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 Vale Nina Jin Zhou

Vale Nina Jin Zhou

Nina was a Macquarie University graduate (Bachelor of Applied Finance, Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), Master of Applied Statistics) who made a significant contribution to the Macquarie community through her work with the Macquarie Transition Program, as a part of the refugee tutoring initiative and as president of the Macquarie University Computing Society (MUCS). She worked for th...

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 Harnessing the healing power of thinking positively

Harnessing the healing power of thinking positively

Paul Kraus was one of Macquarie’s first graduates, attending the new university when many of its other students were mothers who’d returned to study after raising families, Catholic brothers and nuns and, like him, people who'd been in the workforce. “When I learned I had been accepted I was thrilled at the prospect, when for so long I felt a university education was a glittering priz...

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 Award season

Award season

It might not be the bright lights of Hollywood, or feature the paparazzi or a red carpet that runs for miles. But to us, awards for academic achievement or community work deserve a brighter spotlight. And this year, the light shone on a number of our extended Macquarie family as they were acknowledged across a variety of awards. Alumnus Dr Philip Foreman AM was selected in this year’s Aus...

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 The gift that keeps on giving

The gift that keeps on giving

Greville Anthony Price, a graduate of the Division of Environment and Life Sciences, left a most generous gift in his will to the University. Specifying his desire to support research in plant ecology, his bequest allowed for the publication of research on the native vegetation of Duck River and Rookwood Cemetery in Western Sydney. This is an example of one person’s wish to support a spec...

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 International Alumni update

International Alumni update

Thank you to everyone who has played a role in our international Alumni chapters and networks to date and we hope you will continue to do so. The Our University: A Framing of Futures vision will be revealed soon and Macquarie will be celebrating its Jubilee next year. We invite alumni to celebrate the University’s wonderful achievements to date. If you are interested in being more involve...

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 Participation units gain PACE

Participation units gain PACE

Macquarie’s Participation and Community Engagement (PACE) program gives students the opportunity to put their academic knowledge to practical use. But not only do they develop capabilities and skills that employers value, the experience can also change the direction of a graduate’s life. Macquarie alumnus Ryan Zahrai took up a PACE unit when he was in his fourth year studying Law. ...