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A sculptor’s legacy – in stone, and online

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A sculptor’s legacy – in stone, and online

  • At a time when the world is facing more uncertainty than ever, Contact stepped into the studio with professional artist and UQ PhD student Georgina Hooper to reflect on her mindful art practice and ask how to use art for enlightenment.
  • A champion for professional sportswomen and a pioneer for healthcare reform are among members of The University of Queensland community recognised with Queen’s Birthday Honours.
  • Don’t tell Australian water polo goalkeeper Gabi Palm that competing at the Olympics during a global pandemic means less than previous Games. If anything, success at Tokyo will be even more special.
  • Meet some of the latest recipients of the UQ Firebirds Scholarship. Plus, enter the draw to WIN Queensland Firebirds tickets!
  • Dr Mark Deng has travelled a long road – from his childhood home in war-torn South Sudan, through refugee camps, and finally, to Australia – to get to his current position at the TC Beirne School of Law.
  • Aboriginal Fulbright Scholar Graham Akhurst has been energised by witnessing a pivotal time in America’s history firsthand.
  • From the bakery to the ballet and back. UQ graduate has turned – or is that pirouetted? – full circle and has written a book about her hometown of Warwick, called 'Earning a crust'.
  • Recently retired Queensland Court of Appeal judge the Honourable Anthe Philippides believes the arts are absolutely vital for humanity – they bring us joy, they make us think, and they can help us understand the views of others in ways we may never otherwise consider.
  • When Laura Stokes became the youngest person accepted into UQ's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in 2014, she knew her studies would give her the tools overcome the challenges of being a woman in business.

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  • Australian philanthropists Trevor and Judith St Baker are committed to making a difference.
  • There are 600 million reasons to be proud following the closure of UQ's first comprehensive campaign,
    Not if, When – the Campaign to Create Change.
  • During their life, Paula and Tony Kinnane were true patrons of the art – a patronage they have secured for generations to come through an $8 million bequest in 2016 supporting endowments in art and music education at UQ.
  • The Andrew N. Liveris Academy for Innovation and Leadership – made possible by a $13.5 million gift by Andrew and his wife, Paula – is poised to produce the next generation of leadership talent, with a cohort of hand-picked scholars and a curriculum that goes beyond just field-specific learning.
  • When Ross Maclean pledged to support motor neurone disease at UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute, he knew he likely wouldn’t see the day a cure was discovered. Now, almost sixteen years after he passed away, the team is closer than ever.
  • Meg Kelman and Nathan Sagigi have bright dreams for their future - for Meg, to put her love for wildlife to work after graduating from her Bachelor of Vet Technology, and for Nathan, to return to his home in the Torres Strait to translate his studies in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) into ways to help his local community. Both were under stressful financial strain until they received Geoffrey Huey Sattler Indigenous Scholarships, established by an alumnus by bequest in 2019.
  • Since 1972, almost 750 Maryborough and Wide Bay locals have made their way to study at UQ with the support of the Alfred and Olivea Wynne Memorial Scholarships.
  • 2020 was a difficult year for many students, and Victorian Ng was no exception. But when she was considering reducing her study load to find work to support herself and her family, she received the much-needed news she had been awarded a Frank Finn Scholarship to support her in her finance studies.
  • UQ has recognised the contribution of renowned feminist activist Merle Thornton AM with an Honorary Doctor of Letters.

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