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My moment has come

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My moment has come

  • It's been more than 30 years since Queensland last held a referendum on daylight saving, so 'Contact' put the question to UQ researchers and alumni: is it finally time for daylight saving in Queensland? And, if so, who has the power to make it happen?
  • 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.
  • Many older people fear losing their driver’s licence and what it may mean for their independence, but UQ researchers hope a new fitness-to-drive assessment test will help end the confusion and steer difficult conversations in a new direction.
  • Some of us love to be tucked up in bed by a particular time every night, others go to bed when they start to feel tired. But does it matter what time you go to bed?
  • The Queensland Government and The University of Queensland have each committed $44 million funding to establish a world-leading Paralympic Centre of Excellence at UQ’s St Lucia campus.
  • Recruitment is underway for a pivotal proof-of-concept human trial of The University of Queensland’s second-generation molecular clamp vaccine.
  • With interests rates continuing to rise this year, many home owners are wondering if they will ever experience a reprieve. UQ Senior Lecturer in Finance Dr Lin Mi tells us what she thinks will happen next, and what the latest research is saying about property prices.
  • UQ alum Ellie Buttrose is putting Australian art in the spotlight as curator for the 2024 Venice Biennale.

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  • UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AO urges everyone to choose to challenge the status quo as we celebrate International Women's Day.
  • What did a news ban achieve and what will a new bargaining code mean for Australia's media landscape?
  • UQ experts have their say on what the permanent fall-out of the pandemic will be on our business culture and, more broadly, how Brisbane will change?
  • Indigenous journalist and UQ PhD student Amy McQuire chats to 'Contact' about her career highlights, the need for media reform, and her forthcoming book.
  • 'Contact' explores the mental scars left on people and communities after natural disasters, and why summer is the season emergency services fear most.
  • 'The Courier-Mail' editor and UQ graduate Chris Jones shares his views on why the future is bright for current journalism students.
  • Amidst the re-assessments taking place as a result of COVID-19, there is an invaluable opportunity for businesses to rethink the purpose and nature of innovation.
  • Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AC reflects on 2020, the response of the UQ community to COVID-19, and the role of universities in pandemic recovery.
  • The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, with the impacts expected to last well into 2021 and beyond. Professor Shaun Bond, UQ’s Frank Finn Professor of Finance, considers some specific steps.

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