Presented by Minister for Education the Hon Jason Clare MP at the Universities Australia 2023 gala dinner, the University of Queensland’s Dr Poh Wah Hillock was announced as the 2022 Australian University Teacher of the Year and Deakin University’s Professor David Boud the recipient of the Career Achievement Award.
The 2022 AAUT program honours a range of teachers and programs – from early career academics to those who have devoted a lifetime to teaching and learning.
Universities Australia Chair Professor John Dewar and Chief Executive Catriona Jackson congratulated the 2022 winners.
“Universities Australia has proudly run these awards since 2018 to recognise and thank those who dedicate their careers to shaping the future of students each and every day,” Professor Dewar said.
“Our hard-working university teachers inspire and educate almost one and a half million students each year. They deserve our heartfelt thanks.
“It’s not always easy, and the past few years have been especially testing as educators have had to quickly adapt to different modes of teaching to meet professional standards while meeting the needs of their students.”
“Teachers continue to go above and beyond to empower students to be confident and curious learners, and set them up for bright and fulfilling careers,” Ms Jackson said.
“There is no limit to what our educators can achieve, and we must continue to support them to perform their vitally important roles.
“More jobs in the future will require a university degree – a need that can only be satisfied by a strong, capable and inspired teaching workforce.
“Beyond these awards, we say thank you to all teachers across the country for leading by example with great tenacity and inspiring the lives of so many.”
The full list of 2022 Australian Awards for University Teaching recipients is available here.