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August 23, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
$80.00 – $95.00


Venue: Collins Quarter
86a Collins Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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Funding & Fidelity – Australia’s Changing Regard for Higher Education in the Last Decade

Members' Lunch with Professor Margaret Gardner AO

Hosted by:
Justin Bokor

August 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

$80.00 – $95.00

We are delighted that Professor Margaret Gardner AO, President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University is joining us for lunch to help celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Professor Gardner last joined us in May, 2014 whilst she was the Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT. She then went on to become the President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University on September 1, 2014.

She attained a first class honours degree in Economics and a PhD from the University of Sydney. In 1988, she was a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow spending time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University, and the University of California, Berkeley. In 2018, she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Professor Gardner is a Director of the Group of Eight Universities and is also a Director of Infrastructure Victoria and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).

Professor Gardner has previously been chair of Universities Australia and Museum Victoria and chaired the Strategic Advisory Committee and the Expert Panel of the Office of Learning and Teaching (Federal Government Department of Education and Training). She has also been a member of various other boards and committees, including the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, the ANZAC Centenary Advisory Board and the International Education Advisory Committee, which led to the Chaney Report.

In 2007, Professor Gardner was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of service to tertiary education, particularly in the areas of university governance and gender equity, and to industrial relations in Queensland.

Join us and Professor Gardner as we discuss the changing role of Australia’s universities and how they can continue to be drivers of social, economic and national growth.

Melbourne Forum – Feeding minds and stimulating valuable contributions to Melbourne life.

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