Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews has announced the Indigenous STEM awards. HE honours go to, Professional Career Achievement: Rhett Loban, Macquarie U. Professional Early Career: Tui Nolan, UTS. Tertiary Student: Taylah Griffin, QUT. The awards are part of a BHP Foundation–CSIRO programme.
The Statistical Society of Australia has awarded its 2019 President’s Award for Leadership. It goes to the Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia, which has “raised the standard of scientific rigour in health and medical research.” There are 387 people now enrolled in the BCA’s courses.
Rosemary Kayess from UNSW’s Disability Innovation Institute is elected vice chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Stuart Palmer, very recently ex Deakin U, is joining the University of Melbourne’s Centre for the Study of Higher Education.
Ryan Loxton from Curtin U’s School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, is awarded the 2019 J H Michell Medal from the Australian Mathematical Society.