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Queen’s Birthday Honours for Monash community

Monash Chancellor and alumnus Dr Alan Finkel AO (BE 1976, PhD 1981) is among 50 Monash alumni, staff and supporters recognised in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Gates opens doors for alumna

Monash alumna Emma Nicholls (BA(Hons) 2008) has been awarded a 2014 Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Former treasurer addresses alumni in Hong Kong

Prominent alumnus the Honourable Dr Peter Costello AC gave an address to key Monash alumni in Hong Kong on 7 April, in honour of the 50th anniversary of the Monash University Faculty of Law.

Tree change success

A decision to move to country Victoria led to an unexpected and fruitful career change for alumni Michelle Jones and Ron Geritz.

Graduate's gift of teaching

Rob French (BA 1990, DipEd 1991) is a dedicated teacher with a passion for social justice – an interest that began when he was a student at Dandenong High School.

Alumni contest global awards

Social movements campaigner Hugh Evans and entrepreneur Ryan Lee have been named finalists in the 2014 Advance Global Australian Awards.

Alumni, staff and supporters honoured on Australia Day

Monash President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ed Byrne AC was among more than 35 alumni, staff and supporters to receive Australia Day Honours this year.

Creating sustainable cities

As a senior consultant with Melbourne firm, Arup, alumna Joan Ko works on projects that shape neighbourhoods and cities with the aim of making them better places to live.

Grant to explore sleep disorder

Alumnus Dr Bradley Edwards has been awarded a prestigious grant to support research into the relationship between obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Determination + support = PhD

Fierce determination and supportive guidance from his supervisors ensured that Canadian alumnus Kelly Sundberg was not only able to reach his PhD milestones but his life goals too.

Alumna records award honour

Alumna Ailie Smith (MBIS 2013) has been awarded the 2013 Victorian Association for Library Automation’s (VALA) Student Award.

From country Victoria to the world stage for alumnus

Thom Woodroofe has won a prestigious Australia-At-Large Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University, where he plans to hone his vision for Australia's foreign policy.

Season's Greetings from Monash University

Best wishes for a happy and safe festive season! We asked alumni around the world what the holiday season meant to them.

Graduate's race around the world

In January 2014 Monash alumnus Toh Kong Chian (BSc 2010) will embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Alumna honoured for pharmacy innovation

Monash alumna, Dr Jenny Gowan has been named Pharmacist of the Year for 2013 by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

Vice President visits Monash

The Vice President of Indonesia, alumnus His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono delivered an oration at Monash as part of his official visit to Australia.

Meet alumnus Ridyawan Amnar

Ridyawan Amnar (MApplFin, 2005) manages AirAsia Indonesia’s investor relations program and works closely with AirAsia’s management team to maintain, deepen and expand the investor relationship.

Alumnus pens Mabo memoir

Well-respected barrister, writer and activist Dr Bryan Keon-Cohen AM QC has released a comprehensive account of the landmark Mabo litigation.

Indonesian research: A family affair

Dr Karen Sri Kartomi Thomas (BA(Hons) 1986) is an expert in the performance and theatre of South-East Asia, specifically the performing arts of Lampung, Sumatra and the Riau Islands.

Meet alumna Jie Wang

Associate Professor Jie Wang has dreamed of being a professional performer since age five when she performed as a member of the children's singing and dance troupe.

Prestigious award for journalism graduate

Monash University journalism graduate Sam Landsberger has won a prestigious Australian Football Media Association (AFMA) award.

Diplomacy and leadership recognised

A passion for foreign affairs and politics has seen a Monash University alumnus acknowledged as an influential foreign policy leader under the age of 33.

Sparking debate in Africa

Three Monash alumni have a dream to empower African students through access to high-quality debating training.

Alumnus to head peak swimming body

John Bertrand AM has been named the new President of Swimming Australia Ltd.

