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 Standing up for science

Standing up for science

It’s not unusual for law graduates to pursue a career in comedy, but what is unusual is scientists taking to the comedy stage. Associate Professor Michelle Power from the School of Natural Sciences at Macquarie University met Tom Stevenson – MQ graduate and founder of the comedy production company Scary Strangers – while preparing for The STEAM Room comedy night at the 2022 Sydney Comedy F...

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 Reaching for the light

Reaching for the light

From a Master of Arts Literature student being given sage advice by a newly published Margaret Atwood to nurturing some of Australia’s most exciting writing talent such as Liane Moriarty, Associate Professor, researcher and published poet Marcelle Freiman has spent more than thirty years as a student, academic and lecturer at Macquarie University. Now, as she embraces retirement and life bey...

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 Making space for kindness

Making space for kindness

Cara Zelas says things have come full circle in her journey with Macquarie, and she’s spot on. Having graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Media (2003) and a Bachelor of Education (Primary) (2009), Cara is an early childhood entrepreneur with her own heart-led property, the Big World of Little Dude. In 2020, the business was selected as a case study in a Department of Media...

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 Collective action

Collective action

It’s not often that someone can give you an insight into an entire generation as they are, not as we think they might be. Macquarie University Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Global Leadership Program graduate Angelica Ojinnaka is one such person. A researcher and advocate for youth affairs and gender equality, she was recently named Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations. ...

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 Looking on the bright side

Looking on the bright side

A Macquarie University International Scholarship recipient, there’s no doubt Macy made the most of her time in Australia. In addition to her masters, she also enrolled in the Global Leadership Program, achieving a Certificate in International Business Negotiations, found time to be a delegate at the World Model United Nations (MUN) in Melbourne, and was an active member of the Filipino Student S...

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 MD graduates answer the call for help

MD graduates answer the call for help

It’s one thing to dare to be different. It’s quite another to underpin those ambitions with action and realise change. But that’s exactly what the MD program at Macquarie University aimed to achieve and is now doing. One graduate at a time. With the first cohort having completed their course at the end of 2021, the long journey to reimagining what an MD program, and indeed what a qualifie...