Appointments, achievements

Melbourne lawyer Virginia Bourke becomes pro chancellor of Australian Catholic U next month, She replaces Julien O’Connell who steps down after seven years.

Greens senator for NSW Mehreen Faruqi keeps education in her portfolio responsibilities. Senator Faruqi is the party’s deputy leader.

Sam Van Holsbeeck (Uni Sunshine Coast) wins the Blue-Sky Young Researcher Innovation Award from the Australian Forest Products Association.

Another honour for Chief Defence Scientist Tanya Monro – on Monday she became an AC and on Friday the Russian Government banned her from Moscow. Other Australians the regime considers enemies include ANU VC Brian Schmidt.

Tin Fei Sim (Curtin U) becomes national president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

As of July, Robert Wellington will be director of ANU’s Centre for Art History and Art Theory. It’s an internal ANU appointment.