Events

Keep an eye out below for our evolving list of events. 
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Blue Assembly: Oceanic Thinking (in person)

19 February 2022 9:00am25 June 2022 4:00pm
The exhibition is part of an ambitious multi-year program exploring our relationship with the ocean by gathering “blue” approaches to research. Over several years, the program will encompass exhibitions, residencies, an online journal, screenings and more.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards – Nominations

17 May 2022 2:15pm5 June 2022 11:15am
Make your nomination today for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards! Celebrate UQ’s amazing and talented entrepreneurs with UQ Ventures and nominate someone you know for Startup of the Year, Student Entrepreneur of the Year or Mentor of the Year. Nominations close 5 June.

Interested in being an entrepreneur? Boom or bust! (in person)

24 May 2022 5:45pm8:00pm
Have you been thinking about starting a business or wanting to monetise a passion project? Join us for a practical session on business 101 and a panel discussion with UQ alumni business owners.
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Ignite Innovation Showcase (online)

25 May 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the Ignite Innovation Showcase to hear from three inspiring scientists, as they passionately pitch their cutting-edge ideas to an audience of philanthropists, investors, fellow researchers and more. Hear how they intend to set the research world on fire with their game-changing and life-saving ideas.
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The next generation: How climate change and pandemics are shaping our children’s future (in person)

26 May 2022 5:30pm8:30pm
Join our panel of experts as they discuss the role that disruptive events, such as climate change and pandemics have in affecting a child’s mental health and wellbeing.

National Reconciliation Week at UQ (online and in person)

27 May 2022 9:30am3 June 2022 5:30pm
UQ will be holding a number of events and activations throughout this week to commemorate National Reconciliation Week. Explore our online and on-campus program.
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2022 QBI Lexus Alzheimer's Gala (in person)

27 May 2022 6:30pm10:30pm
The 2022 QBI Lexus Alzheimer's Gala, generously supported by Lexus of Brisbane Group, is a fun night of food, dancing and entertainment in support of dementia research at QBI.

Reunion in Rockhampton for alumni of Gatton campus – save the date

29 May 2022 11:30am2:00pm
Save the date. More infomation on this event will be added soon...
Image credit: Registrars carefully hang Gordon Hookey's "Dundalli Banner" (2021) in the Alumni Friends of UQ Collection Study Room Photo: Josef Ruckli.

National Reconciliation Week: First Nations artists in the UQ Art Museum

31 May 2022 9:00am2 June 2022 5:00pm
For National Reconciliation Week UQ Art Museum invites staff, students and members of the public to the Alumni Friends of UQ Collection Studies Room to spend time with important Collection works by First Nations artists. Image credit: Registrars carefully hang Gordon Hookey's "Dundalli Banner" (2021) in the Alumni Friends of UQ Collection Study Room Photo: Josef Ruckli.

2022 Historical and Philosophical Inquiry Annual Lecture (in person)

1 June 2022 5:30pm6:30pm
The turn of the twenty-first century was characterised by “Spiritual Revolution”, with claims that interest in New Age spirituality was eclipsing religion and would continue to do so in the future.

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UQ Laureate Future Forum 2022 (in person)

23 May 2022 5:30pm8:30pm
Join us to hear from Professor Hugh Possingham, Queensland Chief Scientist, present on five reasons why environmentalists and scientists annoy me, even though I am one.

UQ and Biodiversity (in person)

20 May 2022 10:00am11:00am
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about UQ’s plants and animals and how they are managed, from the most knowledgeable person on the matter!
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Succeeding as a startup in sustainability - an evening with Tritium founder, UQ Alumnus Dr David Finn (in person)

19 May 2022 5:00pm7:00pm
The UQ IEEE HKN Mu-Kappa Chapter are proud to be hosting UQ Alumnus Dr David Finn, Founder and Chief Vision Officer of Tritium DCFC at an evening in conversation with the UQ community. David will share Tritium's story from its foundation, its pivot to fast-charging and its growth to a billion dollar NASDAQ listed company.

Ultramarine Conversations: Blue Carbon Method with the Green Ambassador Program (in person)

19 May 2022 12:30pm1:30pm
Do you love art and the environment? Then come join UQ's Green Ambassador Program as we learn about sequestering carbon in coastal and marine ecosystems, at UQ Art Museums current exhibit: 'Oceanic Thinking'.
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The Great Court Race 2022

18 May 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
The Great Court Race is one of The University of Queensland’s proudest traditions – a bucket list event for competitors and a must-see spectacle!
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UQLS x Hall & Wilcox Naida Haxton Lecture (in person)

17 May 2022 6:00pm9:00pm
Coordinated by The University of Queensland Law Society (UQLS), the annual Naida Haxton Lecture is one of the main events on the Law Society’s calendar and provides an exciting opportunity to explore and discuss legal advocacy and Queensland’s legal history with a prominent member of the judiciary.

UQ ChangeMakers: leading confidently through uncertainty in 2022 (in person and online)

16 May 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
In conversation with high-performing leaders across a diverse range of industries, we’ll explore the qualities, strategies and practices of successful leadership, what communities are expecting of leaders and how to navigate complex – and changing – situations.

