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In partnership with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), the UQ Anthropology Museum launches their new exhibition this Friday 17 August. Yerrabilela Talking about songs provides an insight into the significance of traditional Indigenous song, dance and contemporary cultural performance.

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ITS is revising UQ's ICT policies and procedures, and they need your help to ensure the new policies are easy to understand. This short survey contains content from three new ICT policies, and in exchange for your feedback, you could win an Amazon Echo (2nd Generation).
To celebrate this year's Wear it Purple Day the UQ Ally Network will be holding an Empower Together Symposium Morning Tea on 31 August. This event is open to all members of the UQ community to share insights, ideas and experiences on how we can all work together to empower and create safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTIAQ+ communities.
Nominations are now open to professors and members of the non-professorial teaching or research staff for election to the Academic Board for 2019–2021. Candidates must have a term of employment of 12 months or more, requiring at least 18 hours of work each week at level A or above. Nominations close at 4pm on 22 August 2018. Click for more information, or contact Tina Ferguson (ext. 53360 or uqelections@uq.edu.au).

 

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In the market for a global experience? The UQ Abroad Market Place on 28 August will showcase over 70 short-term, overseas experiences for students to take part in over the summer break. Click for more information, or contact Sarah Jeffrey at sarah.jeffrey@uq.edu.au.
Applications for the Teaching Innovation Grants (TIG) & Early Career Educational Research (ECER) schemes are now open, closing Friday 28 September 2018. Don’t forget to register to Pitch Your Idea. Click for more information, or contact Michelle Quinn at teaching.grants@uq.edu.au

