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Get ready for ilab 2024

11 September 2023 4:00pm14 September 2023 5:00pm
Take your venture to the next level with our ilab Accelerator program. Applications close soon!

VOYAGES (in person)

10 September 2023 2:00pm4:00pm
Voyages celebrates the thrill of journey making with Marco Bellasi leading The University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Experience the Australian premiere of new music from Hawai’i inspired by ancient Polynesian sea farers, scale the heights of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, and revel in the story of triumph over adversity in Saint Saëns’ Organ Symphony. Location: Concert Hall, QPAC

Friends of Antiquity Sunday Series: the children of Athens – the armed forces of democratic Athens

10 September 2023 2:00pm4:00pm
Associate Professor David Pritchard will examine the armed forces, their legal status, social background, recruitment and subsequent mobilisation, along with the history and organisation of each corps. In treating the four branches together for the first time, he reveals the common practices that the Athenian people used to manage the armed forces, and the common assumptions that were brought to this management. Location: St Lucia campus

Brisbane Festival 2023 at UQ

9 September 2023 12:00pm3:00pm
Get ready to be enthralled as the UQ School of Music and the acclaimed Camerata orchestra weave together enchanting melodies that will resonate through the heart of our campus. From classical crescendos to contemporary harmonies, this collaboration promises a musical experience that transcends time and genre.

2023 Fryer Lecture in Australian literature: An extraordinary cohort: Johnians and others at UQ, 1918-1922 (in-person)

8 September 2023 5:30pm7:00pm
2023 Fryer Lecture in Australian Literature - Learn about the talented cohort of UQ students emerging from the shadows of WWI. Location: St John's College Chapel, University of Queensland St Lucia campus.

2023 Compassion Symposium keynote address (in person)

8 September 2023 5:00pm9:00pm
The eighth iteration of this beloved event, the Symposium will bring together researchers, clinicians and students from a range of disciplines to showcase compassion-based research and practice. Location: Advanced Engineering Building, St Lucia campus

The power of hindsight: lessons I learnt throughout my career (in person)

7 September 2023 6:00pm8:00pm
Join us for an enriching panel discussion that brings together a line-up of industry experts, each at different stages of their career journey.
Location: Ennovate, Level 3, 25 Montpelier Rd, Fortitude Valley

2023 Rodney Wylie Lecture (Melbourne)

7 September 2023 5:30pm8:00pm
The Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship Lectures brings a globally respected visitor to the University each year to provide intellectual leadership and engage with alumni and the community through its annual public lecture series. Join this year's guest speaker, Professor Sir Peter Donnelly as he addresses "The power and potential of genetics to improve healthcare". Location: Wheat and Wool Room, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

2023 Rodney Wylie Lecture (Brisbane)

5 September 2023 5:30pm8:00pm
The Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship Lectures brings a globally respected visitor to the University each year to provide intellectual leadership and engage with alumni and the community through its annual public lecture series. Join this year's guest speaker, Professor Sir Peter Donnelly as he addresses "The power and potential of genetics to improve healthcare". Location: Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall

How climate change will affect your pet and how to help them cope (online and in person)

4 September 2023 6:30pm7:30pm
The University of Queensland’s Dr Edward Narayan and his team have been examining how climate change affects the welfare of animals, including our pets. Location: Qld State Library and online

UQ Research and Innovation Week 2023

4 September 2023 9:00am8 September 2023 6:00pm
Research and Innovation Week celebrates the incredible research, researchers and partnerships within UQ and throughout our diverse community.

Battle of the brains: alumni trivia showdown​ at The Atrium

31 August 2023 5:30pm7:30pm
Are you ready to put your trivia skills to the test? Join us in celebrating the first anniversary of The Atrium with a trivia competition for UQ alumni. Location: The Atrium, 308 Queen Street, Brisbane

Intercultural encounters: how (not) to handle a conversation (online workshop)

28 August 2023 10:00am11:30am
Through a combination of key concepts, real-life examples, and practical group activities, participants will develop their cultural awareness skills and gain valuable insights into intercultural communication. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your conversational skills and create meaningful connections in a diverse society.

Panel discussion | Paving the way for Queer expression

25 August 2023 1:30pm2:30pm
Join us for a free panel discussion to explore how Queer expression in the arts can validate Queer experiences and provide a sense of belonging for upcoming generations. The multi-generational panel brings together LGBTQIA+ artists, writers and creative leaders to share their stories and reflect on what has inspired them – and how we can work together to inspire future generations of LGBTQIA+ youth. Location: UQ Art Museum

Ultramarine Conversations: climate justice and First Nations sovereignty

24 August 2023 5:30pm8:00pm
In this Ultramarine Conversation hear how First Nations peoples are leading the fight for climate justice in Australia. Location: UQ Art Museum

UQ Economics Thought Leadership Series – improving Indigenous opportunities around the world: what will it take? (online)

23 August 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
Every day, Indigenous peoples worldwide encounter many challenges that deeply impact their way of life and overall wellbeing – from labour market disadvantage, to inadequate education, to discrimination and marginalisation. Our expert panel will delve into these challenges as they address one of the most pressing issues facing Australia and other Indigenous nations: what will it take to improve the odds of Indigenous peoples today?

3T Event: remembering John Denis (Jack) Fryer (in person)

23 August 2023 10:00am12:00pm
Join Simon Farley, Librarian at the Fryer Library, for special behind-the-scenes access to some of the Fryer Library’s most prized possessions. Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to examine and handle items in a special interactive display and have the opportunity to get up-close to rare books and original manuscripts. Location: Fryer Library, UQ St Lucia campus

Financial management fundamentals for tourism (in person 2-day course)

23 August 2023 9:00am24 August 2023 5:00pm
Improve your ability to assess organisational performance and make informed, data-driven financial decisions. UQ alumni receive a 20% discount on all short courses delivered by Executive Education.

Ventures showcase

21 August 2023 12:15am3:00pm
Celebrate World Entrepreneurs' Day (21 August) at the Great Court! The Ventures Showcase is a celebration of everything entrepreneurship at UQ. Drop by between 11am-3pm for a day of festivities, including startup stalls, food trucks, entertainment, activations and more. Location: Great Court, St Lucia campus


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