Exceptional Service to New Zealand Sociology

The Exceptional Service to New Zealand Sociology award is given at the yearly conference


2020: Ruth McManus

2019: Kalym Lipsey

2015: Dr Maxine Campbell and Phil Harington

2012: Dr David Pearson

2011: Distinguished Professor Paul Spoonley

2010: Adjunct Associate Professor Rosemary Du Plessis

2008: Professor Charles Crothers 

2007: Professor Kevin Dew

Graduate Essay Prize

Each year SAANZ runs an essay competition for graduate student members with the winner announced at the annual conference dinner. 


2019: Luke Oldfield

2018: Justine Sachs and Louisa Choe

2017: Seonaid Espiner – Lincoln University Justine Sachs and Louisa Choe

2016: Claire Gray – The University of Canterbury

2015: Sylvia Nissen – The University of Canterbury

Best Student Abstracts

During the annual SAANZ conference, the five best student abstracts are selected from those submitted for presentations. The winners are announced at the conference dinner. 


2017 Winners:

Callum Fitzpatrick – University of Auckland

Katharine Cresswell Riol – University of Otago

Keiran Ford – University of Otago

Moeata Keil – University of Auckland

Natalie Slade – Massey University


2016 Winners:

Haezreena Begum Abdul Hamid – Victoria University

Katy Falcous – University of Otago

Moeata Keil – University of Auckland

Jordan King – University of Auckland

Stella Pennell – Massey University

THree-Minute Thesis

At the annual conference, during the post-graduate day, SAANZ runs a three-minute thesis competition for post-graduate students to have the opportunity to present their thesis work in the format of a three-minute thesis competition.  


2017 Winners:

First Place: Stella Pennell – Massey University Albany

Runner-up: Jessica Young – University of Otago


2016 Winners:

First Place: Kalym Lipsey – Massey University Albany

Runner-up: Haezreena Begum Abdul Hamid – Victoria University