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The Queensland Commitment

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The Queensland Commitment

  • 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.
  • UQ graduate Will Davis OAM reflects on the importance of community to everything he does.
  • A major federal government review into how we train our teachers has just been released. This is part of the government’s push to improve Australia’s standing in the international education rankings.The first two recommendations focus on the important role of Indigenous teachers. Namely, specifically targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a national recruitment campaign.
  • Journalist and radio trailblazer Stephen Stockwell (Bachelor of Journalism ’08) shares his must-listen podcasts for 2022.
  • In celebration of 2022 International Women’s Day, Contact sat down with Jessie Sadler, a fashion innovator on a deeply personal mission to make clothing more inclusive.
  • 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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  • 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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