Since its Centenary year (1959) the Royal Society of Victoria has awarded an annual Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research. The Award consists of a Silver Medal, which recognises outstanding contributions to scientific research in one of four categories, which rotate from year to year. In 2017, nominations are invited for the Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research in Category I: Biological Sciences (non-human).
Members will be saddened to learn of the death of Associate Professor Alan Louey Yen. Alan served on Council from 2005 to 2007 and held the position of Honorary Editor of our journal, the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria. During this time, Alan organised several regional symposia on environmental issues, the papers from which were published in special issues of the Proceedings.
SATURDAY, 22 APRIL, 2017. Many of our members have indicated their alarm at the recent tenor of domestic and global political debate and rhetoric, particularly where this foments uncertainty around the validity and integrity of scientists and the scientific process, apparently to suit ideological or commercial agendas before the interests of sound objective reasoning and evidence-based decision making.
SUNDAY, 30TH APRIL, 2017 What do the great innovators in the modern world have in common? They all read science fiction. The Royal Society of Victoria, in partnership with Aurealis Magazine and proudly supported by the Emerging Writer’s Festival, presents a conference which explores the symbiosis between science and science fiction, where new and established authors can hear […]
Prizes across four categories of science are available to doctoral candidates who have completed at least three years of their PhD (or equivalent). With four first prizes valued at $1000 each, and an opportunity to present your research work to Victoria’s oldest learned society, consider your application today!