Congratulations to Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients

Outstanding contributors from the RMIT community have been recognised with an Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Professor Calum Drummond, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Vice-President was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for his outstanding service to science and innovation.

Emeritus Professor Andrew Peter Hopkins from the School of Property, Construction and Project Management was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to higher education, particularly to industrial safety and accident analysis.

N’Arwee't Carolyn Briggs, Boon Wurrung senior elder and Elder in Residence at RMIT was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for her outstanding service to Indigenous culture and the indigenous community.

Distinguished Professor Yi Min (Mike) Xie from the School of Engineering was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant service to higher education and civil engineering.

Alain Grossbard from the School of Vocational Business Education was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to community through a range of organisations.

Dr Sylwia Greda-Bogusz from the School of Vocational Business Education was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to the Polish community in Victoria.

Anita Dodds, facilitator for Executive Education programs in RMIT Vietnam received the Medal of the Order of Australia for her service to international law enforcement education on behalf of the Australian Federal Police and the Commonwealth Department of Home Affairs.

Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE congratulated the recipients and said he was so proud of the many talented people across RMIT. 

“We have so many passionate and inspirational people at RMIT who deliver such broad and positive impacts for the community. We are so proud."

N’Arwee’t Carolyn Briggs AM, Boon Wurrung senior elder and Elder in Residence at RMIT.

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