Join us for this week's roundup of inspiring Scholar news...
BHP John Monash Scholar reveals framework to reduce carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases are the main drivers of global warming. While climate change cannot be stopped, it can be slowed. Actively working towards this research is Dylan Sherman, 2019 BHP John Monash Scholar, was interviewed this week on ABC Radio National’s Science Show to unveil his metal organic framework and research, career and the not-for-profit Future Problem Solving program being recently appointed to their Board of Trustees.
“My ambition is to come back to Australia, share this knowledge with other lab groups and get involved with policy and the integration of these materials in resilient policy in challenging times.”
Emma Garlett, 2022 Wesfarmers John Monash Scholar, recently directed a short welcome video for BHP. The video aims to reduce any anxiety a new starter and their families may have about travelling to a FIFO site. “We had over 80 extras (all BHP employees or contract partners), multiple site visits and an amazing film production team which worked tirelessly in the Pilbara heat to bring this to life.”
Pivotal new role of influence in rural clinical school announced
Dr Joe Suttie, 2007 John Monash Scholar, has recently been appointed the Head of the Notre Dame Rural Medical School in Wagga Wagga. The Rural Clinical School has one of the highest rates of rural graduates, with more than 75 per cent of graduates directly entering the medical workforce in regional Australia. The Riverina also covers Jerilderie, an iconic town in the life of General Sir John Monash.
“My original Monash scholarship in 2008 was awarded with the intention of contributing to the challenge of inequality in Australia's rural healthcare. Since returning to Australia, I have established the largest inland regional centre for innovative Cardiac Imaging in Cardiac CT and MRI. It was a great honour to be appointed as head of the rural medical school and is a new stage in reinvesting in the Monash tradition of addressing great challenges confronting Australia's future.”
Ask the artist: An interview with Jessica Coldrey
Jessica Coldrey, 2021 Victorian Government John Monash Scholar, was interviewed for a Headspace x Monash Gallery of Art initiative as a finalist for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. Jessica discusses her photography work visualising endometriosis pain, how her engineering training influences her creative practice, and overcoming obstacles like criticism and starting life in a new city while on her John Monash Scholarship at the University of Warwick.
The Bowness exhibition opened this week in Melbourne, which is an important annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country. The show includes an exemplary line-up of contemporary artists traversing a range of landscape, architectural and portrait photographs.
L to R: Hugh Utting, 2019 Ian Potter Foundation John Monash Scholar; Emma McIntosh, 2014 BHP John Monash Scholar; Ahmad Shah Idil, 2018 Australian Universities' John Monash Scholar, Dr Xin Zhang, 2022 Susan and Isaac Wakil John Monash Scholar; Heather Muir, 2018 ANZAC Centenary John Monash Scholar; Dr Isabel Hanson, 2022 BHP John Monash Scholar; Lieutenant Matthew Newman, 2022 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholar and Dr Georgia Behrens, 2022 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar.
A range of John Monash Scholars recently caught up for lunches across London to facilitate a sense of connection and to meet some new faces. The Foundation is committed to the growth and development of our scholar community
“They are an amazing group. Always grateful for this incredible community, especially in moments like this.” – May Samali, 2014 NSW Premier’s John Monash Scholar.
L to R: Heather Muir, 2018 ANZAC Centenary John Monash Scholar; May Samali, 2014 NSW Premier’s John Monash Scholar; Captain Amrinder Singh Ghuman, 2021 ANZAC Centenary John Monash Scholar; Dr Xin Zhang, 2022 Susan and Isaac Wakil John Monash Scholar; Ahmad Shah Idil, 2018 Australian Universities' John Monash Scholar; Jessica Coldrey, 2021 Victorian Government John Monash Scholar and Dr Martin Seneviratne, 2017 Roden Cutler NSW John Monash Scholar
Webinar: Becoming a Changemaker Live Conversation and Q&A
On 14 October 2022, May Samali, 2014 NSW Premier's John Monash Scholar will be hosting a virtual conversation with UC Berkeley Faculty Member and Co-Founder of StartSomeGood, Alex Budak, about his new book, "Becoming a Changemaker". It is relevant to individuals who are conscious of the change and impact they are creating in the world. Alex's book and the conversation will touch on many of the themes covered in the New Scholar Leadership Training May run's each February.