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Nominations open on 12 February for the 2018 UQ Awards for Excellence, which provide an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of colleagues whose commitment and hard work underpin UQ’s continued success. Click to learn more.

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UQ's Intercampus Bus Service, free for UQ staff and students, has recommenced for 2018; however, the 2017 timetable will apply until 29 January. Note that from 29 January the first westbound service from St Lucia will leave at 6.15am, providing a travel option for passengers attending early lectures at Gatton.
Did you know that UQ Sustainability has a handy Waste Disposal Guide that lets you know what rubbish goes in what bin? Click to find out more on UQ Sustainability's Waste Disposal Guide.
Want to explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences in historical and contemporary settings through great stories? Join UQ’s first Reconciliation Book Club. Click to learn more or contact Nell Angus: lynnell.angus@uq.edu.au.


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Join Associate Professor Anne McKnight (Shirayuri University, Tokyo), Dr Emerald King (LaTrobe University, Melbourne), and Dr Masafumi Monden (University of Technology, Sydney) for a panel discussion of Japanese girls’ stories in the world: literature, manga, anime, cosplay, and more. Click to learn more and register.
Learn about the latest health research, including developing digital hospitals, navigating the challenges of virtual health service delivery, co-creating of health services, and managing change in the health sector. Click to learn more and register.
Get a full body workout with Mat Pilates' six-week course starting 1 February. Sessions run 45 minutes from 7am at PACE – term costs $69. This class is suitable for all ages and abilities. If you are pregnant or injured notify your instructor. To register, contact Jenny Usher (info@flairpilates.com.au).
UQx’s Massive Open Online Course program has reached two million enrolments, and is set to continue growing as it expands its MicroMasters programs, offering a chance to earn career-enhancing credentials in Sustainable Energy and Corporate Innovation. Click to learn more.
The student-led UQ Health and Rehabilitation Clinics offer Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology services for kids and adults, operating on-campus from 8am–6pm Monday to Friday, and can visit your home/office via our Telerehabilitation Clinic. Enquiries and booking online or call reception at 3365 2232.
Academic promotion recognises our staff’s significant contribution to their discipline, our students, the University and the broader community. UQ offers its congratulations to the academics who have been promoted to levels E, D and C from 2018. Click to view the full list.
A blend of yoga postures, breathing techniques and deep relaxation, this five-week course begins 30 January and will be held every Tuesday at St Lucia. Cost is $69. A discounted beginner’s pack, including yoga mat, strap and yoga block, is available for $15 once registered. Click to learn more and register, or contact Dr Vivek Mitter at Om Yoga (OmYoga@hotmail.com).
UQ researchers and HDR students can now easily manage their research data and collaborate within and outside UQ using the Research Data Manager. Projects created in the UQRDM are allocated up to 1TB of storage. Click to learn more and find out when you can attend a drop-in session or contact rdm-team@uq.edu.au.
From Tuesday 2 January 2018, the Central Cashier will be open from 9am to 12pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cashier will close permanently from Thursday 29 March 2018. Click for more, or contact Finance Client Support Services (fbs.support@uq.edu.au) to find out about UQ's payment options.
The HABS Faculty has released the second edition of Game Changers magazine – a showcase of the outstanding and inspirational achievements of staff, students and alumni over the last year. Click to view the Game Changers website. To order hard copies of the magazine, email gamechangers@uq.edu.au.
Software and multimedia students of the ITEE course ‘Design Computing Studio 3’ are looking for mentors with cutting edge project ideas. Need a web database, phone app, big data visualisation tool, augmented reality game or more? Explore the possibility of working with Studio 3 students on your task. Click to learn more, or contact Dr Alex Pudmenzky (a.pudmenzky@uq.edu.au) before 29 January.
The local ibis population at UQ St Lucia campus loves your leftovers, but the Sustainability Office has developed an Ibis Management Plan to help return the ibis to their natural diet – and you can help. Click to learn more.
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. Click for more information.
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.
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 Dr Vincent Wheatley and Carl Sherwood have received Awards for Teaching Excellence at the Australian Awards for University Teaching Excellence (AAUT), while UQ’s First Year Chemistry Program won an Award for Programs that Enhance Learning. Click to view more.

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