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Science broadcaster appointed to UNSW executive

Dr Emma Johnston. Photo: Dan White

One of the women spearheading the push for gender equity in science will soon direct the University of New South Wales’s research strategy. Professor Emma Johnston – marine ecologist, science broadcaster and prominent advocate for gender equity – will add ...

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Bond nominates chancellor


Bond University has announced the nomination of Dr Annabelle Bennett as chancellor. Bennett’s appointment to the role was subject to her being elected as a councillor at Bond’s annual general meeting, which was scheduled for April 19. She would become ...

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Curtin adds DVC for research


The director of the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute, professor Chris Moran, will be Curtin University’s new deputy vice-chancellor, research. Moran will take up the post in August. He was previously the founding director of both UQ’s Centre for ...

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Governess joins CDU campus


Polly Smart has been announced as the new administrator for Charles Darwin University’s Nhulunbuy campus. An experienced outback educator, Smart – who has officially begun work in the East Arnhem-based mining town – has lived and worked as a governess ...

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UTS launches industry liaison role


The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) has appointed professor Stephen Taylor, from the University of Technology Sydney as its inaugural research scholar – a role the council said “has the goal of expanding collaboration between universities and industry”. Most recently, ...

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Brainy appointment for USC


The University of the Sunshine Coast has appointed professor Jim Lagopoulos as its first director of the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute. Lagopoulos formerly played a leading role in neuroimaging at the University of Sydney and was ...

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Diplomat returns home to JCU


James Cook University has welcomed on board career diplomat Bill Tweddell as its new chancellor. The Townsville native and former Australian ambassador to the Philippines officially took up the role in late March. Tweddell’s career highlights include serving as ambassador ...

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Strictly speaking | Patch


Patches have been put to many purposes over the centuries of the word’s use, so that they may “repair, strengthen, protect, or decorate” a surface (Oxford English Dictionary online). In the 17th and 18th centuries, they could be a form ...

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UC announces VC from Canada


The vice-chancellor of Canada’s top-ranked university, Professor H. Deep Saini, has been announced as the successor to the outgoing University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor, Stephen Parker. Saini is now at the helm of the University of Toronto. He will take up ...

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Go8 picks chair of innovation


The Go8 has unveiled businessman and entrepreneur Simon McKeon as inaugural chair of its industry and innovation board. The Go8 said the board was a “key plank of the Go8’s Innovation 2016 agenda”. Go8 chair and USYD vice-chancellor Michael Spence ...

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