Ross Maclean Race Day (in person)

14 May 2022 12:00pm5:00pm
This fantastic event is sponsored by the Index Group to help raise awareness and funds for MND research at the Queensland Brain Institute. All funds raised support the Ross Maclean Fellowship, which was established in 2004 by the late Ross Maclean and his family to raise funds to fight this devastating disease.

2022 Daphne Mayo Public Lecture (in person)

12 May 2022 5:30pm8:00pm
To honour and commemorate the life of one of Queensland’s most prominent artists and arts educators, the School of Communication and Arts at UQ, has established the Daphne Mayo Visiting Professorship in Visual Culture. The Visiting Professorship is now a catalyst for dialogue and debate not only about art but also about art museums, galleries, art collecting and appreciation. In 2022 Professor Rex Butler will present a talk entitled: I AM GORDON BENNETT.
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3T Event: teeth, tusks and other chewing things (in person)

11 May 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join us at The Women's College for morning tea followed by an in-depth presentation from Dr Gary Smith, founder of Gary Smith Prosthodontics and UQ alumnus. The presentation will look at the origins of dentistry in the 13th century through to the early 18th century. Gary will also look at the advances in tooth replacement up to the commencement of the modern era.

Transforming the future: building trustworthy and ethical organisations (in person and online)

11 May 2022 7:30am2:00pm
Join us for the third annual Trust, Ethics and Governance Alliance (TEGA) Summit. Hear from our world-class researchers and experienced industry leaders who will share cutting-edge insights through interactive panel discussions and practical research presentations.

Alumni events

10 May 2022 10:15am11:15am
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What's the catch? The science of sustainable seafood (in person)

9 May 2022 6:30pm7:30pm
The Australian lifestyle is synonymous with seafood – whether it’s fish and chips at the beach or prawns sizzling on the barbeque. But how much of the seafood we consume is sustainable? Associate Professor Carissa Klein is a leading researcher whose work is at the forefront of marine and coastal sustainability and conservation efforts, and at the next BrisScience, she’ll be exploring that question.
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Music and Country (in person)

8 May 2022 2:00pm3:30pm
One of Australia's great didgeridoo players and composers, William Barton joins the UQ Symphony Orchestra (UQSO) as the 2022 Kinnane Distinguished Musician-in-Residence.
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Conflict In My Outlook book launch (in person)

7 May 2022 2:30pm3:30pm
Join us at Brisbane Writers Festival to launch the Art Museum's new anthology "Conflict in My Outlook", bringing together contemporary artworks and new texts shedding light on human experience in an era where data is the new oil. From digital intimacies to clickwork, this panel envisions a better future amid algorithmic racism, machine learning and the new colonial frontiers of surveillance capitalism.

UQ alumni reception in London

6 May 2022 6:30pm8:30pm
Join UQ for our first in-person visit to London in more than two years.

MBA information webinar

4 May 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
At the UQ MBA Information Evening, we will show you how our MBA develops global leaders of the future. We’ll provide valuable insight into the key features of our MBA including exclusive international exchanges, real consulting projects and our dedicated MBA Careers and Professional Development Team.
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William Barton (in person)

3 May 2022 6:30pm8:30pm
The UQ School of Music is proud to present William Barton as the 2022 Kinnane Musician in Residence. Through this lecture-performance, William will share his rich musical story, and describe his life in music.
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Dylan Sarra: The Burnett River Rocks (in person)

3 May 2022 12:15pm1:30pm
Join us at the UQ Michie Forecourt for an artist talk with Dylan Sarra about his practice in relation to the Burnett River Rocks

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series (in person)

1 May 2022 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us in person for the May Sunday Series event titled: 'The Position of Attic Women in Democratic Athens', presented by Associate Professor David Pritchard. The event will be held at The University of Queensland Forgan Smith Building, followed by afternoon tea.
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Family Day at the UQ Alumni Book Fair (in person)

30 April 2022 10:00am3:00pm
Calling all little book lovers! The UQ Alumni Book Fair is holding a special Family Day for the first time this year.
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White glove talk: rare Australian books from UQ’s Fryer Library (in person)

29 April 2022 5:30pm7:00pm
Don the white gloves and get up close to some of the treasures of Australian literature in this intimate event at UQ’s Fryer Library.
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Ultramarine conversations: the body as a tool for ocean research (in person)

29 April 2022 12:30pm1:30pm
Artist and academic Dr Izabela Pluta and feminist cultural studies researcher Dr Rebecca Olive use their bodies for ocean research: diving, swimming, surfing. In this panel they join UQ Art Museum Education Manger Dr Jacqueline Chlanda to discuss what embodied methodologies can teach us about the ocean, and in turn, what the ocean can teach us about our bodies.

UQ Alumni Book Fair® (in person)

29 April 2022 9:00am2 May 2022 3:00pm
More than 110,000 books, magazines, vinyl records, videos, DVDs and other pre-loved goodies will be available at this year’s UQ Alumni Book Fair®, helping us raise funds for UQ student scholarships.

BEL x UQ alumni: Federal budget – what it means for you (online)

12 April 2022 6:00pm7:00pm
The Federal budget can be overwhelming – join UQ academics as they pull it apart and explain how it could impact you this financial year.

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