On Thursday 15 April we held our inaugural UOW Global Enterprises 2020 Staff Awards Ceremony, streamed live across our Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong and Malaysia campuses and online.
The event was a resounding success and I would like to thank all of you who attended across the UOWGE Group.
Please join me in congratulating to our nine global award winners!
UOWGE Global Employee of the Year: Mr LAM Chi Yung, Tony from UOW College Hong Kong. (Pictured above)
Tony is truly a worthy recipient of Employee of the Year. He has exemplified every value of UOWGE in his 15 years of working at the College. Most recently, Tony took on the IT Manager role at a time UOWCHK was battling a number of extremely challenging and unforeseen crises events. This included City University giving the surprise notice that it intended to withdraw the IT support from the end of June 2020, which occurred at the same time as the full impact of COVID-19 was being felt. As these two events unfolded, the previous IT Manager resigned. Tony's courage in taking on the IT Manager role in the face of such a difficult programme of IT transition and COVID-19 impacts served to ensure the College addressed these significant risks. Without Tony’s dedication, calm approach, and in depth knowledge the College could have easily failed. Tony has committed a significant amount of his own time to meet these challenges, always working quietly and without seeking any recognition. He often works in his own personal time well beyond his usual work hours to get the job done. He is often called upon for his expertise, juggling many tasks, but is always courteous and collaborative in his approach to working with his colleagues both in Hong Kong and Australia. Tony always works with the upmost integrity and demonstrates excellence in his work. Tony has a strong connection to the College, having been a graduate and now an exemplary staff member.
UOWGE Global Excellence in Professional Service: Ms. CHAN Yiu Bing, YB from UOW College Hong Kong
UOWGE Global Excellence in Teaching: John Larkin from UOW College Australia
UOWGE Global Excellence in Research: Dr How Heoy Geok from UOW Malaysia KDU
UOWGE Global Collaboration: The Academic Blended Learning Team from UOW in Dubai (Alistair Watson, Avneet Kaur, Munyar Nyadzayo, Haroon Khan, Abdelghani Benharref, Sonia Adam, Kamal Jaafar,Ritu Sehgal, Khairul Kamarudin, Vikash Ramiah, Soly Mathew Biju, Mohamed Watfa, Zeenath Khan and Nidhal Abdulaziz)
Global Innovation: The Virtual Open Day Platform Development Team from UOW Malaysia KDU (Dr. Yeap Gik Hong, Mr John Poh, Mr. Mitchell Liong Chee Chiun, Ms. Jess Lee Chai Ling, and Mr. Wilson Chee Chan Weng)
Global Integrity: Dr Abdullatif Tchantchane from UOW in Dubai
Global Passion: Pierre Miquel from UOW Global Enterprises (Corporate)
Global Courage: Lu Qing Wang from UOW College Australia