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26 October 2011

Vice-Chancellor\'s Awards
Professors Ed Byrne, Adam Shoemaker, Edwina Cornish, Ian Chubb and Dr Alan Finkel with Award recipients

Monash University has recognised the talent and dedication of 14 outstanding staff members at the inaugural Vice-Chancellor's Research and Education Awards, presented this week.

Nine Education awards, presented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Adam Shoemaker, recognised teaching excellence, outstanding contributions to student learning and excellence in honours supervision.

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Edwina Cornish presented five research honours awarded for postgraduate supervision, excellence in research by an early-career researcher and excellence in innovation and external collaboration.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Ed Byrne congratulated award recipients on behalf of the University.

"A university is only as good its people and it is incredibly important to acknowledge the excellent people who comprise Monash," Professor Byrne said.

"The disciplinary breadth of award recipients is an indication of the diversity of talent at the University." 

"Our researchers are making game-changing advances every day and our educators have the grave responsibility of moulding the next generation and preparing them to face the significant challenges that lie ahead."

"It is clear that the Monash community includes some of the best educators and researchers in the country, if not the world."

Recipients received a medallion, a permanent citation on the Records and Archives website and a grant.

Please see below for a full listing of the Vice-Chancellor's Awards

Vice-Chancellor's Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Dr Daniel Malone, Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr Gavin Mudd, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Carolyn Sutherland, Department of Business Law and Taxation, Faculty of Business and Economics
Dr Kellie Tuck, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Associate Professor Cristina Varsavsky, School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

Ross Brewin, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Art Design & Architecture
Dr Dean Hanlon, Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Economics
Dr Andrew Prentice, School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Honours Supervision

Dr Bob Wong, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision

Professor Sue McKemmish, Caulfield School of Information Technology, Faculty of Information Technology
Associate Professor Graham Farr, Clayton School of Information Technology, Faculty of Information Technology

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research by and Early Career Researcher

Associate Professor Ranjith Pathegama Gamage, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Dr Michael Brown, School of Physics, Faculty of Science

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Innovation and External Collaboration

Professor Susan Charman, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences