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 Macquarie alumna – and current student – shines at Coptic Studies conference

Macquarie alumna – and current student – shines at Coptic Studies conference

Every four years, the International Association for Coptic Studies gets together for their worldwide conference. This year, one of Macquarie’s own Master of Research students, Sue, was awarded the prize for best thesis. We caught up with Sue to hear more about her amazing achievement, and what motivates her to be a lifelong learner. “I’m just starting my PhD. I’ve been learning a...

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 Honorary docs awarded as part of spring graduation season

Honorary docs awarded as part of spring graduation season

Journalist Richard Ackland AM has been awarded an honorary doctorate in recognition of his long-serving contribution to journalism and law. Mr Ackland is legal affairs columnist, editor of the online legal affairs newspaper Justinian, publisher of the Gazette of Law and Journalism, and has been admitted as a legal practitioner Supreme Court of NSW. He has won numerous awards, including M...

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 Alumnus Justin Morris conquers the desert – on bike

Alumnus Justin Morris conquers the desert – on bike

Macquarie alumnus Justin Morris recently completed the annual Simpson Desert Bike Challenge, which is the world's oldest multi day mountain bike race. “It was five days of racing 600km across Australia's largest sand dune desert. I managed to win the race after a gruelling week in the desert. The finish line is in Birdsville, QLD."  The Simpson Desert Bike Challenge has been running e...

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 University Blues winners get together to celebrate their sporting achievement

University Blues winners get together to celebrate their sporting achievement

Recently Macquarie Blues winners were invited to join fellow sporting high achievers at a combined event for Blues from Sydney University, the University of New South Wales and UTS. Held to coincide with the Olympics, the Sydney Metro Blues event was held in the City and was attended by Blues greats Robert Moscato (Karate 1992), Elisa Barnard (Archery 2013), Andrew Clark (Mountain biking 20...

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 Phillip Salem: Social justice advocate and inspirational leader

Phillip Salem: Social justice advocate and inspirational leader

For National Managing Partner of Sparke Helmore Phillip Salem (BEcon/LLB '83), it was Macquarie that chose him, rather than the other way around. “I was determined to study law anywhere that would take me,” he says. “I had come from a migrant background and an under-resourced school and feel particularly indebted to Macquarie for giving me that opportunity.” Fearless challenge...

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 Enrico (Ric) Casagrande

Enrico (Ric) Casagrande

Dodging ambushes on one of the world’s most dangerous stretches of road in Iraq was not quite the career Macquarie Law alumnus Enrico (Ric) Casagrande (BA/LLB '81) had in mind when he was an undergraduate. “I studied at Macquarie when it was still regarded as a bit of an upstart,” says Ric.  “We all felt that we were part of something new and different, and being a Macquarie law st...