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 Dr Daniel Ghezelbash: Senior Lecturer; Social Justice Clinic Director

Dr Daniel Ghezelbash: Senior Lecturer; Social Justice Clinic Director

Dr Daniel Ghezelbash’s affiliation with refugees is in his blood; his own family came to Australia as refugees in the early 1980s. “Growing up, I was acutely aware of how lucky I was that my family managed to get to safety, and of the fact that there were millions of people around the world facing persecution with nowhere to run to,” he says. This awareness has driven his own caree...

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 $8 million awarded in ARC Funding towards research into hearing, language and neuroscience

$8 million awarded in ARC Funding towards research into hearing, language and neuroscience

No fewer than 22 Macquarie research projects have received funding in the latest ARC Major Grants round, amounting to $8, 447, 451 in total. The Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, made the announcement this morning for funding commencing in 2018. Separated by category, Macquarie was successful in receiving funding for Discovery Projects (DP; $5, 709,...

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 Two Macquarie professors recognised at NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research

Two Macquarie professors recognised at NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research

Macquarie University has scored a double win at last week’s NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research. Professor Richard Kefford took home the Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year Award for his sustained contributions to the field of cancer research in NSW including publications and mentorship of other cancer researchers. Professor Helen Rizos was also recognised, winnin...

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 It’s the mother and child reunion: sea lion mothers spot their pups in a crowd

It’s the mother and child reunion: sea lion mothers spot their pups in a crowd

Sea lion mothers can identify the age of their own pup based on visual cues alone, and even when pups progress from babies to teenagers the females remember what their young looks like and limit their search only to pups showing similar features, in new scientific research just published. When returning to the colony after foraging in the ocean, mothers must find and correctly identify thei...

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 Male teachers headed for extinction in Australia

Male teachers headed for extinction in Australia

Macquarie University researchers have calculated the proportion of male teachers from 1965 to 2016 in Australia, and report that with their current declining rate, male teachers will no longer exist in Australian primary schools by the year 2067. The study is the first ever to track the trajectory of male teachers in any country, with the researchers calling for a review of Australian workforc...

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 Andrew Burke: environmental crime fighter

Andrew Burke: environmental crime fighter

  Andrew Burke (BSc/LLB '97) is fascinated by a particularly unique branch of the law: environmental crime. That fascination has now developed into a full-time occupation, with Andrew immersed in the topic, both as researcher and teacher. “Environmental crime is different to other forms of crime. Most obviously, the victim is usually not a person,” Andrew explains. That throw...