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 Dealing with COVID-19 anxiety and isolation for older people

Dealing with COVID-19 anxiety and isolation for older people

Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health shares top tips on how older people can deal with the emotional and mental impacts of COVID-19. Learn the facts (but limit media exposure) Stay up to date with factual information from reliable sources such as the Australian Government Department of Health, and follow their recommendations. However, a constant influx of information and m...

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 Macquarie Mountaineering Society – Ric Daniel remembers the early years

Macquarie Mountaineering Society – Ric Daniel remembers the early years

The Macquarie Mountaineering Society (MMS) was founded in 1967 and still today it's members keep in touch.  They've held a number of reunion events and have collated a wonderful book full of anecdotes and images from those carefree days.   "From the vantage point of our 60- and 70-year-old selves, it perhaps seems amazing that a group of mainly 17 to 21 year olds could accomplish what we all...

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 First graduating class of 1970 celebrates 50 years

First graduating class of 1970 celebrates 50 years

The first group of Macquarie graduates, the Class of 1969, graduated on Saturday 21 March in 1970. There were 152 graduates in March, and a further 39 graduates in a second ceremony later in the year. The University's first two doctorates were conferred on Harold George Cogger and Joan Elizabeth Kirkby.  The University received its first undergraduates in February 1967. On the 31st May 1967 ...

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 2019 Alumni Award Winners Announced

2019 Alumni Award Winners Announced

Macquarie University Alumni Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of alumni, and provide an opportunity to share their inspirational stories with the University and the wider community. Our alumni are a source of pride and motivation, and they embody the University’s association with excellence. The award categories ensure alumni from all areas of the community are recognised for th...

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 From India to beyond – adrenalin junkie Nishant Patel believes anything is possible

From India to beyond – adrenalin junkie Nishant Patel believes anything is possible

"The desire to succeed should be much greater than the fear of failure. No risk taken means no rewards gained.” So says Nishant Patel, founder of The Grand Vacationist, an experiential travel company that designs tailored vacations and celebrations with elements of luxury, adventure and a point of difference. Mumbai-based Nishant completed his M.A. in International Business at Macquarie U...

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 Macquarie Memories – In all probability…

Macquarie Memories – In all probability…

Professor Murray Aitkin taught at Macquarie from 1969 to 1976 as a senior lecturer in statistics in Psychology and Economics. He recently attended his grandson’s graduation at Macquarie and was invited to join the academic procession.  The emotions of the day stirred his memory and he relates an interesting anecdote about helping a student with a statistical dilemma. I was teaching stati...