Past Alumni Events 2015
If you missed an event, don't worry. We captured the highlights from many, as images, audio and video. Experience our alumni gatherings and presentations as if you had been there.
2015 Alumni Networking event: Hong Kong
22 Jan 2015
Behind the Masquerade
2015 Backpack to Briefcase: Sydney - Investing in yourself
27 October 2015
Investing in Yourself
Investing in yourself is not only about economic value, but it’s also about the time and energy spent developing and contributing to your skills, your networks and your community. Listen to advice and tips to plan your intellectual, financial and community investments and see where it takes you.
- Robert Coorey BCompSci 2004, MBA 2012 - Business Author & TV Presenter, Feed a Starving Crowd
- Kiri-Ana Libbesson BBusAdmin/LLB 2009 - Insurances Coordinator, National Association of Community Legal Centres
- Jeff Hargrave (Moderator) - Alumni Relations Manager, Macquarie University
Watch clip 1 - How do you invest in yourself?
Watch clip 2 - What was the origin or influence of your investments in to your philanthropic endeavours?
Watch clip 3 - What has been the return on the investment of your time and energy in to your charitable works so far?
Watch clip 4 - How do you manage your time?
Watch clip 5 - There can be a lot of risk in leaving a good job with an established company to pursue your own dreams; what advice do you have for someone facing such a decision?
2015 Backpack to Briefcase: Sydney - Presenting yourself
7 May 2015
Presenting the best of you
Research says it takes only 60 seconds for a potential employer to decide whether you are right for their role. You need to make your first impression memorable and have the continued presence to make employers, clients and colleagues say "I like you!"
- Nathy Gaffney - Director, Pitch Perfect Training
- Greg Smith BEc 1988 (Moderator) - Chief Commercial Officer, The Co-Op
2015 Blackshield Lecture and Alumni Reception - Human Rights
5 November 2015
Human rights and the overreach of executive discretion: citizenship, asylum seekers and whistle-blowers
President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is our special guest speaker for this gala event. Her topic for the evening will tackle the complexities of social justice in multicultural Australia: ‘Human rights and the overreach of executive discretion: citizenship, asylum seekers and whistle-blowers’.
- Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs - President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
Watch clip 1 - Beyond legal expectations: Australia and the expansion of parliamentary executive discretion since 2001
Watch clip 2 - Protection and limitations: Human Rights and the Australian Human Rights Commission
Watch clip 3 - Arbitrary and mandatory detention and cancelled visas
Watch clip 4 - Educating Australia and a Bill of Rights: enshrining a 'fair go' for all
Watch clip 5 - Australian parliaments, legislation and the war on refugees
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: Beijing
26 November 2015
Hosted by Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement), we were joined by guest speaker Professor Mark Gabbott, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics.
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: Brisbane
25 March 2015
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: Canberra
11 March 2015
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: Hong Kong
29 November 2015
Alumni enjoyed reconnecting with classmates, made new friends, heard the latest developments from their University and was inspired by our guest speaker, Sally Begbie AO, who took us on an incredible journey of Crossroads Foundation.
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: London
13 October 2015
Professor David Christian, Director of the Big History Institute, presents Big History’s unique approach to telling the story of our universe.
Professor Christian will give us a wide-angled look at the complexity of life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline. In the space of just one magnificent session, you will explore 13 billion years and think about history, and your place in it, as never before.
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: Melbourne
4 March 2015
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: New York
16 April 2015
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: Shanghai
27 November 2015
Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement) hosted the annual alumni networking function and we were joined by over 100 alumni and guests.
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: Singapore
7 May 2015
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: Sydney - Cybercrime
23 September 2015
Cybercrime: Building business in the age of cybercrime
What are the current trends in cybercrime and where are the opportunities for business? What are the likely growth areas and career options for young to mid-career professionals?
Hear from the our expert alumni and academic panel with a diverse range of expertise across government, industry, finance, law enforcement and academia as they tease out these and other cybersecurity issues and opportunities.
