Join us for this weeks roundup of inspiring Scholar news...
Climate change crusader and Cambridge Polo champion
Cambridge Polo champion and 2017 John Monash Scholar Catherine Richards has earned Full Blue Status with the Hurlingham Polo Association. The Varsity Match she recently played is the longest continuing polo fixture worldwide. She has also played along with Eton v Harrow and Old Blues at the iconic Gaurds Polo Club in Windsor Great Park on the same day as a Queen’s Cup Match, an extraordinary honour! We recently shared Catherine’s article: Future foods for risk-resilient diets. This has received over 200 media grabs worldwide, including a feature published in the Financial Times. Read her first published paper for her PhD: Re-framing the threat of global warming: an empirical causal loop diagram of climate change, food insecurity and societal collapse. This research has already ‘made waves’ amongst climate Scientists, who have provided supportive comments. As Catherine approaches the end of her studies, can't wait to see where her incredible journey leads next.
Professor Mark Dawson elected to the EMBO
The European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) has announced that 64 life scientists have been elected to its membership, including 2006 John Monash Scholar Professor Mark Dawson. As a new member he will provide expertise, serve on their council, evaluate applications for funding and mentor early-career scientists. Collectively he will be part of a prestigious team who will influence the direction of life sciences in Europe and beyond! Congratulations Mark, this is a great endorsement of your incredible work and global impact.
Australia's role in the great space race
The National Security Podcast has recently published an episode about outer space and the major powers at play for destabilizing the space arms race – China, Russia and the United States. Learn how Australia can fit in as a responsible ‘middle space power’, as 2016 Roth/Segal John Monash Harvard Scholar Katherine Mansted weighs in on the discussion.
How you can bring Australians together with beautiful music
2016 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholar Michael Grebla is returning to Australia later this year. He has composed music that will be performed across the country by the Melbourne Chamber Players, UNSW String Ensemble and WA based Mezzo-Soprano Ashlyn Tymms with pianist Raymond Young. To make this happen, Michael is raising funds that are being matched dollar for dollar by Creative Partnerships Australia. With your help, there is the possibility for these great musical works to be recorded in a professional studio, for even more to enjoy. Please visit Michael’s website and support him today – his campaign ends in just 4 days.
Sustainable living in Melbourne
Learning to renovate responsibly is an important lesson for all homeowners. Environmental Lawyer and 2009 John Monash Scholar Rebecca Nelson has unveiled her new family home that boasts a 7.5 star energy rating. Seeking better environmental outcomes at work as well as at home, Rebecca serves as a positive role model for everyone in prioritising sustainability practices.