Of the Day
Harlene Hayne will become VC of Curtin U in April. She moves from Uni Otago where she has been VC since 2011. She joined Otago in 1992. “What started as an academic adventure … has turned into a career that has been second to none,” she told the university community yesterday.
Of the week
Eric Chow (Monash U) wins the 2020 Commonwealth Health Minister’s Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research.
CQU announces the VC awards for learning and teaching; Sonia Saluja (Health, Medical and Applied Sciences). Physiotherapy team; Vanesa Bochkezanian, Luke Heales, Sasha Job, Sean Ledger, Steven Obst, Tanya Palmer, Anthony Schneiders, and Samantha Swain.
Diana Glenn becomes head of Australian Catholic University’s School of Arts. Professor Glenn moves from Flinders U.
Anne Henderson and Gerard Henderson (both from the Sydney Institute) receive hon docs from Australian Catholic University
Jenni Judd is appointed academic lead and mentor for CQU’s First Nations Research Higher Degree Academy. Professor Judd is based in the university’s Centre for Indigenous Health Equity Research.
Brian Martin (Monash U) is awarded Eucalypts Australia’s Bjarne K Dahl Medal for “a significant and sustained contribution.”
Australian Catholic U promotes Michael Ondaatje to Deputy Director of the new Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Marie Sierra is the incoming dean of Uni Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. She will join from UNSW.