Monash University Biological Society


‘The Bison’ Newsletter 1.0


1.0 Welcome!

The BiolSoc committee warmly welcomes you into 2015! We look forward to re-signing some familiar faces and to welcoming plenty of new ones as members. We hope to catch up with everyone at O-week and have been working hard to ensure we can involve as many members as possible in our activities this year.

2.0 Summer photo competition 

Due to the popularity of our photo competition run in late 2014, we have decided to give all our budding photographers another chance to show off their skills with a summer photo competition. So get your camera out this Summer and take plenty of snaps ready for a screening early semester 1.

Entries can be made under the following categories:

The viewing will occur in the biology tea room (Building 17) (exact date to be confirmed soon). You will need to print out a copy of your photo and bring it along (or give it to a committee member prior) in order for it to be pinned up on the day. A short caption should also be prepared. Photos should also be emailed with captions to

3.0 Great Ocean Road Coastal Committee Placement

A research project opportunity has arisen with the Great Ocean Road Coastal Committee. You will be determining changes in vegetation composition, particularly levels of weed infestation, which contribute to the management of environmental values on the Great Ocean Road coast. Further details and application instructions are outlined in the PDF attached.

4.0 C&S Workshops

Monash Clubs & Societies workshops are now open!

Attending these workshops will put you a cut above the rest if you are considering running for one of our committee positions this year! (also great for resumes!)

Committee positions up for grabs from Week 3 at our Ordinary General Meeting are:

- Assistant treasurer (recommend Treasurer, Grant Workshop)

- Assistant secretary (recommend Secretary Workshop)

- First Year Representative (recommend Java App Workshop)

- Second Year Representative (recommend Java App Workshop)

- Honors Representative (recommend Java App Workshop)

Grevience Officer Training is also highly encouraged for all positions, which you can sign up for through your portal. (email for more information)

5.0 Merchandise at O-week

A fresh load of merchandise has arrived and is ready for sale at O-week! As decided through our facebook poll, in 2015 we will be offering the new green coloured hoodie! So come down at o-week or at one of our BBQs to grab one and stay stylish in your lectures. T-shirts will also be on sale at a special price during O-week.

6.0 Upcoming in 2015

Keep your eyes open for some of the great events coming up in 2015! Early in the semester we will be holding our OGM where a few positions will be up for grabs (first year rep, assistant treasurer, assistant secretary). If you or somebody you know would be interested more information on nominating will be available in a few weeks.

7.0 Invitation to contribute to BiolSoc

Are you a BiolSoc member who would like to contribute some thoughts or ideas to the running of the society? We always welcome member contributions, be they suggestions for events/competitions, offers to help on camps or events (such as O-week), attending committee meetings or even just your thanks or criticisms on how the society is running. Drop a line to the committee using any of the communication channels listed below for more information or advice as to how you can help out!

8.0 Website, Facebook page, and contact details

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