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 Young guns

Young guns

  Chance encounters have helped inspire our graduates and students to help make the world a better place. For Susanna Matters (BA/DipEd 2013), who studied teaching, her ‘moment’ was realising it wasn’t her teaching, but rather monthly periods that made her female students at a Kenyan village miss school. “It’s not a glamorous issue, but it’s also one that isn’t goin...

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 Doctorate leads to fundamental shift in thinking for business expert

Doctorate leads to fundamental shift in thinking for business expert

For Dr. K. Kayani, studying for a doctorate in strategic tourism management alongside industry professionals and academics at MGSM taught him to keep striving for his goals, no matter what obstacles he encountered. He says that this has been the key to professional achievement. Currently employed at the Commonwealth Bank Australia, Dr. Kayani also sits on the Board of technology firm Konced...

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 Intelligence and security studies alumna secures top consulting job

Intelligence and security studies alumna secures top consulting job

Macquarie’s Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism with the Master of International Security Studies alumna, Sarah Iannantuono recently completed her double degree and has embarked on an exciting career with KPMG. She has secured a role at KPMG is as a consultant in the Forensic Department where she undertakes a range of duties from active investigations to digital foren...

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 Alumna wins prestigious Stanner Award for Indigenous water rights research

Alumna wins prestigious Stanner Award for Indigenous water rights research

Dr Virginia Marshall, the first Indigenous woman to receive a PhD from the Macquarie Law School, has received the Stanner Award for her thesis on Aboriginal water rights. The manuscript was the unanimous winner in the competition, which was open to all aspiring Indigenous authors of academic works. Through her research, Virginia is aiming to foster a deeper understanding of Aboriginal ...

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Alumni in the spotlight: Hani Yassa

In 2014, Hani Yassa created Charli Chair with inspiration from his wife Meray. Their wish: Find a simpler way to bathe their children with ease at different stages of their life. How it all began My wife Meray has always struggled with bath time. Whether it’s the slip and slide at the newborn age, not to mention the aches and pains of both her knees and back, or the battle with the toddl...

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 Macquarie alumni feature as the finalists in 2015 ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards

Macquarie alumni feature as the finalists in 2015 ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards

Six prominent Macquarie alumni have been announced as finalists in the 2015 ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards. Tianjin-based Jicheng Liu is a finalist in the Austrade – Australia China Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship. He is the CEO of Richfields Capital Limited, and holds a Masters of Management and an MBA from Macquarie. In the last decade, he successfully managed the IPO of Dyn...