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.
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.
Alumnus, former Federal Treasurer the Honourable Peter Costello AC has been conferred with an honorary doctorate from Monash University.
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.
Nina Calski (MBusLaw 2012) has been a mentor with Monash University's Alumni–Student Mentoring Program since 2011.
Innovator and entrepreneur Tan Le (BCom(Hons), LLB(Hons) 2000) has been named one of 17 National Geographic Emerging Explorers for 2013.
Alumnus Dr Alan Finkel AM (BE 1976, PhD 1981) has been re-appointed Chancellor of Monash University.
Miss our recent Alumni Speaker Series on the life of Sir John Monash? Full video of the event is available on our YouTube Channel.
Six of the 20 outstanding women inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women this year are members of the Monash University community.
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.
Monash alumnae Don Sanjivani Clarinda Jayawardena (BA 2008) and Indrani Sugathadasa (MBA 1986) have been honoured at this year’s Australian Alumni Excellence Awards.
Professor Ron Johnston (PhD 1967, HonLLD 1999) is an eminent geographer and political scientist.
Technology entrepreneur and alumna Tan Le had a childhood that had a huge influence on the person she is today.
Monash University has conferred an honorary degree on the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, His Excellency Professor Dr Boediono.
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.
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.
Join us in recognising the achievements of our worldwide alumni community by nominating Monash alumni for a Distinguished Alumni Award.
Engineering alumnus Clive Weeks is among a distinguished group of alumni, staff and supporters recognised in this year's Australia Day Honours.
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.
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.
Monash alumna Lorraine Murphy (MBA 1996) has been appointed the new Chief People Officer at Air New Zealand.
Alumnus Julian Savulescu (BMedSc(Hons) 1988, MBBS(Hons) 1988, PhD 1995) says the idea that cycling has been purged of drugs cheats is wrong.
Tracey Fellows (BEc 1987) has been announced as Australia Post's first executive general manager for its new communications management services business unit.
Career diplomat Patrick Suckling (MAFAT 2002) has been appointed Australia's new High Commissioner to India.
Monash alumnus Steven Wright (BEc 1986, LLB(Hons) 1988, LLM 1996) has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Queensland.
Alumna and Monash staff member Professor Sharon Pickering has been honoured for her work championing the human rights of asylum seekers.
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.
Alumnus, Monash researcher Professor Arthur Christopoulos (BPharm 1990, PhD 1999) has become the first Australian to take out a major international pharmaceutical award.
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.
The Monash community is saddened to learn of the passing of alumna and philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE (HonLLD 2008).
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.
More than 40 mentors and mentees recently attended the end-of-year celebration for the 2012 Alumni-Student Mentoring Program.
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.
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.
Monash Art Design & Architecture alumna Alex Martinis Roe has been awarded a 2013 Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Monash University has celebrated the leadership and achievements of its alumni and student communities at the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
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.
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.
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.
Four Monash alumnae have been named finalists in the 2012 Victorian Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
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.
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.
A legal academic, a business leader, a humanitarian, a doctor, and a debating champion will receive this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Former ad man and international rugby player Brett Gosper (BEc 1981) says he owes his success to the support of his family.
The work of trailblazing alumnus, art critic and curator Paul Taylor, has inspired an upcoming symposium at the Monash University Museum of Art.
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.
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.
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.
A group of 50 prominent alumni attended Robert Blackwood Hall recently to see a live performance from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Three Monash alumni have received Advance Global Australian Awards in recognition of their talent, vision, ambition and leadership.
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).
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.
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.
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. .
Two Monash Alumni have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for study and research at leading institutions in the United States in 2012. .
Monash Chancellor, alumnus Dr Alan Finkel AM, has been appointed the new President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
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.
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.
Monash alumnus Tony Palmer (BBus(Mktg) 1987) has been announced as Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s President, Global Brands and Innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet alumnus Bruce Brockhoff (BEc 1965), a champion racer of sailplanes, philanthropist, inventor and keen horticulturalist.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Chief Justice Diana Bryant (LLM 1999), is one of more than 30 Monash alumni, staff and supporters who received Australia Day Honours this year.
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.
Alumnus Bernard Salt (MA 1985) - an expert in demographic and social trends - has joined The Australian as its social editor.
A school founded by alumnus Dr Ahmad Sarmast (PhD 2005) is reviving and rebuilding music and music education in Afghanistan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five Monash University alumni are in the running for 2012 Australian of the Year awards after winning their state finals.
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.
It has been another big year for our alumni community. Take a look back at 2011 through our special picture series.
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and international investor HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud has been presented with an honorary degree from Monash University.
Stefanie Perri (BComm 2003) has become the second Monash alumna in three years to be elected Mayor of the City of Monash.
Weekly plane travel, leading organisations, radio appearances, honours graduate... they’re all part of the extraordinary life of the driven Thom Woodroofe, age 22.
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. .
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.
A fortuitous meeting at a Monash University careers fair has led to a 28-year career at Unilever for alumna Berna Wake (BEc 1983).
Prominent environmental lawyer Professor Simon Molesworth AM QC (BA 1975, LLB 1977) is leading the charge against the cultural implications of climate change.
Australian businessman and alumnus Sir Roderick Carnegie (HonLLD 2011) has given an inspirational speech to new alumni at a graduation ceremony at Clayton.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.