Faculty of Medicine Excellence Awards

Each year, more than 6,000 academic and professional colleagues work together to deliver our education and research programs and in 2019, there has again been some outstanding contributions from individuals and teams across the Faculty.

These awards celebrate leadership behaviour and staff achievement across all levels of the Faculty, regardless of position. Recognising our colleagues makes a statement about the culture we value and aspire to achieve at UQ.

Award categories

The Faculty of Medicine excellence awards recognise and celebrate individuals and teams in the areas of:

  • Collaboration: implemented collaborative measures that has resulted in significant tangible improvement to the change and success of the Faculty.
  • Innovation: implemented innovative, effective initiatives or workplace practices, that has resulted in significant tangible improvements, change and success within the Faculty.
  • Service: outstanding and significant contribution to delivering excellence in service to students, staff or the wider community
  • Mental and physical health, safety and wellness: implemented innovative and exciting ideas and practices which contribute to the mental and physical health, safety and wellness of our staff and students
  • Leadership: exemplary leadership supporting a positive, performance-based culture and contributing to the achievements of the Faculty.
  • Community and Philanthropic: outstanding effort in promoting philanthropic giving that benefits and gives back to our students, research, programs and wider community.

Depending on the quality of the nominations, up to two award winners may be selected for each award category. Subject to the quality of the nominations for a category, an award may not be made.


All UQ employees are eligible to be nominated. This includes professional and academic staff (continuing, fixed-term and casual) employed at UQ.

Awards ceremony and prizes

All nominees are invited to attend the annual Faculty of Medicine excellence awards, where the award winners and commendations are announced.

Award winners will receive a certificate of recognition and a trophy.

Key dates

Key dates for the 2019 Faculty of Medicine Excellence Awards are as follows;

  • Nominations opened: 5 August 2019
  • Nominations closed: 25 October 2019
  • Awards ceremony: 6 December 2019