THE IMPACTFUL EDUCATOR AWARDS

The Impactful Educator Awards recognises university educators who are supporting the cultivation of an entrepreneurial mindset as a means to enhance the impact of education, address societal challenges, and introduce novelty into the education sector.

Meet our Awardees

Innovative Mindset Masters

Peter Rachor

Peter Rachor

Hynds Entrepreneurial Teaching Fellow, The University of Auckland

Filip Burgleman

Filip Burgleman

Entrepreneurship Education Architect

Empowering Learning Journey Heros

Deb Shepherd

Deb Shepherd

Entrepreneurial Fellow at the University of Auckland Business School Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Judith Marecek

Judith Marecek

Experience Design Educator at the University of Auckland Business School Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Pigalle Tavakkoli

Pigalle Tavakkoli

Experience Design Educator, Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London and Founder & Director School of Experience Design

Impactful Partnership Builders

Lieven Desomviele

Lieven Desomviele

Labmaster, 3ID Labs

Antonette Shibani

Antonette Shibani

Lecturer in TransDisciplinary School, University of Technology Sydney

Award Categories

Innovative Mindset Master Award

An Innovative Mindset Master works to embed entrepreneurial education in non-entrepreneurship courses to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset and uses elements of innovation to create a demonstrable impact on their students. Elements of interdisciplinarity are important to all categories.

Empowering Learning Journey Hero Award

An Empowering Learning Journey Hero uses engaging pedagogies and tools and elements of innovation to enhance the learning journey of students and create a demonstrable impact. Elements of interdisciplinarity are important to all categories.

Impactful Partnerships Builder Award

An Impactful Partnerships Builder builds collaboration with external stakeholders into their learning programmes and uses elements of innovation to create a demonstrable impact on their students. Elements of interdisciplinarity are important to all categories.