2017 Victorias Awards Winners

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2017 Victorias Awards Winners

The PGSA was proud to host the annual Victorias Awards on the evening of the 30th of November 2017. These awards provide the opportunity to celebrate excellence within Victoria University and recognise the support of postgraduate students, academic and professional staff who inspire students with their verve and passion. The Victorias Awards included the announcement of the ten Postgraduate Research Excellence Award winners for 2017.

The Victorias Awards were held in the Hunter Lounge and 150 guests attended.  Special guests included Pro-Chancellor Neil Paviour-Smith and Vice-Provost (Research) Professor Kate McGrath, who generously sponsors this event along with VUWSA and the Tertiary Education Union (TEU).

The PGSA is delighted to announce the 2017 winners:

Postgraduate Teaching Awards:
1st – Sebastian Elsen (Architecture and Design)
2nd – Pascarn Dickinson (Science)
3rd – Hannah Banks (Humanities & Social Sciences)

Supervisor Awards:
Dr April Henderson (Humanities & Social Sciences)
Professor Phil Lester (Science)
Ramesh Rayudu (Engineering)
Professor Brenda Vale (Architecture & Engineering)
Dr Joel Colon-Rios (Law)
Professor Chris Marshall (Commerce)
Dr Sue Cherrington (Education)
Dr Kathy Nelson (Health)

PGSA Landers Postgraduate Award:
Emma Woodward (Architecture & Design)

VUW Professional Staff Award:
Heather Day (Administrator, School of Social and Cultural Studies)

PGSA Life Membership Awards:
Gemma Swan
Tara Officer
Sue Kelly

Postgraduate Research Excellence Awards:
Hamish Simmonds (Marketing & International Buisness)
Hang Yu (Engineering & Computer Science)
Jennifer Soundy (Biological Sciences)
Joanne Waitoa (Te Kawa a Māui) Māori Development Award
Katheryn Edwards (Psychology)
Qi Chen (Engineering & Computer Science)
Sarah Ballard (NZ School of Music)
Sarah Harpur (International Institute of Modern Letters)
Vicky Shandil (Va’aomanu Pasifika)
Yingyi Zhang (Architecture)


Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.  Thank you to everyone for attending.  Photos from the event are available here:


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