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 Welcome to this special jubilee blog edition

Welcome to this special jubilee blog edition

Welcome to this special 50-year jubilee blog edition of Macquarie Matters, recognising your achievements as alumni and your ongoing connection and importance to Macquarie. Celebrating anniversaries gives us an opportunity to look back on our achievements and see how far we have come. As a university, we have much to be proud of, including a steadily growing international reputation and...

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 Tomorrow calling

Tomorrow calling

During the winter months, we are all grateful for the buildings we live and work in to keep the elements out and the warmth in. But there is much more to their purpose than simply giving us shelter from the inclement weather. Buildings provide a sense of place and help to shape the communities that inhabit them. As Vice-Chancellor I know that this has been at the heart of our new Campus Master...

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 50 years later and Macquarie is still different

50 years later and Macquarie is still different

  The start of a new year is an exciting time for us all, and for our University, this is an especially exciting year as we prepare to celebrate our 50th anniversary. In a few weeks we will launch our Jubilee program to commemorate this momentous occasion, and I look forward to meeting many of you throughout the year at the various events on and off campus. While the Jubilee is a ti...

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 A University of service and engagement

A University of service and engagement

In August, the University community gathered together in the Campus Hub building for the official launch of our strategic framework, Our University: A Framing of Futures. In conversation with Richard Morecroft, I set out for the university the results of a long, deep consultative process that asked the question: who are we, and where do we see ourselves in the future. The long-term vision f...

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 Our University: A Framing of Futures

Our University: A Framing of Futures

Over the past few months, I have asked staff, students and alumni to join me in a strategic planning process we have called Our University: A Framing of Futures, to define our long-term aspirations and make Macquarie University truly distinctive within Australia and around the world. The history of our University is remarkable. As a graduate you know that in just a few decades, we have emer...