Alumni honoured for outstanding contributions

A business leader, a finance expert, a committed volunteer, an enthusiastic teacher, and an inspirational medicine student will each receive 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Sport stars debate for good cause

Book your table for our Great Sports Debate and fundraising dinner with stars including John Bertrand, Glynis Nunn-Cearns, Tony Dodemaide, Lauren Hewitt, and Chris Dane.

Alumni market their mentor experience

Monash marketing alumna Jessica Smith will receive personal mentoring for 12 months from global marketer and fellow alumnus Tony Palmer after receiving the Tony Palmer Monash Marketing Award.

Graduation day for first IITB-Monash alumni

The IITB-Monash Research Academy in Mumbai has produced its first four PhD graduates, two of whom have already gained employment with industry heavyweights.

Meet alumnus Rick Tudor

Since graduating from Monash University, Rick Tudor (BSc(Hons) 1972) has gone on to become one of the most esteemed educators within Melbourne's independent school system.

Success for Monash biographer

Alumnus, Emeritus Professor Peter Fitzpatrick has won Australia's top biography award.

Alumnus forges network links

Long before most people in Australia had thought to set up their own LinkedIn profile, John Raciti saw the US-based online networking platform's potential to connect with the 280,000 graduates that live and work across the world.

Adman's global honour

Marketing alumnus John Zeigler has been named Global Marketer of the Year by the Academy of Marketing Science in recognition of his successful 30-year career in advertising and marketing.

Journalism graduate wins Walkley

Monash journalism alumna Ashley Argoon (BA 2011) has been named the 2013 Walkley Young Journalist of the Year.

Alumnus turns spotlight on leaders

Distinguished alumnus John Bertrand AM is at the helm of a new leadership series for Monash alumni and students.

Our influential engineers

Engineers Australia has named eight Monash engineering alumni in its Top 100 list of Australia's most influential engineers for 2013.

Alumna's Literary Awards success

A biography of former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam by alumna Professor Jenny Hocking (BSc 1975, BEc 1979) has been shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

Award just what the doctor ordered

Distinguished neurosurgeon, alumnus Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM OBE (MD 2006) has been awarded an Officer of The Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Alumnus advocates for eye health

Distinguished alumnus Professor Emeritus Ron McCallum AO has been named the new Ambassador of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

Alumnus imagines prized award

Monash alumnus Associate Professor Jon Cattapan (MFA 1994) has been awarded the 2013 Bulgari Art Award — one of the most prestigious and valuable awards available to mid-career Australian artists.

Graduate's Federal Court trifecta

Three Monash law alumni have been appointed to the Federal Court of Australia.

Cake-eating hippo lady's words travel

If you have children under the age of 30, chances are you'll know the book There's a Hippopotamus On Our Roof Eating Cake. The book's author, alumna Hazel Edwards, has written more than 200 books in her 35-year career.

Alumna takes on life-changing challenge

Anna Richardson (BA 2005, BBus(Mgt) 2005) has given up the familiar comforts and cultural norms of home for a new and exciting challenge, volunteering at The School of St Jude in Tanzania.

The Henry family’s third generation of graduates

Victoria Lucinda Henry's Bachelor of Science graduation in June 2013 marks the third generation of Monash University alumni for the Henry family.

Rhodes to discovery

Eight Monash graduates have been selected as Rhodes Scholars since 2002. We look at the impact the scholarship has had on their careers and lives.

Queen’s Birthday Honours for Monash

One of Melbourne's most respected legal authorities, law alumnus David Galbally AM QC (BJuris 1972, LLB 1974) is one of more than 30 Monash alumni, staff and supporters recognised in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours lists.

Alumnus wins prestigious research honour

Associate Professor Anton Peleg has received the Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for Excellence for his research into infectious diseases.

Meet alumna Sue Noble

As CEO of Volunteering Victoria, Sue Noble (BA 1982) is working in an area close to her heart.

