Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
NOV
22

Recent RSNSW Edgeworth David Medal winners recognised at 2022 Prime Minister's Science Prizes

Winners of the 2019 and 2020 Edgeworth David Medal of the Royal Society of NSW, respectively Professor Si Ming Man, of the Australian National University, and Associate Professor Brett Hallam of UNSW Sydney, have been (respectively) awarded the Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year and the Prize for New Innovators in the 2022 Prime Mini...

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NOV
22

Society Fellow, Trevor McDougall, awarded the 2022 Prime Minister's Prize for Science

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW is delighted to learn that one of its fellows, Scientia Professor Trevor McDougall AC FRS FRSN FAA of the University of New South Wales, has been awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for Science in 2022. The prize, valued at $250,000, recognises significant advancement of knowledge through science. Professor Mc...

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NOV
17

Society Fellows, Mary O'Kane and Barney Glover, appointed to the Australian Government panel developing the Universities Accord

On 16 November 2022, the Commonwealth Minister for Education, the Hon. Jason Clare announced the panel charged with developing the Australian Universities Accord that will provide a long-term plan for Australia's higher education system. Leading the team is Society Fellow, Emerita Professor Mary O'Kane AC FRSN FTSE — former Vice-Chancellor of ...

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NOV
16

Society Fellow, H Deep Saini, appointed as Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, Canada

Society Fellow, Professor H Deep Saini FRSN, has just been announced as the incoming, 18th Vice-Chancellor of the highly-ranked McGill University in Montreal, Canada.   Professor Saini who was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW in 2017, during his tenure aas Vice-Chancellor at the University of Canberra, is curently the Vice-Chanc...

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NOV
14

Society Fellow elected as 2022 Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Professor Hans Pols

The Royal Society of NSW is delighted to learn of the recognition of one of its Fellows, Professor Hans Pols FRSN FAHA FASSA of the University of Sydney, as oee of the new Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, elected in November 2022.  Professor Hans Pols is Professor at the School of History and Philosophy of Science at the...

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NOV
14

Society Fellow, Anatoly Rozenfeld, awarded NSW Premier's Awards for Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the 2022

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW was very pleased to learn that one of its Fellows, Distinguished Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld FRSN of the University of Wollongong, was recognised as the winner of Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year in the 2022 NSW Premier's Awards for Cancer Research at a ceremony held on 9 November.   Professor R...

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NOV
11

Society Fellow, Ben Eggleton, appointed as PVC (Research) at the University of Sydney

Society Fellow, Professor Ben Eggleton FRSN FAA FTSE, has just been named as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Sydney.  He commences his new role in November 2022. Professor Eggleton is currently the Director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute, Co-Director of the NSW Smart Sensing Network (NSSN), and a Profess...

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NOV
07

Recordings of the 2022 Forum now on YouTube

The Royal Society of NSW, together with its Learned Academy partners, is pleased to announce that the recordings from the 2022 Forum, Reshaping Australia: Communities in Action, are now available on the Society's YouTube channel. This year the Forum was held at Government House on Thursday 3 November 2022. The recordings can be accessed direct...

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NOV
04

Society Fellow, Michelle Leishman, awarded a 2022 NSW Premier's Science Prize

Distinguished Professor Michelle Leishman

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW was delighted to learn that one of its Fellows, Distinguished Professor Michelle Leishman FRSN of Macquarie University has received the NSW Premier's Science Prize for Excellence in Biological Sciences at an Awards Ceremony held at Government House Sydney on the evening of 2 November 2022. Professor Leishman ...

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OCT
19

ICWES19 Conference: New Zealand, 4–6 September 2023

19th International Conference of Women Engineers and ScientistsWomen in STEM invited to Aotearoa New Zealand In early September 2023,  Aotearoa New Zealand will welcome women from across the globe to discuss how science, engineering and technology can help create a better, more equitable world. The 19th International Conference of Women E...

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OCT
12

Winners of the Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Writing Prize

Dr Anika Molesworth
Dr Niraj Lal

The Royal Societies of Australia today (12 October 2022) announced the joint winners of its inaugural Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Award for Writing on Social Change. This new annual award recognises dynamic non-fiction writers between18 and 40 years of age in the Australasia/Oceania Region who aim to ignite positive social change through...

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OCT
12

Society Fellow named as Engineers Australia Professional Engineer of the Year

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW has been delighted to learn that one of its Fellows, Distinguished Professor Karu Esselle FRSN from the University of Technology Sydney has been named as Engineers Australia Professional Engineer of the Year for 2022 at a ceremony held in Sydney on 6 October 2022.  Professor Esselle, an internationally r...

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OCT
11

Society Fellow appointed to International Science Council Committee

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW was delighted to learn that one of its Fellows, Emeritus Professor Roy MacLeod OAM FRSN FASSA FAHA, along with the Hon. Mr Robert French AC FASSA, have been appointed to the International Science Council (ISC) Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in Science for 2022-2025, following their no...

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SEP
23

Society Fellow, Ben Eggleton, awarded Academic of the Year at the 2022 Australian Defence Industry Awards

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW warmly congratulates one of its Fellows,  Professor Ben Eggleton FRSN FAA FTSE of the University of Sydney, on being awarded Academic of the Year at the Australian Defence Industry Awards, held in Canberra in September 2022. Ben Eggleton is the Director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute and...

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SEP
23

Society Fellows shaping the Australia's national quantum strategy

Three Society Fellows and Distinguished Fellows have been appointed to the National Quantum Advisory Committee, announced on 22 September by the Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon. Ed Husic MP.  The 15-member committee, to be chaired by Australia's Chief Scientist and Society Distinguished Fellow, Dr Cathy Foley AO DistFRSN FAA FTSE, w...

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SEP
09

Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

It is with sadness that The Royal Society of New South Wales learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Society sends its condolences to the Royal Family at this time of mourning. 

SEP
01

Society Fellow Veena Sahajwalla wins 2022 Eureka Prize

The Royal Society of NSW is delighted that one of its Fellows, Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla FRSN FAA FTSE from UNSW Sydney has been awarded one of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes for 2022.  The Council of the Society warmly congratulates Professor Sahajwalla on her achievement, and on this recognition of the impact of her outstandin...

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AUG
15

Society's 200th anniversary featured on the ABC Science Show

The Society‘s 200th anniversary was featured on the ABC Science Show, which aired on 13 August 2022. In the segment, the Society‘s President, Dr Susan Pond AM FRSN was interviewed by Robyn Williams AO, host of The Science Show, to discuss key events in the Society‘s 200-year history, including a range of matters about which she spoke in her speech ...

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AUG
11

Sven Rogge FRSN appointed as new UNSW Dean of Science

The Council of the Royal Society of NSW extends its warmest congratulations to one of its Fellows, Scientia Professor Sven Rogge FRSN, who has just been named as the new Dean of Science at UNSW Sydney.  He takes over as Dean from another RSNSW Fellow, Professor Emma Johnston AO FRSN FAA FTSE, who is now the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Re...

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AUG
08

New award for outstanding writing on social change

A new non-fiction writing prize for the Australasia/Oceania Region will recognise a dynamic writer who aims to ignite positive social change through published work on any theme exploring key business and society issues. The  AU$10,000 Bruce Piasecki and Andrea Masters Award for Business and Society Writing seeks to inspire future generations t...

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