Appointments, achievements

Of the day

Johannes Fritzsch (Queensland Conservatorium of Music at Griffith U) is named principal conductor of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. 

 

Of the week

The Australian Awards for University Teaching (CMM yesterday) are here.

Alexander Filkov wins the early career award from the International Association of Wildland Fire.

Jane Gunn becomes interim dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at Uni Melbourne. She steps up from the deputy role in the faculty.

Peter Leggat (James Cook U) receives a Gold Commendation from St John Ambulance for his work as a member of its clinical governance committee

Geraldine Mackenzie has a second four-year term as VC of the University of Southern Queensland. She joined in 2017 from Southern Cross U, where she was DVC R.

“International leader, academic and change-maker” Tim Marshall joins RMIT as DVC, Design and Social Context. He moves from The New School, in New York.

Clare Pollock leaves Flinders U where she is Senior DVC and DVC Students for Western Sydney U where she will become Senior DVC and Provost. She replaces Scott Bowman (ex VC CQU), who was hired last August to act in the job until March (CMM August 25). He becomes VC of Charles Darwin U in May.