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Global Connections: October 2023

4 October 2023 9:30am27 October 2023 6:30pm
Join us for the final Global Connections event in October and support your network in raising funds for UQ research and scholarships.

German-Australian science and innovation day

5 October 2023 2:00pm6:00pm
Join us Thursday 5 October from 2-6pm for an afternoon of inspiring presentations, panel discussions, new opportunities, and networking at the German-Australian Science and Innovation Day. This event is part of Brisbane German Week 1-11 October celebrating international partnerships and collaborations. Location: Customs House

2023 Ed Conrad Memorial Lecture (in person)

5 October 2023 4:45pm7:00pm
This lecture focuses on the many ‘lives’ of Mary Magdalene as these have been imagined and reimagined within the Christian tradition. It explores the ‘idea’ of the Magdalene in the New Testament, her cult and her relics in the Medieval East and West, and her legacy in the modern West. Location: Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), UQ St Lucia

UQ ChangeMakers: the ultimate life-hacks of successful innovators (online)

5 October 2023 6:00pm7:00pm
How do entrepreneurs harness the self-belief needed to make the impossible possible? UQ ChangeMakers brings together a panel of impressive players from the start-up space to talk about how they succeeded against the odds, and to share their advice for unlocking the productivity and drive to achieve ambitious goals.

INDIEOPIA: UQ Union's indie music festival

6 October 2023 3:00pm9:00pm
‘INDIEOPIA’ is the inaugural Indie Music Festival held by The University of Queensland Union on October 6th 2023. The music festival caters to all music fans, particularly for our current UQ students and alumni. We’ve featured a diverse line-up that features musicians who are currently popular in the Australian Indie Music Scene.

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series: ‘Zeus under the blue gums – a wander through Ancient Greece’ (in person)

8 October 2023 2:00pm4:00pm
For our next Sunday Series presentation, Con O’Brien (committee member, Queensland Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute) will reflect on the myths associated with sites in the classical world, and how these places and stories might be experienced by the Betty Fletcher Memorial Travelling Scholar.

BrisScience: artificial intelligence – the science behind the hype (in person)

9 October 2023 6:30pm7:30pm
UQ's Associate Professor Marcus Gallagher explores how AI got to this point and discusses some of the major advances and challenges in the field. Location: The Edge, State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, South Bank

Application tips with past cohort members - ilab Accelerator information session (online)

10 October 2023 10:00am11:00am
Join the 'Application tips with past cohort members' information session and learn more about the Ventures ilab Accelerator 2024 program. Hear from previous cohort members on their experiences and get the chance to learn more about the application process and application times.

Thought Leadership Series: inspiring our future health leaders (in person)

10 October 2023 5:30pm7:30pm
We invite you to join us for an insightful discussion with our expert panel who will explore the themes that arose and some practical and tactical elements, outlined in the Reimagining Systems of Care report. Location: UQ Brisbane City

George Watson public lecture (in person)

10 October 2023 6:00pm8:00pm
Join the School of Communication and Arts for a thought provoking public lecture entitled: The Evolution of #MeToo: A Comparative Analysis of Vernacular Practices Over Time and Across Languages. This talk will be followed by drinks and canapés.
Location: The Terrace Room Sir Llew Edwards



19 August 2023 10:00am5:00pm
TEDxUQ is back on Saturday 19 August to deliver yet another independently organised TEDx event, and this year we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! Join us for a day of captivating talks, inspiring ideas, and meaningful connections. Location: UQ Advanced Engineering Building - GHD Auditorium

UQ Ideas Forum livestream (online)

18 August 2023 9:15am12:15pm
Join our UQ Ideas Forum live stream during National Science Week 2023 as we explore the future of Artificial Intelligence. UQ’s flagship scientific institutes, in partnership with the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology (QASMT), have invited year ten students to pitch their ideas featuring AI solutions to an expert panel.

Science in the Southern Downs guided tour

15 August 2023 8:30am2:30pm
Join us for an exciting free community event exploring the behind-the-scenes of Warwick Solar Farm and The Hermitage Research Facility!

2023 Hall Annual Lecture (in person)

14 August 2023 6:15pm8:30pm
While focused on the past, archaeology has an increasingly visible role in improving human rights for today’s marginalised communities, as exemplified by the African Burial Ground Project in New York City. Pursuing research questions posed by the African American descendent community, Professor Blakey will discuss how the project provided new insights into slavery in early America, established a national monument and developed a world-leading model for community archaeology. Location: GHD Auditorium, Advanced Engineering Building `

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series: ‘the battle of the Hydaspes – Alexander’s Indian campaign as colonial warfare’

13 August 2023 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us for the August Sunday Series event titled: The battle of the Hydaspes – Alexander’s Indian campaign as colonial warfare, presented by Kathy Toohey, Friends of Antiquity member. Location: Forgan Smith Building, St Lucia campus

Health Matters: is chronic disease prevention only a step away?