After 45 years working at UQ, library administration officer Fiona Marshall is finally calling it a day. But not before a little reminiscing. Read her story in Contact and find out how much has changed at UQ over the last four decades.
In accordance with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, UQ lodged its annual public report with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency on 30 July 2018. Staff can view this report on the Diversity and inclusion page, and are welcome to provide feedback or comment to Workplace Diversity and Inclusion on ideals@uq.edu.au.
Nominations are now open to professors and members of the non-professorial teaching or research staff for election to the Academic Board for 2019–2021. Candidates must have a term of employment of 12 months or more, requiring at least 18 hours of work each week at level A or above. Nominations close at 4pm on 22 August 2018. Click for more information, or contact Tina Ferguson (ext. 53360 or uqelections@uq.edu.au).
Submissions are invited to the review of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, which will be conducted by the Academic Board during 22-24 October 2018. The terms of reference for the review are available via the Academic Board website. Submissions are to be sent to the Review Coordinator at academic.board@uq.edu.au by 7 September 2018.
Discover the Field of Dreams from Monday 13th August at the UQ Art Museum. Share your ideas for change across UQ to inspire possibilities.You never know, your dream might come true! Click to learn more, or contact Gabbi Starr at g.starr@uq.edu.au.
During Sustainability Week come and visit the BrewPoint's Eco Pop-up Shop on August 24 to celebrate and explore the exciting stock that will help you lead a more eco-friendly life! Click to learn more on the Sustainability website.
The UQ Art Museum is now open late every Wednesday evening until 8pm to allow greater access for staff and students. The Art Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am–4pm, and closed Sundays and public holidays.
ITS is revising UQ's ICT policies and procedures. We need your help to ensure the new policies are easy to understand. This short survey contains content from three new ICT policies, and in exchange for your feedback, you could win an Amazon Echo (2nd Generation). Click to learn more.
‘It’s your UQ Life Daily Events’ caters for everyone! Try our Coffee Corner, Games Nights, Study in the Sun, BEL Chill Sessions, Weekly Wellness, Activity Arvo's and more! Click to learn more, or contact Sarah Jeffrey at sarah.jeffrey@uq.edu.au.
Have your say and shape the future transport plans for your campus. The UQ transport survey collects information on current travel patterns and demands to enrich planning for future infrastructure and services. All staff, students and visitors are encouraged to participate in this year's survey. The survey will be available on Thursday 23 August 2018.
UQ is participating in the national Student Experience Survey (SES). The SES provides students with the opportunity to talk about their university experience. Please encourage students to complete this survey. Students can find their invitation to complete the survey in their student email.
Congratulations to Lilly Graham from the Property and Facilities Division for receiving the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year award at the Queensland Training Awards last Friday. Congratulations also goes to Nonnie Sheperd-Bourne from the Faculty of Science, who was a finalist in two award categories.
Come join UQ Global Engagement for the 2018 Annual Latin American Colloquium with a line-up of speakers discussing this years topic, 'Shifting global dynamics: implications for Australia and Latin America'. Click to learn more and register.
Percival has worked with many students over the last couple of years and has won many hearts. Percy is the most easygoing and gentle cat who enjoys lounging in the sun, watching the birds fly past his window, snacking on catnip, and doesn't mind a gentle brushing. If you have a pillow by a window for Percy, call the School of Vet Science Clinical Studies Centre on (07) 5460 1868.
We are here to offer student counselling and crisis support anytime on 1300 851 998. Face-to-face sessions run Monday–Friday during business hours but can be booked anytime online. This service is for students but staff who have concerns about students can use it 24/7 for guidance/assistance.
On 17 July 2018, Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj updated staff on plans for UQ, as well as current and emerging challenges. He emphasised the importance of partnerships, both internal and external, and of working as ‘One UQ’. Click to read the transcript.
UQ recently unveiled a refreshed UQ brand. From 1 October 2018, UQ will be rolling out a single visual identity that is consistent across every UQ faculty, institute and team. Click to find out more.
The UQ Ally Network has appointed two senior leaders, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Dunne and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) Professor Doune Macdonald, as executive champions and allies, recognising their commitment to advancing inclusion and diversity on campus. For more information, contact ideals@uq.edu.au.
Applications for UQ Teaching Innovation Grants and Early Career Educational Research Grants are open. The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) has committed $1.25 million in funding for projects supporting staff to investigate, develop and implement initiatives that enhance student experience and innovate teaching and learning. Applications close Friday 28 September 2018.
UQ’s new student recruitment campaign is challenging the belief that the future is predictable or that career paths are linear. We are looking for staff, students and alumni who have an inspiring or unconventional story about their path to success. For queries, contact marketing@uq.edu.au.
The UQ Store, managed by P&F, is launching their catalogue on UQeMarket on 25 July. Whilst product offerings are currently under review, the P&F team will ensure that high demand and value-for-money products are catered for. Their current UniFi catalogue will be decommissioned on the same day. Click to learn more.
Submissions are invited to the review of the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, which will be conducted by the Academic Board during 15–18 October 2018. Terms of reference for the review are available via the Academic Board website. Submissions should be sent to the Review Coordinator at academic.board@uq.edu.au by 31 August 2018.
Do you ride your bike to work? Make use of the University's bike repair stations – they can be found on every UQ campus, plus at PACE and Long Pocket. Click here for more details.
The Winter 2018 edition of Contact magazine is about to hit mailboxes. Read the stories now on the new-look Contact website. With more online content than ever before – including news, features, polls, galleries, quizzes, and info on upcoming reunions – we encourage you to have your say on the stories that matter to you.
Applications are open from researchers who were awarded a PhD between 1 September 2012–1 September 2015. Fellowships will be granted for work in one of three priority focus areas. Applicants must first submit an internal application by August 15. Contact UQR&I at fellowshipgrants@research.uq.edu.au for information.
Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships are available to 2019 PhD and Masters students. Proposed study or research must align with one of the program’s focus areas – technology and innovation, driving social change or strengthening Australia’s ties with Asia. Applications close 5 September. Click to learn more, or email graduateschool@uq.edu.au.
Enroll your child in a UQ Sport Kids’ Term 3 coaching program today, with our Tennis and Athletics programs running from 16 July to 23 September! Click to learn more and register.
UQ Travel, in collaboration with Finance and Business Services, is pleased to announce the new International Travel Allowance is now available via the UQ Expense Management System (EMS ProMaster). For more information regarding the new International Travel Allowance and what will happen with Travel Cards, visit the UQ Travel website.
The UQ ChangeMakers podcast shares stories and discoveries from influential members of UQ. Tune in and get to know our amazing UQ community on the ChangeMakers website, or subscribe through iTunes.
UQ is a major sponsor for Women in Technology (WiT), one of Australia’s leading technology industry associations for women that aims to create a diverse technological community. UQ staff can apply for free membership and benefits under WiT’s corporate membership.
Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity – this program offers UQ staff members (and their families), the flexibility to attend a broad range of fitness facilities for one low price! For enquiries, contact Health Safety and Wellness: hsw@uq.edu.au.

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