Are you or your colleagues making a difference at a local or global level towards Sustainability in Higher Education? The call for proposals and papers for the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) conference will close on 15 June, 2017. Continue reading Call For Proposals and Papers for the ACTS Conference
“Buzz about what?” you may well ask! The SDGs aka the Sustainable Development Goals are becoming big news for business, industry, government and education. So much so that not being in the know is a no-no – if you know what I mean… Continue reading Have You Heard The Buzz About the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?
Did you know Macquarie University actively supports community volunteering by providing up to two days leave for continuing full time and part time staff?
Gai recently joined the Arts Learning & Teaching Team, she has been with Macquarie for 7 years working in various departments assisting staff and students. She has an extensive background in web design, learning and teaching support, and strong computer skills. She is really passionate about learning and teaching and enjoys working in a role that actively involves providing support and development to staff and students. She is currently working on streamlining FoA’s Open Universities Australia units.
Gai is also a big advocate for Sustainability initiatives at MQ, and is a Sustainability Network Rep. If you have any questions, or would just like to say hi, please email email@example.com or drop by W6A 325.
As a university we spend a lot of time trying to help our students become “what” they choose to be. But are we doing enough to help them become “who” they want to be?
Continue reading Who do you want to be when you grow up?
Last year I was sitting with one of my best friends from high school and her mum at a café in Melbourne. My friend’s mum was filling me in about the The Lotus Foundation. A charity she started after walking through a remote village in Laos, and noticing that hardly any of the girls were in school. This simple yet startling realisation resulted in her partnering with the village chief. Together they identified 44 girls from the poorest families to be sponsored to complete their education. Over the past eight years the program has been very successful. Last year, however, four of the Lotus girls went missing.
All across campus, departments and offices offer a wealth of material to help Macquarie staff and their students to engage with areas such as academic, digital and information literacy, indigenous perspectives, sustainability and employability. But would you know where to find it all? And wouldn’t it be nice if you could access everything in one place?
As one of Macquarie University’s core values, sustainability encourages staff and students alike to be mindful and intentional in their learning, considering the implications of both action and thought, and focusing on their role in moving towards a sustainable future. But what does sustainability actually mean, and what does it look like for our students?
What do accounting, permaculture and performance artist Marina Abramovic have in common? Nick McGuigan thrives on hunting for teaching inspiration from unexpected sources. Before you catch him at Learning and Teaching Week, find out a little more about what makes Nick tick… Continue reading A Curious Mind: Connect More with…Nick McGuigan