Alumna announced as new manager of Scienceworks

One of the world's leading curators of human biology and medicine, alumna Dr Nurin Veis (BSc(Hons) 1981, PhD 1986) has been appointed the new manager of Scienceworks.

Share your volunteer story

During National Volunteer Week we will share your wonderful efforts to make a difference. We're asking you to tell us about your volunteer experience and successes.

Meet alumnus Syafique Shuib

Television journalism is one of the last professions you would expect to encounter a self-confessed “shy guy”. But that is exactly where alumnus Syafique Shuib finds himself.

Peter Costello awarded honorary doctorate

Alumnus, former Federal Treasurer the Honourable Peter Costello AC has been conferred with an honorary doctorate from Monash University.

Alumni reconnect in Beijing

The Faculty of Business and Economics have hosted an event in Beijing to celebrate alumna Jessie Wong's 2012 Australia China Alumni Association Award and Australian Education International Young Alumni of the Year Award.

Mentor investor

Nina Calski (MBusLaw 2012) has been a mentor with Monash University's Alumni–Student Mentoring Program since 2011.

Alumna emerges with global honour

Innovator and entrepreneur Tan Le (BCom(Hons), LLB(Hons) 2000) has been named one of 17 National Geographic Emerging Explorers for 2013.

Alumnus re-appointed Chancellor of Monash

Alumnus Dr Alan Finkel AM (BE 1976, PhD 1981) has been re-appointed Chancellor of Monash University.

Watch: The Outsider Who Ended A War

Miss our recent Alumni Speaker Series on the life of Sir John Monash? Full video of the event is available on our YouTube Channel.

Monash's inspirational women honoured

Six of the 20 outstanding women inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women this year are members of the Monash University community.

Giving debating a voice in Africa

Our 2012 Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient Kiran Iyer and Monash graduates Sashi Balaraman and Damien Bruckard have teamed up to encourage and develop debating in African universities.

Alumnae honoured at Australian Excellence Awards

Monash alumnae Don Sanjivani Clarinda Jayawardena (BA 2008) and Indrani Sugathadasa (MBA 1986) have been honoured at this year’s Australian Alumni Excellence Awards.

Meet alumnus Ron Johnston

Professor Ron Johnston (PhD 1967, HonLLD 1999) is an eminent geographer and political scientist.

Bringing matters to a head

Technology entrepreneur and alumna Tan Le had a childhood that had a huge influence on the person she is today.

Vice President of Indonesia honoured

Monash University has conferred an honorary degree on the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono.

Working together for healthy global village

Pharmacy alumni Glen Swinburne and Frances Cameron have worked together with a current student to launch an educational website designed for young people interested in global health issues.

Monash featured at University's Alumni Speaker Series

Renowned author Roland Perry will share insights into the remarkable life and achievements of great Australian Sir John Monash at the University's first Alumni Speaker Series event for 2013.

Nominations open for Distinguished Alumni Awards

Join us in recognising the achievements of our worldwide alumni community by nominating Monash alumni for a Distinguished Alumni Award.

Monash community honoured on Australia Day

Engineering alumnus Clive Weeks is among a distinguished group of alumni, staff and supporters recognised in this year's Australia Day Honours.

Innovative startup gets indutry nod

An online startup co-founded by Monash alumni David Wei (BBIS 2010, GradCertBus 2011) and James Giang (BBIS 2010) is one of only two projects in Australia to receive funding under Optus' Innov8 Program.

Mentoring program celebrates fifth anniversary

Close to 1000 alumni and students have seen the benefits of participating in the University's Alumni-Student Mentoring Program since it began five years ago.

Alumna takes to the air

Monash alumna Lorraine Murphy (MBA 1996) has been appointed the new Chief People Officer at Air New Zealand.

Opinion: Killing king of doping won't destroy kingdom

Alumnus Julian Savulescu (BMedSc(Hons) 1988, MBBS(Hons) 1988, PhD 1995) says the idea that cycling has been purged of drugs cheats is wrong.

