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Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards
Staff rewarded for exceptional contributions
 
2011/11/10 12:00 AM

Six University of Johannesburg (UJ) employees received awards for their research, hard work and dedication, at the annual Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards function on Wednesday, 09 November 2011.

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards categories were Teaching, Research and Innovation as well as Exceptional Service by support staff, going beyond the call of duty.

Prof Bheki Mamba from the Department of Chemical Technology (Faculty of Science) won the VC’s Distinguished Award for Researcher of the Year. Additionally three academics received the VC’s Distinguished Teacher Awards:  Prof Nathalie Hyde-Clarke from the Department of Communication and Media Studies (Faculty of Humanities), Prof Ben Marx from the Department of Accountancy (Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences) and Ms Tracey McKay from Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies (Faculty of Science).  

Dr Ernst Joubert from the Department of Mathematics (Faculty of Science) walked away with the VC’s Distinguished Award for Most Promising Young Researcher of the Year.

Awards bestowed on support staff for exceptional service, going beyond the call of duty, went to: Ms Teolene Foster from UJ’s HIV/Aids Unit and Ms Sanpat Coetzee from UJ Sport.

Past awardees: 2010

Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards: Teacher Excellence

  • Prof Dawie de Villiers from the Department of Public Law and Department of Criminal and Procedural Law ,Faculty of Law
  • Mr Ruan Moolman from the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science
  • Mr Arnold Wentzel from the Department of Economics and Econometrics, Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences

Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Award: Researcher of the Year

  • Prof Heidi Abrahamse from the Laser Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences 

Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Award: Most Promising Young Researcher of the Year

  • Prof Alain Kabundi from the Department of Economic and Econometrics, Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences.

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards to Support Staff for Exceptional Service: Beyond the Call of Duty

  • Ms Lesmarie Bentley-Steyn from Marketing and Brand, Division of Institutional Advancement
  • Ms Louise Steyn from Central Academic Administration. 

Past awardees: 2009

Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards: Teacher Excellence

  • Prof H Winkler, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science
  • Ms C van Rooyen, Department of Anthropology and Development Studies,Faculty of Humanities
  • Ms E du Toit, Department of Accountancy, Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences

Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Award: Researcher of the Year

  • Professor B-E van Wyk, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science

Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Award: Most Promising Young Researcher of the Year

  • Dr M de Kock, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science

Vice-Chancellor’s Awards to Support Staff for Exceptional Service: Beyond the Call of Duty

  • Prof H Geyser / Ms I Pretorius (joint award), Division for Institutional Planning and Quality Promotion
  • Dr J Manyaka, Campus Director, Soweto Campus

Past awardees: 2008

Distinguished Teacher Awards

  • Dr JJ de Beer, Department of Mathematics, Science Technology and Computer Education, Faculty of Education
  • Prof C Moloi, Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education
  • Prof G Els, Department of Finance and Investment Management, Faculty of Economic and Financial Science

Outstanding Researcher Award

  • Prof W Harris, Department of Optometry, Faculty of Health Sciences

Most Promising Young Researcher Award

  • Dr W Conradie, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Past awardees: 2007

Two Researcher awards only:

  • Prof Bill Harris Optometry
  • Prof Nic Beukes, Geology

Click here to read the Vice-Chancellor's award speech

 


Dr Ernst Joubert



Ms Sanpat Coetzee



Ms Teolene Foster



Ms Tracey McKay



Prof Ben Marx



Prof Bhekie Mamba



Prof Nathalie Hyde-Clarke
 

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