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Laura Heron

Calling all entrepreneurs, developers, designers and all-round hack enthusiasts… 

Join the MPID Healthcare Hackathon to help transform the consumer healthcare industry. Use exclusive access to NAB’s healthcare data to uncover digital solutions to benefit consumers.

The MPID Healthcare Hackathon is a Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID) initiative that brings together industry, students and entrepreneurs in the name of healthcare innovation.

This free event will be held at Macquarie University from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 February 2017.

Come on your own or in a group. The hackathon will be an opportunity to network, develop skills and win cash prizes. Teams will also have the chance to work with the MPID incubator to commercialise their idea.

To register now or for more information visit: nab.co/healthhack

Your Questions Answered from the DVC/A Town Hall

The DVC/A portfolio hosted a Town Hall event on Thursday 3 November to update the university community on achievements to date and strategic projects underway. Professors Simons and Young shared the Macquarie Theatre stage with Directors and Managers with priority given to the Indigenous White Paper, the Widening Participation Green Paper and the Library’s vision for leading nexus and ‘epic’ projects across campus.

The broader Learning and Teaching agenda was opened up to the floor of DVC/A staff for questions from attendees using live polling software. In addition to compliments on Professor Young’s tie: ‘great tie Sherman!’ and ‘vote 1 Sherman’s tie’, there were too many questions to get through in the one session, so we have compiled responses here. Continue reading Your Questions Answered from the DVC/A Town Hall

Opportunity for input: Macquarie Park Innovation District and the Macquarie University Incubator

Progressing the innovation agenda at Macquarie University, a flurry of recent activity has given shape to two strategic priority projects: the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID) led by the Office of Corporate Engagement and Advancement and the Macquarie University Incubator, co-led by Research, Learning and Teaching and Corporate Engagement, following 12 months of broad consultation.

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Collaboration in Office 365….and busting a big myth about GoogleDrive!

The transition to Office 365 has not been without its hiccups, so I have decided to work with the Macquarie Office 365 Support team to clarify how we should be using the various platforms we have available to us, and share tips as I learn them*. But to start with, some mythbusting: Contrary to rumour, GoogleDrive will not ‘disappear’ any time soon.

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National Reconciliation Week 2016 at Macquarie

Celebrated every year, National Reconciliation Week recognises the dates that commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey – the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. Everyone is invited to two special events during this year’s National Reconciliation Week: 27 May – 3 June 2016 at Macquarie University.

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