UQ Update

News, events and updates from and for UQ staff.

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The Formal Proposal outlining the recommended changes to the organisation of research administration at The University of Queensland; including Higher Degrees by Research and Research Publications is now available for consideration.

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The summer 2017 edition of Contact magazine is out now. Read about how UQ scientists are offering hope to people living with dementia, hear from members of UQ’s Indigenous community 50 years after the 1967 referendum, get to know netball sensation Gabi Simpson, and much more.
UQ’s new site, UQ Brisbane City is now open and located at 293 Queen Street. It is the base for UQ Business School Executive Education (relocated from CP1) and selected postgraduate business courses. The site is operated by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. Click to learn more.
Academic Dean and Head of TC Beirne School of Law, Professor Sarah Derrington, has resigned from UQ to begin as the new President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) and a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia in January 2018. Click to read more.


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UQ will become smoke-free from 1 July 2018. The decision aligns with UQ’s responsibility and desire to provide healthy and vibrant campuses, and reflects evolving societal norms. Support options for students and staff will be available. Click to learn more, or contact OHS Enquiries at ohs@uq.edu.au.
Speakers who can relate to the TEDx theme of ‘ideas worth spreading’ and want to share how they are researching, discovering and uncovering amazing things within UQ are sought to take part in TEDxUQ 2018. Speakers should tell a meaningful story, sharing their personal insight in an accessible, open and interactive manner. Click to apply and learn more.
This guide provides information to staff and supervisors to support staff affirm/transition their gender in the workplace. Staff, in particular supervisors, are recommended to familiarise themselves with this guide. Additional training will be available to assist staff to implement the guide in 2018. Click for more, or contact Jordan Tredinnick (j.tredinnick@uq.edu.au)
The Queensland Cerebral Palsy Research Centre has a record number of innovative research opportunities available for prospective PhD or MPhil students from Medical, Allied Health and Science backgrounds. Projects are linked to their funded CRE program and new NHMRC funded projects. Click to learn more.
The UQ Health and Rehabilitation Clinic is suspending therapy services from 11 December and will resume normal operations on 15 January 2018. The Clinic available to address inquiries via email and telephone, and organise bookings for the new year. Contact healthclinics@uq.edu.au or click to learn more.
UQ has embarked on a significant project to improve, rationalise, and automate the hiring and payment of casual academic staff. Starting Semester 1, Casual Academics will be paid according to a pre-set schedule of activities, timesheets only required when there is a deviation from the schedule. Click to learn more.
Semester 2 may be over, but retail outlets on all UQ campuses continue to service staff and students; however, they will be closing at various times in the lead up to Christmas. Details will be updated and confirmed with outlet providers. Click to learn more, or contact Property and Facilities Division at property.team@pf.uq.edu.au.
Final applications for Year 9–10 students are now being accepted for the ConocoPhillips Science Experience held between 17–19 January 2018 at UQ St Lucia. Applications close 18 December. Click to learn more, or contact Michael Jennings (msj@maths.uq.edu.au).
Casual Timekeeper claim submission and approval timeframes are different during December – ensure there are no disruptions to your payments over the Christmas period by submitting on time. Click to learn more, or contact your School or payroll@uq.edu.au.
St Lucia campus graduations are taking place from 8–15 December. Road closures for Campbell Road, Union Road, and the Great Court ramp via Mansfield Place will be in place to ensure the safety of guests, graduates and the UQ community. Click to learn more.
The second season of UQ-produced science and cooking show Food Lab by Ben Milbourne is on the SBS Food Network. UQ is continuing our partnership with Masterchef finalist and UQ graduate Ben Milbourne to produce the series, taking a broader look at what can be taught through cooking, with UQ experts interviewed on a range of topics. Episodes air every weeknight at 6pm.
This two day treatment program is designed for people who stutter and have started receiving treatment. The program involves learning and practicing smooth speech techniques to alter speech patterns. Clients will need to attend both days of the program: Wednesday 17 and Friday 19 January 2018. Contact healthclinics@uq.edu.au to learn more.
In a UQx collaboration with Cornell University, Sharks! is a free 4-week online course featuring one of the world's most fascinating animals. Join us in investigating how sharks use their keen sense of smell and other senses –including some senses you don’t have–to find their next meal. Click to learn more.

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