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Australian nurses were also victims of war

Kicking down barriers to inclusion

  • The Commissioners have labelled it a “shocking tale of neglect” in a “cruel and harmful system”. 'Contact' speaks to UQ experts to discuss the key findings from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, what’s missing, and what needs to be done next.
  • UQ experts have joined forces on a project to make widespread reform in Australian law in areas such as espionage, whistleblowing, shield laws and free speech as they affect the media.
  • Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing student Sebastian Kirkpatrick shares his first-hand experience working as an intern for the UQ Alumni Book Fair and describes how volunteers like him are breathing new life into rare books.
  • Join award-winning journalists and UQ graduates Marian Wilkinson and Tegan Taylor, as they lift the curtain on climate-change politics and discuss how quality science reporting can play a role in helping Australia reach its emission targets.
  • Millions of people have learnt how to cook the perfect feta and tomato pasta on TikTok. They’ve also learnt how to tie their T-shirts into five different wearable designs, renovate their living room and the trick to sealing a loaf of bread. Are people really turning to TikTok to learn? And if they are, should you be too?
  • VIDEO: 'Contact' speaks to UQ Archivist Bruce Ibsen about his role in finding missing names from UQ Roll of Honour plaques and why it’s important to always remember the sacrifices made by soldiers who had so much to live for.
  • Join 'Contact' each month as we take you on a virtual guided tour, providing a brief overview of UQ's design pieces and where you can find them. This month, we take a look at what a load of bull exists at the University!
  • It’s quite reasonable to expect that the outgoing head of the Uniting Church in Queensland would be a UQ graduate. But what degree?
  • The sum of current commitments under the Paris climate accord puts Earth on track for 3℃ of warming this century. Unless the world changes course and dramatically curbs greenhouse gas emissions, this is how bad it could get.

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  • Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing and Publishing student Sebastian Kirkpatrick shares his first-hand experience working as an intern for the UQ Alumni Book Fair and describes how volunteers like him are breathing new life into rare books.
  • VIDEO: 'Contact' speaks to UQ Archivist Bruce Ibsen about his role in finding missing names from UQ Roll of Honour plaques and why it’s important to always remember the sacrifices made by soldiers who had so much to live for.
  • Join 'Contact' each month as we take you on a virtual guided tour, providing a brief overview of UQ's design pieces and where you can find them. This month, we take a look at what a load of bull exists at the University!
  • It’s quite reasonable to expect that the outgoing head of the Uniting Church in Queensland would be a UQ graduate. But what degree?
  • A beloved cross-river ferry called Hamilton has permanently dropped anchor at UQ's St Lucia campus after almost 40 years of service, and half a decade in storage.
  • Representatives of the UQ Senate, staff and students gathered at short notice in March 1954 to catch a glimpse of Prince Philip, as the Duke of Edinburgh made a whirlwind tour of the St Lucia campus.
  • Brisbane bookworms can look forward to the return of the city’s oldest book fair – although, it might not be the one you think.
  • No transgender journey is the same. UQ's Director of Student Employability, Dr Dino Willox, is living proof of that.
  • Associate Professor Dr Pauline Pounds knew she wanted to be an engineer at the age of five, but it wasn’t until she was 35 that she realised she was a woman.

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  • Join award-winning journalists and UQ graduates Marian Wilkinson and Tegan Taylor, as they lift the curtain on climate-change politics and discuss how quality science reporting can play a role in helping Australia reach its emission targets.
  • Millions of people have learnt how to cook the perfect feta and tomato pasta on TikTok. They’ve also learnt how to tie their T-shirts into five different wearable designs, renovate their living room and the trick to sealing a loaf of bread. Are people really turning to TikTok to learn? And if they are, should you be too?
  • The sum of current commitments under the Paris climate accord puts Earth on track for 3℃ of warming this century. Unless the world changes course and dramatically curbs greenhouse gas emissions, this is how bad it could get.
  • With international travel on hold during the pandemic, it appears that the desire for domestic travel might be the key to keeping Australian tourism afloat. But is the domestic rescue package our ticket to tourism recovery?
  • Contact caught up with UQ Olympic experts about how hosting the Games in 2032 will benefit Brisbane and Australia's future athletes.
  • UQ graduate and Contact contributor Andrew Kidd Fraser spoke to language and linguistics expert Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex to learn more about the origins of names and how spelling has evolved over time.
  • For anyone who would accept an incorrect food order over raising it with the wait staff – this article is for you.
  • No transgender journey is the same. UQ's Director of Student Employability, Dr Dino Willox, is living proof of that.
  • UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AO urges everyone to choose to challenge the status quo as we celebrate International Women's Day.

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