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100 years of UQ hockey

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100 years of UQ hockey

  • Every year on 8 March, communities around the world celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) – recognising the significant contributions and achievements of women, and rallying to accelerate gender equity in a range of social, cultural, political and economic arenas.
  • UQ alum Brett Clark has put his body and life on the line to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents. Contact spoke to Clark about his dice with frostbite in Antarctica, his narrow escape from injury during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and the personal motivation driving his quest.
  • A UQ-led study has found that, contrary to popular belief, snakes can hear and react to airborne sound.
  • Hope for rheumatoid arthritis patients with new one-dose treatment.
  • Film critic and UQ alum Matt Toomey (Bachelor of Commerce ’98) shares his take on the must-see movies this awards season.
  • 'Contact' goes behind the scenes of the hit TV series 'Better Date than Never' with executive producer and UQ alum Karina Holden to learn how she brought the show to life and why everyone has fallen in love with the cast.
  • Welcome to Love at UQ – our annual celebration of all the connections that university life brings. This Valentine's Day, Contact is sharing the stories of alumni who came to UQ for an education and found love as well.
  • Generative AI can write essays and code, generate music and artwork, and have entire conversations. But what happens when they’re turned to illegal uses?
  • UQ alum and Domino’s Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer for Australia and New Zealand Rhiannon Frater discusses what it’s like to have pizza on the mind all day and breaks down one of the tastiest public relations ideas to ever come out of the box with the dots.

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  • As the global population continues to grow, our farms must produce more than ever. But we also know that human activity – including agriculture – is changing our climate, and we need to take action. So, how can we produce more without further damaging to the planet?
  • In the lead-up to Women's Entrepreneurship Day, UQ Ventures spoke with four female founders to discuss the barriers and challenges they've overcome while working in a male-dominated sector.
  • The ‘blue ocean’ between banks and payday lenders is proving to be a golden pond for Brisbane-based personal lender Jacaranda Finance.
  • Claire Ashman spent 36 years cut off from the outside world in two repressive religious sects, following a strict form of Tridentine Catholicism. It was only by interrogating the status quo that she was able forge a new life for herself and her eight children.
  • VIDEO: Find out how a UQ degree set Dave Donaghy on his path to leading one of Australia's biggest sports brands.
  • It's a blooming beautiful time of the year at UQ. Enjoy these stunning snaps showcasing our historic Jacaranda trees.
  • Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to create a 'Contact' magazine feature article?
  • The five countries that could make or break the planet’s future under climate change.
  • As he prepares to hand over the keys to Government House after seven esteemed years in office, Contact sat down with His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC CVO to reflect on the highlights of his term and the legacy he leaves.

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