UNIVERSITY of Queensland Gatton Professor Paul Mills has received national recognition for his work in biological sciences and health.
The long-time professor in veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics was one of just 18 individuals from across Australia to be selected in the 2016 National Awards for University Teachers.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated Professor Mills on receiving the prestigious award.
“It is outstanding to have someone from our community recognised for their valuable work equipping the next generation with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive,” he said.
“Professor Mills’ achievement in winning the Biological Sciences, Health and Related Studies category recognises his hard work and leadership in this field. It also demonstrates the quality university teaching on offer to students at UQ Gatton.”
Professor Mills, who graduated from the UQ School of Veterinary Science in 1987, received his trophy from Education Minister Simon Birmingham in Canberra alongside winners in the categories of humanities, arts, law and business.
Minister Birmingham said the awards highlighted the key role teachers and support staff played in students getting a high quality and highly engaging university education.
“University educators equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed,” he said.
“In a world of rapidly changing technologies and processes, Australia needs to remain an agile, smart and creative nation. Outstanding university teaching is essential to ensuring we are well-prepared for the future.”
For a full list of award recipients, visit www.education.gov.au
Caption: University of Queensland Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Rix and Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulate award recipient Professor Paul Mills (centre) on his win.