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100 years of UQ hockey

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100 years of UQ hockey

  • The Bureau of Meteorology has declared that Australia is now in the grip of an El Niño climate pattern. 'Contact' spoke to Bureau of Meteorology CEO Dr Andrew Johnson to help you understand what El Niño means and what Australians should expect for the summer ahead.
  • UQ has achieved great success at both the 2023 Australian Institute of Architects Awards and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Awards.
  • UQ's Associate Professor Remi Ayoko suggests that office noise increases the likelihood of people wanting to reclaim personal space through territorial behaviours such as displaying potted plants, photos or sports memorabilia.
  • Have you ever wondered how life might have been had you chosen a different career path? Well, current UQ student and former public relations executive Yasmine Gray won’t be left wondering. At the grand age of 60, she has just enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and aims to become an animal paramedic, specialising in large animals such as horses and cows.
  • Nearly 500,000 Australian kids go to after school care. However, there is a lack of consistency in quality. About 14% of services fall short of the national quality standards for these services, and only 11% are exceeding them.
  • In this edition of The Real YouQ, we meet internationally acclaimed archaeologist, heritage consultant and author Dr Andrew Sneddon. His new memoir "charts the often frightening and sometimes farcical journey of his teenage years" while living in the criminal underbelly of Queensland’s Gold Coast.
  • Meet the current UQ Liveris Academy Executive in Residence, Leigh Staines, who reveals her passion for her new role and how she believes she can make a difference.
  • Welcome to UQ Diaries, an anonymous series for Contact magazine that dives into the burning questions you've always wanted to ask. In August, we asked our UQ alumni about if they had any conflicts between their lifestyle choices and sustainability. Check out their responses!
  • It seems like everyone is talking about 'inflammation' right now. And 'inflammaging', an age-related increase in persistent, low-grade inflammation in blood and tissue, which is a strong risk factor for many conditions and diseases. So, can an anti-inflammatory diet help reduce inflammation? Perhaps, yes.

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  • 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.
  • Welcome to Love at UQ – our annual celebration of all the connections that university life brings. This Valentine's Day, Contact is sharing the stories of alumni who came to UQ for an education and found love as well.
  • UQ alum and Domino’s Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer for Australia and New Zealand Rhiannon Frater discusses what it’s like to have pizza on the mind all day and breaks down one of the tastiest public relations ideas to ever come out of the box with the dots.
  • Is AI technology such as ChatGPT saving you time or stealing your job?
  • An expert in the field of molecular biology, and an educator specialising in Down syndrome research are among The University of Queensland staff and alumni recognised in the 2023 Australia Day Honours.

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  • 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.
  • Meet the craftworker behind UQ Glass – the only glassblowing workshop at an Australian university.
  • 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.
  • UQ is celebrating the extraordinary generosity of Chuck and Helga Feeney, honouring the couple's significant philanthropic impact by naming the thoroughfare outside the iconic Forgan Smith building ‘Feeney Way’.
  • UQ conferred 5400 students in July, including students who were unable to attend graduation ceremonies in 2020 and 2021. Get to know some of UQ's outstanding mid-year graduates.

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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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