Message from the Chief Executive—June 2018

June 25, 2018
Anna-Maria Arabia
Anna-Maria Arabia

This month we warmly welcome Professor John Shine AC PresAA as the 19th President of the Australian Academy of Science.

The 64th annual Science at the Shine Dome certainly was a feast of science. I was inspired to hear about the extraordinary research being undertaken by the Academy’s newest elected Fellows. In this month’s newsletter you can learn about them, view videos about their science, and read about the Academy’s achievements over the last year in our Annual Report

Looking to the future, the Academy has launched the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scientist Travelling Research Award. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD students and early- and mid-career scientists to apply. I encourage you to spread the word about this opportunity to your colleagues, friends and broader networks.

At the May AGM, Academy Fellows ratified the Academy’s Code of Conduct which provides guidance to all involved in Academy activities about expected and appropriate behaviour. We hope it will encourage other STEM organisations to adopt best practice in this challenging area. 

I hope you enjoy the June newsletter.


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