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Ben Mylius nominated for Columbia University's prestigious teaching awards
Congratulations to 2014 Murray-Darling Basin Authority John Monash Scholar Ben Mylius, who has been selected as a finalist for Columbia University’s 2021 Presidential Awards for Outstanding Teaching. Read about Ben’s teaching philosophy and what his students have to say about his methods.
The shakeup of conventional farming to improve food security
Thank you to Catherine Richards, 2017 Origin Foundation John Monash Scholar, for her insights into the future of food and the importance of researching flies, beetles and insect larvae as sustainable (though atypical) farming options. Read her co-authored journal article, recently published in Nature Food today, so you’re not too surprised when you book dinner at Heston’s in 2030.
Sydney Royal Easter Show one of the largest world events for 2021
Dr Mark Schembri, John Monash Foundation Board Member, 2009 John Monash Scholar and Vice-President of the Royal Agriculture Society of NSW, has seen a triumphant return of the Show, after the COVID-19 pandemic shut the gates last year. Staging the Show was a huge logistical undertaking to ensure COVID-safety and its success has captured global attention. Visit ABC Rural for the whole story.
Gender and Climate Knowledge in Colonial Tasmania
Did you know Aboriginal women in Australia could use the crispness of a moon halo to determine how a storm is going to hit? Read 2016 ANZAC Centenary John Monash Scholar Harriet Mercer’sfascinating research, supported by Oxford University's Faculty of History.
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