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125 years at Gatton

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125 years at Gatton

  • 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.
  • Every year on 8 March, communities around the world celebrate International Women's Day (IWD). At UQ, we are incredibly proud of our brilliant, resilient, intelligent and inspiring women – students, staff, alumni, and in our broader community. Listen to or read a selection of the many stories from UQ women, and learn about some of the many UQ initiatives that support women's progress in their professional and personal lives.
  • From cracking riddles to commiserating online, UQ experts explore the viral puzzle game, Wordle.
  • Australia has fallen back in love with tennis, but are we ready for a bold new era? UQ sports business and innovation specialist Dr Sarah Kelly OAM shares her insights on the next generation of tennis stars.
  • Film critic Matt Toomey (Bachelor of Commerce ’98) shares his take on the must-see movies this awards season.

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  • 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.
  • October marks Indigenous Business Month, a time to celebrate the many forms of power that Indigenous economies generate as part of everyday business.
  • Expert UQ alumni discuss how to commit to positivity: what's the negativity bias and how can we overcome it? How can we build resilience when we face tough hurdles in life? And how can we cultivate gratitude for ourselves and our lives?
  • If you haven’t yet seen it, I can highly recommend the ChangeMakers event on the Science of Positivity.
  • 'Scientist. Journalist. Innovator.' That’s how science communicator and all-round passionate advocate for the natural world Kirsten Slemint (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Journalism ’19) describes herself.
  • Cultivating the perfect patch has become an obsession for some, with online communities of ‘lawn fanatics’ and ‘lawn porn’ enthusiasts turning up their excitement offline, as they vie for the title of best lawn in the street.
  • Three UQ researchers joined alumnus and ABC journalist Bern Young as part of UQ’s Regional Roadshow to discuss the Gold Coast’s roadmap to post-COVID recovery.
  • Learn about the dedicated UQ students volunteering with the Pro Bono Centre at the frontline of domestic and family violence law reform.

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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, we take a look at the sandstone carvings 'hiding in plain sight' around the Great Court at UQ St Lucia.
  • A champion for professional sportswomen and a pioneer for healthcare reform are among members of The University of Queensland community recognised with Queen’s Birthday Honours.
  • 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.
  • UQ welcomed senior high-school netballers from Ipswich, Darwin and Alice Springs as part of Netball Queensland’s Diamond Spirit program.
  • The University of Queensland pays tribute to one of the most influential figures in the history of the University and the State, the Honourable Sir Llew Edwards AC.
  • Find out how UQ is taking action during National Reconciliation Week, and read about many of UQ’s inspiring Indigenous graduates, staff and students.
  • 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.
  • On 17 May each year, LGBTIAQ+ communities and their allies celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

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  • As the Taliban takes back control of Afghanistan, UQ experts explain the impact on its people, the region and international relations?
  • Buying a house is not an impossible task – it just needs a little planning and a lot of discipline. Here are three things you should know before you jump in.
  • Deputy Director (Research) at UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre Associate Professor Alina Morawska shares her top tips for parents to help their children cope with the stress and anxiety of COVID-19.
  • While we may not all be able to get together on campus to celebrate Wear It Purple Day again this year, UQ encourages all alumni, staff and students to show their support for the LGBTQIA+ community – no matter where you are.
  • Brisbane has won the bid to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. So, what now? Contact asked UQ experts what steps are needed to keep the momentum rolling.
  • Looking for inspiration for both your weekend activities and your career? We spent a weekend in Brisbane with UQ graduates who are running their own businesses, and picked up some of their best advice and lessons along the way.
  • UQ graduates working in development, sustainability and national security discuss why our Pacific neighbours are so important.
  • As the billionaires get ready to blast into space, who’s got the better plan?
  • Is a vaccine passport a fair and safe way forward? How would it work? Can the tourism industry and businesses survive without one? And can we expect one any time soon?

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