Associate Professor Elena Moore wins the Distinguished Teacher Award

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Assoc Prof Elena Moore, who is the Head of the Department of Sociology is the sole recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award for her teaching innovation, student impact and contribution to curriculum transformation.

Moore was honoured and celebrated at the 2022 Annual Awards on Wednesday, 30 November 2022 along with other UCT staff members who also received awards for their contributions of excellence, research, teaching and service to the university community.

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UCT Annual Awards 2022


On Wednesday, 30 November, Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng hosted the UCT Annual Awards 2022, which serve to honour and celebrate exceptional individuals at UCT for their contributions through excellence and dedication in research, teaching and service.

The celebration acknowledged staff receiving Long Service Awards and the recipients of the Distinguished Teacher Award, the Alan Pifer Research Award and the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards. The evening also recognised those staff members who received ad hominem promotions this year.

The UCT Annual Awards 2022 event took place in person. The ceremony highlights will be made available on this page as soon as possible after the event, along with stories and videos – about some of the winners and the celebrations on the night.


“We are celebrating the hard work and the attention to excellence you each bring
to help make UCT such a highly rated and highly regarded institution.”
DVC Prof Elelwani Ramugondo, welcoming the guests

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