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  • Focus Areas

    We would like to welcome Rory McPhillips (Ops Manager and Senior Environmental Scientist, Atma) as our new Chairperson for the Membership and Ethics Focus Area. Congratulations Rory! 

    We are still looking for members interested in joining the newly proposed Remediation Focus Area Committee as well as joining our Occupational Health and Safety Focus Area Committee. Please contact Emily if you are interested in joining.  

  • Newsletter

    ACLCA YP Student Night - A Great Success!

    The ACLCA Young Professionals Student Night was held at RMIT City Campus on the 21st of March and aimed to give current students and recent graduates a taste of what they may encounter in their future careers. The student night attracted 75 attendees representing 4 major universities (Deakin, Monash, RMIT and Melbourne University). The night consisted of 6 presentations from ACLCA member company representatives from several disciplines and stages in their career followed by a Q&A session and some casual networking. Some interesting case studies were discussed by the group and feedback from students was very positive.

    The night would not have been possible without our sponsors for the evening: Envirolab Services Melbourne with Laboratory Manager, Pamela Adams attending the evening and giving students insight into the important role laboratories play in every facet of our work.

    The ACLCA YP Committee would also like to thank the presenters who gave up their night to help run the event. We look forward to holding this successful event again in the future.

     

    Backyard Chicken Coop Study – RMIT

    Do you keep chickens in your backyard?  RMIT is seeking volunteers to take part in a research project “Evaluation of pollution in chickens and the environmental surroundings in urban backyard chicken coops.”

    The project will take samples of chicken feathers, chicken eggs, chicken feed, soil, and drinking water to measure concentrations of pollutants (metals) and determine if there is a relationship. The overall aim of the study is to examine potential human health risks associated with consumption of home produced chicken eggs on Melbourne soils. The project has received approval from the Ethics Committee.

    RMIT is looking for approximately 50-100 backyard chicken coops across Metropolitan Melbourne. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Dr Suzie Reichman at RMIT. If you know someone else who may be eligible, please pass this information on and ask them to contact RMIT.