Welcome back, Colleagues. I hope you had a peaceful break.
My congratulations go to our excellent teachers and supervisors on their awards presented late last year (see below). It is so very pleasing to see their efforts recognised at all levels in the University.
At the very end of last year I had the pleasure of showing our VC around the building site. This week’s pic shows Prof Brian Schmidt (right), Jonathan De Puit (Construction Manager, Hindmarsh - centre) and Simon Foxcroft (Building User Coordinator, left) standing in the atrium just outside the cleanroom. It was a comprehensive tour to fully appraise the VC of the opportunities presented to Physics in 2021. It was an excellent and positive note to finish the year on, and one that will resonate throughout this year.
Over the next few weeks I will be publishing a draft schedule for implementing the changes confirmed late last year. This schedule will also bring together elements from all the Working Parties and will span several months. My aim is to do this in a slow and considered approach. So many of the events last year demanded rapid responses and my hope is for this year to collect your views and steadily recraft our approach to the changed teaching and research landscapes.
With the ongoing threat of COVID please keep an eye on Govt and ANU advisories, and please remember to observe COVID-safe practise on campus.
Have a good week,