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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...

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 Alumni shine at Thai awards

Alumni shine at Thai awards

Macquarie alumnus Khun Prom was recently invited to share his experiences studying in Australia at the Australian Chamber of Commerce Alumni Awards in Bangkok. The awards promote the value of an Australian education to Thai students and inspire young alumni to follow in the footsteps of prominent alumni who are using what they have learnt to deliver genuine change, development and real prog...

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 Alumni return to Macquarie share their career advice

Alumni return to Macquarie share their career advice

Macquarie’s Career and Employment Service recently partnered with Alumni Relations to offer the first in a series for final year undergraduate students called Launch your Career. During the series, alumni working in a variety of employment areas will be returning ‘home’ to share their career stories and offer advice to current students to help them move forward professionally – eve...

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 Building connections to build a career

Building connections to build a career

Today, the average age of teachers is currently over 50, with many considering retirement in the foreseeable future. While that will certainly make way for a new cohort of teachers to take over, as many graduate teachers know, it can be hard to land a permanent position. Macquarie alumnus Tsukasa Ishida has some advice. Tsukasa originally came to Macquarie as an exchange student from his...