Long-time supporter Rupert McCall honoured in Queen’s Birthday List
Wordsmith Rupert McCall has some extra letters to work with, after being awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday honours.
The well-known poet is a familiar face to long-time QIMR Berghofer supporters, as a regular host of QIMR Berghofer events.
QIMR Berghofer nominated Mr McCall for the award, in recognition of more than a decade of volunteering his time and talents to support and promote medical research.
“This is a much deserved honour for a great Australian,” QIMR Berghofer Deputy Director Professor Greg Anderson said.
“Rupert McCall has tremendous community spirit and inspires others to make a positive difference in the world. He willingly donates hours of his time and talents to QIMR Berghofer every year.
“It is ironic that I, as a scientist, am trying to find the right words to adequately thank a wordsmith like Rupert McCall. I can only resort to a heartfelt thank you,” Professor Anderson said.