Image: Associate Professor Daniel Zucker, Jo Hatton (Manager, Workplace Equity & Diversity), Sophie Curtis (Manager, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Campus Life) and Xuan Luu (Education Officer, Student Wellbeing) at the Australian Workplace Equality Index lunch.
Macquarie’s silver linings
Macquarie has been awarded Silver status in the 11th annual Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) – the definitive national benchmark on LGBTQ workplace inclusion.
As one of only 37 Australian organisations to be granted Silver or Gold, Macquarie continues to be considered a leader in equality and inclusion in higher education.
“Macquarie has shown itself to be steadfastly committed to workplace diversity and inclusion, despite the challenges we are experiencing as a result of COVID,” says Nicole Gower, Vice-President, People and Services. “I’d like to thank everyone at Macquarie – in particular, our Ally Network and members of our MQ Inclusion and local Diversity and Inclusion committees – for their hard work in creating the positive change that has been recognised with this accolade.”
The Department of Physics and Astronomy has also been recognised with a Silver Pleiades Award from Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Astronomy (IDEA). Macquarie one of only eight Australian research institutions to achieve Gold or Silver status.
The Awards recognise organisations in Australian astronomy that take active steps to advance the careers of women through focused programs, and strive for sustained improvement in providing opportunities for women to achieve positions of seniority, influence and recognition.
Bringing the Southern Ocean to Europe
Associate Professor Liu presented on the environmental opportunities and geopolitical obstacles to the protection of the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica, which is home to nearly 10,000 unique and diverse species.
“I was deeply honoured to be invited to address the European Parliament on the issue of protecting the Southern Ocean,” Associate Professor Liu says. ” Choices made by international community in 2021 will determine our prospects of realising a socially just and environmentally sustainable future of the planet, and whether we, the human beings will achieve a future ‘living in harmony with nature’.”
Macquarie Law alumni shine in the 30 under 30
Lawyers Weekly has announced this year’s 30 Under 30 Awards finalists and Macquarie Law School alumni have placed second in the total number of graduates nominated, from over 240 finalists.
“Macquarie law alumni have a long tradition of leadership across industries, including the legal professions,” says Professor Marc De Vos, Dean of Macquarie Law School. “It is truly exciting to see the younger generation excel. We are proud to see their progress and contributions as they emerge as new leaders.”
Law school lecturer to lead Asia-Pacific network
Centre for Environmental Law executive group member Paul Govind will take up the role as the Asia-Pacific Director of the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE).
GNHRE is a large global network of thinkers, researchers, policy-makers, opinion-formers and community activists who produce, exchange and learn from world-leading scholarship and insights drawn from community-embedded experience and praxis at the interface between human rights and the environment all over the world.
Coffee’s on Amanda and Eva!
Congratulations to Amanda Wright from the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Eva Lu from the Faculty of Science and Engineering – both winners in the ESC Café launch competition.
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