional paperwork will not be considered by the Committee.

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

One individual or one team award is usually made, although in exceptional circumstances, the Committee may recommend additional awards be made.

Awardees will be contacted by Human Resources Division to provide details of the Awards Ceremony and to invite family and guests. However no formal announcements of awardees can be made prior to the Vice-Chancellor's Award Ceremony.

Recipients of staff awards for both individual and team awards will receive a framed Vice-Chancellor's award commemorative certificate. All award recipients will be published on the Staff Awards webpage.

Further information

For further information on the Service Awards, including the nomination process, please contact Awards, details provided under Contact.


Recipients and their details are listed on the pages below.
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