On Thursday, 23 November, Vice-Chancellor interim Emer Prof Daya Reddy hosted the UCT Annual Staff Awards 2023, 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 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards. This year, UCT added more categories, including the UCT Book Award, Meritorious Book Prize, Creative Works Award, Meritorious Creative Works Award, Fellowship Award, Social Responsiveness Award and UCT President of Convocation Medal. The evening also hailed staff members who have received ad hominem promotions that will take effect at the beginning of 2024.
The Distinguished Teacher Award is the highest accolade awarded to teaching staff at all levels within the university. Through the award, the University of Cape Town acknowledges the primary place of teaching and learning in the university’s work.