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125 years at Gatton

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125 years at Gatton

  • 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.
  • Get the inside story behind the heroics of UQ’s Olympic athletes.
  • Meet the UQ graduate who flew the farming coop, only to return with a whole new approach to agriculture.
  • Retiring Toowoomba State High School Principal Tony Kennedy has supported thousands of local kids through the region’s schools during his career, but he didn’t always want to be a teacher.
  • 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.
  • After acting in stage shows like 'The Lion King' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire', UQ PhD candidate Tim Richards has returned to his first love – dinosaurs – and has helped identify a major discovery in process.
  • 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.
  • Brisbane has won the bid to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. So, what now? Contact asked UQ experts what steps are needed to keep the momentum rolling.

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  • UQ has recognised the contribution of renowned feminist activist Merle Thornton AM with an Honorary Doctor of Letters.
  • In the lead-up to Women's Entrepreneurship Day, UQ Ventures' Ruby Wallace spoke with three UQ female founders to discuss their successes and share their advice on how to break into the entrepreneurship space.
  • In most parts of the world, lions ­are revered for their strength and majestic beauty. But in Africa, where they roam free, the so-called 'king of the jungle' is regarded more as a nuisance than a national treasure.
  • UQ graduate and award-winning journalist and author Madonna King shares key insights from her discussions with 2020 Alumni Award recipients.
  • UQ graduate and award-winning journalist and author Madonna King shares key insights from her discussions with 2020 Alumni Award recipients.
  • UQ graduate Professor Megan Davis (Bachelor of Arts ’97; Bachelor of Laws ‘99) has dedicated her career to achieving constitutional reform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • UQ graduate and journalist Andrew Kidd Fraser reflects on his long career in print and sheds light on what he believes we can expect for the future of print media.
  • Inspired by her naturalist grandfather and scholarly father, UQ graduate Margaret Thurgood had no choice but to go to university, even though this was not usual for women in the 1930s.
  • For poet Ellen van Neerven, their second collection, Throat, was the opportunity to be entirely fearless in their storytelling.

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