As a Faculty staff member, you can nominate an individual or a team for an excellence award.

Award selection is based primarily on written statements addressing the selection criteria. You must clearly demonstrate how the person or team has demonstrated:

  • significant and outstanding achievement
  • a meaningful and lasting impact

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Key dates for 2021

  • Nominations opened: Thursday 23 September 2021
  • Nominations closed: Friday 5 November 2021
  • Awards ceremony: Thursday 16 December 2021

Award categories

Award

Eligibility

Selection Criteria

Collaborators of the Year award

Professional & Academic staff  - team or individual (Must include academic and/or professional staff from the faculty + can include others external to faculty or UQ)

 

A team or individual who have embraced and can demonstrate:

  1. examples of collaboration with internal and or external stakeholders
  2. that have resulted in significant tangible improvements, change and success within the Faculty
  3. which align with The University of Queensland’s objectives, characteristics and principles.
  4. demonstrate impact.

Innovators of the year award

Professional & Academic team or individual (Must include academic and/or professional staff from the faculty + can include others external to faculty or UQ

 

A team or individual who have embraced and can demonstrate:

  1. examples of innovation
  2. that have resulted in significant tangible improvements, change and success within
  3. which align with The University of Queensland’s objectives, characteristics and principles.
  4. demonstrate impact.

Service excellence award

Professional Staff – self nomination of formal or informal teams and/or individual

A team or individual that has made and can demonstrate:

  1. an outstanding and significant contribution to delivering excellence in service to students, staff and/or the wider community
  2. the benefits of the contribution are tangible
  3. which align with The University of Queensland’s objectives, characteristics and principles.

Leader of the year award (professional staff)

Professional team or individual

A team or individual who:

  1. thinks & works strategically
  2. achieves tangible results & drives accountability
  3. fosters learning while inspiring others to focus their talents and practice on The University of Queensland’s objectives.
  4. who is a guardian of positive work culture
  5. a recognised mentor of early career colleagues.

Leader of the year award (academic staff)

Academic team or individual

A team or individual who:

  1. thinks & works strategically
  2. achieves tangible results & drives accountability
  3. fosters learning while inspiring others to focus their talents and practice on The University of Queensland’s objectives.
  4. who is a guardian of positive work culture
  5. a recognised mentor of early career colleagues.

Leader of the future award (professional staff)

Professional team or individual

A team or individual who:

  1. leads and inspires others to strive for excellence
  2. displays the qualities of a great future leader aligning with qualities identified in The University of Queensland’s objectives, characteristics and principles.

Leader of the future award (academic)

Academic team or individual

A team or individual who:

  1. leads and inspires others to strive for excellence
  2. displays the qualities of a great future leader aligning with qualities identified in The University of Queensland’s objectives, characteristics and principles.

Excellence in mental and physical health, safety and wellness

Professional or Academic team or individual

An individual or team who has demonstrated one or more of the below:

  1. Development and implementation of an innovative project, program or activity that promotes and protects the mental or physical health of our staff or students 
  2. Delivered a project or initiative that enhances the quality of life, wellbeing and work/study experience of students or staff living with a mental or physical illness
  3. Implementation of an innovative project, program or activity that proactively enhances wellness or workplace health and safety at UQ 
  4. Enhancement of the staff and student experience by establishing an occupational health and safety or wellness activity within UQ which reduces or eliminates a health and safety risk.

Philanthropic Leader of the Year 

Professional or Academic staff

An individual or team who has embraced and actively demonstrates:

  1. A commitment to philanthropic giving
  2. Either personally or by their work to connect others to our Faculty philanthropically
  3. That has resulted in increased messaging about the importance of philanthropic support and/or in tangible gifts of philanthropic support 
  4. That benefit our students, our research, our programs and our help to build our Faculty’s culture of philanthropy.

Spirit of Reconciliation award


Professional and Academic team or individual

An individual or team who has demonstrated outstanding and significant contribution to the spirit of reconciliation, through one or more of the following:

  • Implementation or active engagement with an innovative project, program or activity. This includes engagement with FoM staff, students and/or the community to gain an increased respect, understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories, languages, achievements and/or cultural protocols.
  • Implementation or active engagement with initiatives that promote or strengthen opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities within FoM, the health sector, or the higher education sector.
  • Significant contribution to reviewing and establishing more culturally appropriate research systems and/or inclusive curriculum and teaching practices.
Significant contribution to building strong, mutually beneficial relationships between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous students, staff, communities, organisations and partners at FoM.

Rising star of the year award

Academic or Professional staff – individual nomination

Early career researcher (no more than 7 years since PhD awarded, excluding career interruptions) 

Have at least a 50% appointment within a Faculty of Medicine org unit 

An individual who has demonstrated:

  • outstanding commitment to research and future potential as a researcher 
contribution as a valued UQ citizen and qualities that align with UQ objectives and values

The University of Queensland Objectives and Values

Pursuit of excellence

We strive for excellence, seeking to apply the highest standards to benefit our communities.

Creativity and independent thinking

We welcome new ideas from our staff and students as well as from our alumni and our external partners. We support intellectual freedom, courage and creativity. We encourage the pursuit of innovation and opportunities.

Honesty and accountability

We act with integrity and professionalism and uphold the highest ethical standards. We are committed to transparency and accountability. Our decisions ensure responsible stewardship of the University’s resources, reputation and values. We lead by example in all areas including our approaches to sustainability.

Mutual Respect and Diversity

We promote diversity in the University community – through our people, ideas and cultures. We create a vibrant, inclusive environment in which ideas flourish and future generations, regardless of background are empowered. We respect our colleagues and work together for shared success.

Supporting our people

UQ ensures the safety and wellbeing of our people. We create an inclusive and supportive university community in which achievements are celebrated and rewarded. Our people have the opportunity to enrich their lives and pursue their goals.