Human Services and Social Work Awards 2020

The Human Services and Social Work student awards were created to celebrate our students, our future human services and social work professionals.

“As social workers and human services professionals we are concerned with improving the social, economic, and personal well-being of people and our communities.”

“We seek to promote social inclusion and achieve equity, social justice, independence and human rights for people who are adversely affected by social and economic factors.” Assoc Prof Jennifer Boddy.

In 2020 we have seen our students rise to new heights and we acknowledge our winners in the following categories:

Outstanding Achievement awards 2020 Recipients – Stacey Gordon; Casey Hampson; Sheryanwar Kazi


2020 Recipients – Stacey Gordon; Casey Hampson; Sheryanwar Kazi; Alana Cartner

Conferred to outstanding students in the School who have maintained a GPA of at least 6 and who staff and peers feel have demonstrated their sustained contribution to three or more of the following areas:

  • Academic engagement as evidenced through a GPA of 6.0 or higher
  • Supporting diversity among student peers and others in the University community
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Modelling the positive characteristics of a professional in-training;
  • Demonstrating commitment to study
  • Displaying awareness of and responsiveness to contemporary issues in our surrounding communities and/or the environment.
Outstanding Higher Degree Research Student 2020 Recipient – Dr Grant South


2020 Recipient – Dr Grant South

Conferred to an outstanding higher degree research student who demonstrates:

  • Outstanding emerging ability in research;
  • Publishing in academic peer reviewed publications;
  • Tenacity and commitment to topic of study;
  • Contributions to the field through innovative methods, conference presentations;
  • Contributions to research community at Griffith, through participation in Three Minute Thesis competitions, workshops, conferences, peer support and engagement, team work.
Lesley Chenoweth Award for Social Justice and Equity 2020 Recipient – Daniel Spain


2020 Recipient – Daniel Spain

Conferred to an outstanding student in the School who demonstrates contribution to equity and social justice in at least two of the following areas:

  • Student engagement and capacity building
  • Community engagement and capacity building;
  • Engaging with other disciplines and professions;
  • Internationalisation efforts;
  • Promoting the profession and its role in social justice and equity issues;
  • Outstanding self-advocacy or allyship in promoting social justice for diverse groups and individuals;
  • Promoting the importance of lifelong learning for the enrichment of Queensland, Australia and the international community

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