10 August 2023 5:30pm8:30pm
Join our expert panel as they investigate Australia’s biggest healthcare burden; chronic disease, and the role that wearables could have in a healthcare setting to prevent and treat people with heart disease, obesity, cancer, or diabetes. Location: Mary Emelia Mayne Room, St Lucia campus
Credit: MATERIAL - George Levi Photography

Dots+Loops: MATERIAL part of the 2023 Live at UQ concert series (in person and online)

10 August 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
The University of Queensland School of Music is proud to present our Concert Series for 2023. In reflecting the School's role in the broader South-East Queensland community, we have designed a diverse and exciting program. Location: Nickson Room, School of Music, Zelman Cowen Building, St Lucia campus and online

Phil Walker Memorial Ethics Lecture (in person)

9 August 2023 5:00pm7:30pm
Join Professor Jose Miola, a Professor of Medical Law from University of Leicester, who will shed light on dynamic consent, including a review of the outcomes of focus groups conducted and the invaluable insights gained from participant’s perspectives around using their data and samples. He will also explore some thought-provoking misgivings surrounding dynamic consent. Location: Customs House, Brisbane

2023 S.W Brooks Public Lecture (in person)

8 August 2023 6:00pm8:00pm
Attend a thought provoking public lecture presented by Professor Jason Rudy (The University of Maryland) entitled: Land Claims: Painting, Poetry, and Indigenous Resistance. This will be followed by drinks and canapés. Location: The Terrace Room (Level 6), Sir Llew Edwards (14), UQ St Lucia campus

Back to UQ 2023 (in person)

6 August 2023 8:00am3:00pm
UQ's biggest alumni day is back as part of UQ Open Day! Join us for alumni-exclusive talks, behind-the-scenes tours, and breakfast at Patina at Alumni Court.

The changing face of language teaching symposium (online and in person)

4 August 2023 10:30am5:30pm
Explore the global shifts driven by globalisation, mobility, and technology. Discover how the pandemic has accelerated the need for virtual communication skills. Collaborate with experts in Applied Linguistics/TESOL and Foreign Language Programs from UQ, HUFL, and Hanoi University. Location: Forgan Smith Building (1), Room E215 and Online via Zoom

Global Connections: 20 cities around the world

4 August 2023 9:15am7 September 2023 6:00pm
Join us for the next Global Connections events in August and September. Hosted by alumni in your city, these social events are a great opportunity for you to make new connections wherever you are in the world!

85 years of Physiotherapy at UQ

29 July 2023 3:00pm5:00pm
Join fellow Physiotherapy alumni and community to reminisce, celebrate the achievements and discover what the future holds for Physiotherapy as we celebrate 85 years of the profession at UQ. Location: Advanced Engineering Building, St Lucia

UQ Formula Racing Society Grand Prix

27 July 2023 5:00pm8:00pm
UQ Formula Racing Society is proud to announce the first UQFRS Grand Prix! We will be jumping behind the wheel of some of Brisbane's best go-karts at Slideways in Eagle Farm to declare the UQFRS Drivers Champion for 2023! Location: Slideways - Go Karting Brisbane 870 Kingsford Smith Drive Eagle Farm

Cheese and chats at The Atrium: Ideas Anonymous open mic pitch night

27 July 2023 5:00pm7:00pm
Don't miss Ideas Anonymous, an open mic pitch night where participants share their wildest ideas in 30 seconds and find potential collaborators. The Atrium, Brisbane

UQ Talks: the science and philosophy of decision making (online event)

25 July 2023 6:00pm7:00pm
This UQ Talks panel will explore the science and philosophy of decision making, equipping you with insights that you can utilise to make better choices. Online event

Patenting immunity? Vaccines and public health

24 July 2023 4:00pm6:00pm
The panel will consider what is needed to revise intellectual property to support the creation and delivery of new therapies, both in times of crisis and times of calm. Location: QBI Auditorium, St Lucia campus

Food forest workshop at UQ Gatton community garden

24 July 2023 11:00am12:00pm
This workshop will take you through the successional process of designing your own food forest. You'll even get a chance to get your hands dirty planting out a food forest at the Gatton Community Garden. Location: Gatton Community Garden (next to the Resource Recovery Centre) 5391 Warrego Hwy Gatton, QLD 4343

UQ Indonesia alumni impact series (online)

21 July 2023 4:00pm5:00pm
Join us for the inaugural UQ Indonesia alumni impact series, hosted by the UQ Indonesia Alumni Association. Online event.

The rise of digital humans in the health, fitness and diet industry

20 July 2023 5:00pm7:00pm
Can digital humans enhance the client experience and improve health outcomes, or will uptake be limited by client and industry concerns around trust and cybersecurity? Location: The Atrium, Brisbane city

Taking healthcare everywhere (in-person and online)

18 July 2023 6:00pm8:00pm
In partnership with UQ, Philips will present exclusive insights from the 2023 Future Health Index Australian report, followed by a panel discussion featuring leading Australian healthcare experts. Location: Translational Research Institute Auditorium
37 Kent Street, Woolloongabba.

Discover UQ’s architectural treasures at Brisbane Open House 2023

15 July 2023 9:00am16 July 2023 5:00pm
Explore a range of UQ’s incredible buildings at Brisbane Open House 2023, with a rich history, innovative spaces and captivating designs.

Engineering speed mentoring

14 July 2023 4:30pm8:00pm
UQ Women in Engineering Alumni Council speed mentoring: This events is an opportunity for early and mid-career engineering alumni to connect with experienced industry mentors, gain valuable insights, and enhance your career progression. Location: Rio Tinto 155 Charlotte Street Brisbane.

The price of neglect: why it's time to invest in Australia's biodiversity

12 July 2023 6:00pm8:30pm
Join experts from UQ’s Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science for an insightful discussion on biodiversity solutions for Australia. Location: Customs House, Brisbane city

Leading innovation for growth

12 July 2023 9:00am14 July 2023 5:00pm
UQ alumni receive a 20% discount. Designed and delivered by Associate Professor Tim Kastelle, this new professional development course will provide you with a set of ‘must-have’ frameworks and tools to drive innovative responses to disruption and change. After completing this course, you’ll be able to create an action plan for integrating innovation into your core business strategy and map your future business models to respond to changes in the business and operating environment.