QS Quacquarelli Symonds – compilers of the QS World University Rankings – and The Wharton School have now opened the 2020 Reimagine Education Awards, which are offering $50,000 and global visibility to an outstanding approach to teaching or learning.
The Awards were contested by 1518 university faculty, cross-departmental teams, and edtech companies in 2019, and have received over 5000 submissions since their 2014 inauguration – making them currently the world’s largest educational awards program.
Previous winners include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Imperial College London, and the London School of Economics.
There are also 14 Category Award Winners – with categories including Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Hybrid Learning, Presence Learning, and Best Educational App – and awards available for outstanding submissions by region and by discipline.
All applications can be made free of charge, and can be submitted by visiting www.Reimagine-Education.com/application. There is no restriction on the number of unique applications that can be made by an individual institution or department.
Do you know an excellent teacher or teaching team who deserve wider recognition?
Then take a moment to nominate them for a UC Teaching Award or the UC Teaching Medal.
Nominations for the 2020 Teaching Awards and UC Teaching Medal are open from now until 18 May, so kick start your year now.
Don’t forget that there is also an award available for implementing a single special teaching innovation, and that all teaching awards also bring with them a financial reward. The process is simple: complete a one-step form.
All awards recognise excellence in teaching (including thesis supervision) in both undergraduate and graduate programmes. The teaching medal is UC’s highest award for teaching and leadership.
Further information and nomination forms are available on the Teaching Awards or the Teaching Medal websites.
The University of Canterbury and Lincoln University worked in partnership this year to deliver the Children’s University Canterbury Partnership programme in Canterbury.
The 2019 pilot programme was very successful, resulting in 80% of the cohort graduating in a ceremony held at the Christchurch Town Hall. This short video captured the event.
UC’s inaugural Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora: Celebrating Excellence event was held on Wednesday 27 November, acknowledging the University’s accomplished Emeritus Professors and celebrating the winners of the UC’s 2019 Council Medals.
Recreation Aotearoa recognised a number of the country’s top recreational providers and advocates at an awards dinner held during their 2019 conference in Hamilton recently.
Steve Gibling, UC’s Director of Wellness Services, was among those recognised for their efforts, receiving the Mark Mitchell Memorial Trophy for commitment to the wider recreation industry.
In awarding Steve the trophy, Recreation Aotearoa highlighted his dedication to and immense knowledge of the recreation industry.
Please join us in congratulating Steve on this accomplishment.
For more on the 2019 Recreation Aotearoa Awards, click here>