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My moment has come

  • Gloria, a beloved pet green tree python, bit off more than she could chew and ingested a puppy pee pad along with her dinner. Luckily, her owners noticed something was amiss, and took the snake to the UQ VETS clinic at Gatton for treatment.
  • Here are 10 practical ways you can protect your digital footprint and limit the fallout from data breaches and exploitation of your personally identifiable information.
  • 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.
  • 8 March is International Women's Day and UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deborah Terry AO explains that innovations linked to digitisation and automation have the potential to exacerbate existing inequalities and reinforce systems of discriminatory practices.
  • 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.
  • A UQ-led study has found that, contrary to popular belief, snakes can hear and react to airborne sound.
  • Hope for rheumatoid arthritis patients with new one-dose treatment.
  • Film critic and UQ alum Matt Toomey (Bachelor of Commerce ’98) shares his take on the must-see movies this awards season.

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  • 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?
  • The keenly anticipated ES Meyers Memorial Lecture returns to UQ on 6 March this year with highly regarded gynaecologist Dr Vijay Roach confirmed as the guest speaker.
  • Meet the UQ graduate behind the first COVID-19 home diagnostic tool.
  • 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.
  • While the UQ COVID-19 vaccine won’t to be rolled out to fight this global pandemic, the University’s researchers have made remarkable progress, and they are confident their powerful vaccine platform will be ready for when the world faces another health crisis. 
  • Australia’s renewable energy research capacity has been boosted with the completion of the UQ Warwick Solar Farm in 2020. UQ students are also gaining valuable experience that will help Queensland reach its renewable energy targets by 2030.
  • 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.
  • How two friends banded together to launch a free screen reader and open up technology to the vision-impaired community.
  • How a UQ student swapped her farming life to help guide the UQ Space team towards a world record.

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