Macquarie Matters

Summer 2012 – 2013 In this issue...

Saving lives in Cambodia

Helping to create a safer
existence for the people
of Cambodia

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Macquarie welcomes new Vice-Chancellor

In September, Professor Bruce Dowton was appointed the next Vice-Chancellor and President of Macquarie University.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Bruce Dowton. Image: Effy Alexakis
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Macquarie named Australia’s number 1

Despite its relatively short history, Macquarie has become a university of international significance.

Leading in research. Image: Macquarie University
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Take your career to the next level

Take the opportunity to benefit from postgraduate study at Macquarie which is Australia’s number 1 modern university...

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Macquarie is the best choice for your future

Whatever your area of interest we have the expertise to take your career further:

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A high-tech engineering renaissance

Macquarie is the only university in Australia to offer an interdisciplinary engineering degree...

Professor Stephen Thurgate: re-energising and reshaping the Department of Engineering. Image: Bruce Heilbuth
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Support for students seeking sporting glory

The names of Australian Olympic stars like Melissa Wu and James Magnussen are synonymous with their sports of diving and swimming, but they have something else...

Melissa Wu benefited from the elite athlete program. Image: Macquarie University
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A passion for personalised cancer care

World-leading cancer specialist Professor​ John Boyages has brought his passion for personalised care to Macquarie University...

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ARIA winner returns to Macquarie

Music students couldn’t believe their luck when told they would receive personal mentoring from an ARIA award winner.

Tim Hart, performing at a free concert at Macquarie recently. Image: Macquarie University
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When music is in the blood

Not surprisingly, Hannah Kirkpatrick, granddaughter of the late country legend Slim Dusty, grew up with music all around her.

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Putting the spotlight on our alumni

Showcasing some of our finest alumni, Alumni in the Spotlight is an exciting recent addition to the Alumni Web Community...

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Medical research’s winning combination

The new Dean of The Australian School of Advanced Medicine brings a wealth of experience to Macquarie.

Professor Simon Foote. Image: Macquarie University Hospital
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Building partnerships with industry & the community

The PACE initiative provides opportunities for students to engage with communities and companies and build skills that employers value.

Judyth Sachs. Image: Michael Herman
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Giving back

Alumni Barbara Bessant and Vera Rado have made generous bequests to the University which will benefit students for years to come.

Barbara Bessant
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Extended physiotherapy masters is unique in the…

Macquarie’s new Doctor of Physiotherapy combines essential clinical practice with the business skills physiotherapists need to run their own clinic.

Dr Catherine Dean – ‘program is a perfect fit’. Image: Macquarie University.
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Master of Environment

With climate and the environment the issue of our time and demand for top-quality scientists high, Macquarie is introducing a Master of the Environment degree.

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A class act

Former student Roksana Yasmin is among a select group of educators in Australia who teach Bengali.

Roksana Yasmin, one of a select group of educators. Image: Roksana Yasmin
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Scholarship winners announced

The annual Alumni Scholarships, funded by former students, offer valuable financial assistance to outstanding recipients.

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Reconnect to enhance your networking

Staying in touch with alumni is worth the effort, writes Iggy Pintado, Connector, Connection Generation Author and Director of Marketing & Innovation, UXC Connect.

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Staying in touch is easier than ever

Macquarie’s social media platforms for alumni allow you to maintain links with people all over the world.

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Alumni recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

Eight former students have been honoured in the 2012 awards.

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Big History rollout gains momentum

With the support of a leading Macquarie academic, high school students across Australia are set to learn about the exciting new field...

David Christian with students at Narara High School. Image: Macquarie University.
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New centre targets cream of the crop

Macquarie’s Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training (CEPET) has been established to support research into outstanding performance.

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Colloquium Series gets people talking

In keeping with the University’s commitment to professional development and lifelong learning opportunities...

Professor David Christian. Image: Bruce Heilbuth
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From the heavens to human sciences

Human sciences, Indian culture and astronomy were among the diverse themes discussed and showcased at events organised by the JJLS in the past year.

Mrs Michelle Vale and Emeritus Professor Peter Howard at the ageing wisely event
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In Print

A selection of recently published books by Macquarie staff and alumni.

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The donor list

On behalf of the Macquarie University community we would like to thank all our generous donors this year.

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