Awards and achievements

Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2017: Monash Arts alumnus Fahd Pahdepie

Monash Master of International Relations alumnus, Fahd Pahdepie, has won the 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Supported by the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, the award is part of the 2017 Alumni Awards which recognize and showcase the significant contribution made by Australian Alumni in their professional fields. Fahd is an author and social entrepreneur who developed inspirasi.co, an online…

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Jane Griffiths nominated for 2017 Green Room best actor award

Monash academic and researcher Associate Professor Jane Griffiths has been nominated as best actor in the 2017 Green Room Awards for her performance in Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, ‘Wit’. The production played to sell-out audiences, rave reviews, and made the pick of all major Melbourne theatre critics in their yearly round-ups. Most importantly, it…

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Let’s talk about sex: inclusion in the classroom and beyond with Dr Kirsten McLean

Dr Kirsten McLean received a Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2016 – one of the top awards from Monash University for teaching – for creating an inclusive environment for teaching Sexuality and Society. Kirsten is also deputy chair of the Diverse Sexualities and Genders Advisory Group at Monash University who are working to provide a diversity-conscious…

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ARC success for DP, DECRA and FT (for funding commencing in 2017)

The results for the ARC DP, DECRA (for funding commencing in 2017) and FT (for funding commencing in 2016) schemes were announced on 1 November 2016. The Faculty of Arts’ success rate for DP was 25%, well above the national average of 17.8%. Eight Monash-led proposals were funded with one proposal submitted through Faculty of Business…

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Nardine’s documentary to air on ABC Radio National

Masters of Journalism/Sustainability graduate Nardine Groch is an environmental journalist, radio producer and wildlife photographer from Australia. She has travelled to many wild places, from Svalbard to the Amazon, to work alongside scientists and photograph animals in their natural environment. Nardine has worked as an animal presenter at Zoos Victoria for nine years and in…

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Margaret Kartomi receives major award in Indonesia

Monash Arts ethnomusicologist Professor Margaret Kartomi has received the 2016 Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture’s prestigious Penghargaan Kebudayaan (Cultural Awards – Foreign Individuals category), one of only three individuals to be so recognised. The Ministry has been making cultural awards in different categories to its citizens annually since 2012. The new category of ‘Foreign Individuals’ (Perorangan…

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