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  • For a man who’s dedicated more than 50 years to sea turtle conservation, UQ Adjunct Associate Professor Col Limpus AO PSM admits he “wasn’t a big fan” of the shelled ocean dweller when he began his research career.
  • The University of Queensland is set to take a second-generation molecular clamp vaccine to a proof-of-concept human trial.
  • Get out on the water with UQ researchers as they aim learn more about the hearing ranges of humpback whales.
  • As he transitions into retirement, UQ has recognised Emeritus Professor Ian Frazer's outstanding contribution to society by renaming the UQ Diamantina Institute in his honour.
  • 'Contact' sat down with the research assistants who are paving the way for future generations around the world by exploring the quality of life of Gen Z’s with Down syndrome.
  • The recent collapse of the soft plastics recycling scheme is further proof that plastic recycling is a broken system. Australia cannot achieve its new target if the focus is on the collection, recycling and disposal alone.
  • 'Contact' spoke to UQ experts to better understand how certain people behave when dating online and why it's important to address the outdated stereotypes of what constitutes consent – both online and in person.
  • Even if you weren't one of the 9 million Australian's caught up in the recent Optus data leak, Dr Brendan Walker-Munro and Professor Ryan Ko explain why you should be more vigilant than ever before.
  • Ten years after establishing the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, scientists like Professor Jürgen Götz and his team are working to stop Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks using ultrasound technology.

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  • Dr Ellice E.P. Dart became a doctor and medical educator at a time when women were rare in both fields in Australia. The first woman employed by the University of Queensland’s fledgling Faculty of Medicine in 1936, she is being remembered in 2022 for her dedication to teaching and learning.
  • After 40 years as an archaeologist, Professor Marshall Weisler has a treasure trove of stories from the field – from life on an uninhabited island to discovering the longest ocean voyage in prehistory.
  • Almost every aspect of our lives depends on nature, yet some of us are much more “into” spending time in nature than others. To try to understand why, researchers studied how much of our connection to nature might depend on our DNA.
  • The idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR) isn’t new – but in the age of informed and empowered consumers and shareholders, it’s no longer just a smart public relations move, but a fundamental business consideration.
  • Cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron have escalated globally over the past two months, with many countries experiencing peaks higher than previous variants. Now we’re seeing cases of a sub-variant of Omicron, known as BA.2, emerge.
  • 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.

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  • 2 December is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. While it may be tempting to think that slavery is a thing of the past, in 2022 slavery and similar exploitative practices remain a significant and global problem.
  • The University of Queensland is set to take a second-generation molecular clamp vaccine to a proof-of-concept human trial.
  • As he transitions into retirement, UQ has recognised Emeritus Professor Ian Frazer's outstanding contribution to society by renaming the UQ Diamantina Institute in his honour.
  • 'Contact' sat down with the research assistants who are paving the way for future generations around the world by exploring the quality of life of Gen Z’s with Down syndrome.
  • Several Australian Commonwealth Games representatives are among 19 student-athletes recognised for their sporting achievements as UQ celebrates 110 years of the UQ Blues Awards.
  • Dr Ellice E.P. Dart became a doctor and medical educator at a time when women were rare in both fields in Australia. The first woman employed by the University of Queensland’s fledgling Faculty of Medicine in 1936, she is being remembered in 2022 for her dedication to teaching and learning.
  • 'Contact' has compiled a list of the best jacaranda walks you can enjoy at UQ this spring.
  • This Giving Day, 'Contact' spoke to Jackson Daylight – a Nughi man from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke) and a scholarship recipient at UQ – about what the support of donors has meant to him.
  • Each year, the United Nations celebrates the International Day of Rural Women – acknowledging the integral role rural women and girls play in society. In honour of the day, 'Contact' is revisiting the stories of some of UQ’s remarkable rural women.

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