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The Menzies Foundation has used the occasion of its 40th anniversary to look back at achievements and to usher in a new era with some significant changes to its strategic direction.
New research on better practice models in philanthropy will help shape the way the Menzies Foundation tracks its impact. Our CEO, Liz Gillies, who is also an Honorary Fellow at the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre at the University of Melbourne, was the lead author of the Philanthropy: Towards a Better Practice Model report released this week.
The Menzies Foundation will relaunch its Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Law Scholarship later in 2018 with a focus on a pressing global legal issue: cyber security. Here, University of Melbourne law student and Menzies Philanthropy Intern, Charlie Summons, outlines the pressing need for a considered focus on protecting our data.
A story from our publication Taking the lead: 40 stories of impact, we explore how a group of people we've supported are using their expertise and passion for sustainable practices to ensure our world becomes cleaner, healthier, greener and more sustainable for future generations.
It's often said that great leaders must "walk the talk", and this is certainly something Serena Rae Thompson is striving to do. Serena is mentoring Year 7 students at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) through a 12-month Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellowship.
As the new students arrive at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School to start Year 7, one of the people helping make them feel at home is Michelle Kerrin, who recently wrote about her experience as the Inaugural RG Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow.
The Menzies Foundation has kicked off the new year with a number of key leadership changes. With over 20 years' experience in social impact, philanthropy and leadership development, Elizabeth Gillies has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Menzies Foundation.
Today marks 30 years since the official opening of what was the Menzies Centre for Population Health Research in Tasmania (now the Menzies Institute for Medical Research), by the Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen KG, AK, GCMG, GCVO, KBE, QC, when he was Governor General of Australia.
Professor Michel Coppieters has been appointed as the Menzies Foundation Professor of Allied Health Research at the Menzies Health Institute in Queensland.
Menzies Scholars and Fellows have been awarded fellowships and project grants from the NHMRC valued at over $10.7 million in the latest round of announcements.
Taking the big jump from feeling safe, supported and surrounded by family in a small town in Queensland to studying at the University of Melbourne, is an experience that will guide the mentoring efforts of the 2018 Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow.
Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson is on a journey to demonstrate the value of blood-based circulating tumour DNA testing in better treating and monitoring cancer patients. It's a journey which started as part of her NHMRC/Menzies Fellowship in Cambridge and has just been given a major boost with the CSL Centenary Fellowship.
Leo Ng from Marist College in Canberra has taken out the National History Challenge special category 'Sir Robert Menzies and today's Australia' with an excellent essay addressing the question 'Did Sir Robert Menzies contribute to a better world?'.
She could well be the prototype for the successful modern teacher. Dr Carina Dennis has taken her evidence and research capabilities honed as a medical scientist, combined them with her communication skills as a journalist and editor, and is now using them to full effect in her third career as a teacher.
Electrical engineer Olsen Garland has set a cracking pace in his first few months as a Menzies Scholar. As part of the latest group of Menzies Scholars to arrive in the UK, Olsen has started his MBA at the London Business School (LBS) and says from orientation week on it has been nothing short of amazing.