Alumna takes up new Australia post

Tracey Fellows (BEc 1987) has been announced as Australia Post's first executive general manager for its new communications management services business unit.

Alumnus to boost ties with India

Career diplomat Patrick Suckling (MAFAT 2002) has been appointed Australia's new High Commissioner to India.

Alumnus takes on top tourism role

Monash alumnus Steven Wright (BEc 1986, LLB(Hons) 1988, LLM 1996) has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Queensland.

Human Rights Award success

Alumna and Monash staff member Professor Sharon Pickering has been honoured for her work championing the human rights of asylum seekers.

Monash partners with ACAA

Monash University has recently become a Gold Level Partner of the Australia China Alumni Association, a not-for-profit organisation that supports alumni of Australian universities who are living in China.

Drug research gets international nod

Alumnus, Monash researcher Professor Arthur Christopoulos (BPharm 1990, PhD 1999) has become the first Australian to take out a major international pharmaceutical award.

Alumna receives inaugural physics prize

Alumna Dr Kaye Morgan (BSc, BE(Elec&Comp)(Hons) 2007, PhD 2011) has received the inaugural Robert Street Doctoral Prize in Physics for her work to achieve live imaging of airways affected by cystic fibrosis.

Vale Dame Elisabeth

The Monash community is saddened to learn of the passing of alumna and philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE (HonLLD 2008).

Accounting for time

Alumnus Tom Quinlan is an advocate for work-life integration. He says that it’s not the same as work-life balance. It’s where work is integrated around your life rather than vice versa.

Celebration marks end of 2012 mentoring program

More than 40 mentors and mentees recently attended the end-of-year celebration for the 2012 Alumni-Student Mentoring Program.

Alumni prized for innovation

Professor Ana Deletic and Professor Terence Speed - two world leaders in storm-water management and bioinformatics - have won the 2012 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation.

Alumna named Australia's Business Woman of the Year

Carolyn Creswell has received the 2012 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year award at the 18th Telstra Australian Business Women’s Awards, held in Sydney on 21 November.

Artist recognised with international scholarship

Monash Art Design & Architecture alumna Alex Martinis Roe has been awarded a 2013 Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship.

Meet alumnus Dr Paul Fraser

Dr Paul Fraser’s (BSc(Hons) 1969, PhD Chemistry 1972) seven years as a Monash student set him up to become one of the world’s most renowned atmospheric chemists.

Alumnus announced as ambassador to Russia

Paul Myler (MAFAT 2002) has been announced as Australia’s next Ambassador to Russia with non-resident accreditation to Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Alumna's delightful career

As the co-founder, executive director and joint CEO of Australia's most successful bakery franchise, Lesley Gillespie (BSc (Hons) 1977, DipEd 1978) is an inspiring woman, not to mention humble and generous.

Curiosity paves the way for Monash Rhodes Scholar

Geoffrey Pascoe (BCompSc (Hons) 2012) has won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for study at Oxford University where he plans to help drive a revolution in transportation.

Alumna to lead private sector support for the arts

Alumna Carol Schwartz (BA 1977, LLB 1978, MBA 1988) has been appointed as Chair of the single agency replacing the Australia Business Arts Foundation and Artsupport Australia.

Monash researchers solving global health challenges

We're living longer but are we living better? We have boundless opportunities but is our health suffering? Are we close to uncovering a "fountain of youth"? Find out at our next Alumni Speaker Series event. 31 Oct. Melbourne.

A real beneficiary of the last century

Dr Chang Mong Tay studied at Monash under the Colombo Plan. He says his experience as an international student benefited him in his career and life. This belief prompted a gift to the Faculty of Engineering.

Advancing treatment for head and neck injury

Improving treatment and outcomes for people with life-threatening head and neck injuries is the aim of a comprehensive new book by alumnus Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM.

