Prof Gerard Sutton, Vice Chancellor of the University of Wollongong, Australia presented awards in various categories to recognise the contribution of UOWD staff at an all-staff luncheon on 6 December. Ms Marisa Mastroianni, ITC Group Chief Financial Officer and Ms Vanessa Bourne, ITC Legal Counsel & Company Secretary were also present on the occasion.
The following academic and administration staff members were acknowledged for their contributions to the University:
Staff Service Awards (Presented in recognition of years of service with UOWD)Five Years Service Awards:John GladwinZeenath Khan Dr Swapna Koshy Dr Mohammed Salem Joice Priya Maricel Maravillas Ivan D'Souza Jaspreet Singh Unnikrishnan Mutharath Bizuneh Tsige Veena Machado Mohammad Abdulaziz Toufik Belmamoun Dr Farhad Keissarian Maria Natasha Pereira Said Muhammad Ivan Fernandes Jay Jayatilaka Franky Barreto 10 Years Service Award:Deoraj Chettri15 Years Service Award:Nawar Hakeem Talib Adris Library Committee AwardsDr. Farhad Orumchian - Best Faculty Contributor Award Ali Saedvandi - Best Faculty Contributor Award Joan Aviso - Best Librarian AwardNominees for the 2009 Teaching Excellence AwardDr. Ravindra Saxena Dr. Swapna Koshy Dr. Soly Mathew Biju Nandini Kaul Dr. Farhad OroumchianDr. Gwendolyn Rodrigues Asima Shirazi Dr. Abdellatif Tchantchane Jaspreet SinghDr. Sumit Mitra Dr. Melodena Balakrishnan Dr. Payyazhi Jayashree Nominees for the 2009 Research Excellence AwardDr. Mohamed Watfa Dr. Peter Hosie Dr. Jawahitha Sarabdeen Dr. Farhad Oroumchian Dr. Arijit Sikdar Dr. Melodena Balakrishnan Dr. Gwendolyn Rodrigues Dr. Sumit Mitra Dr. Soly Mathew Biju Asima Shirazi Dr. Farhad KeissarianProf. Rob Whelan