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UTS Human Rights Awards 2014

The UTS Human Rights Awards celebrate the contributions made by UTS staff and students towards advancing human rights in Australia and internationally. 
Do you know someone at UTS – staff or student - who deserves recognition for their work around social justice and human rights? There are seven categories under which staff and students can be nominated, with student awardees receiving a prize of $500.

Nominations are now open, closing Friday 11 July.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 4 September in the UTS Great Hall.

Find out more about the event, award categories and the nomination process

Award categories:

Vice-Chancellor's Social Justice/Human Rights Award For Staff - an award to a member or group of staff recognising an outstanding contribution to the advancement of social justice/human rights at the local, national or international levels.

Elizabeth Hastings Memorial Award for Student Community Contribution - an award to a student or group of students recognising a significant contribution to the community in the areas of equity, diversity, social justice or human rights.

UTS Reconciliation Award - an award to a member or group of staff, or a student or group of students, recognising a contribution or project which advances Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians at UTS or in the wider community.

Jo Wilton Memorial Award for Women - an award recognising an individual woman or group of women (staff or students) who are working towards improving outcomes for women locally, nationally and/or internationally.

UTS Creative Media Social Justice Award - an award to a member or group of staff, or a student or group of students, recognising an audio/visual and/or multimedia project in which social justice and human rights themes are explored.

UTS Ally Award Celebrating and Supporting Sexual and Gender Diversity - an award to a student or group of students, or a staff member or group of staff, recognising work done to improve human rights for people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex and queer communities.

UTS Social Inclusion Award - recognising individual staff members or work units who are actively contributing to increasing the involvement in education of disadvantaged individuals or communities.