We recently celebrated our talented staff members and teams in our annual Global Staff Awards, an event dedicated to recognising those who have shown outstanding commitment and embodied our core values: Excellence, Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, and Courage, throughout 2023.
Our award recipients have been thoughtfully selected by their peers and a dedicated assessment panel, reflecting the significant contributions they have made to our organisation.
Their achievements highlight their unwavering dedication and the collective strength of our global team. The event was truly wonderful, as we had the opportunity to hear inspiring stories from our teams and communities in their respective local areas. Witnessing their genuine passion for what they do was truly heartening.
Each year, this event and the stories shared during it serve to strengthen our sense of unity and motivation. They remind us of our collective purpose to make a positive impact through education.
Global Excellence in Professional Service Award
- Winner: Dr. Peter Wong (UOW College Hong Kong)
- Nominees: Alison Blakey (UOW College Australia), Library Team (UOW Dubai), and Pok Jye Yih (UOW Malaysia KDU)
Global Courage Award
- Winner: Tom Bambrick (UOW Global Enterprises)
- Nominees: Mohnnad Khzam (UOW Dubai), Dr. Christy Lau (UOW College Hong Kong) and Associate Professor Dr. Yeap Gik Hong (UOW Malaysia KDU)
Global Collaboration Award
- Winner: Leong Mi-Chelle (UOW Malaysia KDU)
- Nominees: Rebecca Smith (UOW College Australia), Dr Prithvi Bhattacharya (UOW Dubai), Dr Karol Sikora (UOW Dubai), Faculty of Arts & Humanities at UOW College Hong Kong, and UOW Malaysia KDU ISD Team
Global Excellence in Teaching Award
- Winner: Anthony Spinks (UOW College Australia)
- Nominees: Kerry Moisidis (UOW College), Dr. Alison Thirlwall (UOW Dubai), Dr. Karol Sikora (UOW Dubai), Dr. Munayaradzi Nyadzayo (UOW Dubai), Dr. Andy Tsui (UOW College Hong Kong), and Dr. Irhanida binti Abdul Kadir (UOW Malaysia KDU)
Global Integrity Award
- Winner: Tan Chooi Lin (UOW Malaysia KDU)
- Nominees: Nicole Lacunza (UOW College Australia), IELTS Team (UOW Dubai), Dr. Kazuyuki Takata (UOW College Hong Kong)
Global Excellence in Research Award
- Winner: Dr. Balan Sundarakani (UOW Dubai)
- Nominees: Dr. Ruwan Bandara (UOW Dubai), Dr. Abraham Chan (UOW College Hong Kong), and Ir. Dr. Tan Sin Jin (UOW Malaysia KDU)
Global Innovation Award
- Winner: UOW Malaysia KDU University College, School of Engineering Tech Savvy Team
- Nominees: Global Student Recruitment Team (UOWGE), Dr. Prakash Vel (UOW Dubai) and Mr. Derrick Stone (UOW College Hong Kong)
Global Passion Award
- Winner: Greg Zaharis (UOW College Australia)
- Nominees: Nicola Sabry (UOW Dubai), Ts. Dr. Nishata Royan A/P Rajendran Royan (UOW Malaysia KDU) and Dr. Hitoshi Murakami (UOW College Hong Kong).
The ceremony concluded with the special awards.
The Global Team of the Year Award went to the Global Recruitment Team at UOW Global Enterprises.
For the Global Employee of the Year Award, Dalia Holali from UOW Dubai was recognised for her exceptional contributions.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees for their exemplary contributions to the UOW Global Enterprises.