People's Choice Award

Vote for the Chancellor’s Rising Star

On 29 July 2022, The University of Canberra will host its biennial Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA’s), a celebration of the University, its alumni, outstanding research, and academic achievement.

The 2022 edition of the DAA’s has been reimagined to be less of an awards night and more of an evening of celebration and fun for all to attend. As a result, the award categories have been narrowed down to just two, the Chancellor’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Chancellor’s Rising Star Award.

The selection process for the Chancellor’s Rising Star Award includes the opportunity for you to vote for the nominee that you believe is most deserving of the award. Voting is available to the general public and will contribute to 50 percent of the final score.

Voting is done via the below form and will be open from 1-15 March 2022. The winner will be announced at the Distinguished Alumni Awards event on Friday 29th July 2022.

Have your say before 11.59pm Tuesday 15th March 2022 and let us know which individual deserves to be recognised as the Chancellor’s Rising Star at the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Successful candidates will not have reached a senior or executive level position; however, they will demonstrate a strong career trajectory with the possibility of forward achievement. The nominee may be self-employed or employed by an organisation on a full or part time basis. The successful nominee will demonstrate one or all of the following:

  • Potential to be a role model in their business or sector
  • Ability and passion to achieve success and results
  • Dedication to giving back or inspiring others
  • Recognition from others as having the potential to become a future leader in their industry
  • Where self-employed, recognised as building a business that is earmarked for success over time


The Nominees are listed below, and they are counting on your vote to help them win the 2022 Chancellor’s Rising Star Award.

Cast your vote

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29 July 2022

Immerse yourself in the future of UC as you enjoy time with family, friends and colleagues, to help us celebrate our two award recipients. Your ticket to this stand-up cocktail event will include a night of entertainment from cover band BABBA, grazing stations, live cooking stations with plenty of time for networking, dancing, Instagramming and more... All in a beautifully themed room at one of Canberra's most iconic venues, the National Arboretum. Purchase your ticket to join us for a night you will not forget!

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