Alumni celebrated at gala event

Monash University has celebrated the leadership and achievements of its alumni and student communities at the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Opinion: Aspirin's journey from nature to nurture

This story actually begins in 400 BC. The hero is Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. From him we learned that a powder made from the bark and leaves of the willow tree can be used to help heal headaches, pains and fevers.

Alumna wins top Victorian Business Women’s Award

Carolyn Creswell (BA 1995), sole owner and Managing Director of Carman’s Fine Foods, has been named the 2012 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year.

Alumnus takes on lead role at Channel Ten

Russel Howcroft (BBus(Mktg) 1988), an Australian business man and media personality best known as a panelist on the ABC’s ‘The Gruen Transfer’, has been appointed to the role of Executive General Manager of Network Ten.

Alumnae finalists in business awards

Four Monash alumnae have been named finalists in the 2012 Victorian Telstra Business Women’s Awards.

The continuing tragedies of home birth

Julian Savulescu (BMedSc(Hons) 1988, MBBS(Hons) 1988, PhD 1995) argues home birth is only an option if it exposes the future child to zero risk of avoidable disability.

An award winning Australian premiere

Alumna Donna McRae (MFA 2009) has received two major awards for her feature film depicting a recovering alcoholic who encounters ghosts of her post-punk past.

Distinguished Alumni Award winners announced

A legal academic, a business leader, a humanitarian, a doctor, and a debating champion will receive this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards.

Meet alumnus Brett Gosper

Former ad man and international rugby player Brett Gosper (BEc 1981) says he owes his success to the support of his family.

Monash celebrates art critic Paul Taylor

The work of trailblazing alumnus, art critic and curator Paul Taylor, has inspired an upcoming symposium at the Monash University Museum of Art.

Alumna named president of Australian Women Lawyers

Kate Ashmor (BA 2005, LLB 2005) has been named the new president of Australian Women Lawyers, an organisation concerned with issues relating to practice and advancement of women in the legal profession.

Music rains at BMW Edge

Melbourne’s unpredictable weather did little to dampen the spirits of the more than 400 people who came to see world-renowned musician Paul Grabowsky speak about his life’s work.

An evening with Paul Grabowsky

World-renowned Australian pianist, jazz musician, conductor and composer Paul Grabowsky will speak about his life, work and plans for the future at Monash University’s third Alumni Speaker Series event for 2012.

Orchestral spectacle

A group of 50 prominent alumni attended Robert Blackwood Hall recently to see a live performance from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Master class on strategic negotiations

Industrial relations expert Professor Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld will present a master class on strategic negotiations at Monash University Law Chambers on Monday, 6 August from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

Alumna named Australia’s Teacher Educator of the Year

A thirty-year career in education and a commitment to enhancing the student experience has seen Monash alumna Dr Margaret Plunkett named Australia’s Teacher Educator of the Year.

Opinion: When targeted killings undermine the rule of law

Associate Professor Gideon Boas (BA 1995, LLB 1995, GradCertHigherEd 2010) says Osama Bin Laden is really the tip of the iceberg in a debate about extrajudicial killing.

Drawing artistic praise

The creative process can be a frustrating one but for Monash alumnus Ken Smith (MA 1996) it all came together in a small coloured pencil drawing, earning him the 2012 Rick Amor Drawing Prize.

Opinion: Label with care

Alumnus Julian Savulescu asks: when is it justifiable to prescribe medication - only when there is a diagnosed deficit or disease; or should we use it to enhance our lives as much as possible?

Opinion: The Genome Generation

Alumna Dr Elizabeth Finkel (BSc(Hons) 1979) says the genome era is transforming our understanding of medicine, agriculture and all the biological disciplines at a breakneck pace.

