Connected people


10 questions with… Michael Sheng

Before moving to Macquarie, Professor Michael Sheng spent 10 years at the School of Computer Science, University of Adelaide. Michael holds a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales and did his post-doc as a research scientist at CSIRO ICT Centre. Earlier this year, Michael was recognised by AMiner as […]


Secret life of… Simon Handley

Macquarie’s Faculty of Human Sciences is known internationally for its ground-breaking research in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and education. As the faculty’s Executive Dean, Professor Simon Handley oversees a unique combination of teaching and research designed to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human. Simon’s secret passion is running… […]


Macquarie’s senior leaders look forward

Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton addresses Macquarie’s senior leaders 150 of Macquarie’s senior academic and professional staff have met to review progress of the vision outlined in the strategic framework, Our University: A Framing of Futures. Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton welcomed the leaders with a presentation on the value of effective, shared leadership and […]


Macquarie Scholars Connect – 2017

By the  Macquarie International Operations team More than 150 staff and international and domestic students gathered on Thursday 11 May for Macquarie International’s annual Macquarie Scholars Connect reception to welcome to campus new international arrivals as well as returning exchange students. Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton addressed the assembled scholars and encouraged them to get involved […]


Macquarie’s ‘Thunder Down Under’ shines on world science & technology stage

Macquarie’s FIRST Robotics team – winners on the world stage Macquarie University’s FIRST* Robotics Team 3132, aka Thunder Down Under, is a group of high school students and mentors who share a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The students, from years 8-12, come from more than 40 high schools across Sydney. They […]

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Sharing the wisdom: Opening iLearn

As noted in last week’s story on Macquarie’s Learning and Teaching strategy, the University is focused on creating a connected culture where we all work together towards the best outcomes for both students and staff. Sharing our collective teaching knowledge and experience can help achieve this goal, and upcoming improvements to iLearn will allow staff […]

Macquarie’s mentoring program wins NSW Humanitarian Award

Macquarie University’s LEAP – Macquarie Mentoring (Refugee Mentoring) Program has been recognised with the NSW Humanitarian Award 2016 in Education. The awards were presented by New South Wales Premier Mike Baird at the NSW launch of Refugee Week 2016 at the Inner West Refugee Centre on Friday. The Humanitarian Awards are held each year as […]

Librarian’s paper is one for the books

Image courtesy of State Library of NSW. (Left to right) Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian; Emma Lawler, 2016 Jean Arnot Memorial Fellowship winner,; and Nola Barkl, President, National Council of Women of NSW. Congratulations are in order for Emma Lawler of Macquarie University Library, who was recently announced as the 2016 winner of the Jean Arnot Memorial […]