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The Queensland Commitment

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The Queensland Commitment

  • The Andrew N. Liveris Building has been unveiled as the new home of UQ chemical engineering, alongside the Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Leadership and Innovation.
  • This Easter there’s frisky business involved in restoring Australia’s endangered bilby population.
  • UQ authors and fans on why you should try new book genres – and where to start.
  • Commentary and analysis from Madonna King and UQ experts
  • Besides the many 'people' statues, UQ campuses host several other sculptural works of significance.
  • We have to pivot to a new insurance model for climate change before we go under, warns University of Queensland expert
  • UQ experts explain the soaring prices at the pump, the history of energy wars in Australia and options for a secure energy future.
  • Photographer and writer Jessica Howard (BJ ’03) is committed to sharing the spirit of rural Australia. Jessica writes for Contact about her most recent endeavour – to amplify the stories of outback Australia as the editor and publisher of Bush Journal.
  • What would you do with $10,000 equity-free funding? It’s a big question! And something the 2022 UQ Ventures ilab Accelerator participants have had the pleasure of pondering.

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  • 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.
  • Blessed with a loving partner and two beautiful children, Dr Simone Blomberg accepts that her trans journey has been more fortunate than most.
  • Two UQ students are beginning life as trans men together after almost 10 years as a couple.
  • 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, it's our fabulous fountains.
  • Watch the video about Francis Nona to learn about how he is using the power of education as a tool to close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. 
  • Two Indigenous brothers set to study medicine at UQ will draw on their cultural knowledge and life experiences with one shared goal – improving health outcomes in their communities.
  • 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.
  • Listen to or read a selection of stories from inspirational UQ women, and learn about some of the many UQ initiatives that support women's progress in their professional and personal lives.
  • 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 it's bike racks, and the inspiration behind their intriguing designs.

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