2018 recipients


Geraldine Jones and Angela Mazou Research and Innovation
For the successful implementation of the Gippsland Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives Map 2018–2020 and positive impacts locally, nationally and internationally.


Andrew Matheson, Ange Jenkins, Ellen Sabo,
Helen Sutton, Julie Howes, Kathryn McNamara,
Marion Slawson
and Talia Barrett  
CLIPP, URD, ITS, Library Services
For collaborative efforts to deliver tangible benefits to enhance the student experience and business process through technology resulting in a valuable tool to improve service delivery.


Jason SlaterStudent Connect
For his superior customer service, fantastic initiative and tenacity with the reinvigoration of the high performance sport programs which represent the University in the community, nationally and internationally as well as responsibility for the concept and design of the Elite Athlete Scholarship to recognise and reward students publicly.

Research Excellence

Dr Ooi Ean TatSchool of Science, Engineering and IT
For his successful research grants and national and international collaborations with demonstrated exceptional research performance.

Research Impact

Associate Professor Vincent VerheyenSchool of Science, Engineering and IT
For his research leadership in carbon capture which is nationally and internationally significant with the potential for impacting several industry sectors as well as his CSIRO collaboration, impact with BCIA and industry to bring a significant amount of external funding to the Gippsland Campus.

Research - Early Career Researcher

Dr Evita MarchSchool of Health and Life Sciences
For conducting research in an interesting and topical area of antisocial online behaviours resulting in journal publications in high quality journals and creating research partnerships with other universities.


Sofia Fiusco, Hayley Chaplin and Brigid Corcoran Federation College, TAFE
For consistently embedding Aboriginal culture throughout Federation College, TAFE programs, events, teaching, learning and research through partnering with the Aboriginal Education Centre to develop strategies that have incorporated reconciliation into the fabric of the organisational culture.