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UQ's biggest Swiftie explains the Eras Tour

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UQ's biggest Swiftie explains the Eras Tour

  • As the UQ Hockey Club prepares to celebrate 100 years of men’s hockey at UQ, Division 1 women’s captain and Queensland and Australian representative Morgan Gallagher caught up with club legend and Hockey Australia Hall of Famer Don McWatters to reflect on the club’s proud history.
  • You might have thought that you’re too young to think about superannuation. Or that as long as your employer is making the mandatory contributions, you’re set for a worry-free retirement. Well, think again. Dr Natalie Peng explains why you should be ‘super’ savvy, no matter what stage of life you’re at.
  • This year’s Oscars ceremony will take place on Sunday 10 March and, since almost every individual on the planet has now seen Barbie and Oppenheimer, film critic and UQ alum Matt Toomey thought he would recommend a few of the lesser-known titles that are equally worthy of your attention.
  • A team of scientists on location with a film crew in the remote Amazon has uncovered a previously undocumented species of giant anaconda.
  • Western Australia has introduced a limit on ham in school canteens. Find out what has changed and the evidence it’s based on, plus what are some healthier alternatives for kids’ lunches?
  • We're back with another edition of Love at UQ. From bench seats in Forgan Smith, to years spent on Heron Island, join us as we celebrate the special bonds that university life creates.
  • On an average day, you’ll find Ellie Sursara outdoors. Planting native trees, trying to attract more blue banded bees to her garden, or playing ‘frogmum’ to a Tawny Frogmouth bird. It’s part of everyday life for the keen environmentalist, who shares these moments with her community of more than 115,000 followers on social media.
  • Have you ever wondered why some people are mosquito magnets, while others go unbitten? Is it your blood type, or are they attracted to the food and drinks you consume? We spoke to a UQ mosquito expert to find out.
  • UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry and leading criminologist and educator Professor Lorraine Mazerolle are among the UQ community recognised with 2024 Australia Day Honours.

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  • As the UQ Hockey Club prepares to celebrate 100 years of men’s hockey at UQ, Division 1 women’s captain and Queensland and Australian representative Morgan Gallagher caught up with club legend and Hockey Australia Hall of Famer Don McWatters to reflect on the club’s proud history.
  • We're back with another edition of Love at UQ. From bench seats in Forgan Smith, to years spent on Heron Island, join us as we celebrate the special bonds that university life creates.
  • UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry and leading criminologist and educator Professor Lorraine Mazerolle are among the UQ community recognised with 2024 Australia Day Honours.
  • In this edition of The Real YouQ, we catch up with UQ alum and Brisbane Lions AFLW star Natalie Grider, fresh off the back of celebrating the club’s second AFLW premiership last month.
  • This year marks the 10th anniversary of InspireU, which brings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students from across the state to UQ's St Lucia campus in Brisbane for week-long camps. 'Contact' asked previous InspireU participants about their experiences, and how the program has impacted their lives.
  • The University of Queensland has recognised renowned ballet dancer and author, Li Cunxin AO, and pioneering chemical engineer, Katherine Hirschfeld AM, with Honorary Doctorates during UQ’s 2023 end-of-year graduations.
  • From 'Barbie' to 'Bluey' to arguments over daylight saving, take a look back at the year that was as 'Contact' revisits the top 10 most-read articles of 2023.
  • To celebrate 110 years working, learning, researching and engaging in the regions, 'Contact' takes a look back at UQ's rich history across Queensland.
  • Cakes, bread rolls and pi: in this instalment of The Real YouQ, 'Contact' speaks to maths lecturer and amateur baker Dr Poh Wah Hillock.

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