LIMElight Awards 2013

The 2013 LIMElight Awards were presented by Aleeta Fejo and George Laking, at the LIME Connection V Dinner on August 27th.

The awards were given in recognition of the significant and outstanding work staff, students and medical schools with regard to the teaching of Indigenous health in medical education, as well as Indigenous student recruitment. These awards acknowledge innovative initiatives which address critical issues, bring people together collaboratively and implement innovative solutions.


The awards were presented to the following recipients:



LIMElight Student Award

Danielle Medek, Australian National University

Leading innovation in Indigenous health curriculum implementation

Māori Indigenous Health Institute, University of Otago

Leading innovation in Indigenous student recruitment, support and graduation

Whakapike Ake Project (WAP), Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland

Leading innovation in community engagement

Kaumātua o Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, University of Auckland

LIMElight Leadership Award

Associate Professor Peter O'Mara, University of Newcastle

LIMElight Leadership Award

Associate Professor Papaarangi Reid, The University of Auckland


Congratulations to this year's winners!

LIMElight Award Winners and presenters, George Laking and Aleeta Fejo

Photo: Fiona Morrison


Award Categories:

  • Leading Innovation in Curriculum Implementation - by nomination or application. This award category recognises the implementation of Indigenous health content in medical curricula.
  • Leading Innovation in Indigenous Student Recruitment Support and Graduation - by nomination or application
  • Leading Innovation in Community Engagement - by nomination or application. This award application must include a letter of support from the community named, or involve the co-nomination of an involved community member.
  • LIMElight Leadership Award - for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual - by nomination only. This award recognises an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to Indigenous Medical education.
  • Student Award - by nomination only. This award recognises a student who has been involved in leadership activity, e.g. encouraging Indigenous students to undertake medicine, supporting fellow students in the university setting, participation in Indigenous medical education forums.

Selection Criteria

The LIMElight Committee judged applications/nominations based on the following selection criteria:

  •  How has the applicant/nominee contributed to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander or Māori Education?
  •  What particular circumstances differentiate the applicant/nominee from others?
  •  Demonstrated interest and experience in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander or Māori  health
  •  Commitment to improving Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander or Māori health in the future
  •  Why is the nominee an outstanding leader? (only applicable to Leadership and Student Awards)


  • A person can apply/be nominated on more than one occasion. However, award recipients will receive a LIMElight Award in one category only.
  • Should a member of the LIMElight Committee apply/be nominated for an award, that person will not participate in selection of the successful nominee for that particular award. The remainder of the committee will deliberate and chose the successful applicant without the input of the nominated committee member.

Selection Committee:

Click here for a list of LIMElight Award Committee members