Staff, prominent alumni among honours recipients

Monash University alumni Professor Simon Molesworth, Professor Tam Sridhar, Dr Jerry Ellis and Mr Tony D’Aloisio are among a group of alumni, staff and supporters recognised in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Distance inspires donation

Scarlett Lucero (MEd 2008) managed to complete her Monash degree without ever meeting a lecturer or fellow student. Yet her experience was so positive that it inspired her to donate to the Faculty of Education.

Magical puppetry and musical mastery

When you think of classical music, puppetry doesn’t usually come to mind. That’s why the coupling of master puppeteer Peter Wilson and chamber music trio Ensemble Liaison was so compelling.

Sharing lessons learnt

Three successful entrepreneurs and business leaders shared their experiences with MBA alumni and students at a forum at the Windsor Hotel in Melbourne on 24 May.

Photos: Alumni celebrate at Singapore dinner

More than 110 alumni attended a dinner in Singapore on 24 May, hearing about the University’s key developments and the latest expedition for alumnus and volunteer, Charles Lee.

Video: Alumni share their Monash experience

Miss our latest Alumni Speaker Series event? You can now watch it in full via our YouTube channel. About 400 people came along on 24 May to hear our alumni panel speak candidly about their time as Monash students.

My mentee and me

We caught up with alumnus John McMorrow and his student mentee Kathryn Marnell to find out about their year in the Alumni-Student Mentoring program.

Celebrating our ambassadors

During National Volunteer Week - May 14-20 - we're celebrating the contribution our alumni make to the University and to the lives of people in their own communities.

Volunteer to stay connected

Alumni Edward Chiu (BEc 1971) and David Chan (BEc 1988, LLB 1990) have clocked up more than 40 years of volunteering to Monash University between them.

Alumni pay it forward

In 2010 South African alumni Fulu Murovhi (BBusCom 2007) and Laura Cremona (BBusSys 2006, BBusSys(Hons) 2007) launched a volunteer program to teach local community members new skills.

Alumna’s art brightens clinical school

The School of Rural Health’s Gippsland Regional Clinical School has launched a new 40-piece montage of images by alumna Kobie Notting (BVMA 2012).

Volunteers begin a social work revolution in PNG

Graduates Tara Kornhauser and Esther Grimes are leading a volunteer program to improve the training of social workers in Papua New Guinea - a nation troubled by violence, HIV infection, and a growing economic divide.

Monash University: It’s your story

Join alumni Mr Julian Burnside AO QC, Dr Sally Cockburn, Mr Jon Faine, and Mr Max Gillies AM as they speak candidly about their days as Monash students, with the authors of University Unlimited: The Monash Story. 24 May. Melbourne.

The Great Debate

Prominent law alumni will battle it out with current law students on the topic 'Political bias in the media should be banned' at this year's Great Law Week Debate. 16 May, Melbourne.

Alumni advance Australia with flair

Three Monash alumni have received Advance Global Australian Awards in recognition of their talent, vision, ambition and leadership.

Opinion: Launch of Monash Health Translation Precinct

Monash alumnus and Chancellor, Dr Alan Finkel AM, writes on the Federal Government's $71 million commitment for a new building and facilities at the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP).

Opinion: A moral argument against the war on drugs

Ethicist Julian Savulescu (BMedSc(Hons) 1988, MBBS(Hons) 1988, PhD 1995) says a zero-tolerance approach to a crime like taking drugs will always fail.

Alumnus recognised for social commitment

Passionate social campaigner Andrew Asten (BCom 2011, LLB(Hons) 2011) has received a Young Achiever Award from The Rotary Club of Melbourne for his commitment to law and community service.

Learning to fly

It was during second year that aerospace engineering graduate Komal Sangha set her sights on a career in the Australian Defence Force. Four years later she is a fully-qualified aviation engineer in the Royal Australian Navy. .

Fulbright success for alumni

Two Monash Alumni have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for study and research at leading institutions in the United States in 2012. .

