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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. ...

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 In Print – The Shadow Girl by alumnus John Larkin

In Print – The Shadow Girl by alumnus John Larkin

This heartbreaking story is inspired by real life. The narrator – the shadow girl – is homeless and on the run, at just 13 years old. Her parents have disappeared, leaving her in the care (and at the mercy) of her uncle and aunt. She sleeps in rail yards, sand dunes and abandoned houses – but tricks her way into a new school, where she pretends to have a family. The Shadow Girl is an ...