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 Vale Jill Roe

Vale Jill Roe

The university community, alumni and friends came together on Monday 20 February to celebrate the life of Emeritus Professor Jill Roe, one of the university’s founding tutors (and later professor), who died earlier this year. Jillian Roe AO was born in 1940 in Tumby Bay, SA, a small farming town where her father was a farmer and her mother a nurse. After finishing school at Adelaide Girls...

UNIVERSITY NEWS

MGSM ranks first in Australia, for the third year in a row

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) has once again taken out the title of Australia’s best business school as well as placing in the world’s top 50 business schools. Based on the results of the Financial Times’ global MBA ranking which is considered a benchmark of business school excellence MGSM placed 49th globally and first in Australia, for the third consecutive year. Th...

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 Refugee mentoring program wins Humanitarian Award

Refugee mentoring program wins Humanitarian Award

Macquarie University’s LEAP – Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring) Program has been awarded the 2016 NSW Humanitarian Award in Education. The LEAP Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring) program is a unique mentoring program for high school students from refugee backgrounds, and provides a friendly atmosphere for students from refugee backgrounds to explore and navigate future educat...

RESEARCH
 Research Spotlight: Vijaya Nagarajan

Research Spotlight: Vijaya Nagarajan

Associate Professor Vijaya Nagarajan (BEcon/LLB '83) has been a researcher at Macquarie Law School for the past 16 years, and is exploring ways of creating a regulatory framework that will economically empower women in Pacific countries. “Women are half the world’s population,” she says. “Yet, right now in many Pacific countries, they hold less than 10 per cent of senior jobs and pa...

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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...