After 12 years of unwavering commitment to council, Dr Elizabeth Magassy retires
Outgoing 副校长伊丽莎白·麦格西博士 said it has “been a privilege to serve on the 大学 Council for twelve years, and an honour to have been Deputy Chancellor for the past four”, but admits that when she agreed to join the 大学 of Wollongong (UOW) Council in 2010, 她对即将发生的事情知之甚少.
As she settled into the Council induction session and her first set of Council papers the realisation became clear, UOW不仅仅是一个地方机构, 它实际上是一个广泛的全球性组织.
我在UOW理事会工作了12年, 以及参与UOW近20年的时间, 伊丽莎白·麦格西博士即将退休, 因为她的理事会任期将于12月31日结束.
UOW 校长Christine McLoughlin女士AM and 香港大学校长Patricia M. Davidson hosted a farewell reception for the outgoing Deputy Chancellor at the Wollongong Campus on Thursday 2 December to honour her outstanding contribution to UOW and the local community.
Three former Vice-Chancellors attended the reception: Emeritus Professor Paul Wellings CBE, 荣誉教授Gerard Sutton AO, 和名誉教授肯·麦金农, a true testament to the significant impact Dr Magassy has had on the institution. 它们共同代表了UOW 40年的历史.
Distinguished guests included fellow Deputy Chancellors 罗伯特•莱恩先生 and Mr Warwick Shanks, UOW理事会成员, 前总理吉莉安·布罗德本特女士, 前副校长Noel Cornish AM, 以及前UOW理事会成员.
Dr Magassy’s passion and expertise in health has been an immense benefit to the 大学 since 2005, when she was appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Medicine.
帮助培养下一代医学专业人才, Dr Magassy stressed the importance of ensuring that students worked in medical practices as part of their training, 包括区域轮值, 农村和偏远社区, and developed the practice as a teaching resource in primary care. This initiative has enhanced the 大学’s international standing by supporting communities in addressing the health divide.
“我一直很喜欢医学院. It came into existence due to a visionary Professor Don Iverson and a dedicated Dr John Hogg. 我只是委员会里做这项工作的一个人. It’s ethos of producing patient centred doctors has been a success, 澳门威尼斯人的毕业生在工作场所很受重视,Magassy博士说.
“The 策略 of starting clinical work and patient contact virtually from day one of the course has worked. 我以前的做法, 伊拉瓦拉家庭医疗中心, 已经开始了, 他们都是很有爱心的医生,Magassy博士说.
Dr Magassy said being elected Deputy Chancellor in 2017 was an enormous honour and one of her proudest moments.
“I am also proud that I fulfilled my Council commitments to the utmost of my ability. 因为海外旅行，12年来错过了一次会议, and never refused a request for participation in 大学 committees or activities.”
送别招待会上的庆祝活动. 前副校长，名誉教授肯·麦金农, 前校长保罗·威林斯教授, 校长Christine McLoughlin女士AM, 副校长伊丽莎白·麦格西博士, 前总理吉莉安·布劳德本特女士, 香港大学校长Patricia M. Davidson; Former Vice-Chancellor 荣誉教授Gerard Sutton AO and other guests. 照片:丹尼斯Ivaneza
The farewell reception celebrated Dr Magassy as an eminent and admired member of the 大学 community. UOW总理, Ms Christine McLoughlin AM, praised Dr Magassy for her commitment and thanked her for her exemplary service as Deputy Chancellor.
“Dr Magassy’s valued insights have contributed toward many major health and wellbeing initiatives developed and being pursued by the 大学. Her leadership in the health space is a culmination of more than 30 years in general practice in Wollongong. 她对健康的服务是鼓舞人心的，”McLoughlin女士说.
在她担任副校长期间, 除了她在小组委员会的职责之外, Magassy博士主持了无数的毕业典礼, 代表大学参加了许多活动，包括, 州际和海外代理, 校友及捐赠活动, 积极与客人互动，提升UOW的形象. Responsibilities Dr Magassy said have been rewarding and life changing.
“Enjoyment came from interacting with the amazing colleagues on Council and the 大学, and sharing a joint commitment to UOW as an institution to be celebrated,Magassy博士说, “and seeing the happy faces of students and their families at graduation. 这是我在新冠肺炎疫情期间最怀念的.”
Dr Magassy worked in general practice obstetrics for 10 years, delivering more than 1000 babies in the Wollongong region and has been in full-time general practice in Wollongong since graduating from the 大学 of Sydney in 1978.
“这真是难以置信, 副校长，主持UOW毕业典礼, 莉兹已经为她带来了毕业生. She is truly thrilled to see these people 20-odd years after being at their birth,UOW校长McLoughlin女士说.
“事实上, Liz requests to see the list of graduands before the event to see who she can recall having personally delivered. This demonstrates the personal connection Liz has with our community, 这源于她的爱心.”
That community connection is an important aspect that Vice-Chancellor Professor Patricia Davidson echoed in her remarks when congratulating Dr Magassay on her tenure on Council.
“Dr Magassy has provided the Council with an invaluable perspective on our local community and on the major health and wellbeing initiatives being pursued by the 大学. Her dedication to the 大学 has been exceptional,” Professor Davidson said.
Dr Magassy is confident that the strength of the people and specifically, the UOW leadership from the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor down, 拥有各种各样的技能, 能保证一个光明的未来吗.
“It ensures an agile and thoughtful approach to our ever-changing world. 对学生福祉的承诺, 希望他们在学习和生活中都取得成功, 并致力于卓越的学术研究, 关注澳门威尼斯人机构的环境健康, 澳门威尼斯人的当地社区和其他地方,Magassy博士说.
伊丽莎白·麦格西博士是UOW的两位副校长之一, 与副校长一起工作, 罗伯特•莱恩先生. 沃里克·尚克斯被选为 传入的副总理 by the 大学 of Wollongong Council at its October Council meeting, to succeed Dr Magassy.
主要形象:校长Christine McLoughlin AM, 副校长伊丽莎白·麦格西博士, 前总理吉莉安·布劳德本特女士.