Events

Keep an eye out below for our evolving list of events. 
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UQ Talks: The past, present and future of Indigenous Studies

21 March 2023 6:00pm8:00pm
In this UQ Talk, globally renowned scholar Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson will provide an overview of Indigenous scholarly debates about what constitutes Indigenous Studies in contemporary Australia, New Zealand, US and Canada.
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Friends of Antiquity: Ancient History Day

18 March 2023 9:00am4:00pm
Join us for the 28th annual Ancient History Day at UQ's St Lucia campus as we explore art and politics in the ancient world

UQ ChangeMakers: Who's using your data?

16 March 2023 6:00pm7:15pm
From the time we wake up, to the time we go to sleep, we are digitally connected. But as we become more reliant on technology – to navigate, to schedule our lives, and to access services – there’s a growing risk of our data being compromised.

2023 Daphne Mayo public lecture

16 March 2023 6:00pm8:00pm
Do you love all things art history and photography? Join the School of Communication and Arts and world-leading photography historian, Professor Andrés Mario Zervigón, on Thursday 16 March for a fascinating talk exploring 19th century photographic cultures. This free event also includes drinks and canapés.

Global Connections 2023

16 March 2023 11:00am25 March 2023 11:00pm
Join us for the first Global Connections event of 2023! 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!

Celebrating 20 Years: Your brain is on our mind

15 March 2023 6:30pm7:30pm
Join us for a fascinating journey through the wonders of the brain as we celebrate 20 years of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI).

3T Event – Bringing Contact to life: Children of the revolution

15 March 2023 10:00am12:00pm
In this special 3T event, Dr Rojas-Lizana chats with Contact editor Michael Jones about the hidden memories of her childhood, when one false move could have led to the death of her family and the ‘criminals’ they harboured.

Author talk with Sophie Labelle

13 March 2023 1:00pm2:30pm
Sophie Labelle will speak about her art and activism, her artistic process, comic-making, community building and empowerment through art.

Heron Island Research Station visit

10 March 2023 7:45am12 March 2023 3:00pm
Join us for exclusive behind the scenes access to the UQ Heron Island Research Station – the oldest and largest marine research station on the iconic Great Barrier Reef.

Curatorial tour and lunchtime performance: We Are Electric

8 March 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
Join UQ Art Museum Curator Anna Briers for a free curatorial tour of "We Are Electric" followed by a 15 minute performance of Quandamooka artist Megan Cope’s sound installation "Untitled (Death Song)" (2020) by UQ School of Music.

BrisScience's illuminating dark energy

6 March 2023 6:30pm8:00pm
BrisScience is a monthly lecture series that brings science out of the labs and to the people, making it accessible to all – from scientists, to scientists-at-heart. This March, join UQ astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis as she regales us with some of the latest news in astrophysics and explores dark energy.

The Careless State – can it be fixed, where do we start?

6 March 2023 5:00pm7:30pm
The current state of social services in Australia has been critically reviewed through a long list of royal commissions and public inquiries which suggest failures persist in the quality of social services available within our country. In this talk, Professor Mark Considine discusses his most recently published book 'The Careless State: Reforming Australia’s Social Services' in which he shows that the preferred model of reform has failed deliver the social improvements touted.

Opening celebration for "We Are Electric" (in person)

24 February 2023 6:00pm9:00pm
Our opening celebrations are back! Join us to celebrate the launch of "We Are Electric." Explore the exhibition, enjoy live music, food and drinks on the Art Museum lawn and see a special performance by UQ School of Music.

Navigating the trust challenges of AI (online)

22 February 2023 4:00pm5:00pm
Our engaging panel of UQ and industry experts will discuss how organisations can navigate the trust challenges associated with AI, based on insights from a new UQ global study of 17 countries.

Propagation and mushroom growing demonstration – St Lucia and Gatton

20 February 2023 3:00pm23 February 2023 4:00pm
UQ's community gardens provide a space for students, staff, and local community members to grow their own produce, share food together, learn new skills and meet friends. It is a place for people of all ages, from different disciplines and cultures, with all levels of gardening experience to come together.

Centre for Marine Science TalkFest seminar series

17 February 2023 10:30am2:30pm
CMS Talkfest brings together our University-based members and external collaborators to network and share research. This biannual event features a day of short talks and networking. It aims to enhance partnerships within the UQ research community and to increase communication with external marine scientists as well as the general public.

Alumni events

15 February 2023 9:45am10:45am

We Are Electric: Extraction, Extinction and Post-Carbon Futures (in person)

14 February 2023 11:00am24 June 2023 12:00pm
Join us at UQ Art Museum to see our first exhibition of 2023 We Are Electric: Extraction, Extinction and Post-Carbon Futures.

Tour of the Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History

8 February 2023 9:45am12:15pm
The Marks-Hirschfeld Museum of Medical History has one of the most comprehensive and significant collections of medical material heritage in Australia – a collection of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical instruments representing almost every medical specialty.

Friends of Antiquity: Heyworth-Smith Memorial Lecture

5 February 2023 2:00pm4:00pm
Join us for the Heyworth-Smith Memorial Lecture event titled: Shopping for the Home from 5th Century BCE Athens to Pompeii in the 1st Century CE, presented by Professor Ray Laurence, Professor of Ancient History, Macquarie University.

Ventures Semester 1 Programs

30 January 2023 11:00am3 March 2023 12:00pm
UQ Ventures programs are your opportunity to connect across the University, get creative, solve problems, and develop entrepreneurial skills.

The role of law in coastal wetland restoration

7 December 2022 7:00am9:00am
Join our panel of coastal restoration experts, Associate Professor Justine Bell-James, Professor Catherine Lovelock and Dr Nicole Shumway, over breakfast on 7 December as they discuss how and why ‘law matters’ as we move forward with repairing vitally important habitats in Australia and across the globe. Law and legal instruments have a key role to play in the restoration of coastal wetlands, and there has never been a more urgent need to revive damaged ecosystems than now.

Open Ending with Ensayos

1 December 2022 5:30pm7:30pm
Enjoy an evening at the Art Museum and immerse your senses in scent and sound artworks by international research collective Ensayos. Try the scents on your skin, hear from the artists, and enjoy a free drink and light refreshments.

Master of Business Analytics information webinar

30 November 2022 6:00pm6:45pm
Join us to learn how the UQ Master of Business Analytics can help you future-proof your career. The webinar will be presented by Program Leader, Dr Ida Asadi Someh.

Chamberlain Social Justice Oration

30 November 2022 5:30pm7:30pm
The Chamberlain Social Justice Oration will feature an expert panel of leading authors to discuss "Literature and Social Justice: can great writing change the world?".

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