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 A silver lining that leads to the Eternal City

A silver lining that leads to the Eternal City

The way people work, learn and play across the world has significantly changed as individuals, organisations and governments respond to the outbreak of a global pandemic. The world over, people are wondering what the new normal might look like. There is much uncertainty, the news cycle is relentless and we now talk about pre-COVID-19 times. In 1634, English poet John Milton (1608-74) wrote ...

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 Banking on the greater good

Banking on the greater good

Imagine a future where every purchase we make, big or small, contributes to a more just and sustainable future. This is the singular vision of Samuel Philipos and Mitchelle Katsande, co-founders of Benevolence Financial Group – a mortgage broker with a fundamental difference. “Whether it’s your morning coffee or buying your dream home, we believe that every transaction can help fight ...

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 Bill Bowman – a guiding light

Bill Bowman – a guiding light

With a strong sense of social justice and compassion for those navigating the criminal justice system, alumnus Bill Bowman (MBA 2000) proves life doesn’t stop after retirement – and can be even more fulfilling. Time is a funny thing. It passes before us so slowly as to be almost imperceptible, yet when we look back on certain events, they are like a stake in the ground; a marker that sh...

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 Shane Fitzsimmons – leading authentically

Shane Fitzsimmons – leading authentically

With his compassionate and level-headed leadership, Macquarie alumnus and RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons (MMgmt 2019) embodies what we need from those at the forefront of our most challenging situations. We uncover how he captivated the nation during one of Australia’s worst bushfire seasons on record. Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons isn’t one to ask of others what he isn’t prepared...

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 The Wiggles – then and now

The Wiggles – then and now

Greg, Anthony, Murray and Jeff – the original Wiggles – are arguably Macquarie University’s best-known and best-loved alumni. Dr Anthony Field, Dr Greg Page, Dr Jeff Fatt and Dr Murray Cook all received Honorary Degrees from Macquarie.  Anthony, Greg and Murray studied early childhood together at Macquarie in the late 80s and were recipients of the Alumni Award for Education in 20...

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 2020 off to a big start for our Global Networks

2020 off to a big start for our Global Networks

January is traditionally a quiet month at home in Australia, but it was a busy time for our global networks, with 6 events held across the world. From Singapore and Seoul, to Athens and London and across the globe to New York and Toronto, alumni networks came together to kickstart a new year and a new decade. Events included: Speed Networking in Singapore - Thursday 16 January Annual ...