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Announcing 2023's Lecturer of the Year!

The MGA hosted its annual ceremony at the Peninsula campus one January evening to celebrate the lecturers who go above and beyond to educate and inspire their graduate students.

When Associate Professor Annemarie Lee walked into the Seahorse Tavern on a Wednesday evening, she assumed she was there to meet two of her students to go over some study material. What she didn't know was that she was actually attending a surprise ceremony in her honour with 20 of her admiring students!

Peninsula Rep Ummatul Siddique then swiftly kicked off the proceedings before the unknowing winner was to be announced. The award, she said, was "not merely a recognition of academic excellence but also a recognition of passion, dedication, and the ability to inspire".

She then invited Professor Terry Haines AM (Head of School of Primary and Allied Health Care) to say a few words. "The teaching that we do in this university is the key mechanism by which we grow the next generation of graduates, health professionals in our case - to be able to make a difference to the lives of the people in our community", he said. 

We received 25 nominations for LOTY last year - double that of the year prior - so our panel of graduate student judges had a very tough decision to make.

Assoc. Prof. Lee's students roared with enthusiasm when it was announced that she was the winner. Understandably, she was very surprised. 

"Teaching is one of my greatest pleasures", she said. "What I teach is what I wish I had for myself from both the theory perspective and more importantly getting out into the clinical environment".

The ceremony was a success and the MGA was very proud as always to celebrate the pillars of the graduate student community.

See our LOTY Hall of Fame and make your nominations for 2024 here.

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