Calma elected to Australian Academy of Science

Uni Canberra chancellor Tom Calma is a 2022 Australian Academy of Science Fellow, elected for “for championing the improvement of Indigenous peoples’ health, education and justice for over 45 years.” The Academy state Professor Calma, is “the first Fellow elected to the Academy who identifies as an Aboriginal person.”

Uni Adelaide VC Peter Høj is also elected.

Other 2022 Fellows are

* Matthew Bailes (Swinburne U) – astrophysicist * Katherine Belov (Uni Sydney) – biologist * Marcela Bilek (Uni Sydney) – physicist * Stuart Bunn (Griffith U) – freshwater ecologist

* John Cannon (Uni Sydney) – pure maths * Jonathan Carapetis (Telethon Kids Institute) – Paediatric physician

* Elizabeth Fulton (CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere) – ecosystem modeller * Catherine Greenhill (UNSW) – pure maths * Naomi McClure-Griffiths (ANU) – astronomer

* Michelle Haber (UNSW) – childhood cancer scientist * Timothy Hughes (South Australian HMRI) – haematologist

* Emma Johnston (UNSW, incoming Uni Sydney) – marine ecologist * Peter Langridge (Uni Adelaide) – agriculture * Janice Lough (Australian Institute of Marine Science) – climate scientist

* Sarah Medland (QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute) – statistical geneticist * Kate Smith-Miles (Uni Melbourne) – applied mathematician

* Ute Roessner (ANU) – plant scientist * Craig Simmons (Flinders U) – groundwater scientist

* Huijun Zhao (Griffith U) – chemist * Albert Zomaya (Uni Sydney) – computer scientist