Category: Human Interest

20181031 Murray Taylor VC L&T Awards

Watch Murray’s funny speech at the VC’s L&T Awards 2018

Sharing his very personal and candid story of growth, Dr Murray Taylor, who was the recipient of a Vice-Chancellor Citation Award in Learning and Teaching 2018, had the room in stitches. A moment too good not to share!

/ 14 November, 2018
Olga at the staff circus workshop

Defensive pessimism and self-handicapping: Helping students

Olga shares some lessons from the Staff Wellbeing Week circus skills workshop that can help educators deal with defensive pessimism in students.

/ 8 November, 2018
Dominique Parrish

Welcome Dominique Parrish, new Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning & Teaching

Welcome to the new Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning & Teaching, Professor Dominique Parrish. She shares her story and her initial thoughts on arriving at Macquarie.

/ 25 October, 2018
JoAnne Sparks

Thanks and Farewell to JoAnne Sparks

JoAnne Sparks is retiring from the University after almost six years. Some of JoAnne's closest colleagues wanted to say a few words to pay tribute as she says farewell to Macquarie University.

/ 25 October, 2018
people from the Macquarie University Research Internship

Internship Program Recognised For Outstanding Work With Diverse Young People

Congratulations to the Macquarie Undergraduate Research Internship program (MURI) who have been nominated for a NSW Youth Work Award for the Outstanding Work with Diverse Young People Award! Find out more about the program and how it is helping students...

/ 18 October, 2018
Michael Donovan

Embedding Indigenous Knowledges Across The Curriculum – Meet Michael Donovan

Meet Michael Donovan, the new Academic Director, Indigenous Learning and Teaching in Walanga Muru, who, through the new Curriculum Architecture, will be helping faculties embed Indigenous knowledges across all courses by 2020.

/ 3 October, 2018
little girl hugging her mothers leg

Dispelling Big Worries for Little Kids

It can be frustrating and even heart-breaking to watch a parent struggle to calm a child suffering from extreme anxiety, but researchers have found a solution that’s been proven to arm little kids and their parents with the skills to...

/ 2 October, 2018

Day In The Life: Mirjana Jovancevic

Mirjana Jovancevic is the Associate Director, MUIC Programs. She talks about her early morning exercise routine, how she loves MUIC's diversity, and likens MUIC's fast-paced delivery model to hurdling.

/ 20 September, 2018
Girl at computer

The Three Most Important Digital Literacy Skills

The Widening Participation Unit's LEAP-Links Digital Literacy program aims to address the growing gap in digital competencies in low socio-economic status (low SES) students and students from regional and remote areas.

/ 20 September, 2018