8 March 2022
Uni of Melbourne banned by Snow Medical Research Foundation
by TIM DODD
HIGHER EDUCATION EDITON
One of Australia’s largest private benefactors to university research, the Snow Medical Research Foundation, has banned the University of Melbourne from future grants because its latest honorary doctorates awarded last week went to six white men, leaving out women and people from other diverse backgrounds.
Speaking on International Women’s Day, Snow Medical chair Tom Snow said he was “deeply upset” by the university’s decision to go ahead with the ceremony, which was shown in a photo on the university’s website.