VC’s L&T Awards

The Vice-Chancellor's Learning and Teaching Awards  

The Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor's Learning and Teaching Awards recognise and celebrate individual teachers, teams of teachers and professional staff who make a difference in students' learning.

Application process  

Applications for the awards are open from April to July each year. Information on the Awards and information on previous winners is on the VC’s Awards site.

Winners 2022

Student Nominated 

Dr Shireen Daft (Macquarie Law School) 
Keeps students invested in what is happening in the world around them, by humanising the content taught and seeking answers to improve the legal framework that applies. 

Highly Commended Vice Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Awards 2022  

Student Nominated 

Dr Camilla Di-Biase Dyson (Department of History & Archaeology) 
Uses highly innovative, theory-driven, even transformative methods to provide students with an exciting and enriching language learning experience. 

Dr Ian Collinson (Department of History & Archaeology) 
Employs pedagogies that promote active learning, especially small group-work, I take a student-centred approach1 that creates an environment conducive to authentic learning. 

Sessional Staff 

Loren Demol 
Provides students with discipline specific training and knowledge of how people lived in and understood the ancient world (L&T Strategic Framework 1.3) in an encouraging academic setting which supports and fosters students’ interest in ancient history. 

Learning Innovation 

Dr Doron Goldsbarsht  
Developed a flipped textbook aims to revolutionise reading practice by helping students to front-load fundamental concepts before they engage in longer texts or lectures. 

Teaching Excellence  

Associate Professor Kathleen Tait 
Facilitates others to reach their potential and to appreciate the value of diversity and inclusivity through critical reflection, research, and scholarship.

Previous Winners and Highly Commended