Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events
FEB
10

Society Fellow, Barney Glover, appointed as Commissioner of Jobs and Skills Australia

On 10 February 2024, the Minister for Skills and Training, The Hon. Brendan O’Connor MP, announced the appointment of Professor Barney Glover AO FRSN FTSE, the current Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University (WSU), as the new Commissioner of Jobs and Skills Australia. The role of Jobs and Skills Australia, a statutory authority established in ...

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JAN
26

Australia Day Honours 2024 (updated)

The Society is delighted to learn of the awards to the following Society Fellows and Members whose names appear in the 2024 Australia Day Honours List. Please note that since the original news item was published, the Society has been notified of additional members who were honoured in the Australia Day Honours List. These people are identified in t...

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JAN
20

Society Fellow, Stephen Garton, elected as President of the Australian Academies of Humanities

The Society was delighted to learn that one of its Fellows, and also the Librarian of the Society, Professor Stephen Garton AM FRSN FAHA FASSA, was elected by the Australian Academy of the Humanities as its twentieth President. Professor Garton will serve a three-year term commencing in 2024. Professor Garton’s research expertise is Australian hist...

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JAN
10

Vale Professor Ian Metcalfe MRSN

The Society was deeply saddened to learn of the peaceful passing of Professor Ian Metcalfe MRSN, in Sydney, on 21 December 2023. Ian was a devoted husband to Amarjit Kaur, an incredible father to Noreen and David, and a beloved grandfather to John and James. He was a globally recognised and accomplished professor, researcher, lecturer, and author i...

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