Events

Keep an eye out below for our evolving list of events. 
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QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trek (in person)

11 March 2021 8:00am11:45pm
Join the QBI Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trek to help raise money for the Alastair Rushworth Fund, which supports a PhD student conducting dementia research at the Queensland Brain Institute.

Zoonoses and pandemics – preparing for the big one (online)

8 March 2021 6:30pm7:15pm
As a zoonotic – animal-to-human – disease specialist, UQ’s Professor Nigel Perkins is using the World Health Organisation’s 'One Health' platform to help avoid the next pandemic.

Gatton Campus Reunion for the Sunshine Coast (in person)

6 March 2021 11:30am2:00pm
Join us for this UQ Gatton Past Students Association reunion on the Sunshine Coast. To register, contact Kim Jorgensen, email: gattonpaststudents@uq.edu.au.
UQ Young Alumni launch party (in person)

UQ young alumni welcome party (in person)

4 March 2021 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for the UQ Young Alumni welcome party on Thursday, 4 March 2021. The new UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board looks forward to meeting you at our first social event of our 2021 calendar.

Colin Clark Memorial Lecture 2021: Professor Matthew Jackson, Stanford University (online)

4 March 2021 5:00pm6:00pm
How does information flow through a social network impact the functioning of a market? Matthew Jackson, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, will examine this question and many others.

OzFlux Webinar Series: Ecosystem Exchange (online)

4 March 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
You're invited to the first of a new OzFlux bi-monthly webinar series, Ecosystem Exchange.

UQ Sport Kids Learn-to-Swim

1 March 2021 1:00pm11 March 2021 2:00pm
Start your child’s healthy habits early with UQ Sport's Learn-to-Swim programs! Sessions run continuously year-round.
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Adrian Heyworth-Smith Memorial Lecture: Roman emperors in the bedroom (online)

7 February 2021 2:00pm
Join us for the first Adrian Heyworth-Smith Memorial Lecture for 2021. How and why did Roman emperors legislate to make people marry and have children? Did they succeed? And can we learn from their example?
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UQ Book Club: Ordinary Matter (online)

14 January 2021 7:30pm8:30pm
This month we will be chatting to Laura Elvery, author of Ordinary Matter.

UQ ChangeMakers: Roundtable discussion - UQ ChangeMakers working in sustainability

26 November 2020 7:00pm8:00pm
Join Professor Neville Plint, Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute at UQ for an intimate roundtable discussion on the topic of sustainability.

Mind the gap: Breaking down gender barriers in entrepreneurship

19 November 2020 4:00pm5:00pm
To celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (19 November), The University of Queensland (UQ) is bringing together an online panel of exceptional female leaders to raise awareness, and amplify the stories and challenges of women entrepreneurs.

UQ ChangeMakers: How can you join Australian leaders fighting the sustainability crisis?

12 November 2020 6:00pm7:15pm
Around the world, we’re seeing the increasing incidence of extreme weather events and natural disasters as the impact of our changing climate becomes more apparent.

The US Election: Aftermath

10 November 2020 5:00pm6:00pm
The 2020 US Election, no matter what happens, is likely to be the most momentous American election in decades.

Unmasking the Racial Contract: Indigenous voices on racism in the Australian Public Service

10 November 2020 1:00pm2:30pm
Join us for an In-Conversation event with author Dr Debbie Bargallie (she/her) and UQ's Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) Professor Bronwyn Fredericks (she/her).
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UQ Book Club: October

22 October 2020 7:30pm8:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses our featured book for October, Meet Me at Lennon's by Melanie Myers.

Giving Day 2020: UQ's response to COVID-19

21 October 2020 12:00pm1:00pm
In this webinar, we will venture behind the scenes of UQ’s COVID-19 vaccine project, to learn more about the development of this promising vaccine candidate and the next steps towards manufacturing.

UQ Giving Day

21 October 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This year, it’s all about you, our ChangeMakers.

Get Finance Fit: COVID-19 + Investment [Webinar]

15 October 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
Join us for our most popular UQ Young Alumni series this year - ‘Get Finance Fit’.

UQ Young Professional Series - Mentoring for career success [Webinar]

24 September 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
Have you ever wished you had someone to bounce an idea about work? A mentor to coach you through a salary negotiation, seek advice on your CV or to help navigate the next step of your career as a young professional? Join us in this one-hour webinar where you will hear from UQ mentoring experts.
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Global Leadership Series – US election: Trump vs Biden [Webinar]

10 September 2020 6:00pm7:00pm
The election of Donald Trump to arguably the most powerful presidency in the world sent shockwaves through the global community. While many rejoiced his challenging of the global order from NATO to China, others feared he lacked the temperament and judgement to lead the US on the world stage. Our experts will lay out the issues and possibilities, and what the great powers of the past can tell us about the future.
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UQ Book Club: August

27 August 2020 7:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses our featured book, Swallow the Air with Indigenous author, Tara June Winch.
ChangeMakers August Event

UQ ChangeMakers: A new global economy – are we entering a new industrial revolution?

20 August 2020 6:00pm7:15pm
The new era of work is driving businesses and the people within them to stay ahead of the technological curve. How will increased automation and continued digital disruption change the way we live and work? What does it mean for the future of our economy? 
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[Webinar] Global Leadership Series: Fight or flight - Managing anxiety in changing times

19 August 2020 7:00pm
We all have smoke detector alarms built in. Rather than a loud beep, we feel a tenseness in the body, a racing heart, a quickening of the breath – the collective of these symptoms is known as anxiety.
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UQ Book Club: July

30 July 2020 7:30pm
Join our host Associate Professor Stephen Carleton as he discusses our featured book, Mammoth with Author, Chris Flynn.
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Global Leadership Series: Creating smart, sustainable cities for the future

29 July 2020 6:00pm8:00pm
Urban sprawl, rapid population growth, rising sea levels: the need has never been greater to find solutions and reimagine urban landscapes to create sustainable, prosperous and resilient cities.

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