Appointments, achievements

Kerry Wilkinson from the University of Adelaide is the new deputy editor of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology‘s journal. Associate Professor Wilson, with colleagues, created UniAdelaide’s edX MOOC, World of Wine (CMM November 11 2015)

The International Federation of French Teachers has announced winners of the first Asia-Pacific Francophone song competition, for university students. The winner is Veruschka Pestano, who studies at Macquarie U, for her performance of ballad, “Encore un Soir”. Runner-up is Emily McCormick from UoQ.

Justin Beilby, VC of Torrens University has joined the board of the Council of Private Higher Education.

The University of South Australia is awarding hon docs to:

Peter Gago (Penfolds chief winemaker) for his “enduring commitment and significant contribution to Australian winemaking.”

Fiona Stanley (Founding Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research), “a champion of children’s health

Greg Combet (former federal minister and ACTU secretary): “a complex problem solver, strategist and leader”


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