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UWA Business School
It was a night of celebration on 29 April when the prestigious UWA Business School Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards ceremony was held.
There were many nominees for the six Excellence in Teaching categories, reflecting the high quality of teaching staff within the Faculty.
Winthrop Professor Izan H. Y. Izan was recognised for her many years of teaching excellence, winning awards in two different categories. In addition to winning the Faculty award for Research Supervision, W/Professor Izan was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
W/Professor Izan's nomination was supported by a multitude of letters and handwritten notes from current and former students.
Jean-Paul Carvalho, one of Izan's many former PhD students, credits her with shaping his academic development. ‘Her comments were constructive, gentle, but always clear regarding what she expected. Five years on, I am extremely grateful for her rare combination of honesty and generous support in refining my research.'
Jason Mitchell, Izan's former PhD student and colleague, is also grateful for her influence. ‘Izan has played a very big part in my getting to where I am today. Above and beyond the professional training that Izan has provided, she has been very supportive of my personal development and happiness.'
W/Professor Izan is the Deputy Dean of the Business School. She first joined UWA in 1981, and in 1990 became the first woman in Australia to be appointed Professor in Accounting and Finance.
W/Professor Gary Stockport won in the Postgraduate Coursework category, Dr. Gillan in Undergraduate Coursework (<100 students), Dr. Sze Kee Koh in the Early Career category, and Keith Godfrey in the Adjunct Lecturer category. Ian Li and Ramon Wenzel were joint winners in the Tutor category.
W/Professor Tracey Horton, Dean of the Business School, congratulated all the nominees and winners. ‘The judging panel found the quality of applications to be of a very high standard and the task of choosing the winners was extremely difficult.'
Chair of the selection panel, Professor Phil Hancock, was impressed by the quality of applications. ‘Reading the students' endorsements of tutors and lecturers really emphasised how much students appreciate our staff. Not only are staff academically encouraging, but they are prepared to go out of their way to help students succeed in their learning.'
The Business School's nominees to the University's ALTC selection committee are W/Professor Gary Stockport and Dr Mike Gillan for the category of Lecturer and W/Professor Izan in the category of Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.