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Paradise for the arts in Surfers

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Paradise for the arts in Surfers

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  • UQ authors and fans on why you should try new book genres – and where to start.
  • Photographer and writer Jessica Howard (BJ ’03) is committed to sharing the spirit of rural Australia. Jessica writes for Contact about her most recent endeavour – to amplify the stories of outback Australia as the editor and publisher of Bush Journal.
  • UQ graduate Will Davis OAM reflects on the importance of community to everything he does.
  • Journalist and radio trailblazer Stephen Stockwell (Bachelor of Journalism ’08) shares his must-listen podcasts for 2022.
  • In celebration of 2022 International Women’s Day, Contact sat down with Jessie Sadler, a fashion innovator on a deeply personal mission to make clothing more inclusive.
  • 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.
  • From cracking riddles to commiserating online, UQ experts explore the viral puzzle game, Wordle.
  • Film critic Matt Toomey (Bachelor of Commerce ’98) shares his take on the must-see movies this awards season.
  • 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.

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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.
  • Listen to or read a selection of stories from inspirational UQ women, and learn about some of the many UQ initiatives that support women's progress in their professional and personal lives.
  • Signs of inclusion as UQ student Jamie Howell named AFLW Premiership Cup Ambassador.
  • The benefits of mentoring are indisputable – from increasing confidence and providing perspective to creating opportunities and building networks.
  • As UQ’s Chief Student Entrepreneur and successful founder, Rachael Dagge is no stranger to launching startups.
  • For UQ graduate, ex-Army engineer and medico Dr Chris Jeffery, everything in his life so far has pointed to this moment.
  • Contact sits down with UQ Emeritus Professor and author Roland ‘Roly’ Sussex to talk about the ever-evolving English language and his new book, Word for Today.
  • COVID-19 restrictions have impacted everyday lives, including those of our children.
  • The spread of COVID-19 has forced much of Australia's workforce into a period of stagnation.

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  • 'Scientist. Journalist. Innovator.' That’s how science communicator and all-round passionate advocate for the natural world Kirsten Slemint (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Journalism ’19) describes herself.
  • Learn about the dedicated UQ students volunteering with the Pro Bono Centre at the frontline of domestic and family violence law reform.
  • UQ has paid tribute to Emeritus Professor Dr Mary Mahoney AO, a long-serving UQ Senator and first woman to hold the position of Deputy Chancellor.
  • Whether looking for a place to sit or a light to read under, UQ features outdoor furniture and interior light fittings that incorporate unique recycled materials.
  • While we may not all be able to get together on campus to celebrate Wear It Purple Day again this year, UQ encourages all alumni, staff and students to show their support for the LGBTQIA+ community – no matter where you are.
  • Daryl Mears has had enough of gardening. It’s a fair admission for a man who has devoted his life to preserving and protecting one of Australia’s finest gardens and along with it, the legacy of the Darling Downs couple who created the horticultural prize more than 90 years ago.
  • Join 'Contact' each month as we take you on a virtual guided tour, providing a brief overview of UQ's design pieces and where you can find them. This month, we take a look at the marvellous murals on the walls of particular buildings.
  • UQ PhD student Hannah Allan would like to help unite contemporary science with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural understanding and traditional knowledges, for effective and holistic management of Country.
  • UQ science lecturer Jim Walker says the best way to achieve a national collective database describing the health of Australia’s regional and remote ecosystems is to work alongside Indigenous peoples.

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