How our donors are changing the world

Our generous donors have provided scholarships to deserving students, enhanced world-changing research and helped to educate our leaders of tomorrow.

Read the personal stories of how the kindness of Macquarie University donors has impacted others.

A nurse helps a patient complete physical rehabilitation

Breast Cancer Nursing Education Fund

In the last 12 months, nursing causes have begun receiving the recognition they deserve and attracted major philanthropic gifts and corporate support, such as the Breast Cancer Nursing Education Fund. Nurses advocate for health promotion, educate patients...

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Competitor in the First Robotics competition.

Provincial Chinese STEM education opportunity

Supported by the Chi Wah Foundation, the multi-million-dollar robotics centre is being built in China’s Fuzhou Province thanks to a generous donation from Chinese businessman Dr Colin Lam. It will be a place for children from Chinese provinces who g...

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Prashan Karunaratne

Creating opportunities for students

Macquarie University has had a seminal influence on former undergraduate student, lecturer in Macquarie’s Faculty of Business and Economics, and current PhD student Prashan Karunaratne. Prashan is researching how economics is both taught and learned...

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Firefighters standing in front of their fire engine truck..

Firefighters raise funds for MND research

The Firies Climb for Motor Neuron Disease (MND), held in October 2016, saw 446 firefighters participate to support the Macquarie University Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research. They raised a staggering $510,000 — an increase of 64 per cent from...

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Students studying in a group.

Scholarship allows Victor to pursue his dream

As a child, Hong Kong-born Victor Lee harboured dreams of studying medicine overseas. However, in his final years of school, his mother lost her job, which meant there was no money for him to study abroad. Just missing out on getting enough marks to study...

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