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Article | The Australian

06 March 2024

$100m Snow foundation lifts ban on Melbourne Uni after settling ‘white men’ row

by Tim Dodd



One of Australia’s largest private philanthropy groups, the Snow Medical Research Foundation, has ended its two-year ban on giving funding to the University of Melbourne after determining that it had “made progress towards gender equality”.

Snow Medical, the philanthropy arm of the Snow family that owns Canberra airport, has given more than $100m to universities and medical research institutes since 2020 and is carrying on with a program to donate millions more dollars every year to tackle tough health challenges.

In 2022, Snow Medical banned the University of Melbourne from future grants after it held an honorary doctorates ceremony just prior to International Women’s Day on March 8 and all six awards went to white men....

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