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100 years of UQ hockey

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100 years of UQ hockey

  • Most people gain small amounts of weight each year as they age. But can coffee help prevent this gradual weight gain?
  • As Australia celebrates Grandparents’ Day on Sunday 29 October, Dr Cassandra Tellegen and Dr April Hoang from UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre share their top tips on how to balance the delicate grandparent-parent relationship.
  • If you’ve spent any time at UQ’s Gatton campus, chances are you’ve purchased a coffee or a bite to eat from Regie Narara at the Coffee Pod. And chances are you’ve left feeling brighter and more energetic – and not just because of the coffee.
  • Professor Glenn King, from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience, has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation – a $250,000 recognition of his pioneering work.
  • Brisbane Broncos superstar Pat Carrigan will become the first UQ student or alum to play in an NRL grand final when his side lines up against the Penrith Panthers on Sunday. To celebrate, 'Contact' looks back on Carrigan’s most memorable games of 2023 in this special photo tribute.
  • UQ experts are here to help you understand why a Voice to Parliament has been proposed, what will change about Australia’s Constitution if it succeeds, and what your referendum vote will mean on October 14.
  • Phoebe Robinson lives 2 very different lives. During the day, she’s a Bachelor of Agribusiness student, gaining hands-on experience at UQ’s Gatton campus. But before that day starts, she’s pushing her body to its limits on the Brisbane River as she edges closer to her goal of representing Australia at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
  • How much misinformation have you been sleeping on when it comes to how to get a proper night’s rest? UQ Mythbusters is back and here to help you separate fact from fiction with the help of sleep science expert Professor Bruno van Swinderen from the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI).
  • Welcome to UQ Diaries, an anonymous 'Contact' magazine series that dives into the burning questions you've always wanted to ask. In September, we asked our UQ alumni if having a work-life balance is possible. Check out their responses!

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  • Despite having prepared for all the other questions an interview panel will throw at you, it's common to draw a blank on the last one: do you have any questions for us? Here are 10 questions to consider asking during your next job interview to give you the edge on the competition.
  • After 27 years at the helm, Professor Matthew Sanders, founder of Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, has retired from his role as the Parenting and Family Support Centre’s Foundation Director.
  • One of Australia’s leading poets talks to Contact about how poetry has shaped her life, and winning the 2023 Stella Prize.
  • UQ branding and marketing expert Dr Cassandra France breaks down the optics of this major global event and shares her analysis of the ‘Royal brand’ as it stands in 2023.
  • 'Contact' chats to literary agent and UQ alum Alex Adsett about the rise (and rise) of BookTok.
  • 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.

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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.
  • At a time when the world is facing more uncertainty than ever, Contact stepped into the studio with professional artist and UQ PhD student Georgina Hooper to reflect on her mindful art practice and ask how to use art for enlightenment.
  • VIDEO: Watch as four UQ Chess Club members take on UQ’s own international chess grandmaster Dr David Smerdon, while grilling him on the secrets to his success.
  • 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.
  • VIDEO: 'Contact' speaks to UQ Archivist Bruce Ibsen about his role in finding missing names from UQ Roll of Honour plaques and why it’s important to always remember the sacrifices made by soldiers who had so much to live for.
  • 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 what a load of bull exists at the University!
  • Representatives of the UQ Senate, staff and students gathered at short notice in March 1954 to catch a glimpse of Prince Philip, as the Duke of Edinburgh made a whirlwind tour of the St Lucia campus.
  • Professor Kim Wilkins has always been happiest when immersed in a good story. Watch the video to find out how she starred in her own story of self-discovery and success.
  • Brisbane bookworms can look forward to the return of the city’s oldest book fair – although, it might not be the one you think.

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