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Winners of the 2019 Staff of the Year Awards Announced

The winners of the 2019 Staff of the Year Awards were announced recently at a ceremony held in the new Students’ Association building, Haere-roa.

Since 1995, the awards have given students an opportunity to nominate and vote for UC’s most inspiring and dedicated staff, both academic and non-academic. Congratulations to this year’s winners and nominees!

Award Winners

  • Lecturer of the Year Arts: Sergio Redondo
  • Lecturer of the Year Business & Law: Dr Steve Agnew
  • Lecturer of the Year Education: Dr Valerie Sotardi
  • Lecturer of the Year Engineering: Professor Alessandro Palermo
  • Lecturer of the Year Science: Associate Professor Ashley Garrill and Dr Dean Sutherland
  • Supervisor of the Year: Tammy Steeves
  • Administrator of the Year: Heather Couch
  • Technical Staff of the Year: Gavin Blackwell

Student Make your Own Awards

  • Vaccine Enthusiast Award: AP Alex James
  • Bearded Friend of the Free Folk Award: Cameron Bell
  • Foot Firmly in Mouth Award: Professor Clemency Montelle
  • Woman of the Year Award: Heather Couch
  • Best Lecture Props Award: Dr Heather Purdie
  • Most Likely To Have To See A Guy About A Cat Award: Dr Karyn Stewart
  • Most Likely to Start a Podcast Award: AP Ken Morrison
  • Loudest Shirts Award: Professor Philip Armstrong
  • The ‘Like All Good War Heroes He Became an Economist’ Award for Best Quote: Associate Professor Emeritus Stratford Douglas

Exec Special Awards

  • Rīpeka Tamanui-Hurunui
  • Lynn McClelland
  • Dr Abby Suszko
  • Chloe Wium
  • Steve Gibling

Major Awards

  • Superstar of the Year: Riki Welsh
  • Great Character of the Year: Chris Hann
  • Lecturer of the Year: Professor Alessandro Palermo

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