The annual Departmental awards event is an important date where we recognise the great achievements of staff and students, thank our industry sponsors for their ongoing support, and present our Alumni of the Year Award. This year we celebrated virtually!
Congratulations to our 2020 Civil Engineering Alumnus of the Year
This year the Department of Civil Engineering Alumnus of the Year Award was presented to Professor Rebekah Brown. Rebekah graduated with a Bachelor of Civil and Computing Engineering (Honours) from Monash in 1994. From 2000-2003 she studied a PhD in Environmental Studies at the University of New South Wales. She returned to Monash in 2005 as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Geography and Environmental Science.
During her subsequent 15-year career at Monash she has been instrumental in the development of the University’s education programs. Rebekah is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Senior Vice-President responsible for leading the University’s research agenda. She is also Director of RISE - Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments, an action-research program working in the Pacific to deliver solutions that benefit health, environment, water and sanitation.
Rebekah gave an inspirational address and we congratulate her on receiving this prestigious award.