Professional and academic staff across ANU have gathered to celebrate staff achievements over the past 12 months at the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Annual Awards gala dinner.
Held at the National Museum of Australia, the awards night, which consolidates a number of separate awards ceremonies into a single celebratory event, saw 11 awards (including two commendations) awarded to staff for various achievements.
These achievements varied from research-related recognition through to acknowledging the work of those who have helped the University improve services for new mothers, such as new parent’s rooms for breastfeeding mothers.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC said it was important to recognise the breadth of achievement across the professional and academic staff community within ANU.
“And so I am very pleased that we have gathered together tonight to celebrate our staff achievements,” he said.
“I am especially pleased to see teams of professional and academic staff working together to make our campus better.”
Professor Schmidt said whether a staff member worked in office administration, is a marketing specialist, an early career academic or a researcher at the pinnacle of their career, all ANU staff contribute to creating a culture and environment for excellence.
ANU Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans AC QC, who presented the 2018 Peter Baume Award to Emeritus Professor Frank Jackson AO, the University’s highest accolade for staff, said universities are built on the foundations of great staff.
“We are who we are because of you,” Professor Evans said.
“When I reflect on the contributions our staff have made over the last seven decades, since our foundation, to research, teaching, innovation, public policy, it makes me incredibly proud and it should make all of us proud.”
Congratulations again to the winners of the inaugural 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Annual Awards: