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Weekly newsletter | vol 41 no 37 | 12–16 October 2015


Founder's Day 2015 - our most important day

Friday 16 October 2015

Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
#60 Mills Road, Acton

For further information please refer the Founder's Day program


Advancing women in science and engineering: how does Australia compare?

Presenter: Prof. Sharon Bell, Charles Darwin University; Dr. Lisa M. Frehill, National Science Foundation
Event date: 4–6pm 12 November 2015
Venue: Conference Room 1.02 , Sr Roland Wilson Building (#120), McCoy crt, ANU

In November the Gender Institute is bringing to the ANU two distinguished experts on gender equity in science, who will reflect on the current state of knowledge and policy effectiveness in this area. This is a unique opportunity for everybody interested in gender equity in science to get together to debate how far we have yet to go and how to move forward.

Please register online by Tuesday 10 November

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Work Health and Safety performance data 2014-2015

College of Pnyiscal & Mathematical Sciences (incl RSPE)

Incidents by mechanism                 2014     2015
Body stressing:                                      8           3   
Chemicals & other substances:            11          6
Falls, trips & slips - person:                    5           4
Heat/electric/other envir factors:            2            -
Hit by moving objects:                            2           2 
Hitting objects - part of body:                  9          6
Mental stress:                                         1           -
Other & unspecified mechanisms:         2           4
Unknown:                                              30        24

                                                 Total    71        49




Founder's Day 2015

RSPE Founders' Day will be celebrated Friday 16 October 2015.

Invitations have been sent. For catering purposes please ensure that RSVPs are registered online (via the link on the invite) - due 12 October 2015.

Should you have any concerns or have not recieved an invitation please contact Tania Maxwell.


RSPE Building Project Manager

This position has now been advertised.  Further details available on the ANU Jobs Website

For further information please contact Mr Graeme Cornish, Manager, School Facilities & Services, T: (02) 6125 3062,




Training course:

  • Self-contained brething apparatus (OHSG24) 13 October 2015
  • Electrical appliance testing refresher (OHSA12) 28 October 2015
  • Ionizing radiation safety (OHSA18) 27 October 2015
  • WHS training for supervisors (OHSG28) 29 October 2015

 Registration via HORUS


Funding Opportunities

ARC Linkage Projects 
Applications for ARC Linkage Projects may open in mid-September and close in mid-November. If you are interested in applying (both ANU-led and externally-led bids) please notify

ANU – COST Travel Grant Scheme
ANU has exclusively partnered with the Australian Academy of Science to deliver support of up to $7,000 for ANU researchers to participate in EU COST Actions. Participation in COST can lead to engagement in major projects and initiatives such as Horizon 2020 and the European Research Council. Further information is available here (ANU login).


2016 ANU Alumni Awards now open

Nomination forms, eligibility and criteria details available here

RSPE nominations contact: Kavitha Robinson

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