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100 years of UQ hockey

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100 years of UQ hockey

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  • Twenty fours years since the release of the ever-timely book Sister Girl, its author, Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA, and editor, Associate Professor Sandra Phillips, reflect on identity and reconciliation ahead of the book’s relaunch this month.
  • Read more books, spend less money. Exercise more often, order Uber Eats less regularly. Decrease screen time, increase family time. Whatever your New Year’s resolution is, you’re less than 8 percent likely to stick to it...
  • UQ's vision is to become a global leader in disability inclusion. Contact spoke with Accessibility and Learning Support Assistant Manager Leonie Meyn about her job to ensure that all users – whatever their ability – can access the Library’s full range of facilities and resources.
  • Exploring the environmental benefits of plant-based eating, plus a UQ dietician shares their top tips for eating green.
  • Emeritus Professor Roland 'Roly' Sussex weighs in on Oxford English Dictionary's Word Of The Year or “WOTY” for 2021 – “vax”.
  • Meet the innovative UQ lecturer helping students learn business management in less than 60 seconds.
  • Meet the UQ lecturer teaching students to develop mobile applications to help those in need.
  • Claire Ashman spent 36 years cut off from the outside world in two repressive religious sects, following a strict form of Tridentine Catholicism. It was only by interrogating the status quo that she was able forge a new life for herself and her eight children.
  • Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to create a 'Contact' magazine feature article?

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  • UQ’s re-engineered clamp platform has produced a vaccine that is equally safe and virus-neutralising as an approved vaccine considered among the best in its class.
  • Adjunct Associate Professor Mary Graham's work as a community development leader, Elder, educator and philosopher were recognised recently with an Honorary Doctorate – UQ’s highest honour. 'Contact' spoke to UQ colleagues close to Aunty Mary about the impact of her career and what she means to them.
  • Three former UQ physiotherapy lecturers took on a special project in retirement: recording the history of training conducted at UQ and of the profession generally.
  • The University of Queensland will help mark a milestone for the world’s longest running sci-fi television show, hosting Doctor Who’s 60th Anniversary Symposium on Friday 24 November.
  • Introducing the 2023 UQ Alumni Award recipients.
  • UQ’s Fryer Library is home to a rare 200-year-old first edition of John Polidori’s 'The vampyre'. The tale of how this book was written and how it came to be in a university library in Brisbane more than 200 years later is the perfect Halloween story.
  • The story of UQ jacarandas is the story of Ernest Walter Bick, the man who raised and planted more than 130 jacarandas across the St Lucia campus in the 1940s.
  • Researchers from UQ and QUT have traced the unique evolution of Brisbane’s punks and goths, and their role in shaping the city’s ‘alternative’ identity.
  • To celebrate Grandparent's Day (29 October 2023), we asked you – our alumni and community audience – to share your thoughts on the importance of the grandchild-grandparent relationship in your own lives. And boy, did you deliver!

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  • How does it feel to have no home? What does it look like from ‘outside the inside’? And how do people cope? Engage with how housing instability impacts health and wellbeing, from the point of view of those actually living it in Brisbane, at Health Home Hope – a photographic exhibition on housing instability and health.
  • For as long as she can remember, Emerald Gaydon has set her eyes on the stars on her quest to become an astronaut. On a recent adventure to the Himalayas, she felt so close she could almost touch them.
  • Did you know there are over 20,700 different bee species in the world? UQ’s resident bee expert Dr Tobias Smith shares his top 7 most interesting facts about bees to help inform the public about the role the hard-working pollinators play in our delicate ecosystem.
  • Thanks to a recent gift of several photo albums to the Fryer Library by his widow Nina, Bruce Green's contribution to UQ can be remembered now and into the future.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Film critic and UQ alum Matt Toomey (Bachelor of Commerce ’98) shares his take on the must-see movies this awards season.
  • Welcome to Love at UQ – our annual celebration of all the connections that university life brings. This Valentine's Day, Contact is sharing the stories of alumni who came to UQ for an education and found love as well.

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