Macquarie alumni events

Macquarie alumni events

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Graduates from Macquarie University are part of an incredible alumni community.

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The University’s greatest priority is the health and safety of our wonderful and diverse community. To minimise the risk of COVID-19 exposure, and in line with Government advice, we are postponing our physical events until further notice. The University will continue to follow Government advice, monitor the situation as it evolves, and provide event rescheduling updates.


Check out our online events and webinars!  Staying connected with us still a fabulous way to update your knowledge and rapidly expand your horizon.

Upcoming alumni events


Macquarie Alumni Online: Asia - Thursday August 20

Macquarie Alumni Online aims to bring the Macquarie University alumni community together from all around the world virtually. This series focuses on sharing local or industry knowledge from alumni to alumni, and giving an opportunity to connect.

Join us to hear from senior alumni across Asia on "how businesses are responding to the COVID-19 crisis". They will share the impact to their businesses, the strategies used and where to from here.

You will also hear a brief update about your university from Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Engagement.

Following the discussion, we will break out into meeting rooms to provide networking opportunities with your fellow alumni across Asia.

When: Thursday 20 August, 1pm- 2pm Hong Kong Time (UTC +8); 3pm - 4pm AEST (UTC +10)
Where: Online, register here
Price: Free. This event is proudly supported by Macquarie University

Lessons learnt from a startup growing in uncertain times - Thursday August 20

Join us for the latest Leaders, Innovators and Disruptors event with Harry Hubbert, Greenroom Robotics, to explore lessons learnt from a startup growing in these uncertain times.

Join Harry Hubbert, Chief Technology Officer at Greenroom Robotics & former Navy Robotic and Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence Project Manager to explore the methods in which Greenroom chooses its projects, how the teams are constructed and some lessons learnt from a startup growing in these uncertain times.

Greenroom Robotics is a 100% Australian owned and run company based in Sydney and Melbourne. The Greenroom team is made up of a collection of highly specialised engineers that bring experience from a range of fields to develop novel and advanced technology solutions. Greenroom specialising in applied machine learning, edge computer, remote sensing and autonomous systems and has many exciting projects in both Australia and internationally.

The Team is made of five core members, with various graduates and additional members supporting projects as well as the ongoing maintenance and service of projects that have been finalised. Greenroom is in track for its first year of seven figure profits through this small team and our methods of project management and conduct.

More about the speaker:
Harry Hubbert
is the Chief Technology Officer at Greenroom Robotics, a thriving Australian company developing edge computing solutions and Machine Learning Software for Australian and international clients. Harry recently completed nine years in the Royal Australian Navy as an Engineer Officer specialising in Innovation and Maritime Robotics. 

Harry studied Naval Architecture at the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania, gaining sponsorship within the RAN Undergraduate program at the completion of his first year. During his time at University LEUT Hubbert conducted various projects in designing and developing Maritime Autonomous Systems, he founded the Australian Maritime College Autonomous Technology society and received the Royal Institute of Naval Architects Design prize for his work in developing the preliminary design of the Royal New Zealand Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel. He graduated in December of 2014 with honors and started his military training followed by a number of postings as sea, with the last five years dedicated to developing innovation frameworks, new workforce models and implementing innovative ideas to real-world military capability.

In his previous role, Mr. Hubbert was the Robotic and Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence Project Manager for the Warfare Innovation Navy Branch, based in Canberra. This exciting and rewarding role had LEUT Hubbert exploring future technology and making it a reality for the Royal Australian Navy. Some of his projects included developing a 16-foot autonomous catamaran that can detect and track other boats and navigate without human intervention, Artificial Intelligence software to improve search and rescue teams in locating life rafts and swimmers, design and development of custom drones for RAN capability expansion as well as acting as a Subject Matter Expert for senior Naval Officers in the field of maritime autonomy.

When: Thursday August 20, 12-1pm AEST
Where: Online, register here
Price: Free. This event is proudly sponsored by Macquarie University Incubator

Young Alumni Network Meetup - Monday August 24

Want to meet new people but don't know where to go? Looking for your first job or to transition into another industry but don't know how? Have any career tips you want to share?

Join us for the Young Alumni Network Meetup where you can meet up with other Macquarie alumni from various industries and professions across the world and ask these questions or share your knowledge.

Build your network, learn from each other, find out what is happening in their industry or simply share your story since graduation - all in a social environment and in the comfort of your own home.

Space are limited to the first 100 attendees. RSVP today to secure your space!

Don't forget to join the Young Alumni Network on LinkedIn.

When: Monday 24 August, 7pm - 8.30m AEST (UTC +10)
Where: Online, register here
Price: Free. This event is proudly sponsored by Macquarie University

Busting Negotiation Myths - Wednesday August 26

What advice would you give to a friend who is negotiating a contract? Do you believe that you only get what you want by being nice? Or perhaps play the tough negotiator and put on a poker face so others can't read you? Or maybe you believe great negotiators are born or you should always rely on intuition or gut feel?

We have all sorts of laymen beliefs about what works and what doesn't in negotiations. But what if I told you that the advice above is all wrong? Join Jun Gu to find out more about negotiation myths and how busting them can make you a better negotiator.

Dr. Jun Gu is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour in the Department of Management at Macquarie Business School, Macquarie University. Dr Jun Gu research focuses on the individual behavioural decision-making processes in the context of ethics, leadership and negotiation. He has published in prestigious journals in on Organisational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organisational Behaviour, Journal of Experimental Psychology and Journal of Business Ethics. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Vocational Behaviour and a member of the reviewer panel for the Journal of Organisational Behaviour. He specializes in teaching negotiation, leadership and ethics in the Macquarie Business School MBA and corporate development programs and has helped more than 2000 students and trainees develop essential skills in these areas.

