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 Macquarie alumni feature in 2019 Australia Day honours

Macquarie alumni feature in 2019 Australia Day honours

  Macquarie alumni were recognised for their contributions to a range of endeavours in the 2019 Australia Day Honours. Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes at UNSW, Professor Andrew J Pitman (PCEdLeadership /HE 2001) received the Officer of the Order of Australia award for distinguished service to science as a leading researcher, particularly of climate syst...

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 Discover ‘You to the Power of Us’ – Macquarie’s new ad campaign

Discover ‘You to the Power of Us’ – Macquarie’s new ad campaign

If you've visit the cinema or check your social media feeds recently, you might see some familiar faces pop up on the big screen, with some of Macquarie’s notable researchers featuring in the University’s new advertising campaign. Focusing on the power of human collaboration to achieve outcomes and impact, the campaign launch is a major milestone in the University’s ongoing ‘S...

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 Macquarie alumni feature in 2018 Australia Day honours

Macquarie alumni feature in 2018 Australia Day honours

Twenty Macquarie alumni were recognised for their contributions to a range of endeavours in the 2018 Australia Day Honours. Former Australian netball captain and champion, broadcaster and media commentator, Liz Ellis (B Arts / LLB 1997), and Industrial Relations academic, Emeritus Professor Russell Lansbury (Doctor of Laws (HonorisCausa) 2005), received the Officer of the Order of Australia a...

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 The Vice-Chancellor’s welcome

The Vice-Chancellor’s welcome

The first year of our second half-century saw a remarkable step change in our performance across the University. Last year we released our learning and teaching strategic framework, Learning for the future; achieved a 100 per cent rating for research at or above world standard in the Excellence in Research for Australia assessments; received five future fellowship awards from the Australian Rese...

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 Welcome to 2016

Welcome to 2016

It is a pleasure to write to you at the start of another exciting year. The campus has come back to life after the summer break, with students taking up or resuming their studies for the year. As the world of higher education continues to evolve quickly, this year promises to be full of opportunity and challenge. Increasingly, we find that universities need to be clear about their aspiratio...

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 Macquarie research successes accelerate

Macquarie research successes accelerate

In the past few months, Macquarie University has enjoyed outstanding success in securing funding for projects with the potential for significant impact. Two illustrations of this from many recent notable examples include the accomplishments of Associate Professors Ian Blair and Phil Taylor, and their respective teams. Associate Professor Ian Blair, his research team and his collaborators we...