Welcome to the latest edition of Monash Life. Read the stories that showcase and celebrate the wonderful contributions our alumni are making to communities across the world.
Putting health on the table
Drawing on a passion that runs through his family, Dr Sandro Demaio returns to Australia to improve people’s wellbeing – starting in the kitchen.
A message from the President and Vice-Chancellor
Monash continues to broaden its global influence with an extensive alumni network that's integral to its success.
Breaking stereotypes in STEM
Newcrest Mining manager Bonnie Coxon is breaking down stereotypes around the mining industry as she promotes the benefits of STEM to girls in schools.
An advocate for Aboriginal identity
One of Monash's first female Aboriginal law graduates, Virginia Robinson, is working tirelessly with the Aboriginal community on issues of social justice and empowerment.
Repairing the brain through stem cell therapy
Medical innovator, Dr Subhadeep Das is pioneering stem cell therapy to cure neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.
Changing lives, limb by limb
Mat Bowtell’s free 3D-printed prosthetics have transformed hundreds of lives – and he says it’s only the beginning.
Modern slavery: breaking the chain
Drawing on her financial expertise, Kimberley Cole seeks to ruin the economics of the modern slave trade.
On the frontline of climate wars
As CEO of the Climate Council, Amanda McKenzie is on the frontline of the climate wars between those who accept the science and urgency of climate change, and those who don't.
Preserving Indigenous languages
A language is said to become extinct when its last native speaker dies. Often that final breath also draws into death the identity ascribed by Indigenous people to their natural world – its plants, animals and landscape.
How snow shapes water futures
More than 1.5 billion people rely on ice melt for their water, and at NASA, Kat Bormann, is unlocking critical information about water availability based on snowfall.
Greening the Big Apple
As COO of New York’s Green Bank, Caroline Angoorly is helping the city achieve its 100 per cent renewable electricity grid.
Music production platform a game-changer
From Duran Duran music videos to corporate films, two Monash marketing graduates have revolutionised the global video production business.
A reckoning with history
Through the intensely personal theatre work of Tom Molyneux, we learn about an Indigenous soldier who served in World War I.