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100 years of UQ hockey

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100 years of UQ hockey

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  • As he transitions into retirement, UQ has recognised Emeritus Professor Ian Frazer's outstanding contribution to society by renaming the UQ Diamantina Institute in his honour.
  • Lacking inspiration for the perfect gift for that someone special in your life? Never fear, the 'Contact' gift guide is here!
  • As the US – and the world – comes to terms with the prospect of a second presidential term by Donald Trump, 'Contact' sat down with UQ experts to analyse the midterms results and Trump’s 2024 presidential bid.
  • Several Australian Commonwealth Games representatives are among 19 student-athletes recognised for their sporting achievements as UQ celebrates 110 years of the UQ Blues Awards.
  • UQ graduate Ashley Hanger wanted to lighten the load for her partner and ended up founding a diabetes supply enterprise, Stripped Supply.
  • Dr Ellice E.P. Dart became a doctor and medical educator at a time when women were rare in both fields in Australia. The first woman employed by the University of Queensland’s fledgling Faculty of Medicine in 1936, she is being remembered in 2022 for her dedication to teaching and learning.
  • Go behind the scenes of hi-tech aerospace modification business, HeliMods, and find out why the sky's no limit for regional Queensland when it comes to technology and innovation.
  • Even if you weren't one of the 9 million Australian's caught up in the recent Optus data leak, Dr Brendan Walker-Munro and Professor Ryan Ko explain why you should be more vigilant than ever before.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • Among the many questions raised by the Optus data leak is why the company was storing so much personal information for so long. UQ Senior Research Fellow Dr Brendan Walker-Munro explains.
  • By 2050, experts predict that climate change could kill off the 2 main coffee varieties we drink daily while also jeopardising 60 per cent of the planet’s 124 wild coffee plants.
  • E-scooters offer commuters and tourists a way to cover shorter distances quickly – and without breaking a sweat. But one question previously unanswered is: what about the weather? If the skies open, do e-scooter users switch to cars or public transport? What about intense summer heat? 
  • Contact asked experts from across UQ about why certain diseases – like monkeypox attract stigma, what impact this stigma has on various communities, and what we can do to stop it?
  • Australia is bracing for another wet spring and summer, but it’s not just the landscape and catchment areas that will struggle to cope with 1 million Australian households already facing extreme levels of insurance stress.
  • UQ staff members share their inspiring and, at times, distressing stories of living with ADHD, and how they have learned to embrace the challenges and positives in their adult lives.
  • After 40 years as an archaeologist, Professor Marshall Weisler has a treasure trove of stories from the field – from life on an uninhabited island to discovering the longest ocean voyage in prehistory.
  • It’s been dubbed “quiet quitting”; a concept that encourages people to stop going above and beyond for their employers and instead do the bare minimum at work for the sake of their mental health. But how healthy is such an approach to work, and what else can people do to ensure they find balance in their lives?

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  • The Andrew N. Liveris Building has been unveiled as the new home of UQ chemical engineering, alongside the Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Leadership and Innovation.
  • Besides the many 'people' statues, UQ campuses host several other sculptural works of significance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cairngorm House, a ‘Queenslander’ older than UQ itself, has played a formative role as factory, family home and Alumni Friends’ base during 120 years at Walcott Street, St Lucia.
  • Sometimes, the best love stories begin in unexpected places. This Valentine's Day, Contact is sharing the stories of the alumni who found love at UQ.
  • From world news and expert opinion to feel-good community stories and alumni success, there’s plenty to gain from reading Contact’s 10 most-read stories of 2021.
  • In this instalment of 'UQ by design', we look at some of the interesting pieces that are 'here today, gone tomorrow' – literally popping out of nowhere.

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  • Among the many questions raised by the Optus data leak is why the company was storing so much personal information for so long. UQ Senior Research Fellow Dr Brendan Walker-Munro explains.
  • E-scooters offer commuters and tourists a way to cover shorter distances quickly – and without breaking a sweat. But one question previously unanswered is: what about the weather? If the skies open, do e-scooter users switch to cars or public transport? What about intense summer heat? 
  • Contact asked experts from across UQ about why certain diseases – like monkeypox attract stigma, what impact this stigma has on various communities, and what we can do to stop it?
  • Australia is bracing for another wet spring and summer, but it’s not just the landscape and catchment areas that will struggle to cope with 1 million Australian households already facing extreme levels of insurance stress.
  • At a recent UQ ChangeMakers event – Necessity is the mother of invention – a panel of experts discussed the different roles we can play in advancing innovation for the greater good.
  • As the cost of living continues to climb, Editor-at-Large at Canstar.com.au, 'Today Show' money expert and UQ alum Effie Zahos shares her tips on how to set up an inflation-proof budget.
  • It’s been dubbed “quiet quitting”; a concept that encourages people to stop going above and beyond for their employers and instead do the bare minimum at work for the sake of their mental health. But how healthy is such an approach to work, and what else can people do to ensure they find balance in their lives?
  • The recently announced mandate of phasing out fossil fuel vehicle sales in the ACT by 2035 is certainly a welcome decision, and it is hoped that other states and territories – like Queensland – will follow its lead.
  • 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.

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