Equal Opportunity Achievement Awards and Citations

The University recognises the contributions of individuals and groups to the University by granting Equal Opportunity Achievement Awards and Citations on an annual basis.

Selection is based on:

  • the extent to which an initiative/project/achievement has fostered the career enhancement or education of women at the University
  • the contribution it has made to the development of a culture which values the achievements of women.

Form of awards

A Certificate of Achievement for outstanding contribution.

Certificate of Citation for excellent contribution.

Award recipients:



Dr Jacquie McDonald

For Dr McDonald's ongoing commitment to positive cultural change that recognises, values and supports the role of women at USQ since 1990. 


USQ International Women's Conference 2007 Orgnaising Committee.  Dr Majella Albion, Ms Frances Cassidy, Mrs Patricia Cretchley, Ms Pauline Collins, Ms Darlene Garvey, Ms Gay Mason, Ms Annette Nanka and Mrs Farida Rasif.

The above committee was a fine example of women, supporting each other and developing collegial relationships and contributing to a supportive and positive work environment.   


Award:  USQ Breast Feeding Working Group  - Professor Ronel Erwee, Pauline Collins, Maxine O'Brien, Maree Crepinsek, Barbara Spadaro, Gay Mason, Dr Wendy Broddribb, Prue Rattray, Trudi Davidson


Dr Majella Albion and
Super Nannies and Beautiful Babies Roster - Janelle Hartwig, Sharon Schasser, Vivienne Lucas, Edwina Crowther, Anne Loneragan, Natalie Kennedy, Heather Fairminer, Cathy Sullivan, Bronwyn Karl, Kelli Monk, Kristin Sheedy, Brenda Ballingall, Angela Chester, Judy Timmins, Heather Kitzelmann, Kelly Fairminer, Juanita Ryan.


Award:  USQ Women's Network Inc 


Peter Gibbings (Faculty of Engineering and Surveying), Lyn McGovern (Glennie School), and Veronica Newbury (Toowoomba City Council) and
Gay Mason, Equal Opportunity Office, USQ


Award:  Professor Desley Hegney, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health 
Commendation:  Professor Susan Bambrick 


Award:  The Mentor Program Team 


John Pearson, Human Resources