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Business leader appointed to UC Council

Leading business executive Joanne Metcalfe has been appointed to the University of Canberra Council by Andrew Barr, the ACT chief minister. Metcalfe is the ACT and Southern NSW operating centre manager for consulting services firm GHD and has experience in ...

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QUT prof joins science academy

Professor Peter Bartlett, from the Queensland University of Technology, has been named a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Each year, 20 fellows are elected to the academy for their achievements and excellence in science. Bartlett was appointed in ...

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Sandra Harding stayS as JCU VC

Professor Sandra Harding has been re-appointed James Cook University’s vice-chancellor and president through the end of 2021. Lieutenant-General John Grey, chancellor of JCU, said the university council recognised Harding’s strong leadership of the university and that she “is held in ...

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Griffith PICKS new Chancellor

Griffith University has welcomed Henry Smerdon as its new Chancellor following the retirement of Leneen Forde. With a long career in finance – including a stints in senior executive roles at both Queensland Treasury and the Queensland Investment Corporation – ...

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VU selects McGuinness fellow

Dr Tony Birch will join Victoria University from July this year as the first recipient of the Dr Bruce McGuinness Indigenous Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. The Bruce McGuinness Fellowship is named for one of Victoria’s most respected Aboriginal Elders and supports ...

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ANU to become tobacco-free zone

ANU staff and students are set to begin breathing a little easier from next month with the university announcing a blanket smoking ban set to come into force across all its campuses and facilities. The move, announced yesterday as part ...

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USYD’s Karl Kramer leaves music school

The University of Sydney has announced professor Karl Kramer has resigned from his position as dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for personal and family reasons. Kramer was appointed dean in April 2012. His term was marked with more ...

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Inaugural UWS-CSIRO chair

The University of Western Sydney has announced professor Rosemary Leonard as the inaugural UWS-CSIRO joint chair in social capital and sustainability. Working in the UWS School of Social Sciences and Psychology and the Behavioural and Social Sciences Group at CSIRO, ...

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