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UNIVERSITY NEWS
 Introducing the Macquarie MD

Introducing the Macquarie MD

Macquarie University’s Doctor of Medicine, known as the Macquarie MD, was launched in 2017, with the first cohort of students beginning their journey to becoming a doctor in 2018. “The innovative, four-year graduate entry program integrates applied medical sciences with clinical sciences, professionalism, research and cultural responsiveness,” explains Professor Patrick McNeil, Execut...

RESEARCH
 A shared wisdom

A shared wisdom

The Ngukurr Wi Stadi Bla Kantri (meaning ‘we study the country’ in Kriol) research team is a unique collaboration between Ens, Ngandi Elder Cherry Wulumirr Daniels, the Yugul Mangi rangers, Ngukurr School and community members from the remote Aboriginal community of Ngukurr. The team is discovering new species; finding new populations of threatened species; preserving culturally signifi...

FEATURES
 On cue

On cue

What does learning to ride a bike have to do with aircraft near misses or saving international students from drowning? Quite a lot for industries and businesses where sound judgement is critical for ensuring safe outcomes, according to Professor Mark Wiggins from the Department of Psychology. “When we make judgements about situations, even complex ones, we rely on cues,” says Wiggins. ...

ALUMNI FOCUS
 2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Dr Anthony Field AM, Dr Greg Page AM, Dr Murray Cook AM

2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Dr Anthony Field AM, Dr Greg Page AM, Dr Murray Cook AM

CATEGORY: EDUCATION You know you’re encountering a truth when you receive the same information and sentiment from different sources. This is certainly the case in speaking with Dr Anthony Field, Dr Greg Page and Dr Murray Cook from The Wiggles, who all studied early childhood together at Macquarie. While much has been made of their extraordinary accomplishments and popularity, Page ...

ALUMNI FOCUS
 2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Professor Alan Mackay-Sim

2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Professor Alan Mackay-Sim

CATEGORY: MEDICINE AND HEALTH “My life has been dominated by following my own dreams completely,” says Professor Mackay-Sim, who remains mentally connected to his alma mater – Macquarie. “I have followed its success from a pioneering institution in the early 1970s when I attended to the powerhouse it is today.” At school, Mackay-Sim was interested in how the brain works, so he ...

ALUMNI FOCUS
 2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Jennifer Star and Shaun Star

2018 Macquarie University Alumni Awards – Jennifer Star and Shaun Star

CATEGORY: RISING STARS Distinguished alumni Jennifer (Jen) and Shaun Star, who met at Macquarie, are a force for good in the world. They are often reverently referred to as a ‘powerhouse couple’ but ‘rising stars’ reflects their alumni award, their surname and their aspirations to help others. Jen lives in Delhi, India, and runs Tara.Ed, a not-for-profit organisation that promote...