Technology leader

Monash Chancellor, alumnus Dr Alan Finkel AM, has been appointed the new President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

Alumna on a roll

Monash alumna and staff member Professor Helena Teede (MBBS(Hons) 1989, PhD 2001) has joined 19 other inspirational Victorian women in being inducted onto the 2012 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

New head of PwC hails from Monash

Monash alumnus Luke Sayers (BBus(Acc) 1993, (Bcomp(InfoSys) 1993) has been announced as the new chief executive of PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia (PwC), the country’s largest accounting firm.

Alumnus heads up innovation at paper giant

Monash alumnus Tony Palmer (BBus(Mktg) 1987) has been announced as Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s President, Global Brands and Innovation.

Design that makes a difference

By harnessing the power of the sun, Monash alumnus Jon Liow (BID(Hons) 2011) designed a simple, sustainable and affordable water-purification device, which has the potential to help eradicate disease and save lives.

Debate examines football’s influence on our lives

About 300 people attended Monash University’s first Alumni Speaker Series event for 2012 – a panel discussion on the AFL’s role in Australian society and the leadership position it has taken on the behaviour of young sportsmen.

A sustainable passion

Ensuring a liveable environment for future generations is a high priority for Stan Krpan (BEc 1991, LLB 1992, LLM 2006). He has followed this passion along a diverse career path to his current position as CEO of Sustainability Victoria.

Guided tour an eye-opening experience

A visit to the Monash University Museum of Art by a group of prominent Monash alumni provided an intriguing and energising experience, and introduced MUMA’s award-winning premises to a new and enthusiastic audience.

Alumnus gives the gift of education

Dr Paul Gardner AM (PhD 1974) has expressed his gratitude to Monash for a rewarding 36-year career by making a bequest to the Faculty of Education. This is the first ever bequest by a former staff member to the faculty.

An Australian champion

Meet alumnus Bruce Brockhoff (BEc 1965), a champion racer of sailplanes, philanthropist, inventor and keen horticulturalist.

Always choose freedom

Ethicist Julian Savulescu (BMedSc(Hons) 1988, MBBS(Hons) 1988, PhD 1995) speaks to Australia Unlimited about the future of the human race, genetic engineering and life as an Oxford don.

Opinion: Why the Australian Synchrotron matters

Monash Chancellor and alumnus Dr Alan Finkel AM (BE 1976, PhD 1981) writes about the funding crisis faced at the Australian Synchrotron. Should you care about the future of this Victorian research facility?

Big names tackle big issues in AFL

With the first bounce of the 2012 AFL season less than two months away, Monash Alumni Relations is bringing together some of the country’s best-known football experts to debate the league’s leadership role in Australian society.

Nominations open for alumni awards

Our alumni are changing the world for the better. It’s time to recognise their achievements once again through our Distinguished Alumni Awards. And you can help - by nominating alumni for the 2012 awards.

Volunteer as a mentor and make a difference

As a Monash graduate, you have a great deal of career and life experience to contribute. Why not share this experience with current students? Registrations are now open for our Alumni-Student Mentoring Program.

Monash community honoured on Australia Day

Chief Justice Diana Bryant (LLM 1999), is one of more than 30 Monash alumni, staff and supporters who received Australia Day Honours this year.

Alumna's research improves medicine management

With an eye to the ageing population, Monash graduate and current PhD student Julia Gilmartin (BPharm(Hons) 2009) is focused on improving the provision of medicines to Victorians in aged care facilities.

Demographer joins national newspaper

Alumnus Bernard Salt (MA 1985) - an expert in demographic and social trends - has joined The Australian as its social editor.

Sound of music

A school founded by alumnus Dr Ahmad Sarmast (PhD 2005) is reviving and rebuilding music and music education in Afghanistan.

Alumnus wins editor role

Science alumnus John van Tiggelen (BSC 1991) has been appointed Editor of the Monthly, an independent publication that focuses on Australian politics, society and culture.

