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Meet UQ Alumni Book Fair volunteer Don Barrett

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Meet UQ Alumni Book Fair volunteer Don Barrett

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  • The Queensland University Regiment (QUR) is committed to educating future generations about the importance of Anzac Day. QUR will be providing the catafalque party at dawn service at Toowong Memorial Park again this Anzac Day, as the Regiment celebrates its 75th anniversary.
  • What's the story behind the hundreds of thousands of books donated to UQ Alumni Book Fair each year? Did the previous reader enjoy it the way you did. Did they like the same characters and did they lend it to a loved one? Follow the incredible journey of a donated book.
  • Ahead of the release of highly anticipated new episodes of 'Bluey' on April 9, 'Contact' chats to a UQ alum who works behind the scenes at Ludo Studio, the Brisbane-based production company behind the world’s favourite blue heeler.
  • As UQ prepares for the annual Alumni Book Fair and Rare Book Auction, 'Contact' stumbled upon some centuries-old cookbooks and decided to recreate some classic recipes. Do these delicacies still hold up today? We’ve got the scoop.
  • UQ alum Ellie Buttrose is putting Australian art in the spotlight as curator for the 2024 Venice Biennale.
  • On the southern side of the Great Barrier Reef lies a marine wonderland of unparalleled beauty. Contact spoke to Heron Island researchers and visitors for our latest stop on the UQ Regional Roadshow to hear their most amazing tales from the reef.
  • 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.
  • '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.

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  • 'Contact' sat down with the research assistants who are paving the way for future generations around the world by exploring the quality of life of Gen Z’s with Down syndrome.
  • Several Australian Commonwealth Games representatives are among 19 student-athletes recognised for their sporting achievements as UQ celebrates 110 years of the UQ Blues Awards.
  • Dr Ellice E.P. Dart became a doctor and medical educator at a time when women were rare in both fields in Australia. The first woman employed by the University of Queensland’s fledgling Faculty of Medicine in 1936, she is being remembered in 2022 for her dedication to teaching and learning.
  • 'Contact' has compiled a list of the best jacaranda walks you can enjoy at UQ this spring.
  • This Giving Day, 'Contact' spoke to Jackson Daylight – a Nughi man from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke) and a scholarship recipient at UQ – about what the support of donors has meant to him.
  • Each year, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Rural Women – acknowledging the integral role rural women and girls play in society. In honour of the day, 'Contact' is revisiting the stories of some of UQ’s remarkable rural women.
  • 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.

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  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Video: find out how Dr Michael Thai learned to step outside his comfort zone to become a celebrated lecturer and winner of the 2013 Three-Minute Thesis competition.
  • Signs of inclusion as UQ student Jamie Howell named AFLW Premiership Cup Ambassador.
  • 'Contact' heads to the photo archives to share some of the most remarkable images from the 2011 floods at UQ.
  • Inspired by her naturalist grandfather and scholarly father, UQ graduate Margaret Thurgood had no choice but to go to university, even though this was not usual for women in the 1930s.

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