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. 
Upcoming events
Brisbane, Tuesday 22 November 2022

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

Discover UQ ChangeMakers

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.

UQ ChangeMakers: Roundtable discussion – law in the Pacific (online)

26 July 2021 5:30pm6:30pm
Did you know that constitutions in many Pacific countries not only recognise customary laws but frequently place them above common law? And where local legislation does not exist, foreign legislation is often applied? 
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UQ ChangeMakers: The Pacific – why it matters (online)

13 July 2021 6:00pm7:15pm
Stability and prosperity in the Pacific have long been stated as among Australia’s top foreign policy priorities, but for many Australians, the region remains little understood.

UQ ChangeMakers: Black Lives Matter – the Australian context (online)

17 March 2021 6:00pm7:15pm
In the aftermath of the public death of George Floyd in the USA last May, millions of outraged citizens around the world took to the streets to protest a range of longstanding and systemic issues related to human rights, social justice and race relations.

UQ ChangeMakers: Roundtable discussion – UQ ChangeMakers working in sustainability

26 November 2020 7:00pm8:00pm
Join Professor Neville Plint, Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at UQ for an intimate roundtable discussion on the topic of sustainability.

UQ ChangeMakers: How can you join Australian leaders fighting the sustainability crisis?

12 November 2020 6:00pm7:15pm
Around the world, we’re seeing the increasing incidence of extreme weather events and natural disasters as the impact of our changing climate becomes more apparent.
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UQ ChangeMakers: A new global economy – are we entering a new industrial revolution?

20 August 2020 6:00pm7:15pm
The new era of work is driving businesses and the people within them to stay ahead of the technological curve. How will increased automation and continued digital disruption change the way we live and work? What does it mean for the future of our economy? 

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...