Learn more about Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor Professor S Bruce Dowton as he engages in conversation with leading interviewer Richard Morecroft. Watch the welcome and introduction by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, Professor Judyth Sachs and the official reopening of the… Read more
Welcome to Macquarie University, which I am proud to lead as its fifth Vice-Chancellor and President. Macquarie is a vibrant and growing institution and I am delighted to welcome you to our web-home. Many have contributed to that growth in… Read more
At a ceremony recently in New Delhi, the Premier of New South Wales, Mr Barry O’Farrell, awarded prestigious scholarships to two Indian students to study at Macquarie University. Each student will complete a PhD at Macquarie in an area of… Read more
On October 30 the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, attended and spoke to the annual lunch of The Joan and John Lincoln Society. The Society was established by University Council in October 2009 to honour the elder statesmen and women… Read more
Scenes from the September graduation ceremonies featuring the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, the Provost, Professor Judyth Sachs, and the Chancellor, Mr Michael Egan. Photographs by Effy Alexakis.
Professor Dowton was born in 1956 to a working class family in the tiny far west NSW town of Ivanhoe (Pop 265) where his grandfather ran a sheep station. He was then raised in Dubbo. His father worked for the NSW Government railway his entire life, and both parents worked hard to give Bruce and his older brother opportunities they never had. Bruce was the first in his family to go to university, and to this day he feels deeply indebted to his parents for the many sacrifices they made and the support they provided. “I am where I am today due to education and my family,” he says. Read full biography »
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