Alumna's imperial honour

Deborah Glass (BA 1980, LLB 1982) has been honoured with the award of The Order of the British Empire – Officer for her work with the Independent Police Complaints Commission in London.

Alumnus appointed Ambassador to UAE

Diplomat Pablo Kang (GradDip(FAT) 1997) has been announced as Australia's next Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. He will also have non-resident accreditation to the State of Qatar.

The Monash connection

Jeni Nathanielsz (BA 1971) travelled from Sri Lanka to Australia in late 2011 to watch her son Tristan (BA 2011, LLB(Hons) 2011) achieve what she had 40 years prior.

Sustainability leader

Stan Krpan (BEc 1991, LLB 1992, LLM(CrimJust&Litig) 2006) is the new CEO of Sustainability Victoria, an organisation that inspires environmental sustainability through education.

Alumni collaboration takes place

A series of necklaces designed by Sarah Hudson (BFA 2011) and Pennie Elliott (BFA 2011) have placed third in the prestigious Japanese 2011 Itami Craft Exhibition.

Alumni finalists in Australian of the Year Awards

Five Monash University alumni are in the running for 2012 Australian of the Year awards after winning their state finals.

Looking forward to 2012

Alumni Relations director Louise McCarthy looks forward to the 2012 alumni relations program including upcoming local and international events, special offers and privileges, and ways you can get involved.

2011 - Your year in review

It has been another big year for our alumni community. Take a look back at 2011 through our special picture series.

HRH Prince Alwaleed honoured

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and international investor HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud has been presented with an honorary degree from Monash University.

Our alumna lead local government

Stefanie Perri (BComm 2003) has become the second Monash alumna in three years to be elected Mayor of the City of Monash.

Agent of diplomacy

Weekly plane travel, leading organisations, radio appearances, honours graduate... they’re all part of the extraordinary life of the driven Thom Woodroofe, age 22.

Alumnus shares his Monash experience

Charles Lee is one of over 400 alumni who volunteer on behalf of the University. His experience at Monash has inspired an ongoing commitment to Monash University Alumni Singapore. .

What lies beneath? Alumni Speaker Series - Hypothetical

Join our illustrious panel - led by alumnus Ben Richards - as they explore the issues involved in the excavation of an important (fictitious) Indigenous site. 24 November, BMW Edge.

Meet alumna Berna Wake

A fortuitous meeting at a Monash University careers fair has led to a 28-year career at Unilever for alumna Berna Wake (BEc 1983).

Alumnus seeks climate commitment

Prominent environmental lawyer Professor Simon Molesworth AM QC (BA 1975, LLB 1977) is leading the charge against the cultural implications of climate change.

Sir Roderick speaks to new graduates

Australian businessman and alumnus Sir Roderick Carnegie (HonLLD 2011) has given an inspirational speech to new alumni at a graduation ceremony at Clayton.

On the Rhode to Oxford

Alumnus Victor Finkel has received the Victorian Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University in 2012. This is the third year in a row that a Monash graduate has received the honour.

Designing monsters

Alumnus Avon Perera completed a double degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design. He now makes monsters come to life as a designer with Creature Technology Company.

Meet alumnus Rod Harris

Monash alumnus Rod Harris (BE 1969) is a successful engineer, adventurer, and athlete. He has strived to mix his career with his greatest passions in life: adventure and the great outdoors.

Alumna discovers new dolphin species

Alumna and current PhD student Kate Charlton-Robb (BSc(Hons) 2004) has discovered a new species of dolphin. Her research showed that coastal dolphins in southern Australia greatly differed from any other dolphin worldwide

Celebrating our alumni community

Meet our 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Five alumni and one student were presented with the awards on 8 September at Melbourne's Plaza Ballroom in front of more than 350 alumni, staff, students and supporters.

Monash alumni awarded in India

Three Monash University alumni have received Australian Alumni Excellence Awards in India. The awards showcased Australia’s education excellence and recognised the achievements of alumni across a diverse range of fields.