Three academic staff have been elected to sit on University Council for the 2016 – 2017 term– two of whom, you may already know.
Professor Deb Kane from the Department of Physics and Astronomy is commencing her third term on Council and aspires for “our University community to function collectively so that we can all read the University’s Ethical framework, with a sense that its principles are alive and well at Macquarie University”.
Professor Richie Howitt from the Department of Geography and Planning, has been elected for a second term and sees the big challenge of his term “as ensuring that Council nurtures Macquarie’s capacity to respond to change in ways that are consistent with our Ethics Statement and that support our capacity to nurture successful academic career paths for future staff”.
Deb and Richie are joined by Professor Catherine Dean, the Head of Department and Director of the Physiotherapy Program, who has been elected to Council for the first time. Cath is looking forward to working on Council “to ensure the University realises its strategic vision”.
More information on University Council and all its members can be found on the Council website.