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Paradise for the arts in Surfers

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Paradise for the arts in Surfers

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  • It’s been dubbed “quiet quitting”; a concept that encourages people to stop going above and beyond for their employers and instead do the bare minimum at work for the sake of their mental health. But how healthy is such an approach to work, and what else can people do to ensure they find balance in their lives?
  • Dr Gilbert Price is part of a long line of UQ researchers who have hunted for megafauna fossils near the rural Queensland town of Chinchilla, some of which are over 3.5 million years old!
  • The Atrium at UQ Brisbane City is open for business. It’s your new home in the CBD – opening doors to professional development, networking and events for the global UQ community of ChangeMakers.
  • To celebrate the launch of The Queensland Commitment, 'Contact' spoke to Queenslanders across all stages of their educational journey about what their education and their state means to them.
  • From the Science Circus to the ‘circus’ we call healthcare, Dr Ben Bravery has seen it all: the traumas, the tricks, the wonders, the schtick (and the animals). And now he’s written a book about it, 'The Patient Doctor'.
  • 'Contact' sits down with UQ alum and journalist Rhianna Patrick, who is a driving force for Indigenous reporting and representation.
  • A new book by UQ's Adjunct Associate Professor Ian Kemish shares an insider's perspective of international crisis management.
  • A UQ graduate's journey to reclaim Quandamooka weaving.
  • Sister Gloria Collins was UQ Gatton's matron for 25 years before retiring in 1982. Here, she recalls some highlights of providing nursing care for her many student charges.

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  • UQ has recently launched an Indigenous Design Framework to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design values on UQ campuses, to better recognise and celebrate Indigenous connections and support.
  • Celebrating almost 30 years of the Philip Dimmock Memorial Bursary at UQ
  • Siblings share Young Achievers Program journey to study at UQ.
  • UQ is currently ranked #2 in the world for sports-related subjects, a testament to our world-class sport facilities, research and training. But what is the definition of ‘sport’? You may be surprised at some of the more unusual activities on offer at and around the University.
  • Welcome to the final instalment of 'UQ by design', a 12-part Contact series celebrating the beauty and abundance of UQ's cultural assets. In this final episode, we look at UQ's stunning signage and some other decorative features of interest.
  • The life of a donated book is a curious one. The annual UQ Alumni Book Fair is a community favourite for local book lovers, but what exactly is the process that books go through before they make it to the sales floor?
  • 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.
  • Besides the many 'people' statues, UQ campuses host several other sculptural works of significance.
  • 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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  • There have been almost 300 mass shootings in the US this year, and many Australians have watched on asking the same old questions: why do some Americans feel so strongly about guns? Has anything changed? And how can the United States remain so divided about the path forward?
  • At our ChangeMakers event on 16 May – Leading through uncertainty in 2022 – we asked our expert UQ alumni about how uncertainty has affected leadership: what is most challenging and how can you navigate it? What do people expect and need from leaders in turbulent times? And how can leaders benefit from disruption and uncertainty?
  • Effie Zahos discusses three things you need to think about before you take advantage of the government's home deposit schemes – plus how the Budget’s pre-election sweeteners affect you.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Journalist and radio trailblazer Stephen Stockwell (Bachelor of Journalism ’08) shares his must-listen podcasts for 2022.
  • This International Women’s Day, UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AO reflects on a major roadblock in achieving true gender equity: the persisting biases around gender roles, and in particular, that child-rearing is predominantly a woman’s responsibility.

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  • How we see light can bring great joy in life, whether looking through a stained-glass window, watching a colourfully illuminated building at night – or even crossing the road.
  • Whether looking for a place to sit or a light to read under, UQ features outdoor furniture and interior light fittings that incorporate unique recycled materials.
  • After acting in stage shows like 'The Lion King' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire', UQ PhD candidate Tim Richards has returned to his first love – dinosaurs – and has helped identify a major discovery in process.
  • 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 the marvellous murals on the walls of particular buildings.
  • From living with baboons in Ethiopia to surviving an encounter with polar bears in Canada. Find out how a chance meeting with Sir David Attenborough forever changed the life of UQ science graduate Dr Chadden Hunter.
  • 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 the sandstone carvings 'hiding in plain sight' around the Great Court at UQ St Lucia.
  • At a time when the world is facing more uncertainty than ever, Contact stepped into the studio with professional artist and UQ PhD student Georgina Hooper to reflect on her mindful art practice and ask how to use art for enlightenment.
  • VIDEO: Watch as four UQ Chess Club members take on UQ’s own international chess grandmaster Dr David Smerdon, while grilling him on the secrets to his success.
  • 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 the sentinel statues dotted across the campuses to honour significant people in history.

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