Winners Announced: ACEN Awards 2020
The ACEN Awards panel are pleased to announce the following winners and finalists for the Local Hero, Collaboration and Innovation and Excellence in WIL Awards.
Congratulations to all finalists!
Local Hero Award
The Local Hero Award is awarded to a partner organisation that is a small-medium enterprise (SME:0-199 employees) whose engagement with a university in WIL and whose contribution to the WIL experience of students, is above and beyond the expectation of the size of their organisation.
- Winner: Hidden Harvest nominated by the University of Wollongong
- Finalist: Wateraid Australia nominated by the University of Melbourne
The Collaboration Award is awarded to a partner organisation that is collaborating with a university to provide a sustained and significant contribution to WIL.
- Winner: RSPCA nominated by the University of Queensland
- Finalist: The Intercontinental Hotel Group nominated by Edith Cowan University
- Finalist: The Department of Health and Human Services nominated by the University of Melbourne
- Finalist: IRT Group nominated by the University of Wollongong
- Finalist: WIN News nominated by the University of Wollongong
Innovation and Excellence Award
The Innovation and Excellence Award is awarded to the case study that displays quality and innovative WIL practice. All case studies accepted for website publication are nominated for this award.
- Winner: HealthStop@Agfest: Student-led health promotion at a community event, Dr Kathryn Ogden, University of Tasmania
- Finalist: Bridge of Hope Innocence Initiative (BOHII): a multi-disciplinary partnered workplace, Associate Professor Michele Ruyters, RMIT University
- Finalist: From skills to start-ups: A pathway for career-ready engineering graduates through innovative WIL approaches, Dr Ginu Rajan, Associate Professor Raad Raad, Lara Pugh & Associate Professor Rodney Vickers, University of Wollongong
- Finalist: Transdisciplinary community-based WIL in international contexts, Dr Beate Mueller & Associate Professor Susan Oguro, University of Technology Sydney