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Granny Smith Festival Drive-In Cinema

Granny Smith Festival Drive-In Cinema

At 35 years old, the annual Granny Smith Festival has its MO down pat. At this time of year, locals flock to the streets to celebrate Australia’s favourite apple — one that has a history deeply rooted in Ryde, as Maria Ann ‘Granny’ Smith accidentally grew the first known crop here back in 1868. But,..
The A to Z of cool Macquarie science

The A to Z of cool Macquarie science

Macquarie is home to some of the coolest and most innovative research projects happening in science today. Here we celebrate the impressive breadth of expertise coming out of our Faculty of Science and Engineering, from A to Z.   Astrophotonics and Instrumentation – Using cutting-edge technology to build the next generation of instruments and telescopes to help us..
We are the most innovative postcode

We are the most innovative postcode

Sydney may be the innovation capital of Australia, but Macquarie Park, in the city’s north, is leading the charge as the nation’s premier innovation location. A thriving ecosystem of technology, entrepreneurship and commercialisation, Macquarie Park’s business community is collaborating on – and accelerating – ideas that will define the future. As Australia’s number-one region for..
How Vaccines Work

How Vaccines Work

Billions of dollars and countless hours are being devoted to developing a vaccine for COVID-19. Infectious diseases epidemiologist Professor Janaki Amin explains how vaccines work and what might lie ahead in the search for a solution to the pandemic. – Vaccines work through an ‘expose-response’ mechanism. Vaccination trains cells in the body’s immune system to..
Students talk of the “incredible power” of COVID support

Students talk of the “incredible power” of COVID support

Student Annie Renouf says she’s proud to be part of the Macquarie community as we rally to support each other through COVID. While exceptional student support has long been a hallmark of Macquarie’s ‘students first’ mindset, 2020 will be remembered as the year that student support went beyond anything we have known before.  Teams across..
Medicine and health students support the community during COVID

Medicine and health students support the community during COVID

Third-year medical student Po Hung Li (centre) with fellow students at the Macquarie University COVID WiSE Clinic Third-year medical student Po Hung Li (Will) is among 15 students playing a vital role in the coronavirus pandemic by volunteering at the WiSE COVID Testing Clinic which MQ Health is supporting. In the video below, Will steps through the simulated..
11 ways to think like an innovator

11 ways to think like an innovator

Have you ever wondered what makes an innovator – an innovator? Here are the 11 key mindsets of an innovator when developing a product or service that will disrupt the industry. Thirteen innovation managers were interviewed from industries across healthcare, business services, chemical, finance, IT and real estate. The organisations they work in are multinationals..
Your Link

Your Link

Digital technologies touch so many aspects of our daily lives, with astonishing power to transform our wellbeing and quality of life – but our ageing communities are often left behind, much to their detriment. An award-winning Australian startup is on the frontline in turning this around. YourLink, co-founded in 2015 by long-time friends Rick Hollingworth..