Professor David Schiel and co-workers

Research Medal

The Research Medal is awarded annually by the University Council. Excellence is most likely to be demonstrated by a sustained record of research of the highest quality or by research of outstanding merit produced over a more limited timeframe.

Recipients can be either a full or part-time member of staff at UC or have been a member of UC staff and who have retired no longer than 12 months.

The Research Medal is presented at a special function and recipients deliver a public lecture. 

Innovation Medal

The Innovation Medal is for the proactive transformation of academic knowledge and ideas leading to their adoption by the wider community.

A maximum of one Innovation Medal is awarded each year. The award is open to all continuing staff or staff who have relinquished a continuing position within the past three years.

Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award

The Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award is awarded annually by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation. The Award recognises emerging researchers and their contributions to research.

The nominee must hold a continuing position at UC as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (including Senior Lecturer above the bar).  Nominees must be within 8 years of academic or research employment.

Recipients are invited to deliver a public lecture.

Kiwinet Awards

The KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards is New Zealand’s premier event celebrating the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations actively commercialising publicly funded research.

Research commercialisation is about turning scientific discoveries made at New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes and Entities into innovative products and services that will grow our economy.

The KiwiNet awards celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of those who strive to bridge the gap between research excellence and outstanding business leadership.