- John Baird BSc (1989), PDComputing (1995), MCompForensics (2013) - Director of Global Technology, Information Systems & Technical Supply, Deutsche Bank
- Keith Besgrove - Honorary Fellow, Cybersecurity Research Centre, Macquarie University
- Dr Maria Milosavljevic PhD (2000) - Former CIO, Australian Crime Commission
- Nigel Freitas (Moderator) - current MGSM student
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: Sydney - Entrepreneurs
17 June 2015
We assume entrepreneurs have a greater capacity for ideas, risk and drive than most. They are more focused, passionate, and courageous to set aside the status quo in deference to their dreams and visions.
So what sets entrepreneurs apart from other ambitious and hardworking people? How do entrepreneurs personify or differentiate themselves from their product or service? What can entrepreneurs teach us about promoting ourselves?
- Avril Melhem BEd (EarlyChildEd) 2000 - Director, Coco Cubano
- Dr Lara Moroko - Lecturer in Management (Marketing) and Program Director, Master of Management, Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM)
- Mark Sarian BAppFin/BEcon 2011 - Entrepreneur, Business Development and Strategy, Consultant
- Nigel Freitas - Moderator - Former Sky News Business Journalist and current MGSM MBA student
Watch clip 1 - Are entrepreneurs born or made?
Watch clip 2 - Education: do you need a business degree to be successful?
Watch clip 3 - The importance of networks
Watch clip 4 - What qualities does an entrepreneur need (e.g. passion, resilience, an idea, investors etc)?
Watch clip 5 - Entrepreneurs and risk: identifying, managing and utilising risk
2015 Global Alumni Impact Series: Sydney - Future of health
23 July 2015
The future of health and medicine: A diagnosis affecting all of us?
Universities are increasingly playing leadership roles in the scientific discovery, provision of patient-centric care and investigation into health innovations for our current and future needs. Macquarie University and the Macquarie University Hospital are pioneering advancements in research, to treatment and patient-centric care.
But will this meet the needs of our communities? What are the major medical breakthroughs we need? How far away are our researchers to find the clues and the cures for today's killer diseases?
- Professor John Boyages - Director and Professor of Breast Oncology at the Macquarie University Cancer Institute
- Carol Bryant - Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie University Hospital
- Professor Rick Kefford AM - Medical oncologist and clinic-laboratory investigator, Macquarie University
- Professor Patrick McNeil (Moderator) - Executive Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Macquarie University
Watch clip 1 - What are the biggest opportunities or challenges our community faces in health and medicine?
Watch clip 2 - What are the drivers of health care? Are patients and families ‘co-producers’ of better health care?
Watch clip 3 - What lies ahead for the medical health sector in 25 years?
Watch clip 4 - Research – what is needed to achieve the things that change people’s lives (funding, people, facilities, industry)?
2015 Trendsetter Panel and Alumni Reception
28 October 2015
Leading for the future: building trust relationships in Education
The world is globalised. Education in NSW must find ways to excel in this new world.
Recent research shows that countries that have the most highly ranked education systems, also seem to have the best ‘trust relationships’ between schools, education authorities and the wider community. Here at Macquarie, we want to bring together our alumni, academic, and supporter communities to workshop how this research can be applied locally.
- Dr Brian Croke BADipEd (1972) BA (Hons) (1974) DLitt(HonorisCausa) (2010) - Executive Director, Catholic Education Commission, New South Wales
- Ms Leanne Gibbs BEd (1993) MPoliticsPublicPolicy (2008) - Chief Executive Officer, Community Childcare Co-operative of NSW
- Ms Jane Simmons - Executive Director, Learning and Leadership, NSW Department of Education
- Dr Norman McCulla (Moderator) - Director, Educational Leadership Program School of Education, Macquarie University
Watch clip 1 - The Institute of Early Childhood and School of Education at Macquarie University
Watch clip 2 - Building trust through the NSW Department of Education's Local Schools, Local Decisions reform
Watch clip 3 - Building trust through leadership and community support
Watch clip 4 - The importance of trust
Watch clip 5 - Trust issues and solutions in the Early Childhood sector
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