As this is our final Monash Minds for 2023, we wish all our supporters, friends and Scholars a safe and relaxing end-of-year break. The year has been momentous in many ways, as highlighted in the following selection of updates.
The General Sir John Monash Foundation – your foundation – exists in great measure because of the generosity of many people. This newsletter praises the contriobuitions of two board members who made a huge difference, while also celebrating the ongoing impact of Scholars.
With the 2024 John Monash Scholars announced, and as we move towards presenting two signature events before the end of the year, the 2023 John Monash Oration (23 November, Commonwealth Bank, Sydney) and the Global Symposium (11-12 December, the University of Sydney), it is timely to be grateful for all the help we have received as a Foundation from our many supporters – in government, universities, the corporate sector and among families and individuals, and of course from volunteers who give freely of their time and skills, very much in the John Monash spirit of community and collaboration. Such a shared purpose is so very special. It’s what makes the General Sir John Monash Foundation such an exciting and rewarding place to work. Thank you. We hope you enjoy this update.
We are in the starter blocks for the announcement of the 2024 John Monash Scholars. We can’t give anything away today, apart from saying that it is another stellar cohort, with a wonderful spread of fields of study, ranging from health and medicine to biomedical engineering, music, film, law, mathematics, climate transition and more.