Associate Professor Lesley Stirling wins Patricia Grimshaw Award for Mentor Excellence

Associate Professor Lesley Stirling has won this year's Patricia Grimshaw Award for Mentor Excellence. This is a major achievement and honour. The selection criteria for the award are as follows:

1. An established and sustained record of effectively mentoring others, which may include: demonstrating a commitment to the role of mentoring; demonstrating a history of successful mentorships; providing intellectual or professional leadership; acting as a successful role model

2. Skill at providing support and sharing knowledge with mentees, which may include: communicating effectively in different interpersonal contexts; providing access to a network of professional colleagues; facilitating opportunities and advocating for colleagues; advising staff on career options and opportunities with in and external to the University

3. Respect for the development of colleagues as individuals, which may include: fostering the development of individual talents and strengths; maintaining and communicating the highest ethical standards; providing objective and considered advice; empathising with colleagues; encouraging optimism; building mentee confidence and self-sufficiency

All three selection criteria are given equal consideration by the Selection Committee.

The University usually awards up to two Patricia Grimshaw Awards annually: one to a member of the University's professional staff, and one to a member of the University's academic staff. Each award includes a trophy and a grant of $10,000. An end-of-year award ceremony is held to acknowledge and celebrate recipients' success.

Congratulations, Lesley, on this fabulous achievement!