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Here are the highlights from this week’s new job listings on CareerHub: 2018 Graduate Trading Systems Engineer, Optiver Optiver is a trading firm with a difference. We are a market-maker who takes our people and our technology seriously. Our Trading and IT teams work together as the right and left hand of the business and […]
The next Academic Senate meeting will be held at 9:30am on Tuesday 30 May 2017 in the Senate Room of the Lincoln Building. Academic Senate is the principal academic governing body of the University. For additional information regarding recent decisions, visit the ‘Activities of Academic Senate‘ webpage. To register to observe the meeting, email email@example.com.
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Five teams who qualified at our FIRST Australia Lego League national comp - plus one new wildcard team from the NSW Central Coast - head to Denmark this week to compete in the FIRST Lego League Open European Championship! #omgrobots
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With the Sydney Writers' Festival opening this week, let's revisit our chat with Macquarie alumna Bronwyn Mehan about her efforts to revitalise the Sydney publishing scene: http://macq.it/2gjaqZk
Today from 9:30am we'll be streaming The Big Friday of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship as four inspiring social innovators share their stories. Watch the stream here: http://macq.it/2rfVijG
"When I was in graduate school, you could have gone through my entire undergraduate program in security studies and not known that there were women on the planet earth. So I myself was brainwashed into thinking that issues of security and conflict and peace have nothing to do with what was going on with women. And it was a series of eye opening experiences, for example doing the research on the abnormal sex rates of China and India that really opened my eyes and I began to see all these connections that my scholarly field couldn’t even see and the reason they could see it is because they couldn’t see women."
Listen to our conversation with the inspiring Professor Valerie Hudson, who was at Macquarie as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair to share the knowledge gleaned from her WomanStats Database - the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world - at a Foreign Affairs Series event for our Global Leadership Program.
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Tassie devils under threat again!
MQ researchers working with the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program have found a human parasite in Tasmanian devil populations. Dr Michelle Power suggests that “human encroachment into the devils’ habitat, through actions such as the dispersal of wastewater from humans or swimming when suffering diarrhoea, could potentially be introducing new parasites to Tasmanian Devils habitat."
Read more: http://macq.it/2q4rQ2X
(Photo courtesy of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program)
Get a taste of Macquarie with a campus tour!
On Wednesday 24 May at 4pm, we'll be running a free 90-minute guided tour of our must-see venues and centres.
The tour is open to all and can be booked here: http://macq.it/2pMmLsX
"What I like most about my degree is its practical, real world application (like) the engineering TAFE workshop organised by Macquarie where we learnt how to use a mill, lathe, plasma cutter, wielder...and how to construct a piston pump from engineering drawings.
"The most memorable industrial experience for me was at Elanora Signs and Engraving where I was taught by a Mechanical Engineer to use CNC lasers and routers and who took me to various customers to teach me more about the engineering world.
"My ultimate career goal is to work in a management position in the biomedical engineering or design industry. To someone considering undertaking an Engineering degree at Macquarie I would say do it, you’ll never look back. You’ll learn the most valuable life skills, be highly qualified and respected, and form friendships in an encouraging, fun learning environment." - Lily, Mechanical Engineering student: http://macq.it/2niFGtt
"I was told about the Sydney Writers' Festival (SWF) last year by my lecturer in Narrative Journalism. I applied as a volunteer and wrote an article for the festival. Now, I'm participating for the second time in a supervising role.
"The entire event is absolutely phenomenal. We're like a big family and it’s so amazing being surrounded by people who have the same passion and interests as you. We're also introduced to so many authors and journalists and have some great networking opportunities.
"SWF inspired me even more to pursue a career in either investigative journalism or radio broadcasting. Currently I work at hit101.3 Sea FM as a promotions assistant, which involves live air cross approval, writing content, and coordinating promotional events." - Cheandre, Media student and Sydney Writers' Festival volunteer supervisor.
The Sydney Writers' Festival opens May 22. Find out about MQ's contribution to this year's event here: http://macq.it/2r7xBxG