Monash University Biological Society


‘The Bison’ Newsletter 3.0


1.0 OGM

Our OGM will be held tomorrow (23/2), where we will be electing new committee members for 2015 in the following positions:

If you would like to nominate yourself or another person for a position or want to learn more about what each position entails, email Jen: or discuss it with one of the committee members prior to the event. These positions are a great way to develop leadership skills, and get your foot in the door if you are interested in other committee positions in the future. Facebook event can be found at:

*NOTE LOCATION CHANGE*: The OGM will now be held in the biology social space (building 18 - same room as photo comp was held - we will have our abnenr outside to mark the location).

Free pizza will arrive at 12:30pm, then we start the vote at 1pm. So come along and have a say in your 2015 committee!

2.0 Phillip Island Camp

Our popular Phillip island camp will again be held during the upcoming mid-semester/Easter break. We will be heading down from Tuesday 7th-Friday 10th of April. Sign up will again occur via google docs through the following link:

(clicking attending on facebook event does not guarantee a spot!) Attendees will assist rangers at the Phillip Island Nature Park in various tasks as required (in the past this has included anything from planting and weed management to maintaining penguin hospitals or nesting boxes!) Check our facebook page in the coming days for a facebook event with further details.

3.0 Careers/Placements

Careers Festival

The Monash Careers festival is occurring this Tuesday 24 March at the Campus Centre (First floor, Main Dining Room, 21 Chancellors Walk)

Come and meet representatives from almost 90 organisations who will provide job and industry information. Chat with employer representatives about career opportunities including:

This is your chance to make an impression with employers and learn about careers in a variety of industries, to see what's right for you. The Science students session will be held from 2.30-5 (after our OGM).

Grapevine Phylloxera Climate Change and Soil Texture Investigation Placement

There are two placement opportunities researching Grapevine Phylloxera with the Bioscience Research Division (BRD) of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources in Rutherglen.

PROJECT ONE: "Grapevine Phylloxera – Could climate change influence the future spread of endemic genotypes?"

PROJECT TWO: "Grapevine Phylloxera – Could soil texture influence establishment, survival and development?"

For more information and details of application process see the attached PDF.

Next newsletter: a career interview with BiolSoc alumni, Miles Jennings

In our next newsletter, keep your eyes out for a career profile/interview with Miles Jennings. Miles will discuss how his biological studies have lead to his current career path. A great opportunity to hear about the opportunities available for biology graduates.

4.0 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!

5.0 Website, Facebook page, and contact details

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