Hail to the chief

Monash U chancellor, Simon McKeon, was out early Australia Day, with an all-staff message on VC Margaret Gardner winning an AC

“I have been privileged to witness Professor Gardner’s passion and commitment to her role in education. It truly is second to none – there are so many students, researchers and educators benefiting every day from what she does,” he said.

Other Monash staffers were also honoured, but the chancellor did not mention them.

Australia Day honours list below