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Children of the revolution

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Children of the revolution

  • Don’t tell Australian water polo goalkeeper Gabi Palm that competing at the Olympics during a global pandemic means less than previous Games. If anything, success at Tokyo will be even more special.
  • Meet some of the latest recipients of the UQ Firebirds Scholarship. Plus, enter the draw to WIN Queensland Firebirds tickets!
  • Dr Mark Deng has travelled a long road – from his childhood home in war-torn South Sudan, through refugee camps, and finally, to Australia – to get to his current position at the TC Beirne School of Law.
  • Aboriginal Fulbright Scholar Graham Akhurst has been energised by witnessing a pivotal time in America’s history firsthand.
  • From the bakery to the ballet and back. UQ graduate has turned – or is that pirouetted? – full circle and has written a book about her hometown of Warwick, called 'Earning a crust'.
  • Recently retired Queensland Court of Appeal judge the Honourable Anthe Philippides believes the arts are absolutely vital for humanity – they bring us joy, they make us think, and they can help us understand the views of others in ways we may never otherwise consider.
  • When Laura Stokes became the youngest person accepted into UQ's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in 2014, she knew her studies would give her the tools overcome the challenges of being a woman in business.
  • In the year the COVID-19 pandemic crippled the international travel industry, stepping up to helm a travel insurance company was no smooth sailing. But UQ graduate Cara Morton has always been one to take on a challenge.
  • UQ welcomed senior high-school netballers from Ipswich, Darwin and Alice Springs as part of Netball Queensland’s Diamond Spirit program.

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  • Meg Kelman and Nathan Sagigi have bright dreams for their future - for Meg, to put her love for wildlife to work after graduating from her Bachelor of Vet Technology, and for Nathan, to return to his home in the Torres Strait to translate his studies in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) into ways to help his local community. Both were under stressful financial strain until they received Geoffrey Huey Sattler Indigenous Scholarships, established by an alumnus by bequest in 2019.
  • Since 1972, almost 750 Maryborough and Wide Bay locals have made their way to study at UQ with the support of the Alfred and Olivea Wynne Memorial Scholarships.
  • 2020 was a difficult year for many students, and Victorian Ng was no exception. But when she was considering reducing her study load to find work to support herself and her family, she received the much-needed news she had been awarded a Frank Finn Scholarship to support her in her finance studies.
  • When Ross Maclean pledged to support motor neurone disease at UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute, he knew he likely wouldn’t see the day a cure was discovered. Now, almost sixteen years after he passed away, the team is closer than ever.
  • UQ has recognised the contribution of renowned feminist activist Merle Thornton AM with an Honorary Doctor of Letters.
  • In the lead-up to Women's Entrepreneurship Day, UQ Ventures' Ruby Wallace spoke with three UQ female founders to discuss their successes and share their advice on how to break into the entrepreneurship space.
  • In most parts of the world, lions ­are revered for their strength and majestic beauty. But in Africa, where they roam free, the so-called 'king of the jungle' is regarded more as a nuisance than a national treasure.
  • UQ graduate and award-winning journalist and author Madonna King shares key insights from her discussions with 2020 Alumni Award recipients.
  • UQ graduate and award-winning journalist and author Madonna King shares key insights from her discussions with 2020 Alumni Award recipients.

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