Official news, updates and media releases on the Menzies Foundation activities are available here.
"Don't you want to know what makes up 80 per cent of the universe?" This is the scientific puzzle that drives Tracy Slatyer, a self-confessed nerd who overcame bullying to pursue her passions and now works to unravel the mysteries of dark matter.
Professor John Pimanda, haematologist and 2003 NHMRC/RG Menzies Fellow, has been appointed head of pathology at UNSW, expanding his role which already straddles clinical and academic roles.
The Heartbeat of Football has started its 2017 activities with a Heart Health Awareness Tent at Wentworth Park in Sydney, to educate soccer players about heart health as they head into a new season.
The 2017 National History Challenge is open for school registrations. The Menzies Foundation is sponsoring a special category in the National History Challenge for 2017, with primary school students encouraged to expand their knowledge of Sir Robert Menzies by answering the question 'How successful was Australia's longest serving Prime Minister in helping to create a better world in modern Australia?'
Harnessing new technologies, using innovative teaching methods and thinking about business, law and social impact differently, are central to building the next generation of change-makers, according to 2012 Menzies Scholar Jessica Roth.
Driven by a passion for human rights and international politics, Sienna Amarant will be the first person in her family to attend university and will undertake a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and International Study thanks to the support of a Fielding Menzies Tertiary Scholarship.
The first Sir Robert Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow, Michelle Kerrin, knows it's a big deal to have an Aboriginal cultural background because for much of her life it was the missing piece of the puzzle.
This year's Menzies Centenary Prize-winner, Andrew King, had a special medal presentation when he went back to visit his old school last week and give the students of Dimboola Memorial Secondary College (DMSC) a taste of life at Mannix College at Monash University.