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Senior lecturer wins Lecturer of the Year Award on Auckland campus


Dr Gregory Chawynski.

A senior lecturer from Massey University’s School of Built Environment has taken out the top prize at this year’s Auckland Students’ Association Lecturer of the Year (LOTY) Award, held last week.

Dr Gregory Chawynski was presented with the LOTY prize at the awards ceremony, which has been held annually since 2005 on the Auckland campus to recognise teaching excellence and support academic quality. He also won the top award for his college.

Dr Chawynski says winning the 2021 LOTY Award was an amazing experience.

“To be acknowledged at this level has confirmed that all the extra work in preparing on-line classes and providing on-going support during COVID-19 has been greatly appreciated by our students. Thank you to all my students and colleagues and of course the award would not be possible without the hard work of Penny and the whole Albany Students’ Association team who do such a great job in organising this annual event and for their tireless support of students in the past 12 months.”

There were 136 lecturers nominated for the award this year. This shows how much students have appreciated the efforts of teaching staff who have gone above and beyond in 2021, especially during long periods without face to face teaching. Each nominee will be sent a certificate showing the positive comments that students included with their nominations and will also be the recipient of a branded LOTY 2021 face mask.

You can watch the online celebration here

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