ChangeMaker events

UQ ChangeMakers is our flagship alumni event series, covering critical issues facing our world presented by our most esteemed alumni leaders and academic experts. 

2024 event topics

UQ ChangeMakers: can you separate art from the artist?
Thursday 27 June 2024, 5:30–6:30pm AEST

In an age when the actions and beliefs of creators are under closer scrutiny, we're faced with the question: can you separate the art from the artist?

Our panel of ChangeMakers experts will explore whether our appreciation of art tacitly endorses the behaviours or beliefs of its maker, or if there exists a pathway to reclaiming these creations for ourselves.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain fresh insights, challenge your beliefs and join a community of engaged thinkers grappling with the nuances of contemporary culture.

Why not tune in on your commute home? Find out more and register to this event here.

UQ ChangeMakers: does the 4-day week work?
August 2024

UQ ChangeMakers: is the internet bad for us?
November 2024

 

Past events

UQ ChangeMakers: how to be a (better) leader
Wednesday 3 April 2024

Ever wondered what it takes to make it as a leader – and how to do it well? With the tides shifting towards purpose over profit, sustainable growth, diversity and increased accountability, it has never been more important – or more challenging – to nail the task of leadership. 

Our ChangeMakers panel of extraordinary leaders will share their insights on how to lead with vision, empathy and inclusion in a complex and changing world. 

 

To catch up on our past events, find them in the Alumni Resources tab of UQ ChangeMakers platform.

UQ ChangeMakers extends beyond events to include mentoring, global alumni networks and volunteering opportunities.

Discover UQ ChangeMakers

UQ ChangeMakers: how to be a (better) leader: online event

3 April 2024 6:00pm7:00pm
Ever wondered what it takes to make it as a leader – and how to do it well? With the tides shifting towards purpose over profit, sustainable growth, diversity and increased accountability, it has never been more important – or more challenging – to nail the task of leadership.

UQ ChangeMakers: the ultimate life-hacks of successful innovators (online)

5 October 2023 6:00pm7:00pm
How do entrepreneurs harness the self-belief needed to make the impossible possible? UQ ChangeMakers brings together a panel of impressive alumni from the start-up space to talk about how they succeeded against the odds, and to share their advice for unlocking the productivity and drive to achieve ambitious goals.

UQ ChangeMakers: Who's using your data?

16 March 2023 6:00pm7:15pm
From the time we wake up, to the time we go to sleep, we are digitally connected. But as we become more reliant on technology – to navigate, to schedule our lives, and to access services – there’s a growing risk of our data being compromised.

UQ ChangeMakers: Necessity is the mother of invention (online viewing)

26 September 2022 9:00am10:00am
Innovation and science play a critical role in driving a brighter future for humanity, from measuring the health impacts of plastic particles and chemicals, to creating new building materials which lower our carbon footprint.

UQ ChangeMakers: Necessity is the mother of invention (in person)

19 September 2022 5:45pm8:00pm
UQ ChangeMakers has partnered with Minderoo Foundation and we're coming to Perth. Innovation and science play a critical role in driving a brighter future for humanity, from measuring the health impacts of plastic particles and chemicals, to creating new building materials which lower our carbon footprint.

UQ ChangeMakers: leading confidently through uncertainty in 2022 (in person and online)

16 May 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
In conversation with high-performing leaders across a diverse range of industries, we’ll explore the qualities, strategies and practices of successful leadership, what communities are expecting of leaders and how to navigate complex – and changing – situations.

UQ ChangeMakers: CSR best practice workshop

24 February 2022 5:00pm6:30pm
Join us for an exclusive workshop with UQ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) expert Professor Neal Ashkanasay OAM to learn practical tips for implementing CSR in the workplace.
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UQ ChangeMakers: profit, planet and people – navigating corporate social responsibility (online)

3 February 2022 6:00pm7:15pm
Join us to hear from UQ alumni who are leading experts in corporate social responsibility.

UQ ChangeMakers: Roundtable discussion – how do we build a climate-smart 'toolkit' in agriculture? (online)

29 November 2021 5:30pm6:30pm
Join UQ alumni Thomas Hall and School of Agriculture and Food Science’s Professor Melissa Fitzgerald to learn more about what goes into environmentally conscious farming.

UQ ChangeMakers: The future of farming (online)

11 November 2021 6:00pm7:15pm
Join our ChangeMakers panel to hear from UQ alumni and experts on the challenges we’re facing now and solutions as we look to the future. What’s the future of the emission-heavy livestock sector? Could we transform crop protection with mRNA vaccines for plants? And how can we harness innovative technology to improve global food security?

UQ ChangeMakers: The science of positivity (online)

6 October 2021 6:00pm7:15pm
Hear from expert UQ researchers and alumni as they explore the science of positivity and share tips for building resilience.

Meet the ChangeMakers Board

The UQ ChangeMakers Board is made up of UQ alumni leaders representing a range of industries globally. Meet the board members...

Mission

The UQ ChangeMakers community celebrates the power of education through both our Queensland roots and our global impact.

Built in partnership with alumni, this global community will support The Queensland Commitment through advocacy and profile raising. It is strengthened through shared values and experiences, storytelling, mentoring and lifelong learning.

Vision

As an enduring and lifelong partner, we are an engaged, inclusive and passionate alumni community who strive to address educational disadvantage and embed genuine two-way partnership within communities across Queensland and the globe. 

Together, we strive to make a difference and create more opportunities for all.