Willy Sher, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Built Environment, has won a prestigious teaching award from the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) NSW Chapter.
Mr Sher has been presented with the Ronald Swane AM Award for Professional Excellence in Teaching, at the AIB's Professional Excellence in Building Awards.
The award recognises innovation and merit by educators for the advancement of students in degrees accredited by the Australian Institute of Building.
In presenting the award, the AIB paid tribute to Mr Sher for his outstanding contribution to teaching building industry related courses.
The AIB said Mr Sher showed leadership in the restructure of the University's Bachelor of Construction Management (Building), and that his character and conduct bought credit to the building profession and the University.
Mr Sher said he was honoured to receive the award and the recognition from his peers in the building construction industry.
"I'm very passionate about the University's building degree program and have worked hard on our entry standards and processes," he said.
"We have a fantastic program which combines industry experience and real-life situations with a challenging but exciting learning environment."
The Ronald Swane AM Award is an occasional award designed to perpetuate the memory of the former AIB National President.
This is only the second time the prestigious award has been presented.
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