Awards for students and lecturers at the VU New Year’s Gala 2019
VU lecturers and students were put in the limelight this afternoon with the presentation of the Van der Duijn Schouten Education award, the Teacher Talent Award, the Student Talent Award, the thesis awards and, for the first time, the Student Initiative Award.
The Van der Duijn Schouten Education Award 2018 went to Ellen Bal, associate professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology. ACTA lecturer Beatriz Gimenez Gonzalez received the Teacher Talent Award. Joyce Sombroek, medical student and goalie of the Dutch women’s field hockey team, was presented with the Student Talent Award. Bachelor’s student Birgit Henrich and Master’s student Inken Kröger won the thesis awards.
The Student Initiative award was presented for the first time this year. The University Student Council nominated student initiatives that connect VU Amsterdam students with each other and with the university. The popular vote went to Zakaria Laaraj for his StudeerSamen (‘StudyTogether’) project.
The name of the winner is in the golden envelope.
Joyce Sombroek, the goalkeeper of the Dutch women's field hockey team and student in medicine won the Student Talent Award.
Chairman of the jury, Joke van Saane, and Birgit Henrich, student in Science, Business and Innovation.
SBE-studente Inken Kröger won the award for the best Master's Thesis.
Beatriz Gimenez Gonzalez won the Teacher Talent Award.
Zakaria Laaraj’s StudeerSamen (‘Study Together’) project won the popular vote for the Student Initiative Award. Marjolein Jansen, vice president of the Vice-President of the Executive Board, handed over the price to the chairman of the USR, representing Zakaria Laraaj.
Ellen Bal received the award for senior lecturers who excel in teaching and who have given an impulse to the quality of education at our institution.
Host Ernest van de Kwast honours the winners and the losers with and ode (pdf, in Dutch).
All visitors walked across the red carpet. As did VU-Rector Vinod Subramaniam.
After the ceremony, all visitors enjoyed an informal drink
Watch more pictures of the event via vu.nl/galafotos
pictures: Vu/Riechelle van der Valk