UQ Staff Excellence Award Winners!

7 Dec 2023
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Director Peta Rake with members of the visitor engagement team on their way to the UQ Excellence Awards ceremony.

Our visitor engagement team - all UQ students - have won a UQ Excellence Award! They were nominated in the diversity and inclusion category, for transforming art accessibility through diverse engagement.

The nomination noted that our "innovative program employs cultural mediation, a pioneering initiative in Australia, enabling all visitors to engage in safe, exploratory conversations and experiences of UQAM exhibitions". The award also recognised our efforts in weaving diversity and inclusion principles through their work, with inclusive adjustments for staff and visitors, continuous learning and training, and an Art Musuem-specific Disability Action Plan and Dementia Friendly Audit implementation plan.

OUr nomination also celebrated the events our team holds for significant diversity and inclusion days, and the ways in which we extend cultural mediation training to regional galleries nationwide.

About the UQ Excellence Awards

These annual awards recognise and celebrate individuals and teams in the areas of innovation, service, diversity and inclusion, wellness and safety, and leadership.

This year, 160 nominations were received across 8 categories, totalling 423 individuals being recognised for their efforts. We also introduced the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence to recognise an individual or team at UQ who, through their exceptional contributions, innovative work, and exemplary leadership, embody UQ’s values and are considered champions of UQ’s vision and mission.

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