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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?".

UQ masters of Laws information and networking evening

30 November 2022 5:30pm7:30pm
Are you considering postgraduate study in law? Connect at the upcoming information and networking evening.

Applying for postgraduate coursework online session

29 November 2022 5:00pm6:00pm
Want to discover how to apply for your dream course? Join our how to apply webinar to get tips and advice from our expert staff. We'll take you through the process step-by-step to help you submit your application.

Biocultural rights, Indigenous Peoples, and local communities: protecting culture and the environment (online)

29 November 2022 4:00pm5:00pm
The People, Plants, and the Law lecture series explores the legal and lively entanglements of human and botanical worlds. This lecture will investigate the role of biocultural community protocols in safeguarding the biocultural rights of Indigenous and local communities.
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Native bee identification and ecology workshop (in person)

27 November 2022 9:30am2:30pm
An in-depth, hands-on workshop on the diversity, biology, ecology and conservation of Australian native bees. Learn laboratory skills in native bee identification, and meet native bee researchers. You're also invited to stay on after the event for our free, catered evening lecture where we'll present the outcomes of our native bee citizen science project.

Party with a purpose 2022 (in person)

26 November 2022 7:00pm11:00pm
Party with a purpose is back for 2022. Whether your 'purpose' is to support the cause, catch up with friends and old classmates, meet new people, or hit the dance floor, we can't wait to see you there!

School of Mathematics and Physics: a brief history of entanglement and photons (in person)

24 November 2022 5:45pm8:00pm
In this colloquium, Associate Professor Jacquei Romero and Professor Andrew White tell the story of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on entanglement: its importance and implications. We will talk about photons and their instrumental role in the important experiments that established the reality (aha!) of entanglement.

Annual Lecture in Political Science and International Studies (in person)

24 November 2022 5:30pm8:30pm
The 2022 Annual Lecture in Political Science and International Studies will be presented by the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull AC.

Networking event: Connecting agrifood industry with UQ research students

23 November 2022 4:00pm6:00pm
If you work in the agriculture and food industry we invite you to come along and meet UQ's brightest emerging research students, many who are already collaborating with industry on helping to solve industry problems from UQs world leading facilities whilst gaining industry experience. Location:Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane.

Innovation with Design Thinking

23 November 2022 9:00am24 November 2022 5:00pm
UQ alumni receive a 20% discount. Organisations face new challenges in an increasingly dynamic and volatile landscape, often in the form of cut-throat competition, surging costs, and tight budgets. The ever-shifting market demands require organisations across industries to adapt and reimagine their business models through innovation.

UQ BEL alumni reception London (in person)

22 November 2022 6:30pm9:30pm
Please join our special guest speaker, Professor Mark Dodgson AO as he discusses ‘confessions of a technology optimist’.