In recognition of work well done:

The University of Queensland's 2012 Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Award for Alumni will be presented in Diversity Week at the Vice-Chancellor's Awards function to be held on the evening of Thursday May 23.

Register your attendance here.

Nominees must be a graduate of The University of Queensland to be nominated for the award (current University of Queensland staff members and students are not eligible to apply). You are encouraged to nominate yourself or an alumnus you know for the 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity Award for Alumni which open in early February. 


The University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Award for Alumni has been established to recognise and honour a UQ alumnus who has demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity which has positively impacted on society within Australia or overseas.

The award recognises individuals and groups/organisational units who have 'gone the extra mile' in improving the culture and/or in enhancing the reputation of the University in the area of equity and diversity.

Selection process

The Advancement Office administers the award. A selection panel with representation from The Senate Standing Committee for Equity, Diversity, and Status of Women, the Equity Office, The Advancement Office and senior executive will judge award applications. Nominations will be assessed on the following criteria:

The degree to which the activities undertaken have:

  1. A significant contribution to improving the lives of disadvantaged people beyond what might be normally expected as an aspect of paid employment
  2. Have been sustained over a period of time
  3. Contributed to greater awareness of equity and diversity among the wider community within Australia and/or overseas
  4. Enhanced the physical, economic, social, working and/or learning environment for people from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds
  5. Provided a capacity for long-term and sustainable impact within community

Examples of such activities include:

  • Promotion of multi-cultural understanding and working towards community cohesiveness.
  • Landmine clearing.
  • Commitment to improving the situation for specific groups in Australia or overseas; e.g. women, indigenous minority groups.
  • Access to education for children in countries where this is limited.
  • Individual and/or community health initiatives in developing countries.
  • Contribution to world peace – either at a local ‘hot spot’ or on a more global stage.
  • Development of sustainable technologies that assist community development and improve living standards.