Monash Alumni eNews - February 2017

Update from the President and Vice-Chancellor

A new year has arrived and with it, new opportunities for each of us to reflect on the accomplishments we have realised and our hopes and goals for the year ahead. Read more.

Professor Margaret Gardner AO
President and Vice-Chancellor

Monash alumni feature in Australia Day honours

This year 48 of our alumni, including music icon, Nick Cave (pictured), received honours in nine categories including Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO)

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Vale Judge Christopher Weeramantry

The global Monash community was saddened to hear of the passing of His Excellency Judge Christopher Weeramantry, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Doctorate recipient.

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Monash consortium granted $14m by Wellcome Trust to lead global slum revitalisation research

The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, Minister for the Environment and Energy, announced the grant, one of only four to be given out from a global pool of over 600 applications.

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London based alumni support student learning

Eight Monash students will be flying to London to take part in an immersive seven day internship created and facilitated by the Monash Global Leaders’ Group UK.

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Alumna Carol Schwartz appointed to RBA board

The prominent business identity, philanthropist and advocate for women in leadership commences her new post this month, replacing outgoing board member, Heather Ridout.

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Rotary offers post graduate global grants scholarships

Valued at up to US$60,000, the scholarships are awarded to post graduates wanting to pursue further studies for careers relating to Rotary's six core global issues, benefiting both the scholar and the wider community.

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Leanne Rowe AM inspires next generation of medical leaders

Professor Rowe used her graduation address at the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences ceremony to encourage medical graduates to always remember the importance of humanity in their practice.

Watch the speech starting at 28:25

Alumni mentor program proves to be more than just career advice

For Monash alumnus and Alfred Hospital cardiologist, Dr Shane Nanayakkara, being part of the Sir John Monash Mentoring Program means being able to share the experiences he had to learn the hard way.

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Faculty of Law Julian McMahon seminar

Respected human rights lawyer, Julian McMahon, will be speaking on the death penalty and executions in our regions at the upcoming Faculty of Law Alumni Seminar on 15 February.

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