Beginning its life in 1881 as the Victorian College of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is one of Melbourne’s oldest education and research establishments. Take in the key historical features of its four buildings as well as its cutting edge research laboratories and technology platforms for screening and developing better drugs of tomorrow. A highlight will be the immersive virtual reality “Journey to the Centre of the Cell”, which showcases some of the great work from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Bio-Nano Science and Technology (CBNS).
Open House Melbourne has been championing the city’s architecture and environments for 10 years with an aim to bring people up to date with what constitutes a well-designed, vibrant and livable city.
President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said she was delighted the University was participating in the event for the first time. “The Open House Melbourne weekend is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to tour Monash University’s award-winning buildings and gain an insight into our campus environments. It’s a way of celebrating our place in this great city of Melbourne and demonstrating the variety and innovation of this modern Australian campus,” Professor Gardner said.
Tours of the Faculty will need to be booked in advance. Online registrations are available through the Open House Melbourne website . There are a limited number of tours available, so vacancies are expected to fill quickly.