What's Happening on Campus

16 May 2016

Global Leadership Series

UQ’s Global Leadership Series (GLS) for 2016 is well underway. Join us for a lively program of lectures and discussions with world-renowned UQ speakers on topics that impact your community and inform our worldview.

JULY – Frontiers in fertility treatment Speakers: Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Professor Nicholas Fisk; Research Fellow within the Centre for Research Excellence in Women’s Health in the 21st Century in the School of Public Health, Dr Ingrid Rowlands; Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Professor Hayden Homer; and Director of Clinical Research and Development at the Queensland Fertility Group, Associate Professor Anusch Yazdani.

AUGUST – Sustainable futures: what will our world look like in 100 years? Speakers include: Prominent US energy expert Professor Eric McFarland; and School of Architecture lecturer Dr Paola Leardini.

SEPTEMBER – Cultural diversity, shifting power, and the future of world order Speaker: Professor of International Relations and Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Professor Christian Reus-Smit.

OCTOBER – High tech food: will the world swallow it? Speaker: UQ’s Professor of Innovation in Agriculture and Director of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Professor Robert Henry.

NOVEMBER – Welfare dependency or inherited disadvantage Speakers include: Director of the Institute for Social Science Research, Professor Mark Western; and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, Professor Janeen Baxter.

For more information and to purchase tickets, alumni.uq.edu.au/globalleadership-series.

Expand Your Horizons

Learn to barter your way through the souqs of the Middle East, order fresh sushi at the Tsukiji Markets in Tokyo, or seek out the best espresso in Italy’s cafes with the help of Institute of Modern Languages (IML) language courses.

With a wide selection of courses in a variety of languages available, including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Korean, IML offers students the opportunity to expand their horizons through language learning.

Classes are held in the evenings at UQ’s St Lucia campus, with upcoming Survival and Semester 2 courses starting in June and July.

Discounts are available for multiple enrolments and UQ staff members. Please check the website for terms and conditions.

Visit iml.uq.edu.au to learn more and enrol online.

Courting the Greats

Courting the Greats, UQ’s annual alumni awards ceremony, celebrates exceptional alumni who have achieved distinction in their chosen field and recognition amongst their peers. This year’s Courting the Greats event will be held on Wednesday 19 October 2016. Join us for an inspirational evening as we recognise the outstanding accomplishments of our alumni who have brought great honour to themselves and to their alma mater.

For more information, visit alumni.uq.edu.au/courtingthe-greats.

Young Alumni Ball

The Ball is back! After the exciting success of our inaugural Young Alumni Ball in 2015, the UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board invites you to again enjoy one of the biggest events for UQ alumni. The 2016 Ball will be a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with friends and network with your fellow alumni while supporting UQ Student Scholarships. Join us from 7pm on Saturday 8 October 2016.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit alumni.uq.edu.au/YABall.