Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise Macquarie figures
Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise Macquarie figures


Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise Macquarie figures

/ July 14, 2014

A number of well-known Macquarie University figures were among those celebrated in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Professor Jim Piper, who retired as Deputy-Vice-Chancellor (Research) last year, became a member (AM) in the general division “for significant service to tertiary education, particularly through research in applied laser physics”.

Vice-Chancellor S Bruce Dowton paid tribute to Professor Piper’s contribution.

“Without any doubt, Professor Piper is one of Macquarie University’s and Australia’s most distinguished researchers and academic leaders,” he said. “Professor Piper has recently retired from Macquarie University after a lifetime of service in many domains within the University, his discipline of Physics and throughout Australian science.”

Other Macquarie recipients of Queen’s Birthday Honours include:

  • Vice-President Health and Medical Development at Macquarie, Professor Michael Morgan AO “for distinguished service to medicine as a neurovascular surgeon, researcher and educator, as an international leader and mentor, and to professional organisations”.
  • Macquarie University Council member, and Macquarie alumnus, Chum Darvall AM, “for significant service to the finance and banking sector, and through contributions to not-for-profit organisations and the performing arts”.
  • Former PVC Academic and Founder of Warawara, Emeritus Professor Alan Lindsay AM, “for significant service to higher education, to academic and business development, and to international education”.

“I warmly congratulate all of Macquarie’s community – staff, students and alumni – recognised today, and thank them for their enormous contribution not just to the life of our great institution, but also to our wider society,” said Professor Dowton.

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