Published on 18 October 2012
18 October 2012
A Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics, a Student Equity and Diversity Officer and a Professor of Education have been rewarded for their outstanding work at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
The three USC staff members received Vice-Chancellor’s Medals at the USC Graduation Ceremony on campus this month.
Senior Lecturer Dr Mark Sayers, a sports scientist with a special interest in human research ethics, and Marjorie Blowers, a supporter of student diversity who organises equal opportunity projects on campus, each received the USC Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for Service.
Dr Sayers, of Warana, was recognised for his work as a teacher and researcher as well as his leadership of the USC Human Research Ethics Committee.
Ms Blowers, of Nambour, was described as an exemplary promoter of social justice principles with an extensive history of community service and supporting disadvantaged and marginalised students.
Also a USC graduate, Ms Blowers had made a substantial difference to student health and wellbeing at the University.
Professor Hyde, of Peregian Springs, received the Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for Research.
As Academic Director of the USC International Projects Group, he had been integral to brokering cross-country partnerships and projects for USC.
A Member of the Order of Australia for his contribution to education in Australia and Indonesia, Professor Hyde was lauded for his extensive research and publications – in areas such as developmental disabilities and inclusion in education – which have led to changes in policy and professional practice.
— Julie Schomberg