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Curtin praised at national teaching awards

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The high standard of teaching at Curtin has been lauded at the 2010 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Of the 31 awards presented nationally, Curtin won four – more than any other university in Western Australia.

John Mallard, Julie Hoffman and Rosalie Thackrah

Curtin’s Indigenous Australian Health and Culture team of John Mallard, Dr Julie Hoffman and Rosalie Thackrah have taken out the Neville Bonner Award for Indigenous Education.

Jaya Earnest will be awarded for her contribution to the field of internationalisation, the priority area for the 2010 awards.

Associate Professor Earnest has spent more than 24 years working in countries such as India, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and East Timor.

Professor Ian Phau of Curtin’s School of Marketing has been awarded in the category of law, economics and business teaching.

The Go Global team comprising more than 20 staff from Curtin’s Faculty of Health Sciences was awarded the Program Award Category for innovation in curricula, learning and teaching.

Curtin Vice-Chancellor Jeanette Hacket congratulated the winners and said they deserved recognition.

“Curtin is committed to innovation and excellence in teaching and research, for the benefit of our students and the wider community,” Professor Hacket said.

“The fact Curtin was recognised in four awards highlights that commitment and acknowledges not just the well deserved award recipients but the enormous contribution of all Curtin staff members.”

The awards will be presented by Federal tertiary education minister Chris Evans at a Parliament House ceremony in Canberra on November 16.

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