Issue 10
Monday, 03 December 2018
Charles Darwin University
Esther Lloyd-Taylor wins the Ryan Family Award
Esther Lloyd-Taylor wins the Ryan Family Award

VC recognises staff achievements

Staff were recognised for their outstanding dedication during the Vice-Chancellor’s end-of-year awards ceremony on Casuarina campus.

Awards were presented to academic, professional and research staff for their exceptional contributions exceeding the normal requirements of their positions and advancing the university’s strategic goals.

The prestigious Ryan Family Award went to Esther Lloyd-Taylor, the Facilities Service Desk Coordinator in Facilities Management. The award recognised Esther’s extraordinary commitment to leading sustainable practices in waste management at CDU. Her initiatives helped demonstrate the university’s values and vision to staff, students and the boarder community. 

Winners of Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for:

Exceptional performance by professional staff up to and including HEW Five – Joey Zhou for her work with the Confucius Institute, especially in assisting CDU’s engagement with its two partner universities, Anhui Normal University and Hainan University.

Exceptional performance by professional staff HEW Six and above – Margaret Waterson-James from the CDU bookshop for her outstanding contribution to the establishment and operation of the trial Darwin Student Hub on behalf of the university and Study NT.

Exceptional performance by a professional staff team – Team Admin Palmerston in recognition of their collaborative dedication to improving access to CDU courses through community engagement and enriching student learning through showcase and skills events.

Award for approaches to teaching and the support of learning that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn – Hair Beauty and Retail Team in recognition of Time to Shine, the team’s annual expo. The skills showcase has consistently proven to be the most effective and enjoyable means of engaging students and the broader community.

Award for the development of curricula, resources or services that reflect a command of the field – The Diploma of Nursing Team for the design, development and delivery of a dynamic learning environment for Diploma of Nursing students using digital technologies and discipline-relevant resourcing.

Award for innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced learning and teaching and/or student experience – NUR120 First Year Integrated Teaching and Learning Team for commitment to innovative course design and supporting collaborations that improve nursing students’ learning outcomes.

Emerging Researcher Award – Dr Michael Banks from Menzies School of Health Research.

Exceptional Research Team Award – The Demography and Growth Planning Team from the Northern Institute and the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society.

As part of the ceremony 38 staff received Long Service Recognition Awards for 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service.

The winners of individual awards received $5000 and teams received $10,000 to be used for professional development.