259 Unimas staff recognised for outstanding services
KOTA SAMARAHAN: A total of 259 staff of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) had their outstanding services recognised yesterday at the grand ‘Unimas Excellence Award Ceremony 2013’.
Out of the number, 179 received Excellent Service Award while the rest received Loyal Service Award. Various awards were also given to individuals excelling in teaching, research, administration as well as innovation.
Among them were Outstanding Online Course Award, Best Researcher Award, Young Researcher Award and International Research and Development Exhibition Award. The Unimas Excellence Award Ceremony has been an annual event since it was first held in 2006.
Starting 2009, the university had introduced several new awards to recognise contributions by staff in management and academic divisions.
In 2011, they introduced the Vice-Chancellor Innovation Award to recognise those who had succeeded in creating change and creativity to improve efficiency.
For 2014, the excellence recognition scope will be broadened by introducing and improving the various award categories to encourage the culture of work excellence and innovation for the betterment of the university and for all.