UofG awards shortlist

UofG awards shortlist

Issued: Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:23:00 BST

University researchers and projects have been nominated for a clutch of upcoming awards.

Herald Global Game Changers awards

Both CENSIS, the University of Glasgow-led Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, and the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences’ work on precision medicine at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, have been shortlisted for the ‘Collaboration for Change’ category at the Herald Global Game Changers awards 2017.

The Game Changers awards recognise and reward innovation and sustainability at an international level, across all business sectors. The awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday this week (September 13) at the Glasgow Science Centre.

Herald Diversity Awards

Two more nominations come from the Herald’s Diversity Awards, the winners of which are set to be announced on Thursday 12 October.

Professor Lyndsay Fletcher, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, has been nominated in the category of ‘Diversity Hero of the Year’ for her commitment to encouraging women in science, as well as championing better conditions for parents and carers across the University.

The University’s Reach Scotland programme has been nominated in the category of ‘Diversity Through Education. Reach Scotland, led by Dr Neil Croll, works to encourage S4-S6 pupils to pursue professional degrees in Dentistry, Law, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.

Times Higher Education Awards

The annual Times Higher Education Awards have also offered up three nominations for the University.

Dr Zara Gladman and colleagues have been nominated in the ‘Outstanding contribution to the Local Community’ category for her work on Chasing the Waves, the educational musical about the hunt for the first direct evidence of gravitational waves.

June Cullen and colleagues from the Human Resources office have been nominated in the category of ‘Outstanding contribution to Leadership Development’ for the creation of the Leadership Behavioural Framework.

Finally, Dr Andrew Struan and team from the Learning Enhancement & Academic Development Service have been nominated for an award in the ‘Outstanding Support for Students’ category.

The winners of the Times Higher Education Awards will be announced at an event in London on Thursday 30 November.