When: Wednesday August 26, 10am - 10.30am (AEST)
Where: Online, register here
Price: Free. This event is proudly sponsored by Macquarie Business School

A world without MND webinar - Wednesday August 26

Join us for a live update from Macquarie University’s Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research on our recent ground breaking research, findings and successes.

Professor Dominic Rowe, Professor Ian Blair and Professor Julie Atkin will discuss some of the Centre's breakthrough discoveries to understand MND, and the new potential drugs in development. You will hear updates on two clinical trials, including the CuATSM trial and the Lighthouse Trial, and discuss genetic factors that can influence MND.

Meet a patient who is living with MND and hear the story of their experience. 

We will conclude with a Q&A including an opportunity to hear from researchers across the MND Research Centre.

Our vision is a world without MND. Our mission is to provide world-class care for people living with MND and to develop new effective treatments for this devastating disease.

We look forward to welcoming you to the session and sharing our work with you.

When: Wednesday August 26, 6pm - 7.30pm (AEST)
Where: Online, register here
Price: Free. This event is proudly sponsored by Macquarie University

Japan Alumni Network Webinar - Sunday August 30

The Health & Wellbeing Benefits of Nature | Creating Nature Notice Nudges  ||  生活に利益となる自然から得られる健康と福祉

How important is nature to you? What benefits does engaging with nature inspired environments have on our well-being?

Japan Alumni Network is inviting you to an online presentation/discussion to explore this important topic. Please join us and connect with Japan alumni.

The talk will be co-presented by alumna Waminda Parker (BSc 1995, BSc(Hons) 1997) and Dr Miles Holmes, Co-Founders and Directors of The Connective.

The Connective are a professional team of urban planners, landscape architects, anthropologists, ecologists, community engagement and nature connection specialists committed to helping people access the health and wellbeing benefits of nature. For more information visit The Connective or contact

Don't forget to join the Japan Alumni Network on LinkedIn.

When: Monday 31 August, 6.30pm - 8pm SGT (UTC +8)
WhereOnline via zoom
: Free. This event is proudly supported by Macquarie University

Singapore Alumni Chapter 22nd AGM - Monday August 31

As a valued member of the exclusive Macquarie alumni community, we would like to invite you to the Macquarie University Alumni Association (Singapore) (MUAAS) 22nd AGM, albeit this year, it will be conducted virtually via Zoom.


  1. Receive the report from Management Committee
  2. Receive the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019
  3. Any other business

Don't forget to join the Singapore Alumni Chapter on LinkedIn or Facebook.

When: Monday 31 August, 6.30pm - 8pm SGT (UTC +8)
Where: Online, register here
Price: Free. This event is proudly supported by Macquarie University


Business For Good: Unleashing The Power Of Purpose - Wednesday September 9

Join us for this FREE live webinar, presented by Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal.

With the global issues humanity faces, what can businesses do to help? Using businesses as businesses, not as charitable donors, can unleash a powerful force for good. This is not only beneficial for society and the environment, but it can also have a remarkable effect on business, from employee engagement to brand loyalty. In this webinar, we will discuss the most innovative and cutting edge examples of business as a force for good and how to lead with purpose. From social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship to corporate social activism, we will examine what businesses can do to become agents of world benefit and change themselves and society for good.

Debbie Haski-Leventhal is a Professor of Management at Macquarie Business School and an expert on corporate social responsibility (CSR), responsible management education (RME) and volunteerism. She is the author of ‘Strategic CSR: Tools and Theories for Responsible Management’ (SAGE), The Purpose-Driven University (Emerald) and Employee Engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility (SAGE). Debbie is a TED speaker and a public speaker on purpose, social responsibility and the future of higher education. Debbie Haski-Leventhal is the editor-in-chief of Business and Society, with over 50 academic publications and many citations of her work in the media, including The New York Times.

When: Wednesday September 9, 10am - 10.30am (AEST)
Where: Online, register here
Price: Free. This event is proudly sponsored by Macquarie Business School

Myths and Realities of Executive Remuneration - Tuesday September 15

Join us for this FREE live webinar, presented by Professor Elizabeth Sheedy.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce topped the list of Australia's highest-paid chief executives for 2018, taking home $23.9 million — which is more than 275 times the full-time average wage. Executive remuneration is a fascinating and complex area that generates strong views. Are shareholders getting good value for money? Or are greedy executives getting away with murder while Directors are asleep at the wheel? Professor Elizabeth Sheedy will present both sides of the debate in this evidence-based presentation. How can we design remuneration to ensure that businesses are managed for the long-term?

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy is a risk management expert based in the Department of Applied Finance in the Macquarie Business School. She teaches courses on risk governance in the Master of Applied Finance program and the Global MBA. Since 2012 her research focus has been risk governance, culture and remuneration in financial institutions. Elizabeth has collaborated with scholars in other disciplines, including organisational psychology and experimental economics to produce a number of ground-breaking findings in the field, including a framework and measure for risk culture. She publishes in top international journals and this work has enabled Elizabeth to contribute to the policy debate on financial services misconduct, remuneration practices, enhancing financial services culture/conduct and related issues. She is a popular speaker at industry conferences and a regular media commentator.

When: Tuesday September 15, 10am - 10.30am (AEST)
Where: Online, register here
Price: Free. This event is proudly sponsored by Macquarie Business School

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Content owner: Alumni Last updated: 11 Aug 2020 10:47am

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