Appointments, achievements

Of the day

 Paul Govind (Macquarie U) is appointed Asia Pacific director for the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment.

 Of the week

 The Australian Society of Microbiology 2021 awards are here

Richard Blythe is Curtin U’s new PVC for the humanities faculty. He joins from Virginia Tech when he is dean of architecture and urban studies. He is a previous dean of architecture and design at RMIT.

Guy Curtis (UWA), Christina Slade with colleagues from the academic integrity team (Uni Queensland) and Amanda White (UTS) are the shortlist for the inaugural Tracey Bretag Prize. The award, “honours the memory of Tracey, as well as provide momentum or her work and the pursuit of academic integrity as part of a positive student experience.” It’s an initiative of study-support service (and CMM advertiser) Studiosity.

Jacqueline Huggins joins ANU as an honorary professor in history. The university describes Dr Huggins ia Bidjara/ Birri Gubba Juru woman who the university describes as “among the first First Nations historians in Australia.”

Farah Magrabi (Macquarie U) is named a 2021 fellow by the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics.

Yi Ren (Uni Southern Queensland) receives a 2021 award for excellence in research management leadership from the International Network of Research Management.

 Roberto Sabatini (leadership) and Nicolle Connelly (outstanding contribution), both from RMIT receive awards from industry association Aviation/Aerospace Australia.

Roberto Sabatini (leadership) and Nicolle Connelly (outstanding contribution), both from RMIT receive awards from industry association Aviation/Aerospace Australia.

Corporate lawyer Jane Seawright is the new chair of TAFE QueenslandValerie Cooms (Griffith U and Uni Queensland) also joins TAFE’s board.